English broadcaster John Inverdale is "back on BBC duty after his dalliance with the dark side, or ITV as it is known outside of the corporation." Inverdale was the "main man for ITV's coverage" of the French Open, which it "pinched from the BBC." It is believed the BBC was not pleased to see Inverdale "saunter across the channel (pun intended), but everyone is friends again" (London INDEPENDENT, 6/26).
TWO STRIKES: The GULF NEWS reported Abu Dhabi will host "two prestigious world tenpin bowling championships." The 2014 World Tenpin Bowling Association World Men's Championship and 2015 WTBA World Women's Championship will take place in late August or early September at the Khalifa Int'l Bowling Centre in Zayed Sports City (GULF NEWS, 6/28).
SEVENS AT HOME: The SCOTSMAN reported World sevens will return to Glasgow next year on the first bank holiday weekend in May. Scottish Rugby announced that the Emirates Airline Glasgow 7s will be held on May 4-5, 2013 "following the highly successful inaugural event" at Scotstoun Stadium. Tickets will go on sale in early July with special offers for those who attended the event in May (SCOTSMAN, 6/27).