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Beaumont calls meeting to discuss World Rugby plans

LONDON (Reuters) - World Rugby chairman Bill Beaumont has called a meeting to discuss the future of the game at international level following widespread criticism of the governing body's proposals for a world league.


Sawhney named new ICC chief executive

(Reuters) - Manu Sawhney, the former managing director of ESPN Star Sports, has been appointed as International Cricket Council's (ICC) new chief executive, the sport's governing body announced on Tuesday.


Biggest women's football World Cup can be platform for global growth - FIFA

LONDON (Reuters) - A record breaking women's World Cup next year in France would be the perfect platform to inspire more young girls to take up soccer around the globe, FIFA's Chief Women's Football Officer Sarai Bareman has told Reuters.


Winds of change mean windfall for women players

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - For the world's women cricketers, financial parity with their male counterparts remains a distant dream but India's decision to boost the pay packets of its top female players is further evidence that the winds of change are blowing through the game.


Sports-free Swiss economy set for worst performance in eight years

ZURICH (Reuters) - Switzerland's economy will fall short of 1 percent growth this year, the government forecast on Thursday, the weakest performance in eight years at least partly the result of a lack of global sporting events.

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Rugby - Olympics can take U.S. from poor relations to superpower

LONDON (Reuters) - Ask U.S. national rugby sevens head coach Mike Friday how he feels to be in charge of a nascent sporting superpower, and he winces.


Cricket: Women's World Cup sees 10-fold jump in prize money

MUMBAI (Reuters) - The 2017 Women's World Cup will see a 10 times increase in prize money to $2 million (1.5 million pounds) with every ball of the tournament broadcast live, the International Cricket Council (ICC) has said.


LPGA happy to let USGA make Trump course decision

INCHEON, South Korea (Reuters) - LPGA chief Mike Whan says the Tour will back golf authorities no matter what decision they make about hosting the 2017 US Women's Open at a course owned by presidential nominee Donald Trump amid a storm over sexually aggressive comments he made about women.


London to host Nuggets and Pacers NBA clash

LONDON (Reuters) - London is to host a regular-season NBA game for the seventh time when Denver Nuggets play Indiana Pacers in January, the National Basketball Association said on Thursday.