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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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Volvo Ocean Race To Stop In Boston

Volvo Ocean Race officials are “scheduled to announce tomorrow that Boston will be the North American stopover for the around-the-world race” in the ’08-09 event, replacing Annapolis, according to Can

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De La Hoya-Mayweather Sets Live Gate Record

Tickets to the Oscar De La Hoya-Floyd Mayweather Jr. fight Saturday at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas sold out in three hours, generating a live gate record for a boxing match of $19M. The figure broke th

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Wachovia Championship Gaining Status

Wachovia Corp. is “ramping up efforts to boost the marketing payoff” around its title sponsorship of the PGA Tour stop in Charlotte, according to Erik Spanberg of CHARLOTTE BUSINESS JOURNAL. Wachovia

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South Africa World Cup Construction Sked Tight

By “some measures ... South Africa is cutting it perilously close” in its preparations for the 2010 FIFA World Cup, according to Sharon Lafraniere of the N.Y. TIMES. The South African organizing commi

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Santa Anita Park To Host '08 Breeders' Cup

The Breeders’ Cup will return to Southern California in ’08, with Santa Anita Park “poised to become the first track to stage horse racing’s year-end championships on a synthetic surface,” according t

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NFL Provides Guidelines For Super Bowl Hotels

Hotels wanting to house NFL teams and “other big shots” for a possible 2011 Super Bowl in Arlington, Texas, “must allow the league to set its own room rates and refund 15[%] of its rentals to the NFL

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Billy Payne Presides Over First Masters

Augusta National and The Masters have modified qualifications for player participation. Beginning next year, invitations will be extended to winners of most PGA Tour regular season and playoff events;

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N.Y. Times Profiles Dinah Shore Week

Dinah Shore Week — “or, as it’s better known, lesbian spring break” — takes place the same week and “a few miles away” from the LPGA Kraft Nabisco Championship, according to a profile by Mel

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N.Y. Venue Gives MLB Discount For Fan Fest

The Jacob K. Javits Convention Center board “broke with a longstanding policy” when it voted to provide a $200,000 discount on rent to MLB for its Fan Fest, which will take place around the ’08 All-St

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World Congress Of Sports Concludes

The IMG World Congress of Sports concluded Thursday at The Pierre in N.Y., with a one-on-one interview with MLB Commissioner Bud Selig, who earlier in the day was formally presented his award as the S

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