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LPGA Major In Desert Healthy As Tournament Enters Third Year Of Deal With ANA

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 03 / 28 / 17

The "blank canvas" of the LPGA ANA Inspiration, which starts Thursday, has allowed tournament operator WME-IMG and title sponsor ANA to "try to re-create one of the jewels of women’s professional golf," according to Larry Bohannan of the Palm Springs DESERT SUN. In '14, the "last year of ...

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U.S. Advances To WBC Final After Win Over Japan

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Aspen Draws Praise As Host Of FIS World Cup Finals

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Confederate Protesters Show Up At NCAA Event

A small group of protesters yesterday "flew a large Confederate flag from the top of a parking garage" next to Bon Secours Wellness Arena in Greenville, S.C., the site of two NCAA Tournament games, according to Pete Iacobelli of the AP. Protesters said that they "wanted to make their presence known ...

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WBC Sets Attendance Record Before Semis

The '17 World Baseball Classic has set a new attendance record with a draw of 976,828 through the tournament’s second round. The figure exceeds the total attendance of 885,212 in '13. With semifinals tonight and tomorrow and the championship game Wednesday at Dodger Stadium, this year’s ...

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Arnold Palmer Invitational Deemed Success

The first Arnold Palmer Invitational without its iconic host "provided the kind of Sunday drama that would have made The King proud to deliver his famous 72nd-hole handshake," according to Edgar Thompson of the ORLANDO SENTINEL. Marc Leishman won the tournament on a day "filled with momentum swings ...

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Breeders' Cup Officials Visit Laurel Park

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IMS Announces Changes To Brickyard 400 Weekend

Indianapolis Motor Speedway on Thursday announced a number of changes "in hopes of improving the fan experience" for NASCAR's Brickyard 400 race weekend, according to James Ayello of the INDIANAPOLIS STAR. Highlights of the July 21-23 weekend include the "introduction of a Friday fanfest and a shift ...

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Krzyzewski Calls N.C.'s HB2 "A Stupid Thing"

Duke men's basketball coach Mike Krzyzewski on Thursday was "firing political salvos across state lines" as his team prepared for its opening round NCAA Tournament game in Greenville, S.C., according to Kevin Armstrong of the N.Y. DAILY NEWS. Krzyzewski referred to North Carolina's controversial HB2 ...

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Top Rank Hyping Michael Conlan Boxing Debut

Irish boxer Michael Conlan on Friday will have his first pro fight on Friday night at The Theater at MSG as his promoter, Top Rank, said that it has "booked the Garden for Conlan fights for the next five years, wanting to build an Irish-based fighting tradition," according to Jason Gay of ...

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Buffalo Snow Won't Affect NCAA Tournament

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