LONDON -- Cities will bid to stage the finals of the Davis and Fed Cups as part of a revamp of the international team tennis competitions.The International Tennis Federation will launch a bidding process in December, although the governing body is yet to determine whether the same city will host the mens and womens competitions.Currently one of the finalists, based on the draw, decides the venue. Croatia is now looking for a suitable location for its men to host Argentina in the Davis Cup final in November.By having a full year or two to plan we can do more for sponsors and fans with a stadium thats an appropriate size, ITF President David Haggerty said the organizations London headquarters.Working on the ITF project are consultants from the CSM sports marketing company chaired by Sebastian Coe, president of track and fields governing body, the IAAF.The ITF will assess whether to select a host city from an emerging market which can potentially offer higher financial returns or one of the traditional tennis heartlands where the crowds could be larger and more boisterous.Its a balancing act, making sure we get bids from a number of different cities so we can make comparisons, Haggerty told The Associated Press. But its not all about money. Its about eyeballs and awareness. Our mission really is to develop, grow and promote tennis around the world. So we will take great caution.Haggerty envisages the winning bid staging the finals for two to three years. The challenge in potentially using the same venue for both competition finals at the same time is finding somewhere with enough arenas, practice courts and locker rooms.European soccers Champions League final and the Super Bowl, the showpiece of the NFL season, are being examined as major events that are held at neutral venues.The proposed Davis and Fed Cup changes must be approved by the ITFs annual general meeting in August. The ITF anticipates a decision on successful bidding cities next year.The ITF is also examining whether to condense the finals from three to two days and if best-of-three sets would work better for the Davis Cup rather than the current best-of-five. The Fed Cup world group could also double to 16 teams to match the mens competition. Paul Hornung Youth Jersey . Brett Kulak and Jackson Houck of the Vancouver Giants were each charged with assault causing bodily harm on Aug. 18, according to the B.C. court services. Elgton Jenkins Womens Jersey . It was hard for Luck to pull off another comeback, or even get into the end zone, while standing on the sideline. Rivers threw a 22-yard touchdown pass to rookie Keenan Allen and Nick Novak kicked four field goals to give the Chargers a 19-9 victory against the Colts on Monday night. http://www.packersrookiestore.com/Packers-Reggie-White-Jersey/ .com) - The Calgary Flames aim to bounce back from their first regulation home loss of the campaign on Friday night when they host a Detroit Red Wings club that they swept in three meetings a season ago. Dexter Williams Womens Jersey . If ever they start actually putting pictures beside words in the dictionary, the Blue Jays left-handers mug will appear beside “Consistency. Dexter Williams Jersey . -- Charlie Graham stopped 67 shots as the Belleville Bulls edged the visiting Guelph Storm 6-5 on Saturday in Ontario Hockey League action. CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Cameron Artis-Payne is expected to start at running back for the Carolina Panthers against the Minnesota Vikings because Jonathan Stewart is sidelined with a hamstring injury.Coach Ron Rivera said Friday Artis-Payne would start unless the Panthers opened the game in a special formation that includes Fozzy Whittaker. Artis-Payne and Whittaker will split carries.Also inactive for Carolina are wide receivers Brenton Bersin and Damiere Byrd, guard Tyler Larsen, defensive end Ryan Delaire, linebacker Jeremy Cash and cornerback Teddyy Williams,For the Vikings, recently acquired running back Ronnie Hillman is inactive along with wide receiver Laquon Treadwell, center Nick Easton, defensive tackle Sharrif Floyd and Mycole Pruitt.ddddddddddddThe Vikings placed running back Adrian Peterson and offensive tackle Matt Kalil on injured reserve this week. Jerick McKinnon will start for Peterson.---AP NFL website: www.pro32.ap.org and www.twitter.com/AP-NFL ' ' '
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