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NHL Commissioner Keeps Open Possibility Of Outdoor Game In Raleigh Under New Owner

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 01 / 15 / 18

NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman, when asked about the possibility of Raleigh hosting an outdoor game, "wouldn't rule it out," according to Luke DeCock of the Raleigh NEWS & OBSERVER. Ice-making technology has "advanced to the point where it’s possible to make a playable surface under almost ...

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World Triathlon Corp., Marines Launch New Series

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Preparations Continue For Aircraft Carrier BBall Game

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