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Monster Energy To Put On World Record Motorcycle Jump Before NASCAR Race

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 04 / 21 / 17

Motocross rider Alex Harvill is "scheduled to attempt a world record ramp-to-ramp jump, minutes before the green flag for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race on May 7 at Talladega Superspeedway," according to Brant James of USA TODAY. Two steel ramps, 26 feet high and 30 feet wide, "will ...

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Marlins Park Already Surpasses '13 WBC Ticket Sales

Marlins President David Samson yesterday said that "more than 135,000 tickets have already been sold" to the six World Baseball Classic games being played at Marlins Park and he "expects the final count to reach 160,000," according to Clark Spencer of the MIAMI HERALD. When the event was last h ...

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Valspar Improves Experience At PGA Tour Stop

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Big Ten Tourney In DC Won't Draw Sellouts

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Pac-12 Happy To Stage Tournament In T-Mobile

Pac-12 Commissioner Larry Scott "does not have buyers’ remorse" about moving the men's basketball tournament, which begins today, from MGM Grand Garden to the new T-Mobile Arena, as switching venues brings the "task of selling 5,000 more tickets per session," according to Steve Carp of the LAS ...

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Hartford Looks To Showcase AAC Tournament

In Hartford, Kenneth Gosselin notes the AAC men's basketball tournament tomorrow returns to XL Center after a year absence, giving downtown a "chance to showcase itself for a national audience" on ESPN networks. The "expected attendance for the four-day basketball tournament is about 50,000." XL Cen ...

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Arnold Palmer Invitational Missing Top Golfers

Next week's PGA Tour Arnold Palmer Invitational will have a "sizable void" left by the late HOFer, but a number of top players also are "skipping this year," according to Brian Wacker of GOLF DIGEST. Rory McIlroy will be an "exception among top players" competing in the first tournament without ...

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ACC Tournament Comes To Barclays Center

The ACC Tournament tips off today, marking the first time the conference traveled "above the Mason-Dixon Line" for the "start of a two-year run at Barclays Center in Brooklyn," according to Marc Tracy of the N.Y. TIMES. The conference "saw a need to plant its flag" in N.Y. as part of the "great game ...

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Manfred Says WBC Is "Here To Stay"

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Cardinals-Pirates Game Could Move To LLWS Venue

The Cardinals and Pirates are in the "process of relocating" their Aug. 20 game from PNC Park to a facility in Williamsport, Pa. as "part of the annual Little League World Series," according to Derrick Goold of the ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH. It would be featured on ESPN as part of "Sunday Night B ...

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WBC Continues Effort To Gain Relevancy

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