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UFC Plans Return To Orlando In Wake Of Strong Ticket Sales For Saturday Card

04 / 18 / 14

UFC on Saturday makes its first foray into Orlando with an event at Amway Center, and the level of promotion for the event marks a "drastic change" from previous shows in South Florida that left UC President Dana White "less than pleased," according to Brian Linder of the Daytona Beach NEWS-JOURNAL....

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MGM Cutting Ties With Top Rank?

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PGA Championship Sets Ticket Sales Record

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FIFA Launches Final World Cup Ticket-Sales Phase

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XL Center Lands AAC Basketball Tourney

The American Athletic Conference yesterday announced that "it will play its men's basketball championship tournament at the XL Center" next year, according to a front-page piece by Dom Amore of the HARTFORD COURANT. The AAC played its inaugural men's tourney at FedExForum this year, and "ticket sale ...

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Poll: Majority Of Americans Won't Follow World Cup

Two in three Americans "do not plan to follow" the '14 FIFA World Cup, and only 7% said that they "anticipated following it closely," according to a Reuters/Ipsos poll cited by Lindsay Dunsmuir of REUTERS. Eighty-six percent of Americans said that they "either know nothing or only a little bit about ...

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Boston Police Confident In Marathon Security

Boston Police Commissioner William Evans said that cameras, checkpoints and plainclothes cops are "all part of the tightened security near the finish line for this year’s Boston Marathon -- tactics in response to the terrorist attack that authorities hope won’t be heavy-handed but will e ...

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Gulati Denies '16 Copa America In U.S. Is Done Deal

U.S. Soccer Federation President Sunil Gulati on Friday morning addressed a report indicating the U.S. will host the '16 Copa America soccer tournament, writing on his Twitter feed, "CopaAmerica 2016 in U.S.? Interesting idea but nothing agreed to by @ussoccer yet" ( TWITTER.com, 4/11 ). In the or ...

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Nashville's First Final Four Deemed A Success

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Glendale To Host '15 Pro Bowl

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Bob Arum Calls Out MGM Grand Execs

Top Rank Chair Bob Arum was upset yesterday with MGM Grand Garden Arena execs, who "have the property decorated to the hilt with signage and promotion for the Floyd Mayweather Jr.-Marcos Maidana fight that the MGM will host on May 3, rather than an all-out blitz" for Saturday’s Manny Pacquiao- ...

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