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UFC Plans Return To Orlando In Wake Of Strong Ticket Sales For Saturday Card

04 / 18 / 14

UFC on Saturday makes its first foray into Orlando with an event at Amway Center, and the level of promotion for the event marks a "drastic change" from previous shows in South Florida that left UC President Dana White "less than pleased," according to Brian Linder of the Daytona Beach NEWS-JOURNAL....

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IMS Offers New "Glamping" Packages

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03/05/14
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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03/04/14
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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03/04/14
CIAA Tourney To Stay In Charlotte

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03/04/14
New Nationwide Basketball Tourney Announced

A group backed by Tony Ponturo and Andy Dolich yesterday announced the launch of a nationwide, five-on-five, winner-take-all basketball tournament with a payout of $500,000. The event is being called The Basketball Tournament. It will feature 32, 7- to 9-player teams that are selected based on ...

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03/03/14
NHL's Stadium Series Game At Soldier Field Praised

The Blackhawks on Saturday defeated the Penguins 5-1 in a Coors Light Stadium Series game at Soldier Field, and as "goofy and gimmicky as outdoor hockey is, it’s hard to argue with the cool factor of playing a big, nationally televised game in front of 62,921 fans in a driving snowstorm," acco ...

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03/03/14
Honda Classic Draws Big Crowds

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02/27/14
NHL Struggling To Sell Last Heritage Classic Tickets

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02/27/14
BAA Announces '14 Marathon Security Measures

The Boston Athletic Association yesterday announced "tough new security measures" for the '14 Boston Marathon, which will "ban backpacks and a long list of other items," according to McCluskey & Johnson of the BOSTON HERALD. The BAA is "expecting 36,000 official runners this year, up from 27,000 ...

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02/26/14
Honda Classic Boasts Strongest Field To Date

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