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Tens Of Thousands Heading To Cooperstown For Baseball HOF Induction Ceremony

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 07 / 24 / 15

The crowds at this weekend’s National Baseball HOF & Museum’s induction ceremony "may rival last year’s announced crowd of 48,000, putting it on the event’s top-five list for best crowds for the second-straight year," according to Joe Mahoney of the Oneonta DAILY STAR. Ap...

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L.A. Country Club Hosting '23 U.S. Open

The USGA yesterday formally announced that L.A. Country Club, which "has never hosted a major," will host the '23 U.S. Open, ending "more than a year of negotiations -- and an even longer courtship -- to return golf’s national championship to one of America’s largest markets," accor ...

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Players' Awards Fails To Draw Star Attendees

The NBPA's inaugural Players' Awards  show was "supposed to lure players to Las Vegas for Monday's union meeting and to prove the players don't have any need for the media," but just seven of the 29 coaches and players expected to attend "actually showed up," according to Tim Bontemps of the N ...

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Venue For Cotto-Alvarez Still Undecided

The upcoming November middleweight world championship fight between Miguel Cotto and Canelo Alvarez "has been agreed to for the past couple of weeks," but the sides are "still trying to settle" on a venue, according to Dan Rafael of ESPN.com. Roc Nation Sports President Michael Yormark, wh ...

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First NBPA Awards Deemed A Success

The first-ever NBPA Players’ Awards, which aired last night on BET, "did surpass expectations on a number of levels," as the union was "willing, perhaps even eager, to sacrifice self-seriousness in pursuit of spectacle," according to Ben Golliver of SI.com. For a launch event co ...

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Organizers Make Canadian Open More Canadian

The PGA Tour's RBC Canadian Open tees off tomorrow at Glen Abbey Golf Club in Oakville, Ontario, and first-year Tournament Dir Brent McLaughlin "heard from players that there's not enough 'Canadiana'" in the event, according to Stephen Whyno of the CP. But the players will "get their wish on the cou ...

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Alabama PGA Tour Event Deemed Successful

PGA Tour Barbasol Championship execs feel the inaugural tourney last week "went about as well as they could have expected," according to Eric Wallace of the MONTGOMERY ADVERTISER. While attendance figures have yet to be released, Sunbelt Golf Corp. President & CEO John Cannon, whose company runs ...

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UFC Eyes AT&T Stadium For UFC 194

A Dec. 5 Andrea Bocelli concert at the MGM Grand Garden in Las Vegas has "led to the UFC's decision" to look at the Cowboys' AT&T Stadium as the venue for UFC 194, which is slated to be headlined by Jose Aldo-Conor McGregor, according to sources cited by Kevin Iole of YAHOO SPORTS. The MGM "want ...

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130,000 Fans Pack GABP For ASG Festivities

Reds COO Phil Castellini said that the city of Cincinnati "outdid itself" for MLB's All-Star week, adding that he was "told by several top major league officials and players that Cincinnati was one of the best hosts in the history of the event," according to James Pilcher of the CINCINNATI ENQUIRER. ...

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British Open Letting Trump Situation Play Out

British Open organizers are "biding their time before deciding whether Turnberry should be removed from the championship rotation" following recent immigration comments made by course owner Donald Trump, according to   the AP. Trump in April '14 bought Turnberry, which has "has hosted the Briti ...

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Cincinnati Hailed For ASG Execution, Attendance

Last night's MLB All-Star Game at Great American Ball Park "concluded five days of festivities that turned Cincinnati ... into a celebration of the national pastime and the Queen City’s love for the game," according to Todd Jones of the COLUMBUS DISPATCH. The game drew a sellout crowd of 43,65 ...

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