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Federer, Nadal Among Early Commitments For New Ryder Cup-Style Tennis Event In '17

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 08 / 25 / 16

The inaugural Laver Cup tennis event that pits a European and World team "against each other" makes its debut in September '17, and top players Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal have "committed to playing for Europe," according to Andrew Friedman of TENNIS.com. The competition will "take place ann...

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Derby, ASG Down Sharply On Secondary Market

Secondary ticket market list prices for tonight’s MLB Home Run Derby in San Diego are down more than 23% from last year’s event in Cincinnati, continuing a trend toward softer resale markets around this year’s All-Star Game events. According to N.Y.-based ticket aggregator TiqIQ, a ...

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NFL Won't Confirm That Philly Will Host '17 Draft

U.S. Rep Bob Brady (D-Pa.) said that the '17 NFL Draft "will be held in Philadelphia," but the city "did not confirm that a deal had been made," according to Wendy Ruderman of the PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER. Brady on Thursday said that the Draft, held in Chicago the last two years, "would take place ...

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Wanda Eyes Major Soccer Competition

China-based Dalian Wanda Group is "backing plans to launch a rival" to the UEFA Champions League, pushing for European leagues and clubs to join a "new competition that would redraw the power structure and finances at the top of the sport," according to Murad Ahmed of the FINANCIAL TIMES. Dalian Wan ...

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CFP Not Feeling Pressure To Move Games Off NYE

After ratings for the CFP semifinal games plummeted in year two , CFP Exec Dir Bill Hancock said his group is "not feeling any pressure to make a decision anytime real soon" on moving the games off New Year's Eve. Appearing on "The Paul Finebaum Show," Hancock said, "We still know that one yea ...

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Jon Jones Pulled From UFC 200

UFC fighter Jon Jones has been "accused of a drug-testing violation and his title unification bout with Daniel Cormier in the main event of UFC 200 on Saturday at T-Mobile Arena is off," according to Kevin Iole of YAHOO SPORTS. UFC President Dana White said that the Brock Lesnar-Mark Hunt heavyweigh ...

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Stewart's Retirement May Help Brickyard 400

After a "hugely successful Indianapolis 500 in May," IMS officials are hoping NASCAR's Brickyard 400 "enjoys a resurgence as well -- a goal that will get a boost from the hoopla surrounding the retirement" of Indiana native Tony Stewart, according to Max Gabovitch of the INDIANAPOLIS BUSINESS JOURN ...

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Tickets To '18 World Cup Lower For Russians

FIFA yesterday announced its pricing structure for the '18 World Cup in Russia, revealing that tickets will be available to Russian residents "at a fifth of the price paid by foreigners," according to the MOSCOW TIMES. Russian residents will have access "to at least 350,000 tickets for the tournamen ...

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Grand Prix Of Boston Files For Bankruptcy

The Grand Prix of Boston "filed for bankruptcy" yesterday following lawsuits after its "IndyCar race collapsed in April ," according to a front-page piece by Mark Arsenault of the BOSTON GLOBE. The company is claiming $9M in liabilities, including $1.67M "owed to ticket holders who were never reimb ...

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Evansville Considering Bid For First Four Games

Evansville (Ind.) Sports Exec Dir Jason Sands wants to see if the city can "wrestle away the 'First Four' games" of the NCAA Tournament from Dayton, which has hosted the opening games every year since '11, according to Daniel Allar of the Evansville COURIER & PRESS. Sands said he is "evaluating" ...

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Fort Bragg MLB Game A Success

The Marlins defeated the Braves "before 12,582 mostly active-duty soldiers and their families Sunday" at Fort Bragg in Eastern North Carolina, but the score "hardly mattered," according to Sammy Batten of the FAYETTEVILLE OBSERVER. For the players and coaches, this was "about honoring the milit ...

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