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College Bowl Season Set To Begin, Including New Game In Montgomery

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 12 / 19 / 14

The ’14-15 college bowl season kicks off tomorrow with five games. Financial documents filed this summer by New Orleans Bowl Inc. indicated that last year's R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl generated $3.77M in revenue, with 58% of that via ticket sales. Last year's game drew its third straigh...

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ATP Extends Season Finale At O2 Through '16

The ATP Tour plans to "exercise a one-year option in its existing contract" to keep the ATP World Tour Finals at London's O2 Arena through at least '16, but the organization is "still aiming for a multi-year deal in London or elsewhere," according to sources cited by Douglas Robson of USA TODAY. The ...

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Mexico City Crowd "Delighted" By Rockets-T'Wolves

Harden led the Rockets to a win in front of a pro-Houston crowd in Mexico City The Rockets last night defeated the T'Wolves "before a Mexico City Arena crowd of 18,996 that delighted in anything done ...

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Dodgers, Rangers Set For San Antonio Exhibitions

Organizers of San Antonio's annual H-E-B Big League Weekend yesterday announced that the Dodgers will face the Rangers March 20-21 at the Alamodome, and the Dodgers "will drive ticket sales" for the preseason event, according to Tom Orsborn of the SAN ANTONIO EXPRESS-NEWS. The Rangers are participan ...

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LPGA Legends, Symetra Tours Combine For Event

The LPGA will "pair Legends Tour players with Symetra Tour players in a newly packaged event" in Ft. Myers, Fla., beginning next year, according to Randall Mell of GOLFCHANNEL.com. The Chico’s Patty Berg Memorial "will be staged April 16-19 at Cypress Lake Country Club, which was the home club ...

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Phoenix Unveils Super Bowl Central "Landmark"

A 20-foot-tall football that "will be a landmark for Super Bowl XLIX" was unveiled yesterday in downtown Phoenix, according to Peter Corbett of the ARIZONA REPUBLIC. The structure is situated at "a focal point" of Super Bowl Central, a "football-themed downtown destination with merchants and restaur ...

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Attendance For F1 Race At COTA Down

The novelty of F1 at Circuit of the Americas "may have worn off," as attendance for the U.S. Grand Prix earlier this month dipped 11% when compared to the inaugural race in '12, according to Sean Shapiro of the AUSTIN AMERICAN-STATESMAN. A reported 237,406 fans attended this month's three-day weeken ...

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PGA Tour's Mississippi Stop Liking New Date

This weekend’s PGA Tour Sanderson Farms Championship is back after taking last season off. The one-year sabbatical enabled the Jackson, Miss., event to move out of its sultry July slot opposite the British Open to the more moderate temperatures of the fall. And the move is paying off, accordin ...

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X Games Adds Videogame Competition

ESPN and Major League Gaming yesterday announced that a "new offering -- MLG X Games Aspen Counter-Strike: Global Offensive Invitational -- will be held as part of" the '15 Winter X Games in January, according to Rick Carroll of the ASPEN TIMES. Medals "will be awarded to members of the winning team ...

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National Finals Rodeo To Stay At Thomas & Mack

Las Vegas Events President Pat Christenson said that the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo "plans to stay at UNLV’s Thomas & Mack Center for another decade rather than move to the MGM Resorts International/AEG arena being built on the Strip," according to Alan Snel of the LAS VEGAS REVIEW-JOU ...

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Drone Ban Considered For '15 U.S. Open

The City of University Place, Wash., is "considering a ban on drones" during the '15 U.S. Open at Chambers Bay Golf Course, according to Brynn Grimley of the Tacoma NEWS TRIBUNE. The USGA "requested the ban on the increasingly popular unmanned aircraft in preparation for the weeklong major champion ...

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