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Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 07 / 31 / 14

NBC Sports hockey analyst Eddie Olczyk  will face off against fans in a shoot-the-puck competition at Horseshoe Casino in Indiana.

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Large Crowd Turns Out For Baseball HOF Inducation

The '14 Baseball HOF Induction Ceremony yesterday drew an estimated crowd of 48,000 fans at the Clark Sports Center, marking the third-largest estimated crowd in the history of the event. The '07 ceremony drew an estimated 82,000 fans and the '99 ceremony crowd was estimated at 50,000 ( Baseball HOF ...

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LPGA Deems Inaugural Int'l Crown A Success

The U.S. team's failure to qualify for yesterday's final round of the LPGA Int'l Crown "isn't going to cause an overhaul" of the tournament's format, according to Randell Mell of GOLFCHANNEL.com. LPGA Commissioner Mike Whan "loves the drama the U.S. vs. Korea playoff created Saturday and can ev ...

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F1 Race In New Jersey Delayed Again

The F1 Grand Prix of America race slated for New Jersey -- initially announced in '11 -- "now won’t start its engines" before '16 at the earliest, according to John Brennan of the Bergen RECORD. Former New Jersey Sports & Exhibition Authority Chair Carl Goldberg on Thursday said there ...

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Int'l Crown Organizers Bullish On First Event

The LPGA's Int'l Crown begins today at Caves Valley Golf Club in Owings Mills, Md., and Tournament Dir Rich Thomas believes the inaugural biennial event will "have the feel of a U.S. Women's Open, a Solheim Cup and possibly even soccer's World Cup all rolled into four days of match-play competition, ...

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Officials Confident In Safer U.S. Open Of Surfing

Huntington Beach, Calif., police, city officials and event organizers have "expressed confidence" that their preparations for the U.S. Open of Surfing, which begins Friday, will "prevent a repeat of the civil disturbances that followed" last year's event, according to Anthony Clark Carpio of the H ...

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NFL Draft Leaving N.Y. Just A One-Time Deal?

With the site of next year's NFL Draft still undecided, debate continues on whether the league should rotate the event's host city each year. ESPN's Dan Graziano said, "The people I talked to said, 'No, this is just for this year.' But that can't be ruled out. So I think what we're seeing is a chanc ...

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Senior Ryder Cup Reportedly Coming In '15

The PGA of America and the European and PGA tours are "far down the road on the creation of a Senior Ryder Cup that would be played sometime next fall" in the U.S., according to GOLFWEEK's Forecaddie. Sources said that it is "clear that all parties are determined to get such an event off the ground ...

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Jeter's Farewell Dominates Proceedings At All-Star Game

The MLB All-Star Game at Target Field last night "rightly became a celebration" of Yankees SS Derek Jeter's career, according to Steve Buckley of the BOSTON HERALD ( 7/16 ). In N.Y., Mark Feinsand notes Jeter "was greeted by a huge ovation when he stepped to the plate to lead off the bottom of the ...

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Reds Begin Internal Preparations For '15 ASG

The '15 MLB All-Star Game will be played at Cincinnati's Great American Ball Park, and Reds COO Phil Castellini said that planning the event will "dominate his time the next 12 months," according to a front-page piece by Josh Pichler of the CINCINNATI ENQUIRER. Holding a successful event next y ...

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More Than 1 Million Visit Brazil For World Cup

Brazilian tourism officials announced that a total of 1 million "foreign visitors visited the country" for the FIFA World Cup, according to Loretta Chao of the WALL STREET JOURNAL. The number "exceeds the 600,000 tourists from abroad that Brazil’s Tourism Board originally expected to attend by ...

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