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Uncertainty Surrounds RSM Classic's Calendar Spot Amid PGA Tour Schedule Changes

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 11 / 16 / 17

There is an "element of doubt" as to whether or not the PGA Tour RSM Classic will continue to be held the week before Thanksgiving after several calendar changes take place beginning in the '18-19 season, according to Garry Smits of the FLORIDA TIMES-UNION. Tour officials have "declined to speculate...

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MIT Sloan Conference Kicks Off This Week

The fifth annual MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference starts Friday at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center, where a "sellout crowd of 1,500" will attend the two-day event that has become "part trade show, part seminar, part networking hub," according to Shira Springer of the BOSTON GLOBE ...

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Jones Accepts Blame For Super Bowl Seating Issues

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IndyCar Offers $5M Challenge For Vegas Finale

The Izod IndyCar Series yesterday announced it will offer a $5M challenge to any driver not competing in the series for its season finale race Oct. 16 in Las Vegas. IndyCar CEO Randy Bernard said, "We want to see anyone who thinks they're good enough to compete with our drivers. Our drivers are the ...

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Heritage Classic Draws 41,022 at McMahon Stadium

The Flames defeated the Canadiens 4-0 yesterday in the NHL Tim Hortons Heritage Classic in front of 41,022 fans at McMahon Stadium, and Flames President & CEO Ken King said that the outdoor contest “exceeded expectations” despite temperatures hovering around 15 degrees, according to Schneider &a ...

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Blake Griffin Highlights All-Star Weekend Festivities

Clippers F Blake Griffin on Saturday won the NBA's Sprite Slam Dunk Contest "with arguably the best finish" in the event's 26-year history, according to Bill Plaschke of the L.A. TIMES. Before his final dunk, Griffin summoned a “choir to serenade his attempt” with "I Believe I Can Fly."  Then, takin ...

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Daytona 500 Pushed Back One Week In '12

The Daytona 500 next year "will be moved to Feb. 26, a week later than it customarily has been run," according to Randy Covitz of the K.C. STAR. A "key factor" in the decision to push the race back a week is the "possibility that [the]  NFL's current labor situation could delay the 2011 season and ...

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Heritage Classic Receiving Heavy Interest In Canada

The hype surrounding Sunday's Canadiens-Flames Heritage Classic in Calgary can be "seen in sponsorship," as companies from across Canada have "lined up to have their name attached to this event which is expected to draw more than 41,000 spectators and millions of television viewers," according to Ma ...

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Boston Marathon Revamps Registration

Boston Marathon organizers yesterday announced plans to "overhaul registration for the 2012 marathon and tighten qualifying standards" for '13, the "first time in 33 years the Marathon has toughened its qualifying times," according to Hohler & Springer of the BOSTON GLOBE. The Boston Athletic As ...

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UFC 129 Sells Out Toronto's Rogers Centre

UFC on Saturday said that “all tickets for its April 30 event at Rogers Centre in Toronto have been sold,” according to Franklin McNeil of ESPN.com. Rogers Centre was “originally configured to accommodate 42,000 spectators, but due to increasing public demand it was reconfigured to seat 55,000 ...

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Super Bowl XLVIII Host Committee Eyes CEO

The Super Bowl XLVIII Host Committee is “looking for a chief executive” to lead the planning of the ’14 game at New Meadowlands Stadium, according to Richard Sandomir of the N.Y. TIMES. Jets Owner Woody Johnson, Giants Treasurer Jonathan Tisch and Turnkey Sports & Entertainment, which is leading ...

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