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Federer, Nadal Among Early Commitments For New Ryder Cup-Style Tennis Event In '17

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 08 / 25 / 16

The inaugural Laver Cup tennis event that pits a European and World team "against each other" makes its debut in September '17, and top players Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal have "committed to playing for Europe," according to Andrew Friedman of TENNIS.com. The competition will "take place ann...

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NASCAR HOF Seeking Memorabilia

The NASCAR HOF is scheduled to open by March 31, 2010, and museum historian Buz McKim must “find thousands of ... souvenirs –- each with a story about the sport and its culture,” according to a front-

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Pennsylvania Getting Under-25 Cycling Race

The 500-mile Tour of Pennsylvania will stage its inaugural cycling race from June 24-29, 2008, the “first Tour de France-style race for the espoir — or under-25 — class” in the U.S., accordi

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Outdoor Ski Resort Going Up In Ft. Worth

Bearfire Group President Charlie Aaron and several investors are planning to build a $696M winter sports facility in Ft. Worth called Bearfire Resort (see THE DAILY, 4/13) that would include a 25-stor

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ManU Match In Malaysia To Go On As Scheduled

Football Association of Malaysia Deputy President Tengku Abdullah Sultan Ahmad Shah said that the organization will “stand up” to FIFA and the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) and host English Premi

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Montreal-To-Boston Cycling Event Delayed

A planned Montreal-to-Boston cycling race scheduled for this summer is being postponed until ’08, according to Scott Van Voorhis of the BOSTON HERALD. Massachusetts Sports & Entertainment Commission M

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Golfers' Opinions Vary On The Players' Status

While much of the conversation around The Players Championship, which begins today, centers on whether the tournament can become golf’s fifth major, PGA Tour Commissioner Tim Finchem said, “We’re not

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Kentucky Derby Handle Nears Record Mark

Wagering from all sources on Saturday’s Kentucky Derby was $118.3M, down slightly from last year’s record of $118.4M, but total wagering “on the entire 12-race program dropped 4.1[%],” according to Gr

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Hospitality Sales Brisk For '08 U.S. Open

MSG Promotions and the USGA are offering more than $20.5M in hospitality options for the ’08 U.S. Open at Torrey Pines, and “nearly half of that already has been sold,” according to Tod Leonard of the

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Officials Already Eying '08 Wachovia Tourney

After some hospitality packages for the PGA Tour Wachovia Championship “started selling out in November and all were gone by early this year,” the tournament is “testing another hospitality venue aime

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Can Oscar v. Floyd Revive Boxing?

Golden Boy Promotions CEO Richard Schaefer said the number of public exposures for Saturday’s Oscar De La Hoya-Floyd Mayweather Jr. bout — including TV shows, sponsors and media coverage — i

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