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Tennis Grand Slam Board Tweaks Rules To Speed Up Game; May Reduce Seeded Players

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 11 / 22 / 17

The Grand Slam Board on Tuesday confirmed that the Australian Open’s "request to raise" the shot-clock from 20 to 25 seconds and "strictly enforce it with an electronic shot-clock had been accepted" and will begin during January's tournament, according to Martyn Herman of REUTERS. The thr...

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Source: Notre Dame Stadium Gets '19 Winter Classic

The NHL is "expected to announce" that the Blackhawks will host the Bruins at Notre Dame Stadium for the '19 Winter Classic, according to Mark Lazerus of the CHICAGO SUN-TIMES. A source said that an "official announcement is expected in the coming weeks." This will be the Blackhawks' "league-le ...

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Breeders' Cup Could See Return To Del Mar

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Del Mar's First Breeders' Cup Seen As Crowning Moment

Del Mar Thoroughbred Club this weekend will experience its "crowning moment" when the track hosts its "first Breeders' Cup," according to Mike Farrell of the AP. The track is "home to several prestigious races," including the $1M Pacific Classic. But the Breeders’ Cup will "elevate Del Mar to ...

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CFP Title Game Going To Indy In '22

The CFP yesterday announced the national championship sites for the '21-24 title games, with Indianapolis getting the '22 game, marking the "first time in the modern history of the sport its national title has been won at a location outside the South or West," according to George Schroeder of USA TO ...

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PGA Tour Extends Deadline For Colonial To Fund '18

Colonial Country Club has until Dec. 1 to " find the sponsors and raise the money " to ensure that the PGA Tour's annual stop in Ft. Worth "will go on as scheduled" next year, according to Mac Engel of the FT. WORTH STAR-TELEGRAM. Dean & DeLuca, despite reportedly ending its deal, is still "list ...

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High Volatility On Secondary Market For Game 7

Tickets for tonight’s World Series Game 7 in L.A. have seen a high amount of volatility since the Dodgers forced a deciding game. Following the Dodgers’ 3-1 win in Game 6 last night, low-end get-ins tickets soared beyond $1,300, above the full-park average price for Games 1 and 2 at Dodg ...

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Dodgers-Astros Game 5 One For The Ages

The Astros' 13-12 win over the Dodgers in 10 innings last night was "one of the wildest, wackiest and most compelling Fall Classic games ever," according to Kirk Bohls of the AUSTIN AMERICAN-STATESMAN. The Astros came back from "big deficits not once, not twice, but three" times before outlasting th ...

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Committee Formed To Bring Marquee Events To Detroit

Execs representing all four Detroit pro sports teams yesterday announced a new partnership "aimed at bringing marquee events to downtown Detroit," according to Carlos Monarrez of the DETROIT FREE PRESS. Lions President Rod Wood, Palace Sports & Entertainment Vice Chair Arn Tellem and Olympi ...

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U.S. Women's Open Heading To Pebble For First Time

The USGA and Pebble Beach officials yesterday "formally announced" the golf course as host of the '23 U.S. Women’s Open and the '27 U.S. Open, according to Ron Kroichick of the S.F. CHRONICLE. This might count as "no-big-deal news on the men’s side," but it is the "first time the women w ...

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Will U.S. Soccer Struggles Impact WC Bid?

The issues surrounding U.S. Soccer  and President Sunil Gulati have "caught the attention of FIFA President Gianni Infantino's inner circle, with some wondering whether Infantino could be facing the weakening of a crucial ally" just as the USSF is "seeking to win the rights" to host the '26 Wo ...

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