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PBR Positions Spring Las Vegas Event As "Major," With Added Outdoor Concepts

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 05 / 21 / 15

PBR has "positioned its Last Cowboy Standing competition, held Memorial Day weekend in Las Vegas, as one of its four 'major' events on the Built Ford Tough Series schedule and has planned a massive 'spring break' festival around it," according to Josh Carpenter in this week's SPORTSBUSINESS JOURNAL....

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Top Rank Chair Bob Arum yesterday said that if Floyd Mayweather Jr. is "up for a rematch" next year, "so too" is Manny Pacquiao, according to Dan Rafael of ESPN.com. Arum said that as "difficult as it was for the Pacquiao/Top Rank/HBO and Mayweather/Showtime camps to make the deal for last Satu ...

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Amgen Tour Of Calif. Looking To Expand

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MGM Backing Off Talks For MayPac Rematch

The MGM Grand Resort in Las Vegas had been "pumping up" a Floyd Mayweather Jr.-Manny Pacquiao rematch with advertisers and investors prior to Saturday's fight, "but now that plan’s on hold," according to sources cited by Stephanie Smith of the N.Y. POST. The proposed rematch was "going to ...

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Could "Boring" Bout Hurt Sport Of Boxing?

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NFL Draft Draws 200,000 In Chicago

The three-day NFL Draft and its related fan activities "drew 200,000 people, drawing praise from league and city officials even as questions arise about whether the event will return to Chicago next year," according to Patrick O'Connell of the CHICAGO TRIBUNE. NFL VP/Communications Brian McCarthy: " ...

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Kentucky Derby Sets Several New Records

The Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs on Saturday set a "new record" with an "on-track attendance of 170,513," besting the previous record of 165,307 set in '12, according to Tom LaMarra of BLOODHORSE.com. Churchill Downs Inc. said that "all-sources pari-mutuel handle on the 13-race" Derby program ...

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Secondary Tix Still Available For Big Fight

As of Thursday, there remained "a lot of available tickets" on the secondary market for Saturday's Floyd Mayweather Jr.-Manny Pacquiao bout, according to Alan Snel of the LAS VEGAS REVIEW-JOURNAL. As of 11:00pm PT, StubHub "was offering 1,093 tickets." StubHub on Wednesday "received 200 to 250 fight ...

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Unrest In Baltimore Not Affecting Preakness

Maryland Jockey Club VP & GM Sal Sinatra said that he "doesn't anticipate any changes to schedule or security plans" for the May 16 Preakness Stakes in the wake of the unrest in Baltimore, according to Childs Walker of the Baltimore SUN. All week at Churchill Downs, "racing fans and horsemen hav ...

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