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Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 07 / 23 / 14

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'17 America's Cup Host Cities Reduced to Three

America's Cup officials have “reduced the prospective venues for the next regatta from four to three, and it appears San Francisco has been eliminated,” according to Bernie Wilson of the AP. Oracle Team USA CEO Russell Coutts “wouldn't confirm which city is out,” but it has b ...

Tags: Events and Attractions, Americas Cup

06/10/14
CBS Sports, Navy Create "Veterans Classic"

CBS Sports Network yesterday announced that it has partnered with the Naval Academy to create the “Veterans Classic at the Naval Academy,” which will be "held annually through 2017 and bring some of the nation’s top" men's basketball programs to the academy, according to Bill Wagne ...

Tags: Events and Attractions, CBS, Basketball

06/09/14
Belmont Sets Handle Record

Saturday's Belmont Stakes drew a "record on-track and all-source handle," and the crowd of 102,199 marked the "third-highest attendance" in the event's history, according to BLOODHORSE. The on-track handle “totaled $19,105,877 and all-sources handle of $150,249,399 easily eclipsed all-time NYR ...

Tags: Events and Attractions, Horse Racing

06/09/14
Steve Coburn Panned For Remarks

California Chrome co-Owner Steve Coburn following the horse's failed Triple Crown attempt at Saturday's Belmont Stakes "blasted a system that allows anyone" to run in the Belmont after "skipping both the Kentucky Derby and Preakness," according to Michael Whitmer of the BOSTON GLOBE. Coburn "specifi ...

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06/09/14
U.S. Soccer Match Draws Record Crowd

Saturday's crowd of 52,033 for the U.S. men's national soccer team's friendly against Nigeria -- its final match before the World Cup -- is "a record for a men’s soccer match in the Southeast and continued Jacksonville’s steady support of the sport," according to Justin Barney of the FLO ...

Tags: Events and Attractions, Soccer

06/09/14
NFL Presented Requests For Super Bowl Host Cities

The NFL had a “long and expensive list of confidential requests” before it awarded Super Bowl LII to Minneapolis, according to a front-page piece by Kaszuba & Olson of the Minneapolis STAR TRIBUNE. The requests included “free police escorts for team owners, and 35,000 free park ...

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06/06/14
Big Ten Title Game Staying In Indy

Even amid its " eastward expansion , the Big Ten won't be leaving Indianapolis any time soon," as the conference on Thursday announced that its football championship game "will remain at Lucas Oil Stadium" through '21, according to Zach Osterman of the INDIANAPOLIS STAR. The men's basketball tournam ...

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06/05/14
Toronto Reportedly Lands World Cup Of Hockey

The World Cup of Hockey is "expected to be held in Toronto when it is reborn" in September '16, according to sources cited by Chris Johnston of SPORTSNET. Sources said that the NHL and NHLPA are "currently working on the final details of an agreement that will fill out the international calendar for ...

Tags: Events and Attractions, NHL

06/05/14
NFL Drops Roman Numeral For '16 Super Bowl

NFL VP/Advertising & Creative Jaime Weston yesterday said that the league will take a “one-year break” from using Roman numerals for Super Bowl 50 in '16 because “the ‘L’ isn’t as pleasing to the eye,” according to Darren Rovell of ESPN.com. Weston sai ...

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06/04/14
Minneapolis Aims For '19 Or '20 Final Four

Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton yesterday said that the state will “compete to host” the ‘19 or ‘20 NCAA men's basketball Final Four, according to a front-page piece by Nick Woltman of the ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS. To “spearhead Minnesota's effort,” Dayton named HealthPa ...

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