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R&A Officials Making Technological Upgrades At Royal Liverpool Ahead Of '14 Open

04 / 24 / 14

British Open officials have "vowed to lead the way with new technology to enhance" the fan experience for the July 17-20 tournament at Royal Liverpool Golf Club, according to Phil Casey of the London INDEPENDENT. Large LED screens will be "placed on each hole apart from the 18th, which will retain t...

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NCAA Tourney Sites See Fast Ticket Sales

Fewer than 400 tickets remain for "second- and third-round games of the 2014 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament on March 20 and 22 in First Niagara Center," according to Jay Tokasz of the BUFFALO NEWS. Buffalo Niagara Sports Commission Dir of Sports Development Pete Harvey said the games were "r ...

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U.S. Likely To Set World Cup Attendance Record

It is nearly certain that more U.S.-based fans will attend the '14 FIFA World Cup in Brazil than any other foreign edition of the tournament in history, according to U.S. Soccer Federation President Sunil Gulati. In its most recent ticket distribution report for the event -- released late last month ...

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Indy 500 Changes Qualifying Procedures

New qualifying procedures for the Indianapolis 500 were revealed on Friday with IndyCar "intent on providing more action for Indianapolis Motor Speedway in May," but they will "take some getting used to," according to Curt Cavin of the INDIANAPOLIS STAR. The new initiative "starts with a new road co ...

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L.A. Marathon Hailed As A Success

Organizers of yesterday's Asics L.A. Marathon "hailed the race as one of the most successful ever, with near-record crowds," despite temperatures being the "highest ever recorded" since the event began its "Stadium to the Sea" course from Dodger Stadium to Santa Monica five years ago, according to T ...

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U.S. World Cup Tune-Up A Coup For Jacksonville

The U.S. men's national soccer team "completes its pre-World Cup schedule" with a June 7 game against Nigeria at EverBank Field, and "expectations are high" for ticket sales, according to Ryan O'Halloran of the FLORIDA TIMES-UNION. EverBank Field in '12 drew 44,438 fans for a Scotland-U.S. match, "f ...

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Chicago Marathon Suffers Registration Setback

Registration issues for the Bank of America Chicago Marathon have forced the "postponement of online registration" for the "second year in a row," according to Dale Bowman of the CHICAGO SUN-TIMES. Registration was scheduled to start yesterday but was "postponed two weeks until March 19." Race offic ...

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Ticket Sales Up For Big Ten Tournament

This year will mark the first time the Big Ten men's basketball tournament has "ever been sold out in the nine years that it's been held in Indianapolis," according to Anthony Schoettle of the INDIANAPOLIS BUSINESS JOURNAL. Conference officials recently said that more than 109,000 tickets have been ...

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IMS Offers New "Glamping" Packages

Indianapolis 500 fans for the first time "will be able to 'glamp' in the IMS infield during race weekend," according to Dana Hunsinger Benbow of the INDIANAPOLIS STAR. "Glamping," short for glamorous camping, is "a trend popping up nationwide for people who want to enjoy the basics of camping withou ...

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Springsteen To Headline Final Four Concert

Event organizers yesterday announced that Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band will "perform a free concert April 6 at the site of the old Reunion Arena as part of the NCAA’s March Madness Music Festival" in Arlington, according to Robert Wilonsky of the DALLAS MORNING NEWS. Organizers exp ...

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Bettman Weighs Minnesota Outdoor Game

NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman spent yesterday afternoon touring Target Field and TCF Bank Stadium with Wild Owner Craig Leipold, who continued his "lengthy effort to bring Minnesota an outdoor game," according to Michael Russo of the Minneapolis STAR TRIBUNE. Bettman said, "It's something we know th ...

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