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Men's/Women's Lax Championships Share Venue After NCAA Shift Away From N.C.

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 05 / 26 / 17

The women's lacrosse national semifinal and title games were "relocated to Gillette Stadium" after the NCAA announced in September that it was removing seven championship events from orth Carolina, and now the event is "sharing a venue" with the men's lacrosse championship for the first time, accord...

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Super Bowl LV Moving From L.A. To Tampa

NFL owners yesterday voted unanimously to "shift Super Bowl LV" from Inglewood to Tampa's Raymond James Stadium after heavy rainfall in southern California has " delayed construction and pushed the opening " of the Rams/Chargers venue back a year to '20, according to a front-page piece by Rick ...

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America's Cup Gets Makeover For '17 Edition

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TrackTown Summer Series Will Expand This Year

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Blaney Suggests Moving NASCAR All-Star Race

Ryan Blaney yesterday became the latest NASCAR driver to suggest moving the All-Star Race from Charlotte Motor Speedway after its lackluster weekend , saying NASCAR should go "somewhere different just so it’s not always in one place.” Blaney, asked if NASCAR should move the event, said, ...

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Raleigh Rock 'N' Roll Marathon Switches To Half

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Should NASCAR Move All-Star Race?

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