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NYRA Increasing Digital Capacity, Parking For Belmont Stakes After Last Year's Issues

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 04 / 24 / 15

NYRA President & CEO Chris Kay said that Belmont Park this year is "quadrupling its digital capacity, adding food options and expanding the LIRR loading area to allow for more cars" for this June's Belmont Stakes, according to Rick Karlin of the Albany TIMES UNION. NYRA officials on Wednesd...

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02/19/15
Sources: '22 World Cup To Start In November

Moving the dates of the '22 FIFA World Cup in Qatar to November and December is "a done deal," according to sources cited by Grant Wahl of SI.com. A FIFA task force "will meet in Doha next week and make that recommendation, and the FIFA Executive Committee is set to make the decision final at its me ...

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02/19/15
Aronimink To Host '18 BMW Championship

Aronimink Golf Club in Newtown Square, Pa., "has been offered" the '18 PGA Tour BMW Championship, according to Neil Hartman of CSNPHILLY.com. The club's members next month "will vote to accept" the tourney, which is the third leg of the FedExCup Playoffs, and it "is expected to be easily passed." Ar ...

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02/19/15
Hartford Businesses Buying Into AAC Tourney

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02/19/15
Mexico Out As Host Of '17 World Aquatics

Mexico has "withdrawn as host" of the '17 World Aquatics Championships, with "economic distress caused by the fall of oil prices as a prime factor in the decision," according to Philip Hersh of the CHICAGO TRIBUNE. The '17 event "was to take place in Guadelajara." USA Swimming Exec Dir Chuck Wielgus ...

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02/17/15
FIS Thrilled With Alpine World Championships

The '15 FIS Alpine World Ski Championships concluded Sunday after two weeks of action in Vail and Beaver Creek, Colo., and total attendance "will be close to 130,000 for races, 200,000 when including all of the other events," according to Randy Wyrick of the VAIL DAILY. Vail Valley Foundation Presid ...

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02/16/15
NASCAR Criticized For Daytona Qualifying Format

Just minutes into the first round of yesterday's group qualifying for this weekend's Daytona 500 at Daytona Int'l Speedway, "a bad multi-car wreck destroyed several cars" including that of driver Clint Bowyer, who "was livid when he came out of the care center and took NASCAR to task for using this ...

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02/16/15
NBA Kings Look To Bring '19 NBA ASG To Sacto

The NBA Kings "are mounting an effort to land the crown jewel of NBA events: the league’s annual All-Star Game," according to Lillis & Kasler of the SACRAMENTO BEE. The "fledgling bid" for the '19 game "comes with an unusual twist: Kings officials are proposing to partner with Napa Valley ...

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02/16/15
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02/15/15
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02/13/15
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