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Winnipeg, Saskatoon Joint Group Seeking To Host '19 World Junior Hockey Championship

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 10 / 26 / 16

A joint group out of Winnipeg and Saskatoon "seeking to host" the '19 IIHF World Junior Hockey Championship made an "in-person pitch to Hockey Canada" yesterday in Calgary, according to Kevin Mitchell of the Saskatoon STARPHOENIX. The two-city bid is co-chaired by Jets Exec Chair Mark Chip...

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Watkins Glen Sprint Cup Race Thriving

The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series heads to Watkins Glen Int'l this weekend for its annual race, which has "blossomed into one the series' most anticipated events for drivers and fans alike," according to Ron Levanduski of the Elmira STAR-GAZETTE. Driven by "dramatic finishes in each of the last five ...

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Michigan Stadium Draws Big Crowd For ICC Match

A crowd of 105,826 at Saturday's Int'l Champions Cup match between Chelsea and Real Madrid at Michigan Stadium marks the "second largest" to ever watch a soccer match in the U.S., according to Larry O'Connor of the DETROIT NEWS. It is "shy only of the 109,318 who witnessed Manchester United beat Rea ...

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ESPN Responsible For CFP Change?

ESPN's "quiet lobbying behind the scenes" helped spur CFP officials to " give up their pipe dream of taking over New Year's Eve in the same way the NFL dominates Thanksgiving," according to Michael McCarthy of SPORTING NEWS. Last year's Orange Bowl and Cotton Bowl "suffered catastrophic TV rat ...

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CFP Changes Semifinal Schedule After Ratings Drop

College football’s "forced attempt in taking over New Year’s Eve is over after just one year," as CFP Exec Dir Bill Hancock on Thursday "announced all future semifinal games will be played either on Saturdays or national holidays," according to George Richards of the MIAMI HERALD. Last s ...

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MLS All-Star Match Sells Out Avaya Stadium

A "sold-out crowd of 18,000" attended Thursday's MLS All-Star event at Avaya Stadium, with EPL club Arsenal pulling out a 2-1 victory in front of a "festival atmosphere," according to Elliott Almond of the SAN JOSE MERCURY NEWS. Arsenal fans were "scattered throughout" the venue. Real Salt Lake ...

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PGA Of America Says Future N.C. Events In Doubt

PGA of America CEO Pete Bevacqua yesterday said that while the organization is opposed to North Carolina’s House Bill 2, there remain "no plans to move" the '17 PGA Championship from Charlotte, though he also "didn’t rule out the possibility of withholding future PGA events from North Ca ...

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NOLA Keeps Pushing For NBA ASG

Pelicans President Dennis Lauscha yesterday said that the team and the city of New Orleans are "doing everything that we can" to land the '17 NBA ASG, according to Brett Dawson of New Orleans ADVOCATE. Lauscha, appearing on the franchise's Black & Blue Report podcast, said that New Orl ...

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U.S. Cellular Field To Host Rare Music Festival

U.S. Cellular Field this fall will "host its first concert in 13 years," as Chance the Rapper will headline the Magnificent Coloring Day festival on Sept. 24, according to Danny Ecker of CRAIN'S CHICAGO BUSINESS. The event, which also will include Lil' Wayne, Alicia Keys and John Legend, among other ...

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Brickyard 400 Continues Attendance Slide

Attendance at NASCAR races "has plummeted" in recent years, and despite several years of crowds over 200,000, yesterday's Brickyard 400 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway "might not have topped 50,000," according to Gregg Doyel of the INDIANAPOLIS STAR. Last year's race had an "estimated crowd of 75,000 ...

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MSU, PSU To Play Basketball In The Palestra

This season's Michigan State-Penn State men's basketball game will be played in Philadelphia at the Palestra, one of the "hallowed homes of college basketball," according to sources cited by Brendan Quinn of MLIVE.com. The Palestra, which serves as Penn's home court, "has hosted more games ...

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