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Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 11 / 25 / 14

Mavericks Owner Mark Cuban will appear in a one-on-one interview on HBO's "Real Sports" at 9:00pm ET.

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11/24/14
Katy Perry To Headline Super Bowl Halftime Show

NBC last night confirmed that singer Katy Perry will headline the Super Bowl XLIX Halftime Show at Univ. of Phoenix Stadium on Feb. 1. NBC's Bob Costas made the announcement at halftime of the "SNF" Cowboys-Giants game. Pepsi then launched an original digital video featuring Perry, and re-released i ...

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11/21/14
Bermuda To Host '17 America's Cup

Bermuda "has been picked over San Diego" to host the '17 America's Cup, according to a source cited by Bernie Wilson of the AP. The source said that former Oracle CEO Larry Ellison "made the decision after consulting" with Oracle Team USA CEO and America's Cup Event Authority Dir Russell Coutts. Wil ...

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11/21/14
Ohno To Host Fan-Focused Speedskating Event

Former U.S. speedskater Apolo Ohno on Friday "will partner with a number of organizations and companies, including the Utah Sports Commission, U.S. Speedskating and EnergySolutions Arena, to host a short-track speedskating event that will features some of the world’s best athletes vying f ...

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11/19/14
Doha, Qatar, To Host IAAF Event In '19

The '19 IAAF World Outdoor Championships yesterday were awarded to Doha, Qatar, "thwarting TrackTown USA’s attempt "to host the event at the Univ. of Oregon's Hayward Field for the first time in its 31-year history, according to Chris Hansen of the Eugene REGISTER-GUARD. Doha "also was selecte ...

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11/19/14
ATP Offers Refund After Federer's Withdrawal

Fans who attended the ATP World Tour Finals at O2 Arena will receive a 60% ticket refund after the event was "left without a final following Roger Federer's late withdrawal," according to Vicki Hodges of the London TELEGRAPH. Federer was “forced to pull out of Sunday's showdown with Novak Djo ...

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11/19/14
USGA Not Using Rail Service For '15 Open

The Sounder commuter rail service "will not be used to transport spectators" to the '15 U.S. Open at Chambers Bay near Seattle next summer, according to Brynn Grimley of the Tacoma NEWS-TRIBUNE. The USGA yesterday "announced its decision not to use the trains" after spending "nearly two years explo ...

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11/18/14
Dayton To Continue Hosting First Four

The NCAA yesterday named Dayton “as the First Four host city” from ’16-18, continuing a run at the city for the event “since its inception” in ‘11, according to Joe Cogliano of the DAYTON BUSINESS JOURNAL. NCAA officials indicated that the Dayton region “has ...

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11/17/14
NCAA Names '17-21 Final Four Sites

The NCAA on Friday announced the Final Four sites for '17-21, and buildings "currently under construction will host" the '19 and '20 Final Fours in Minneapolis and Atlanta, respectively, according to Jeff Goodman of ESPN.com. Phoenix "will host the event for the first time" in '17. The NCAA awarded ...

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11/17/14
ESPN Announces '15, '16 Armed Forces Classics

The '15 Armed Forces Classic college basketball game "will be held at the Marine Corps Base Camp Smedley D. Butler in Okinawa, Japan, between perennial NCAA-bound tournament teams Gonzaga and Pitt," according to Andy Katz of ESPN.com. The '16 event, the last one in the current five-year cycle, will ...

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11/14/14
Sources: Coors Field To Host NHL Game

Denver's Coors Field is "very likely" to be awarded an outdoor NHL game next season, according to sources cited by Adrian Dater of the DENVER POST. The Avalanche would take part in the "first outdoor game for Denver since the NHL started what has become a wildly successful concept." The game is "ex ...

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