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Federer, Nadal Among Early Commitments For New Ryder Cup-Style Tennis Event In '17

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 08 / 25 / 16

The inaugural Laver Cup tennis event that pits a European and World team "against each other" makes its debut in September '17, and top players Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal have "committed to playing for Europe," according to Andrew Friedman of TENNIS.com. The competition will "take place ann...

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Solitude To Host Events For FIS Championship

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08/24/16
Marlins Park Hosting International Motorsports Event

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08/24/16
Lawsuit Over Canceled HOF Game Moved

The attorney suing the Pro Football HOF and the NFL over this month's canceled HOF game, Michael Avenatti, "dismissed his Aug. 11 complaint filed in U.S. District Court in Cleveland while filing a similar one in U.S. District Court in California" seeking more than $5M in damages, according ...

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08/22/16
New Orleans Officially Hosting '17 NBA ASG

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08/19/16
Refund Policy Expanded For HOF Game

The Pro Football HOF on Thursday announced that fans who had tickets to last week's canceled Packers-Colts game "are eligible for reimbursement not only for the face value of their tickets but also for one night of hotel accommodations, prepaid parking and fees," according to a front-page piece by A ...

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08/18/16
World Cup Of Hockey A Testing Ground For NHL?

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08/17/16
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08/15/16
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08/12/16
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Bristol Readying For VaTech-Tennessee Game

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