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Sellout Crowd Expected For Grey Cup At Investors Group Field In Winnipeg

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Organizers of the 103rd Grey Cup "are optimistic the game will be a sellout, as about 1,000 tickets remained for Sunday's clash between the Ottawa RedBlacks and Edmonton Eskimos as of mid-day Monday," according to Kirk Penton of the WINNIPEG SUN. Ticket sales "picked up at the conclusion of Sunday'...

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CART, Formula One Eye N.Y.

CART and Formula One "have submitted separate proposals" to N.Y. for a race that would be held on city streets, according to Daniel Kaplan of the SPORTSBUSINESS JOURNAL, who notes that N.Y. has never

Tags: Champ Car World Series, Events and Attractions, Formula One, IMG, Motorsports

Chick-Fil-A Golf Event A Hit

LPGA Chick-Fil-A Charity Championship Tournament Dir Torrey Gane said that last weekend''s event had more than 400 sponsors, "with a lead group of 11 big-dollar sponsors who will sometimes spend more

Tags: Dr Pepper/7UP, Events and Attractions, Golf, LPGA, Nextel

KY Derby Sets Record Handle

The attendance of 145,033 at Churchill Downs for Saturday''s 128th running of the Kentucky Derby was the fifth-largest in Derby history, but marked the first time since ''98 that the crowd was under 1

Tags: Churchill Downs Inc., ESPN, Events and Attractions, Horse Racing, Walt Disney

Few Hired By Denver Grand Prix

The Grand Prix Association of Long Beach, which is organizing the inaugural CART Denver Grand Prix, has appointed John Few, a former lobbyist, Denver mayoral candidate and dir of Colorado Ski Country,

Tags: Champ Car World Series, Events and Attractions, Motorsports

Elite Racing Eyes Marathon

San Diego-based sports management company Elite Racing "is interested in creating one of the world''s 10 largest marathons" in Phoenix, and the company and the Maricopa County (AZ) Sports Commission a

Tags: Events and Attractions, News Corp./Fox, Track & Field

NCAA Men's Hockey Notes

NCAA Dir of Championships Tom Jacobs said that profits for the 55th Division I men''s hockey tournament — including the Frozen Four to be held April 4-6 at Xcel Energy Center — "are expected

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Tyson-Lewis' Memphis Impact

Memphis Mayor Willie Herenton said yesterday that bringing the June 8 Mike Tyson-Lennox Lewis bout to The Pyramid "is ''a business decision'' that will pay for itself many times over," according to Bl

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Sports Council Studies Funding

The Atlanta Sports Council "currently is commissioning a study to look at all the funding alternatives" to attract events such as the Final Four and the Super Bowl, "including those that have been tri

Tags: Colleges, Events and Attractions, Football, Hockey, NCAA, NHL

World Cup Hosts Continue Feud

As South Korea and Japan prepare to host the ''02 World Cup, the two countries have been "sniping at each other over perceived slights and insults large and small," according to Bremner & Ihlwan of BU

Tags: Events and Attractions, FIFA, Soccer, Xerox

Top Stories From World Congress

Ed Goren On the second day of the inaugural World Congress of Sports, presented by sister publication SportsBusiness Journal and Octagon, a morning roundtable featured Fox Sports President Ed Goren, N

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