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Cowboys To Convert AT&T Stadium For '18 NFL Draft; First Time Event Held At NFL Stadium

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 10 / 19 / 17

The Cowboys will host the '18 NFL Draft at AT&T Stadium , marking the "first time in league history that the draft will be staged at an NFL stadium," according to a front-page piece by David Moore of the DALLAS MORNING NEWS. The Cowboys "intend to convert AT&T Stadium into an indoor/outdo...

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Chicago Will Host '18 Laver Cup

The inaugural Laver Cup wrapped up yesterday in Prague, and Chicago will host the '18 event, marking a "significant coup for a city that rarely has occasion to stage major events that draw the sport's top athletes," according to Dawn Rhodes of the CHICAGO TRIBUNE. The event will be held at the Unite ...

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Laver Cup Debuts This Weekend

The inaugural Laver Cup tennis event got under way Friday in Prague, and the event "inspired" by the Ryder Cup is being "played on a black, indoor hardcourt in a sold-out O2 Arena," according to Christopher Clarey of the N.Y. TIMES. The event, named for HOFer Rod Laver, will be held "every year ...

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PGA Tour Could Changing FedExCup Finale

Along with revamping the schedule to end the FedExCup Playoffs around Labor Day, the PGA Tour is "contemplating an overhaul" to the FedExCup finale, and one idea "floating around" is for the Tour Championship and the final day of the playoffs to be separated, according to Doug Ferguson of the AP. Th ...

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PGA Tour Trying To Keep Woods-Hosted Event in DC

PGA Tour Commissioner Jay Monahan said that the Tour is "working to keep an annual event" in the DC area, but that it must "maintain 'flexibility' before committing" to the region in '18 and beyond, according to Barry Svrluga of the WASHINGTON POST. The Tour yesterday unveiled the '17-18 schedule, a ...

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Mystic Lake Casino Lands Super Bowl Music Venue

Nomadic Entertainment Group has "landed a deal with Mystic Lake Casino for four nights of entertainment during Super Bowl LII," according to Rochelle Olson of the Minneapolis STAR TRIBUNE. The N.Y.-based company will "build a second pop-up venue for 9,000 fans" at Mystic Lake Casino in Shakopee, Min ...

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Woods' PGA Tour Stop Backs Out Of Congressional

The PGA Tour’s annual Tiger Woods-hosted stop has "terminated its contract with Congressional Country Club, which was scheduled to host the event" in '18 and '20, and currently has "no title sponsor," according to Rex Hoggard of GOLFCHANNEL.com. The termination of the contract was "announced t ...

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Sellout Crowd Sees Alvarez-GGG Fight To Draw

Canelo Alvarez and Gennady Golovkin fought to a draw Saturday night at T-Mobile Arena, and a crowd of 22,358 "roared throughout the fight" as the two men "put on the kind of show that boxing purists had anticipated," according to Tim Dahlberg of the AP. The bout "lived up to its hype as the two ...

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Alvarez-Golovkin Highly Anticipated By Purists

Canelo Alvarez and Gennady Golovkin face off Saturday at T-Mobile Arena in a bout that is as "highly anticipated by boxing purists" as Floyd Mayweather Jr.-Conor McGregor was to UFC fans, according to Tim Dahlberg of the AP. Boxing is in the "midst of a renaissance of sorts," and this fight "shapes ...

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Inaugural Fenway Park Marathon Held Friday

The inaugural Fenway Park marathon takes place Friday evening, and participants will run 116 laps "around Fenway’s cinder warning track," according to Rachel Bowers of the BOSTON GLOBE. Boston Marathon Race Dir Dave McGillivray, who organized Friday's event, "decided to lim ...

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CLG Draws More Than 500 For Fan Fest

Esports organization Counter Logic Gaming held its first fan fest last night at the Theatre at MSG, drawing more than 500 fans for a meet and greet with players, as well as opportunities to play games and buy merchandise. At the event, which featured CLG’s League of Legends players, its Super ...

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