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Two International Series events added to schedule

Two International Series events added to schedule

The Tour will first travel to the International Series Morocco, to be played at Royal Golf Dar Essalam, in Rabat, from November 3-6, before going on to the International Series Egypt the following week, at Madinaty Golf Club, in Cairo, from November 10-13.

Both events will boast prize money of US$1.5 million and play a key role in determining the Asian Tour Order of Merit champion, as well as the International Series money list winner.

The Asian Tour season is due to be completed in the month of December with several additional events to be announced in due course.

“This has been an unprecedented season and we are delighted to be able to announce exciting news about the Asian Tour’s first visit to North Africa,” said Cho Minn Thant, Commissioner and CEO, Asian Tour.

“This series of events has received tremendous feedback and it continues to build exciting momentum for our sport’s future.” – Greg Norman.

“The International Series Morocco and International Series Egypt are two spectacular additions to our schedule that will provide our members with a unique opportunity to compete somewhere new while allowing the Tour to broaden its reach.”

The two destinations have highly contrasting golfing history. Morocco, with its rich golfing pedigree, has been a regular fixture on the global golfing calendar hosting numerous international golfing events over the past two decades. On the other hand, Egypt is a relatively new market for professional golf with the International Series set to be the largest golf event ever staged in the country.

“We are honoured to be working alongside the Federation Royale Marocaine de Golf in adding this new event in Morocco, which has illustrious golfing heritage, as well as breaking new ground in Egypt beside the Egyptian Golf Federation. Outside of golf, these two destinations are undeniably high up on anyone’s travel bucket list with their storied past and spectacular historical sites,” added Cho.

The International Series was launched earlier this year thanks to a new landmark partnership between the Asian Tour and LIV Golf to invigorate the game in Asia and the Middle East.

“LIV Golf’s investment in The Asian Tour through The International Series is already delivering new opportunities for golfers from all over the world. These events are enhancing the player experience, creating pathways for career development and reinforcing golf’s growth on a global scale,” said Greg Norman, LIV Golf CEO and Commissioner. “This series of events has received tremendous feedback and it continues to build exciting momentum for our sport’s future.”

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Top AEW Star Added To Ric Flair’s Last Match Event, Updated Card – Wrestling Inc.

Top AEW Star Added To Ric Flair’s Last Match Event, Updated Card - Wrestling Inc.

AEW star Rey Fenix has been added to the card for the upcoming “Ric Flair’s Last Match” pay-per-view event.

Starrcast Events announced Monday that Fenix will wrestle AAA stars Laredo Kid, Taurus and Bandido in a 4-Way bout at the 7/31 event in Nashville, TN.

Fenix hasn’t wrestled for AEW since his loss to Andrade El Idolo on the 6/24 “AEW Rampage” episode. Prior to that, he was seen in the Casino Battle Royale the night after the Double or Nothing pay-per-view event.

Besides AAA, other promotions such as IMPACT Wrestling, MLW and NJPW are also involved in the crossover event presented by Jim Crockett Promotions. Last week, MLW announced Killer Kross vs. Davey Boy Smith Jr. to the card. Also last week, NJPW announced a match pitting two of their brightest young stars, Clark Connors and Ren Narita, for the Flair swansong event. NJPW will also be involved in Music City Mayhem the day before as part of Starccast V.

Speaking of Flair, WWE brought back the “Woo!” to its signature intro ahead of the 7/4 “WWE Raw” episode, indicating that The Nature Boy and WWE are once again on good terms. Flair would react to the change, thanking WWE for giving him back “my dignity & my life” via social media.

There is still no update on the mystery opponent who will wrestle Flair in his last match.

Jim Crockett Promotions Presents “Ric Flair’s Last Match” will air live on FITE TV as a pay-per-view event. Below is the confirmed card to this point:

* Ric Flair’s farewell match vs. unnamed opponent

* Impact World Champion Josh Alexander vs. Jacob Fatu

* Impact Knockouts Champion Jordynne Grace vs. Deonna Purrazzo vs. Rachael Ellering

* The Wolves (Davey Richards & Eddie Edwards) vs. Motor City Machine Guns (Alex Shelley & Chris Sabin)

* Killer Kross (w/Scarlett Bordeaux) vs. Davey Boy Smith Jr.

* Clark Connors vs. Ren Narita

* Rey Fenix vs. Laredo Kid vs. Taurus vs. Bandido

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Women’s World Cup and Euros to be added to UK’s protected events list – Inside World Football

Women’s World Cup and Euros to be added to UK's protected events list - Inside World Football

April 29 – The UK government has added the FIFA Women’s World Cup and the UEFA European Women’s Championship to its ‘listed’ events, ensuring the tournaments will remain available for free-to-air television broadcasters.

In a statement earlier this seek the government said it “is absolutely committed to supporting women’s sport at every opportunity – pushing for greater participation, employment, commercial opportunities and visibility in the media.

“The past few years have seen fantastic progress, with record breaking audiences tuning in to watch women’s sport and attendances at venues growing.”

These two events now join what is known in the UK as the ‘crown jewels’ of sports events – often referred to as protected events – that must be offered to free-to-air broadcasters so that they remain accessible to the widest possible audiences.

UK sports minister Nigel Huddlestone (pictured) said the Women’s World Cup and Euros fulfil the criteria of having a “special national resonance”.

As part of the A group of listed events the two women’s competitions join the Olympic games and in football, the men’s World Cup finals, the men’s Euros finals, the FA Cup Final and the Scottish FA Cup Final as events that are seen as being of national importance.

“This move also represents a further step towards the greater inclusivity and diversity of the Regime, following on from the addition of the Paralympic Games in January 2020,” said a government statement.

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