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CONMEBOL Refuses To Confirm U.S. Will Remain Host Of '16 Copa America Tournament

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 08 / 28 / 15

CONMEBOL has "cast doubt" on the location of next year's Copa América by "refusing to confirm" it will be held in the U.S. as originally planned , according to Daniela Desantis of REUTERS. A "wide-reaching investigation into corruption inside FIFA appears to have cast doubt on the plans." CO...

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Future Of USA Pro Challenge Looks Murky

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Winston-Salem Open Poised To Turn Profit

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Sharapova To Debut Exhibition Event In L.A.

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Beach Volleyball Event Sees "Rowdy" Crowd

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Tiger Effect In Full Force At Wyndham Championship

Tiger Woods on Thursday made his first appearance in the PGA Tour Wyndham Championship, and an "estimated 24,000 fans showed up," mostly there "to watch Woods," according to Powell Latimer of the Greensboro NEWS & RECORD. Tournament Dir Mark Brazil said, "It was incredible. I've never seen anyth ...

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ATP's Memphis Open Sold Again

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CFP's Hancock "Intrigued" By South Florida

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Alaska Shootout Hires Firm To Find Teams

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Darlington Bullish On Labor Day Return

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