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ESPN Dips Toe In Global X Games Again, Licenses Event For Oslo In February

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 09 / 01 / 15

Nearly two years after ESPN abruptly canceled its ambitious Global X Games series after losing more than $30M, the action sports property is wading back into the overseas markets. ESPN today announced that it has licensed the X Games Oslo, set for Feb. 24-28 in the Norwegian capital, in partnership ...

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IndyCar At Milwaukee Mile Still A Question

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Ticket Sales Pick Up For Pan Am Games

Pan Am Games organizers said that they "sold more than 20,000 tickets" on Saturday during the first full day of competition in Toronto, numbers suggesting locals "have begun to embrace the oft-maligned multi-sport enterprise," according to Sean Fitz-Gerald of the NATIONAL POST. Organizing Committee ...

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FSU, Bama To Make $5M For '17 Chick-Fil-A-Kickoff

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Notre Dame-Navy Headed To J'Ville, San Diego

The Jacksonville Sports Council and the city of Jacksonville yesterday formally announced the annual Notre Dame-Navy football game in '16 will be played at EverBank Field, marking their "91st meeting and the 56th at a neutral site," according to Gary Smits of the FLORIDA TIMES-UNION. Ticket priority ...

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PGA Pulls Grand Slam From Trump Course

The PGA of America is "moving its Grand Slam of Golf from Donald Trump's course" in L.A., the "first significant fallout for golf from the Republican presidential candidate's comments on Mexican immigrants," according to the AP. Both Trump and the PGA said that they "mutually agreed not to hold the ...

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Big Crowds Expected For U.S. Women's Open

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U.S., Canada Considering '26 World Cup Bids

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Wozniacki Says Wimbledon Scheduling Is Sexist

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