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UFC Plans Return To Orlando In Wake Of Strong Ticket Sales For Saturday Card

04 / 18 / 14

UFC on Saturday makes its first foray into Orlando with an event at Amway Center, and the level of promotion for the event marks a "drastic change" from previous shows in South Florida that left UC President Dana White "less than pleased," according to Brian Linder of the Daytona Beach NEWS-JOURNAL....

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ACC's Move To Brooklyn Impacts Big East

The ACC Men's Basketball Tournament's possible move to Barclays Center in '17 "would set up a conference tournament showdown with the Big East," which would be held simultaneously at MSG, according to Bernstein & Schonbrun of the N.Y. TIMES. Barclays Center in its first two years has "made ...

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NFL Warns Minnesota Over Super Bowl Breaks

The NFL "put the Minnesota Legislature on notice Friday that failing to deliver Super Bowl ticket tax breaks could hamper the Twin Cities' bid for the 2018 game at the new Vikings stadium," according to Brian Murphy of the ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS. Six league execs "concluded a two-day review of stadi ...

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A-10 Says Not So Fast To ACC's Barclays Hopes

The Atlantic 10 Conference will not "move the days of its conference tournament at the Barclays Center for the ACC in 2017 ... unless it gets a deal with the ACC that could include a non-conference scheduling agreement," according to a source cited by Andy Katz of ESPN.com. SI.com this morning ...

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Big 12 Could Hold RFP Process To Host Tourneys

The Big 12 Tournament will be played at Sprint Center through '16, and conference Commissioner Bob Bowlsby on Wednesday said that discussions "about future tournaments will be held this week," according to Blair Kerkhoff of the K.C. STAR. Bowlsby said that the conversation "would be about the proces ...

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BNP Paribas Open Goes High-Tech With New App

A new mobile app is "one of various technological improvements" at this year's BNP Paribas Open, along with "public Wi-Fi, charging stations and an expanded hawk-eye system for all matches," according to Xochitl Pena of the Palm Springs DESERT SUN. The tournament is "expected to attract about 420,00 ...

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Profile Of BNP Paribas Open Rising

The lead architect on the Indian Wells Tennis Garden expansion project said the mandate for the improvements was that they "should feel like they've always been here." During a facility tour posted on USATODAY.com, Keisker & Wiggle Architects President Gary Wiggle said, "Everything needed t ...

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'21 U.S. Open Could See Bigger Profits

See the Free Listing for the U.S. Open If the San Diego City Council approves the USGA's decision to award the '21 U.S. Open to the Torrey Pines South Course , "it stands to get a substantially better financial gain than it did" in '08, according to Tod Leonard of the SAN DIEGO UNION- ...

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Big East's Ackerman Pleased With Year One

Big East Commissioner Val Ackerman said that she is "pleased with the first season of the new league," according to Zach Braziller of the N.Y. POST. Ackerman "admitted there is a possibility of expansion down the road." However, she said that the league’s presidents "favor the 10-team, round-r ...

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Is ACC Tourney's Future Outside Tobacco Road?

The 61st ACC Men's Basketball Tournament begins today in Greensboro for the 26th time, but "not everyone is ... thrilled about playing" there, according to Kevin Gorman of the PITTSBURGH TRIBUNE-REVIEW. Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim said he is "looking forward to the challenge of the tournament." But h ...

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Ellison Details Vision For America's Cup

Oracle CEO Larry Ellison's vision for the next America's Cup "involves the staging of regattas all over the world -- leading up to the Louis Vuitton Cup, and the main event, the America's Cup, likely taking place in Honolulu," according to Julian Guthrie of the S.F. CHRONICLE. Ellison detailed his p ...

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