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Tens Of Thousands Heading To Cooperstown For Baseball HOF Induction Ceremony

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 07 / 24 / 15

The crowds at this weekend’s National Baseball HOF & Museum’s induction ceremony "may rival last year’s announced crowd of 48,000, putting it on the event’s top-five list for best crowds for the second-straight year," according to Joe Mahoney of the Oneonta DAILY STAR. Ap...

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06/03/15
Louisville Hosting WTA Tournament In '16

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06/02/15
'16 Copa America In Doubt Due To Scandal

CONMEBOL Secretary General Jose Luis Meiszner said that the recent FIFA scandal "puts in 'question' next year's Centennial Copa America tournament" scheduled to be played in the U.S., according to Gabriele Marcotti of ESPN FC. Meiszner: "Today one has to question the possibility of playing this tour ...

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06/01/15
Detroit IndyCar Crowds Hurt By Poor Weather

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Petco Park To Host College Hoops Game

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Mark Cuban: Big Things Coming For Rugby

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