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CONMEBOL Refuses To Confirm U.S. Will Remain Host Of '16 Copa America Tournament

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 08 / 28 / 15

CONMEBOL has "cast doubt" on the location of next year's Copa América by "refusing to confirm" it will be held in the U.S. as originally planned , according to Daniela Desantis of REUTERS. A "wide-reaching investigation into corruption inside FIFA appears to have cast doubt on the plans." CO...

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Garber: MLS ASG Format Could Change

The MLS defeated EPL club Tottenham Hotspur 2-1 in the league's All-Star Game at Dick's Sporting Goods Park last night, but MLS Commissioner Don Garber said it might be "time for a change" to the current format of the exhibition. The league has brought in top European clubs to face off against ...

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National Finals Rodeo To Stay At Thomas & Mack

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Baseball HOF Expects Large Crowd

The crowds at this weekend’s National Baseball HOF & Museum’s induction ceremony "may rival last year’s announced crowd of 48,000, putting it on the event’s top-five list for best crowds for the second-straight year," according to Joe Mahoney of the Oneonta DAILY STAR. Ap ...

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L.A. Country Club Hosting '23 U.S. Open

The USGA yesterday formally announced that L.A. Country Club, which "has never hosted a major," will host the '23 U.S. Open, ending "more than a year of negotiations -- and an even longer courtship -- to return golf’s national championship to one of America’s largest markets," accor ...

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Players' Awards Fails To Draw Star Attendees

The NBPA's inaugural Players' Awards  show was "supposed to lure players to Las Vegas for Monday's union meeting and to prove the players don't have any need for the media," but just seven of the 29 coaches and players expected to attend "actually showed up," according to Tim Bontemps of the N ...

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Venue For Cotto-Alvarez Still Undecided

The upcoming November middleweight world championship fight between Miguel Cotto and Canelo Alvarez "has been agreed to for the past couple of weeks," but the sides are "still trying to settle" on a venue, according to Dan Rafael of ESPN.com. Roc Nation Sports President Michael Yormark, wh ...

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First NBPA Awards Deemed A Success

The first-ever NBPA Players’ Awards, which aired last night on BET, "did surpass expectations on a number of levels," as the union was "willing, perhaps even eager, to sacrifice self-seriousness in pursuit of spectacle," according to Ben Golliver of SI.com. For a launch event co ...

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Organizers Make Canadian Open More Canadian

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Alabama PGA Tour Event Deemed Successful

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UFC Eyes AT&T Stadium For UFC 194

A Dec. 5 Andrea Bocelli concert at the MGM Grand Garden in Las Vegas has "led to the UFC's decision" to look at the Cowboys' AT&T Stadium as the venue for UFC 194, which is slated to be headlined by Jose Aldo-Conor McGregor, according to sources cited by Kevin Iole of YAHOO SPORTS. The MGM "want ...

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