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ELeague Turning To "Street Fighter V" For Upcoming Tournament This Spring

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 02 / 23 / 17

The ELeague is diversifying its game portfolio, making Capcom’s "Street Fighter V” the focus of its next tournament. The WME-IMG/Turner Sports venture will launch the Street Fighter V Invitational on March 27 with 32 of the world’s top players. Twenty-four of the 32 will advance be...

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Honda Classic Adds New Legends Club

The PGA Tour Honda Classic takes place this week at PGA National in Palm Beach Gardens, and organizers have "listened to fans and added new amenities accordingly," according to Sarah Peters of the PALM BEACH POST. Among those amenities is an "intimate, upscale Legends Club tucked beneath the stands ...

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Podcast With SB Committee Chair Ric Campo

Houston Super Bowl Host Committee Chair Ric Campo talks with NFL beat writer Daniel Kaplan about the challenges of hosting Super Bowl LI. The conversation included: 3:25: Marketing the city to out-of-town guests -- Changes in the city since the last time it hosted the Super Bowl in '04 ...

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New Orleans Praised For Hosting NBA All-Star Weekend

The Western Conference defeated the East 192-182 last night to conclude NBA All-Star Weekend in New Orleans, which had a "feel-good party atmosphere," according to Doug Smith of the TORONTO STAR. There was an "odd conflict with Mardi Gras celebrations," in which parades "disrupted downtown travel, a ...

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E-Sports Event Company Opens U.S. Office

Swedish e-sports events company DreamHack "now has an office in Tacoma" and expects to "expand to a robust schedule of events in North America," according to Kate Martin of the Tacoma NEWS TRIBUNE.  To help facilitate that expansion, the company "opened an office in Tacoma earlier this mon ...

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Manfred Insists MLB Committed To WBC

MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred on Thursday "dismissed speculation that the upcoming World Baseball Classic will be the final one," insisting that MLB's commitment to the event "remains strong," according to Shi Davidi of SPORTSNET.ca. Manfred reiterated that the 16-team tournament "still has ...

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Big League Weekend May Have To Move In '18

Ryan Sanders Baseball has "hit a home run" with its H-E-B Big League Weekend in San Antonio, but there is a possibility the company will move the MLB series "out of the Alamo City next year," according to W. Scott Bailey of the SAN ANTONIO BUSINESS JOURNAL. Ryan Sanders h ...

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FIFA Encouraging Co-Hosting For '26 World Cup

FIFA President Gianni Infantino today said that he "intends to encourage co-hosting" for the '26 World Cup, a move that could "divide the tournament up between as many as four countries," according to Tom Finn of REUTERS. Infantino said, "We need FIFA to show we are reasonable and we have to think a ...

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Lions Want To Host Another Super Bowl

Lions President Rod Wood has "informed the NFL he's ready to toss Detroit's name into the ring" in the next round of bidding for the Super Bowl, according to Kyle Meinke of MLIVE.com. Wood said, "I've also expressed (interest) about the NFL draft, whether that'd be at Ford Field or just here in ...

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Columbus Unveils Logo For '18 Women's Final Four

The countdown to the '18 Women's Final Four in Columbus "unofficially began" yesterday when the logo was unveiled during the Greater Columbus Sports Commission's annual Women's Sports Report, according to Andrew Erickson of the COLUMBUS DISPATCH. The logo includes "images specific to Columbus, inclu ...

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Oregon Wins National Sports Forum Case Cup

The Univ. of Oregon won the '17 National Sports Forum Case Cup Competition held last weekend in Minneapolis. Oregon beat USF in the finals and emerged from eight graduate programs that participated in the competition. The field also included Ohio Univ., Temple, South Carolina, Nebraska, George Washi ...

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