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Feast of Rugby returns to HSBC London Sevens

The ‘Feast of Rugby’ will return at Twickenham for the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series finale, offering a festival experience for fans including gourmet international street food from the competing nations, vintage-themed fairground rides and live music. In addition, there will be in-bowl pop-up dining and a kids’ club.

Due to the demand for tickets last year, the number of tickets available on Saturday 20th and Sunday 21st May has been expanded from 35,000 per day to 50,000 per day.

The new-look weekend has been represented in illustrations by UK artist, Steve Simpson.

Four London NFL games confirmed for 2017

A London NFL franchise moved a stepped closer to reality after it was confirmed that the capital city would host four regular-season games in 2017.

Following three games in London in 2016 the Miami Dolphins, New Orleans Saints and Jacksonville Jaguars have all been confirmed to be involved next year, marking the highest number of regular-season games to take place in the city since the NFL began staging matches in the UK.

The fixtures – which will be announced on Tuesday - will mean 21 games have been played in the UK since 2007.

AELTC confirms additional roof plans

Wimbledon has appointed Sheffield-based engineering company SCX to build a second retractable roof at The All England Lawn Tennis Club (AELTC).

As part of the multi-million pound project by the AELTC to develop the No.1 Court, the roof will cover an increased capacity seating area and a transformed grass court arena for all weather conditions.

The new roof will cover an area of around 5,500m² and will be deployed or retracted in around eight minutes. The roof will be divided in two sections, with ten bays which will be clamped on either side by prismatic steel trusses.

North America to host 2025 Rugby League World Cup

North America will host the 2025 Rugby League World Cup, following support of the Rugby League International Federation (RLIF).

The USA and Canada will host the 2025 edition, following its unsuccessful bid for the 2021 tournament which was awarded to England last month.

The decision was made at the RLIF annual meeting, where Nigel Wood - CEO of RFL in the UK - and Australia’s John Grant were re-elected as chairman and deputy chairman respectively for the next two years.

England win Rugby League World Cup bid

The Rugby Football League (RFL) has announced it has been successful in England’s bid to host the Rugby League World Cup in 2021.

The Rugby League International Federation (RLIF) announced earlier today that England had beaten off competition from the USA/Canada to host the 31 game men’s tournament alongside the women’s and wheelchair tournament in five years’ time.

PGA Tour adds Korea tournament

The PGA Tour and the CJ Corporation have unveiled a new official 2017/18 PGA Tour event, The CJ Cup at Nine Bridges, scheduled for 16th -22nd October 2017, in Korea.

The tournament will offer 500 FedExCup points to the winner and feature a purse of $9.25m in 2017 and will feature a field of 78 players, with 60 coming from the PGA Tour FedExCup points list. The remaining players, with many of the best Korean players represented, will come from a number of different exemptions to be named at a later date.

Yorkshire to host 2019 UCI Road World Championships

Yorkshire has been named as the host of the 2019 UCI Road World Championships, with the event making its return to Britain for the first time in 37 years.

The winning bid was compiled by Welcome to Yorkshire, in partnership with British Cycling, UK Sport and the Department for Culture, Media and Sport.

It follows the county’s hosting of the Grand Depart of Le Tour de France in 2014 and has since held two editions of a three-day stage race, the Tour de Yorkshire.

World Cup of Gymnastics heads to London

The London 2017 World Cup of Gymnastics is set to be held at London’s O2 Arena, according to the event’s promoter Barry Hearn.

The event will be moved from Glasgow’s Emirates Arena, where it has been hosted for the last three events, with Hearn promising a bigger competition to make the likes of Team GB Olympians Max Whitlock and Amy Tinkler, “global superstars”.

Sky Sports will be broadcasting live coverage from the event, which retains its format of men’s and women’s all-around competition.

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