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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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Richmond Committee Close On Funds For Cycling Event

Richmond 2015 is "tantalizingly close" to raising the $21.5M needed to "stage the UCI Road World Championships that begin Saturday," according to a front-page piece by Gilligan & Llovio of the RICHMOND TIMES-DISPATCH. The nonprofit on Thursday said that it has raised about 98% of the money ...

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Canadiens-Senators Outdoor Game Being Discussed

Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson yesterday in a TSN 1200 radio interview said that the "wheels could already be in motion" to play a Canadiens-Senators outdoor game "on the grounds in front of Parliament Hill" in '17, according to Ian Mendes of TSN.ca. Watson said, "There's been a number of discussions that ...

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RIR Requests Change Of Day For Track's Spring Race

Richmond Int'l Raceway "has asked NASCAR to move the track’s spring race from Saturday night to Sunday afternoon," according to Randy Hallman of the RICHMOND TIMES-DISPATCH. Martinsville Speedway President Clay Campbell said that RIR President Dennis Bickmeier "recently asked for the change af ...

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Serena Helps Open Tickets Sell Quickly

With her calendar-year Grand Slam within reach at the U.S. Open, the perception is that "all eyes are on" Serena Williams, and ticket sales for the tourney "show that the fans agree," according to Ava Wallace of USA TODAY. The '15 Open is the "first in history in which the women’s final s ...

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Bettman Bullish On '16 World Cup

The World Cup of Hockey returns next year in Toronto, but NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman yesterday insisted that this "doesn't necessarily mean the league will skip" the '18 Pyeongchang Games, according to Larry Lage of the AP. Bettman, appearing at a joint NHL-NHLPA news conference for the World Cup ...

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Sources: Bruno Mars Offered Super Bowl Halftime

Singer Bruno Mars "has been offered the headliner spot" for the Super Bowl 50 halftime show at Levi's Stadium, according to sources cited by Will Robinson of ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY. Mars "previously fronted the Super Bowl XLVIII halftime show" with a guest appearance from the Red Hot Chili Peppers. Be ...

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Darlington's Throwback Weekend Successful

The throwback weekend held around Sunday's NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Bojangles' Southern 500 at Darlington Raceway "was great fun all around" and the grandstands "were close to full," according to Tom Jensen of FOXSPORTS.com. Teams "bought into the throwback idea, the sponsors did and the crew guys d ...

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Saratoga Ends Record-Breaking Year

Saratoga Race Course "broke records for on-track handle, total handle, and announced attendance at the meet that ended" yesterday, according to NYRA figures cited by Mark Singelais of the Albany TIMES-UNION. Customers "wagered $157,647,598 on track during the 40-day meet and paid attendance was 1,06 ...

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WTA Connecticut Open Boosted By State Subsidy

Attendance for the WTA Connecticut Open, which ended Aug. 29, was up 10% "over last year to 51,946," while ticket revenues spiked 16% to about $750,000, according to Dan Haar of the HARTFORD COURANT. A crowd of 4,800 for the Petra Kvitova-Caroline Wozniacki semifinal "was the week's best -- the larg ...

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Throwback Paint Schemes Dominate Darlington

As part of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Bojangles' Southern 500’s return to its traditional Labor Day weekend date for the first time in 12 years, the track has "decided to embark" on a throwback theme "which will see more than 30 Sprint Cup and Xfinity Series teams run historic paint schemes ...

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