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AEG Seeks Six-Month Extension To Secure NFL Team For L.A. Stadium Project

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 09 / 30 / 14

AEG yesterday announced that it is seeking a six-month extension to its existing agreement with the city of L.A. for the Farmers Field project. The company's request is to allow additional time to pursue a deal with an NFL team, and to further assess and develop plans for renovations to the L.A. Con...

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LPGA Returning To Mission Hills In '15

LPGA Commissioner Mike Whan confirmed that the tour is partnering with IMG to "organize the new incarnation" of the former Kraft Nabisco Championship played at Mission Hills Country Club since '71, according to Larry Bohannan of the Palm Springs DESERT SUN. IMG "ran operations" for the LPGA's first ...

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NHL Still Without Site For Winter Classic Game In DC

The NHL still has made no official announcement where this season's Blackhawks-Capitals Bridgestone Winter Classic game will be held, perhaps because "there are hurdles left to clear," according to sources cited by Prewitt & DeBonis of the WASHINGTON POST. The lack of announcement comes with "on ...

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Milwaukee IndyCar Event Secure For '15

Questions about the future of the Verizon IndyCar Series race at the Milwaukee Mile now revolve around “where, not whether, it will land” on the '15 calendar, according to Dave Kallmann of the MILWAUKEE JOURNAL SENTINEL. Andretti Sports Marketing Managing Dir Kevin Healy, whose firm pro ...

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LPGA Concludes Stay In Rochester

Execs in Rochester have already held preliminary talks about "how to make sure next summer isn't the area's first without a women's pro golf event" since '76 after yesterday's conclusion of the Wegmans LPGA Championship, according to Jeff DiVeronica of the ROCHESTER DEMOCRAT & CHRONICLE. The eve ...

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Connecticut Open Organizers Optimistic On Future

The WTA Connecticut Open is set for next week, but just 11 months ago, it was "unclear if there would be any activity at New Haven's tennis center" in '14, according to Paul Doyle of the HARTFORD COURANT. After the '13 tournament ended, it "was in deep trouble." The USTA was "poised to sell the ...

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Rochester Ready For Final LPGA Championship

The final Wegmans LPGA Championship began today at Monroe Golf Club in Rochester, and the local organizing body is "going to literally send this event out with a bang," according to Randall Mell of GOLFCHANNEL.com. A fireworks show is "planned after Sunday's trophy presentation," and at 4:00pm ET, ...

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Hockey City Classic To Return To Soldier Field

The third-annual Hockey City Classic is slated for Soldier Field on Feb. 7, "offering a college hockey doubleheader" of Michigan-Michigan State and Miami (OH)-Western Michigan, according to Danny Ecker of CRAIN's CHICAGO BUSINESS. After staging this year's games at TCF Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, C ...

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PGA Of America Pledges To Return To Valhalla

The PGA of America intends to return to Valhalla Golf Club for "some of its marquee events in the future" after calling this weekend's PGA Championship a "major success," according to Justin Sokeland of the Louisville COURIER-JOURNAL. The event, which Rory McIlroy won by one stroke over Phil Mickels ...

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USTA Buys, Will Run ATP Stop In Memphis

The USTA and the local ownership group of Memphis's Racquet Club have bought the U.S. National Indoor Tennis Championships from San Jose-based Sharks Sports & Entertainment and "will keep the city's long-running professional tournament in Memphis," according to Phil Stukenborg of the Memphis COM ...

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WTA Rogers Cup Seeing Record Attendance

The WTA Rogers Cup in Montreal is "expected to break attendance records despite some unexpected challenges during the first few days," according to Kamakshi Tandon of TENNIS magazine. Canadian Eugenie Bouchard, who has been "driving ticket sales with her ascent into the Top 10, fell in her open ...

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