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Brickyard 400 Ticket Sales Spike Following Announcement Of Gordon's NASCAR Return

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 07 / 22 / 16

Indianapolis Motor Speedway President Doug Boles on Thursday said that ticket requests for Sunday's NASCAR Sprint Cup Brickyard 400 began to "spike within 90 minutes of Hendrick Motorsports' announcement on Wednesday" that Dale Earnhardt Jr. would be replaced by Jeff Gordon , according to Brant Jam...

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Copa America Drawing Sparse Crowds

Argentina F Lionel Messi, who has been battling a sore back, "was not included in the starting 11" for last night's Copa America Centenario match against Chile, casting an "unfortunate shadow on the tournament," according to Andrew Keh of the N.Y. TIMES. However, the match "was an entertaining one f ...

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Rain Delays, Cancellations Hurt French Open

Novak Djokovic completed the career Grand Slam and Garbine Muguruza captured her first major title this weekend at the French Open, but the cold, rainy weather that overshadowed the two-week tournament made it feel "like the longest Roland Garros" in years, according to NBC's Ted Robinson. Robinson ...

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Tommy Haas To Helm BNP Paribas Open

Tennis player Tommy Haas on Friday was announced as the new BNP Paribas Open Tournament Dir, replacing Raymond Moore, and Haas said that one of his first priorities "will be to make sure the women's players feel welcome at the event" after the fallout of Moore's comments during the most recent eve ...

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Sabres Out Of Running For '18 Winter Classic

The '18 NHL Winter Classic "won't be coming to Buffalo" despite efforts to coincide it with a World Junior Hockey Championship game at Ralph Wilson Stadium, according to John Wawrow of the AP. A source said that the Sabres "have dropped their interest in hosting" the Winter Classic due to ...

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U.S. Ready To Host Copa America Centenario

More than 65,000 tickets have been sold for the opening match of Copa America Centenario on Friday night, which will see the U.S. face off "against a powerhouse Colombia team" at Levi's Stadium, and the event is a chance to grow soccer domestically "with the biggest international tournament on ...

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NBA Finals Tix Soaring On Secondary Market

Asking prices for tickets to tonight's Game 1 of the NBA Finals in Oakland as of yesterday "ranged from $400 in the upper level to $31,000 for VIP courtside seats on StubHub," according to Kathleen Pender of the S.F. CHRONICLE. The prices fans "actually paid for a ticket to the game ranged from $500 ...

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Orlando To Officially Host '17 Pro Bowl

The NFL yesterday officially announced Orlando's Camping World Stadium as host of the Pro Bowl in '17 and '18, and the city could be getting "more bonus football this year in August and possibly September," according to a front-page piece by George Diaz of the ORLANDO SENTINEL. The NFL yesterday als ...

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PBR Taking Major Event To Nashville

The PBR Built Ford Tough Series is bringing one of its four major events to Bridgestone Arena in August in a move "that signals the group's commitment to Nashville," according to Nate Rau of the Nashville TENNESSEAN. PBR plans to "host a major event" in the city in '16, '17 and '18. This y ...

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WGC Event Moving From Doral To Mexico City

Outgoing WGC-Cadillac Championship Chair Butch Buchholz confirmed this morning that the PGA Tour is "moving the event from Doral to Mexico City," according to Jackson & Neal of the MIAMI HERALD. Buchholz said that the Tour told him last night that it "decided to leave South Florida because it co ...

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Players Frustrated By French Open Conditions

After "suffering upset losses in the fourth round of the French Open," Agnieszka Radwanska and Simona Halep "sounded off against tournament officials, saying their matches should have never been sent out in dreary, wet conditions," according to Nick McCarvel of USA TODAY. Radwanska said, " ...

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