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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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Pittsburgh Cashes In On MLB All-Star Game

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Honda Classic Focusing On Fan Experience

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Organizers Lauded For Successful World Cup

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National Sports Museum Examined

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World Cup Final Tix Popping Up On Internet

An eBay auction is selling tickets for $2,000 each for Sunday’s World Cup final in Berlin, while a London-based Internet ticket broker is offering for about $7,400 “to hand deliver a ticket for seats

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U.S. Soccer Hoping To Host Future World Cup

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U.S. Soccer Eliminated From FIFA World Cup

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'06 BofA Championship Cancelled

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Cleveland Grand Prix Chair Discusses Race

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FIFA Sends Member Home For Scalping Tix

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