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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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Columbus Again Hosts U.S. Soccer's Biggest Match

Columbus will again host the Mexico-U.S. FIFA World Cup qualifier Friday night, as Mapfre Stadium has "become an almost-permanent location" for the U.S. Soccer's "biggest home match of all," according to Steven Goff of the WASHINGTON POST. Capacity is "less than 25,000," and many fans will ...

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PGA Championship Could Move To May In '20

PGA of America CEO Pete Bevacqua on Thursday said holding the '20 PGA Championship in May is "very much on the table," according to Rex Hoggard of GOLFCHANNEL.com. Just as the event was held two weeks earlier than usual this year to accommodate the Rio Games, Bevacqua said that planning is "alr ...

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Superdome Awarded '22 Men's Final Four

The NCAA on Thursday announced Mercedes-Benz Superdome as host of the '22 Final Four, the "sixth time overall" for New Orleans, according to Jeff Goodman of ESPN.com. The men's basketball committee decided to "forgo the traditional site selection process in choosing New Orleans, which wasn't selecte ...

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LPGA Picks Inverness For '21 Solheim Cup

Toledo's Inverness Club yesterday was "officially announced as the host" of the '21 Solheim Cup, one year after the bid took form "with an assist" from Ohio-based Marathon Petroleum, according to Kyle Rowland of the Toledo BLADE. Marathon is contributing $1.25M, and an additional $4.5M has been ...

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Zurich Classic Adopts Two-Man Team Format

The Zurich Classic of New Orleans will "switch to a two-man team format" in '17, becoming the PGA Tour's "first team event in nearly 40 years," according to a source cited by Will Gray of GOLFCHANNEL.com. Golf Channel's George Savaricas noted the event will "feature 80 teams of two." Both membe ...

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Breeders' Cup Draws 118,484 Over Two Days

The Breeders' Cup posted a two-day attendance of 118,484 at Santa Anita Park, the highest in the event's history. A crowd of 72,811 was on hand at the L.A.-area track Saturday, the highest single-day attendance since the event went to a two-day format in '07. A crowd of 72,730 attended Saturday race ...

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Senators Won't Play Game On Parliament Hill

The Senators on Friday announced that a potential outdoor game on Parliament Hill is a "no-go," an "unfortunate conclusion" to months-long speculation, according to Jared Clinton of THE HOCKEY NEWS. For more than a year, the NHL, Senators and Canadian government "have reportedly been engag ...

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MetLife Stadium To Host '20 Notre Dame-Navy Game

MetLife Stadium will host the '20 rivalry game between Navy and Notre Dame after the two schools "previously played at the stadium" in '10, according to James Kratch of the Newark STAR-LEDGER. Notre Dame played Syracuse there in October, and the '20 game will be Notre Dame's "fourth game at the ...

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Wake To Play Notre Dame In Charlotte In '20

Wake Forest AD Ron Wellman yesterday announced that the school will play its scheduled home game against Notre Dame in '20 at Bank of America Stadium, marking the first time WFU will "play a home game outside of Winston-Salem" since '96, according to Dan Collins of the WINSTON-SALEM JOURNAL. We ...

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Buyers Preview Suites For '17 PGA Championship

Charlotte's Quail Hollow Club hosts the '17 PGA Championship, and corporate hospitality buyers on Tuesday met with tournament reps to "test drive a pair of luxury chalets" and determine what final "touches they want for their suites" for the August event, according to Erik Spanberg of the CHARLOTTE ...

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