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Morocco Yet To Provide Extensive Details On '26 World Cup Bid As Selection Date Looms

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 01 / 17 / 18

In contrast to the joint bid of the U.S., Mexico and Canada for the '26 FIFA World Cup, Moroccan soccer officials have "provided scant detail about how they propose to stage the world’s biggest sporting event," according to Tariq Panja of the NY. TIMES. With five months to go before FIFA ...

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South Africa: One Year After FIFA World Cup

South Africa one year after hosting the FIFA men’s World Cup is “a similar country, still struggling with inequality and a fragile infrastructure,” according to the N.Y. TIMES MAGAZINE’s Eve Fairbanks, who writes under the header “Overtime In Soccer City: South Africans ...

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WNBA Active Around All-Star Game

The WNBA’s elite are headed to San Antonio this weekend for the first All-Star weekend west of the Mississippi River since ’00, and WNBA COO Christine Godleski says fans can expect the weekend festivities to be infused with “Texas-style flavor.” Taking to heart the “ev ...

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The Evian To Become Fifth LPGA Major

The LPGA yesterday announced that it has signed a long-term deal with Evian to add a fifth major to the schedule beginning in Sept. '13. The tournament, which will be renamed The Evian, will be the final major of the season and will be played at Evian Golf Club in Evian-les-Bains, France ( LPGA ). ...

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B'More IndyCar Race Still Missing Title Sponsor

The inaugural Izod IndyCar Series Baltimore Grand Prix "doesn't have a title sponsor and organizers said they will probably celebrate at the finish line without one," according to Alexander Jackson of the BALTIMORE BUSINESS JOURNAL. Baltimore Racing Development President Jay Davidson said that ...

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MLB ASG FanFest Attendance Down 6.5%

MLB drew a total attendance of 110,737 for the July 8-12 All-Star Game FanFest in Phoenix, down 6.5% from the 118,429 attending last year's interactive baseball fan festival in Anaheim. This year's number is surprising as the league and host club the D'Backs began selling tickets in February, earlie ...

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MLS Fire To Host Friendly Against CD Guadalajara

The MLS Fire will play a friendly against Mexico club Chivas de Guadalajara on Sept. 14 at Toyota Park. Miller Lite is presenting sponsor of the event, and Soccer United Marketing is working with the Fire to promote the game. The match marks only the second time the Fire has played C ...

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Citi Field Likely To Host '13 All-Star Game

It's been long expected within baseball circles that the Mets and Citi Field will be awarded the '13 MLB All-Star Game, and Commissioner Bud Selig gave perhaps his strongest indication yet that will happen. "I'd say their chances look pretty good," Selig said regarding the Mets and the '13 All- ...

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World Football Challenge Begins Today

MLS “hopes to increase its appeal” through its teams' participation in the Herbalife World Football Challenge, a collection of 13 games that kicks off tonight, according to Jack Bell of the N.Y. TIMES. Many of the matches “enable North American fans to see the ...

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Phoenix Takes Center Stage For MLB All-Star Game

Following “years of lobbying to play host, after months of immigration-law protests, and despite a week of injury-riddled players dropping out, Arizona’s day at the center of the baseball world is here” with its hosting of tonight’s MLB All-Star Game, according to Nick Piecor ...

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Texas Derby Plan Approved By State Lawmakers

A "premier horse race with one of the richest purses in the country could bolt from the starting gate in Texas in the next few years, thanks to a new state law enacted during the 82nd Legislature," according to John Whisler of the SAN ANTONIO EXPRESS-NEWS. The bill, introduced by state Rep. ...

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