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What Could Go Wrong? Philadelphia Seen As Leading Candidate To Host '17 NFL Draft

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 04 / 28 / 16

Philadelphia is the "leading candidate to replace Chicago as host" of the NFL Draft in '17, according to sources cited by Adam Schefter of ESPN.com. Sources said that the league "had been considering" both Philadelphia and L.A. This year's Draft, which begins tonight, marks the second straight time ...

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Minnesota Hosts Successful Outdoor Game

The Wild beat the Blackhawks 6-1 yesterday at TCF Bank Stadium, putting on a "show for the enthusiastic crowd" of 50,426 who turned out for the Coors Light Stadium Series, according to Michael Russo of the Minneapolis STAR TRIBUNE. Cold weather and a few snow flurries also "added to the wonderf ...

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NFL Combine Could Be Changing Soon

National Football Scouting President Jeff Foster said that the organization is "establishing a committee of league executives, scouts, coaches, athletic trainers, team physicians and others to review all phases" of the NFL Combine this week in Indianapolis, according to Tom Pelissero of USA TODAY. T ...

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ESPN Pushes Back On X Games Drug Testing

ESPN is pushing back against critics from Norway's anti-doping agency and the IOC over its lack of drug testing at X Games Oslo, set to begin Wednesday. The late-breaking dispute will not prevent the event from unfolding as planned, but is nonetheless a headache for the action sports property i ...

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White Says ESPN Kept Him Out Of X Games

Snowboarder Shaun White said that remarks he made to Forbes magazine in the fall "led ESPN to forgo inviting him to the Winter X Games in Aspen," according to Matt Higgins of the N.Y. TIMES. White, on his comments about an X Games initiative to expand globally in '13, said, "Yeah, I had some ...

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Jacksonville Using Offbeat Sports To Draw Sports Fans

Jacksonville Sports Council President & CEO Rick Catlett said that the '16 USA Curling National Championships that lasted eight days at Veterans Memorial Arena "was an offbeat attempt at expanding Jacksonville’s sports profile with a relatively low risk investment," according to Drew Dixon ...

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Raleigh Suburb Hosting '17 Women's LAX Final Four

The NCAA yesterday announced the WakeMed Soccer Park in Cary, N.C., as the location for the '17 D-I Women’s Lacrosse finals weekend, marking the "first time that Cary hosts this championship," according to Jason deBruyn of the TRIANGLE BUSINESS JOURNAL. The stadium has hosted the Women’s ...

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Source: McIlroy, Fowler Squaring Off In Match

Quicken Loans is "finalizing details for a match involving Rory McIlroy and Rickie Fowler" at Detroit Golf Club (DGC) a week before the U.S. Open, according to a source cited by Doug Ferguson of the AP. The match would be played June 7, nine days prior to the Open at Oakmont Country Club just outsid ...

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Toronto Shines As Host Of NBA All-Star Weekend

NBA All-Star Weekend in Toronto "was a success on so many levels it’s hard to know where to begin," according to Steve Simmons of the TORONTO SUN. Raptors G Kyle Lowry, who participated in the festivities, thinks Toronto "put itself on the basketball map around the world." He said last night's ...

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Dunk Contest Highlights NBA All-Star Saturday Night

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USA Pro Challenge Put On Hold For '16

The USA Pro Challenge cycling race "will not happen this year," as organizers "need more time to establish a new ownership structure and secure long-term investors," according to Jason Blevins of the DENVER POST. Pushing the race to '17 gives organizers "more time to enlist national sponsors and pot ...

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