Event Notes: Real Madrid Basketball Club Will Play Two Games In Beijing In October
In October, defending Spanish Basketball League (ACB) champion Real Madrid will head to Beijing for a preseason game against the Chinese league champion Guangdong Southern Tigers and another game against an opponent to be determined. The games will take place in the second week of October, but the "exact dates have not been decided" (MARCA, 7/23). ... India's second-biggest badminton tournament, the India Grand Prix Gold in Lucknow, has been postponed by a month to January by the Badminton World Federation. The tournament, named after the late former India int'l Syed Modi, was originally scheduled for Dec. 17-22 and will now be played Jan. 21-26 (IANS, 7/23). ... National Rugby League South Sydney Rabbitohs fans have "snapped up close to 7,000 tickets for this year's premiership decider." In the first few hours after final tickets went on sale to club members on Tuesday morning, "more than 12,000 seats were booked," with 54% of those hoping the team will be there on Oct. 6 (CANBERRA TIMES, 7/24).