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UFC Plans Return To Orlando In Wake Of Strong Ticket Sales For Saturday Card

04 / 18 / 14

UFC on Saturday makes its first foray into Orlando with an event at Amway Center, and the level of promotion for the event marks a "drastic change" from previous shows in South Florida that left UC President Dana White "less than pleased," according to Brian Linder of the Daytona Beach NEWS-JOURNAL....

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07/31/98
HAS THE BRICKYARD 400 PASSED THE INDY 500 AS IMS' JEWEL?

NASCAR''s Brickyard 400 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway will be televised live Saturday at 1:00pm ET on ABC, and in Indy, Bill Koenig reported that there is "ample evidence" that the "younger [IMS]

Tags: ABC, Champ Car World Series, Events and Attractions, General Motors, Indianapolis Motor Speedway, IndyCar, NASCAR, Pennzoil, PVI, Walt Disney

07/30/98
"TURMOIL" AND "NEAR-TOTAL CHAOS" MAR THE TOUR DE FRANCE

The Tour de France "fell into near-total chaos" yesterday as riders stopped on-course for the second time "in protest of police investigations into spiraling drug scandals on several teams," according

Tags: ABC, ESPN, Events and Attractions, Walt Disney

07/28/98
ARE GAMES BRINGING TBS GOOD(WILL) RATINGS? MAYBE, MAYBE NOT

Time Warner''s "massive cross-promotional push" behind the Goodwill Games "seems to be paying off so far in the form of a significant ratings boost" from the ''94 Games in Russia, according to Jim Coo

Tags: Atlanta Braves, Events and Attractions, NBA, TBS/TNT, Time Warner

07/28/98
EVENT NOTE

U.S. SENIOR OPEN: The overall announced attendance at L.A.''s Riviera Country Club for the U.S. Senior Open was 76,500, with Sunday''s final round crowd announced at 25,500 (L.A. TIMES, 7/27). Thursda

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07/28/98
WOMEN'S SOCCER MEDAL WIN EMERGES AS TOP STORY FROM GAMES

The U.S. Women''s soccer team defeated China last night 2-0 to win the Goodwill Games'' Gold Medal in front of 11,307 at Mitchel Athletic Field, the largest attendance of any Goodwill event so far. Th

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07/24/98
GOODWILL GAMES CONTINUE TO GARNER BETTER RATINGS THAN '94

TBS''s coverage of the Goodwill Games on Wednesday, "which was highlighted by the split-screen coverage of an emotional Jackie Joyner-Kersee and her husband, Bobby, after her heptathlon win, and the r

Tags: Cablevision, Events and Attractions, Madison Square Garden, TBS/TNT, Time Warner

07/23/98
EVENT & ATTRACTION NOTES: MTV SPORTS WALK IN MEMPHIS

MTV has selected Memphis, TN, to host the second annual Sports & Music Festival, the net''s "answer to" the X Games. The event, which combines alternative sports and live music performances, will be h

Tags: ESPN, Events and Attractions, Orlando Magic, RDV Sports, USTA, Walt Disney

07/22/98
EARLY GOODWILL RATINGS UP 45% FROM '94; ARE SEATS FILLED?

TBS''s coverage of the Goodwill Games is averaging a 1.6 rating through Monday, up 45% from ''94, when the net averaged a 1.1. over the same period (THE DAILY). NEWSDAY''S Steve Zipay notes that "abou

Tags: Events and Attractions, TBS/TNT, Time Warner

07/21/98
WAS TED'S CHOICE OF AUSTRALIA FOR GAMES A SHOT AT MURDOCH?

It is "hardly surprising -- and a wise decision -- that Turner Broadcasting has linked the New York Goodwill Games ... to the Olympic cachet in as many ways as possible," according to Steve Zipay of N

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07/21/98
EVENT NOTE: HOSPITALITY AT THE U.S. SENIOR OPEN

The U.S. Senior Open will be held this weekend at L.A.''s Riviera Club and four of the 19 hospitality tents available to be leased "remain unsold." In L.A., Jim Hodges reported that the most expensive

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