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Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 07 / 22 / 14

Wild RW  Nino Niederreiter posted an image of the Swiss cover of EA Sports' "NHL 15" bearing his likeness.

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Tags: Events and Attractions, Americas Cup

07/09/14
UFC Forced To Cancel L.A. Event

UFC yesterday postponed the UFC 176 event that was scheduled for Staples Center on Aug. 2, the "second time in less than two years ... UFC has been forced to cancel a pay-per-view," according to Matt Erickson of MMA JUNKIE. The card was "supposed to feature a featherweight title headliner betwe ...

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07/09/14
Match Hospitality Defends Arrested CEO Whelan

FIFA partner Match Hospitality "has defended" CEO Ray Whelan "after his arrest by Brazilian police investigating the illegal sale of World Cup tickets," according to the BBC. Match in a statement said it expects Whelan will be "exonerated" after he was released following questioning. Whelan's l ...

Tags: FIFA World Cup, Events and Attractions

07/08/14
Head Of FIFA's Hospitality Provider Arrested

The Civil Police of Rio de Janeiro State yesterday arrested the head of Zurich-based Match Hospitality, FIFA's official hospitality provider, "accusing him of aiding scalpers who illegally resold World Cup tickets" worth an estimated $100M, according to Kiernan, Jelmayer & Johnson of the WA ...

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07/08/14
Humana Challenge Leaving PGA West After '15

The PGA Tour Humana Challenge "will see changes in its golf courses in the coming years," as PGA West officials have sent a letter to members stating that the tournament "will not be played on the Palmer Private or Nicklaus Private courses after next January's event," according to Larry Bohannan of ...

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07/07/14
Police Investigate World Cup Ticket Scandal

Brazilian police "have arrested 11 people on charges of illegally reselling tickets to World Cup matches, and police allege that the source of the tickets is a senior official at FIFA," according to Jordan & Connors of the WALL STREET JOURNAL. Rio de Janeiro police officials "didn't name th ...

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07/07/14
IndyCar's Future At Pocono Undecided

The Pocono IndyCar 500 at Pocono Raceway yesterday "featured a thin crowd of an estimated 20,000 fans," according to Mike Kuhns of the POCONO RECORD ( 7/7 ). In Philadelphia, Bill Fleischman wrote Pocono President & CEO Brandon Igdalsky is "wondering just how committed IndyCar racing fans ...

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07/07/14
Ticket Sales Strong For Int'l Champions Cup Games

The Guinness Int'l Champions Cup will head to Heinz Field on July 27 for a match between EPL club Manchester City and Serie A club AC Milan, and Relevent Sports CEO Charlie Stillitano said that organizers have "seen a spike in ticket sales in recent weeks as fans have become hooked on the World Cup, ...

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07/03/14
FIFA Execs Hinting At '26 U.S. World Cup?

FIFA execs have "flagged up a possible American bid" for the '26 World Cup after "the 'staggering' impact of the tournament" in the U.S., according to Martyn Ziegler of the PA. FIFA Secretary General Jerome Valcke told Brazil newspaper Globo, "What we see in the United States is staggering. The audi ...

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07/03/14
Match Play To Feature Round-Robin Format

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