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Indianapolis 500 Organizers Prepare For Future Of Event After Sunday's 100th Running

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 05 / 27 / 16

The 100th running of the Indianapolis 500 on Sunday is "a hallmark moment in the history" of IMS, but next year's race "might be more important as an indicator of whether it becomes a revitalized center of a revitalized sport or a fading icon," according to Brant James of USA TODAY. IMS Preside...

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NHL Jets To Host Heritage Classic In October

The Oilers and Jets will "go head-to-head" in the '16 Heritage Classic at Investors Group Field, renewing a "once white-hot rivalry," according to Ken Wiebe of the WINNIPEG SUN. Jets Exec Chair Mark Chipman said, "We've wanted to do this and we've wanted to do it right and sometimes, it takes time ...

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Pac-12 Women's Hoops Tourney Staying At KeyArena

The Pac-12 on Saturday announced an "extension with Force 10 Sports Management, the Seattle Sports Commission and Seattle Center" to keep the women’s basketball tournament at KeyArena through '19, according to Adam Jude of the SEATTLE TIMES. The tournament first came to Seattle in '13 on a thr ...

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Inglewood In Running To Host '20, '21 Super Bowl

The yet-to-be-built stadium in Inglewood, Calif. -- slated to open in '19 -- is "in the running to host the Super Bowl" in '20 or '21 -- and the decision "will be made in May," according to Sam Farmer of the L.A. TIMES. With Houston and Minneapolis hosting the next two Super Bowls, th ...

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AAC Tournament Coming To XL Center

The American Athletic Conference on Thursday officially announced its men's basketball tournament "is returning to the XL Center" in '17, according to Dom Amore of the HARTFORD COURANT. The first AAC Tournament was played in Memphis in '14. Following UConn's national championship, it came to th ...

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Future Of WGC-Cadillac Championship Unclear

This week's WGC-Cadillac Championship "could be the last playing of the tournament" at Trump National Doral outside Miami, but it is "not solely because of owner Donald Trump and the political ramifications of his comments on the campaign trail regarding Mexicans and Muslims," according to Bob Harig ...

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Honda Classic Sets Attendance Record

The PGA Tour Honda Classic "set an attendance record by surpassing the 200,000 mark for the first time" thanks in part to "gorgeous weather and a final-round duel between winner Adam Scott and runner-up Sergio Garcia," according to Steve Waters of the South Florida SUN-SENTINEL. A confirmed 202 ...

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Daly Says Three Outdoor Games Just Right

The NHL this season played three outdoor games -- the Winter Classic in Boston and Stadium Series games in Minneapolis and Denver -- and Deputy Commissioner Bill Daly thinks that the league has "hit a comfort zone" with that number, according to Scott Burnside of ESPN.com. Daly said,& ...

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Trump Plans To Be At WGC Event At Doral

Donald Trump said he will be at next week's WGC-Cadillac Championship at Trump National Doral, but his presence will be "very limited," according to Alex Miceli of GOLFWEEK. Trump, who is seeking the Republican presidential nomination, noted he will "have the Secret Service" along with him during hi ...

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More Cities Want In On Bowl System

Four cities -- Austin, Charleston and Myrtle Beach, S.C., and St. Louis -- have "indicated interest in applying for NCAA bowl certification" for the upcoming season, and while it seems unlikely any of them would be played in '16, the prospect "has created concern," according to George Schroeder ...

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ANA Inspiration Excited About Year 2 Sponsorship

All Nippon Airways will have "more of an obvious presence" in its second year of title sponsorship of the upcoming ANA Inspiration, and will have more of a say in how it "can use the LPGA and its first major championship of the year to market its brand," according to Larry Bohannan of the ...

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