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Winnipeg, Saskatoon Joint Group Seeking To Host '19 World Junior Hockey Championship

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 10 / 26 / 16

A joint group out of Winnipeg and Saskatoon "seeking to host" the '19 IIHF World Junior Hockey Championship made an "in-person pitch to Hockey Canada" yesterday in Calgary, according to Kevin Mitchell of the Saskatoon STARPHOENIX. The two-city bid is co-chaired by Jets Exec Chair Mark Chip...

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The PGA Tour yesterday "expanded its Asia swing to three tournaments" by adding a "new event in South Korea with a limited field" and a $9.25M purse, according to the AP. The size of the purse for the 78-man field at The CJ Cup "would trail" only The Players Championship, majors and WGC events. The ...

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World Series Secondary Tickets At Super Bowl Levels

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Report: NHL Eyeing New Sites For Outdoor Game

As the NHL continues to plan future outdoor games, the league does not "necessarily want to go back to cities a second and third time," according to Sportsnet's Elliotte Friedman. In addition to the league "starting to look at" playing a game next season at West Point, one other possibility is Notre ...

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COTA Logs Highest-Ever Attendance For '16 F1 USGP

Circuit of the Americas in Austin logged its "highest-ever overall attendance" for this weekend's F1 U.S. Grand Prix, bringing in a total of 269,889 people, according to Alanis King of AUTOWEEK. Compared with the "short history of the event thus far," the high turnout is a "good sign" for both ...

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Heritage Classic A Big Payoff For NHL Jets

NHL Senior VP/Hockey Operations Kris King on Thursday said that he sees Sunday's Tim Hortons NHL Heritage Classic between the Oilers and Jets "as a payoff for Winnipeg, capping a process set in motion by the transfer" of the Thrashers to Manitoba prior to the '11-12 season, according to Mike Sa ...

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COTA Officials Expect Large Crowds For F1 Race

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Pro Cycling Returning To Colorado In '17

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Infantino Says World Cup May Expand To 48 Countries

FIFA President Gianni Infantino on Thursday said that the governing body is "expected to decide in January whether to expand the World Cup" from 32 teams to 48, according to Rory Smith of the N.Y. TIMES. Infantino: "The level of quality of football is increasing all over the world." Smith notes a ne ...

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Safeway Open Suffers From Woods' Withdrawal

Tiger Woods was set to make his return to competitive golf at this week's PGA Tour Safeway Open after a 15-month layoff, but Woods "announced his withdrawal" from the event yesterday on his website, according to Daniel Mano of the SAN JOSE MERCURY NEWS. Ticket sales for the event in Napa, Calif ...

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