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Boston Marathon Participation Highest Since '96; BAA Officials Praise "Epic" Event

04 / 23 / 14

Boston Marathon organizers on the morning after the event "reflected upon Monday’s 118th running with a mixture of gratitude, relief and joy," according to John Powers of the BOSTON GLOBE. The marathon "went off even better than they might have hoped with record crowds." This year's marathon ...

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READY TO HAMM IT UP: WOMEN'S WORLD CUP BLITZ ON HIGH GEAR

U.S. Women''s National Soccer Team co-captains Mia Hamm and Julie Foudy were guests on ESPN''s "Up Close" with Gary Miller last night and discussed the upcoming Women''s World Cup and the growing popu

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05/28/99
THAT'S THE TICKET: WWC SAYS IT'S GAINING MO AS EVENT NEARS

Women''s World Cup President & CEO Marla Messing said yesterday that the event has "now crossed the 400,000 mark" in terms of total ticket sales. Messing: "We are over 62,000 for the opening game in N

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05/28/99
STRICT X-GAMES ADVERTISING RULES KEEPING SOME SPONSORS AWAY?

With less than a month to go before the start of the Summer X-Games in S.F., city officials "are scrambling to raise private money so taxpayers don''t end up footing the bill," according to Yumi Wilso

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05/26/99
BUILD UP FOR WOMEN'S WORLD CUP BEGINS; EVENT ADDS MUSIC

The "risk" of televising the ''99 Women''s World Cup (WWC) is "significant," according to Laura Vecsey of the SEATTLE POST-INTELLIGENCER, who wrote that "soccer watching in America rates somewhere beh

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05/26/99
FORMAT CHANGE FOR JCPENNEY EVENT: PGA SEEKS OUT NEW SPONSOR

The JCPenney Classic, which features LPGA and PGA Tour mixed-team competition, will be "replaced by a PGA Tour event in 2000," according to Mick Elliott of the TAMPA TRIBUNE. The initial PGA Tour even

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05/21/99
DEEP IMPACT: THREE PREMIER EVENTS DRAW BIG BUCKS TO CITIES

The NCAA Women''s Final Four at San Jose Arena generated an estimated $20.8M for the city, including $11M in direct expenditures by 17,000 visitors to the city; $1.9M in direct expenditures by the NCA

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05/20/99
ONE MONTH OUT, WOMEN'S WORLD CUP SHOOTS FOR SUCCESS

While there is "ambitious optimism" for the ''99 Women''s World Cup (WWC), the tournament "is not without risk," according to Jere Longman of the N.Y. TIMES, who writes that the "success of the World

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05/17/99
A CHARISMATIC CROWD ATTENDS 124TH RUNNING OF PREAKNESS

An "estimated" 100,311 attended Saturday''s running of the 124th Preakness Stakes at Pimlico Race Course in MD, marking the largest crowd in the race''s history, according to Peter Schmuck of the Balt

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05/11/99
ABC/IMG TOUT WOODS-DUVAL, BUT CRITICS TAKE SHOTS AT CONCEPT

IMG and ABC Sports formally announced that Tiger Woods and David Duval will meet in an 18-hole match-play format on Monday, August 2, which will be televised in prime time on ABC from Thousand Oaks, C

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05/11/99
EVENT NOTES

IMS GETS F1 DATE: The U.S. Grand Prix will be run at IMS on September 24, 2000, marking F1''s return to the U.S. for the first time since ''91. The date "must still be approved" by F1''s governing bod

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