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May 1st, 2015Raleigh, North Carolina and Toronto, Canada FloorballPro Inc. and Clutch Sports Co., Salming’s North American distributor for squash, racquetball and floorball products, is merging with Salming USA. Salming USA, a wholly owned subsidiary of Swedish-based Salming Sports, will now distribute all Salming products within the US and Canada across the running and indoor divisions. The deal greatly strengthens Salming’s presence and capabilities in both the US and Canada by aligning brand strategy and further increasing internal resources, capabilities and personnel.   “We’re thrilled to bring together Salming’s emerging running product line with its successful indoor products under one...

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Want to know how Clutch Sports Co. came about? We've got the scoop. Founder, Juha Mikkola, tells all about his vision turned business: How did Clutch Sports become a reality?   Clutch Sports came together quickly! As a passionate group of floorball die-hards, we had been working with Salming to grow the sport in North America for years. When Salming’s products began to grow incredibly fast in other sports - squash, racquetball and running - we wanted to rebrand into something that better represents what we do today, but respecting our great past.   How long has Clutch Sports been...

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Professional floorball -- also known as unihockey in some circles -- has been around for a lot longer than most people realize. Experiencing its debut in Michigan, the first recognized floorball tournament took place in 1976. Its beginnings stretch even further back to the 1950s though, back when it was known as floor hockey. Since then, the sport has continued to evolve, growing with an enthusiastic audience acceptance. As floorball spread across Europe in the 1980s and ensuing decades, the traditional plastic puck was replaced by a plastic ball. The stick used is shorter and rounder in form than the one used in ice-hockey as...

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With squash recognized as a sport that’s fan base lies largely in Great Britain, Europe, and Asia, it remains difficult to find superstar names in the western hemisphere. Don’t tell that to Colombia’s Miguel Ángel Rodríguez though. Recently acquiring a worldwide #8 spot on the Professional Squash Association’s (PSA) player rankings list, Rodriguez is currently the only South American to ever be ranked in the top 10, and is poised to become the greatest South American squash player ever. He’s already exceeded the previous player who held that position, Argentina’s Federico Usandizaga whose career high ranking of 20 in 1995...

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  In a career that has spanned almost 20 years, Amr Shabana has taken the squash world by storm pretty much from the moment he turned pro in 1995. The Egyptian wizard has a knack for hitting some of the most incredible shots, but he also has the stamina and speed to make life uncomfortable for any opponent.Shabana's career took off in Lahore, Pakistan when he won the 2003 World Open in an incredible final against Thierry Lincou. He was only the ninth seed entering the tournament, making him a rank outsider to claim a finals berth. However, he dealt with...

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