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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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World Cycling Championships Unveiled

The courses for the '15 UCI Road World Cycling Championships were unveiled yesterday, "outlining the downtown Richmond streets that some of the world’s best cyclists will navigate during the nine-day event," according to Brandon Parker of the WASHINGTON POST. The event "is one of three legs, a ...

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ACC Championship Game In Charlotte Through '19

The ACC yesterday announced a "six-year contract extension" that keeps its football championship game in Charlotte through '19, according to Erik Spanberg of the CHARLOTTE BUSINESS JOURNAL. The city has hosted the game since '10, and the conference during the past four years has "operated on consecu ...

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Cadillac Championship Targets More Affluent Crowd

The March 5-9 WGC-Cadillac Championship at the Trump National Doral Miami is "being transformed into a glamorous, sexy, multifaceted event as its organizers hope to lure in a younger, hipper, more affluent crowd," according to Ina Paiva Cordle of the MIAMI HERALD. Tournament Chair Butch Buchholz sai ...

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Daytona 500 Again Marred By Weather

As NASCAR and "thousands of fans waited and watched into Sunday night, weather was the only winner at the Daytona 500," according to Mike Hembree in a special to USA TODAY. Rain and "severe weather warnings stopped" the race after just 38 laps, and "things got worse from there." The race "endured it ...

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WGC Match Play Future Still Undetermined

PGA Tour Commissioner Tim Finchem yesterday confirmed that the location and title sponsor for next year’s WGC-Match Play Championship "remains unknown," according to Rex Hoggard of GOLFCHANNEL.com. Accenture's title sponsorship ended with the completion of the tournament yesterday, and Fi ...

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European Soccer Clubs Confirm U.S. Tournament

EPL club Liverpool on Thursday formally announced that it will make its seventh trip to the U.S. when it plays in the Guinness Int’l Champions Cup this summer alongside seven other blue-chip European clubs. The 12-city, round-robin tournament, run by RSE Ventures subsidiary Relevent Sports, wi ...

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NBA Players Give Spirited ASG Effort

The East prevailed in the NBA All-Star Game with a 163-155 victory, but "both teams gave inspiring efforts" with a "non-stop showcase of high-flying dunks and quick-strike scoring," according to John Reid of the New Orleans TIMES-PICAYUNE. Despite the "dazzling show put forth by the players, the mos ...

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San Diego To Submit '17 America's Cup Bid

The Port of San Diego "voted unanimously last Tuesday to submit a bid by March 3 to host the 35th America’s Cup defense on San Diego Bay" in August '17, according to Bill Center of the SAN DIEGO UNION-TRIBUNE. The move came after Oracle Team USA CEO of Tactics Russell Coutts "contacted le ...

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MSU's Hollis Creates New Hoops Tourney

The Michigan State, North Carolina, Florida and Texas men’s basketball teams will play in a “barnstorming event” in December ’18 after agreeing to play “three games, one each in New York City, Chicago and Los Angeles over an eight-day period … while traveling tog ...

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NOLA Pushes To Be Regular NBA ASG Host

The NBA All-Star Game will be played Sunday in New Orleans for the second time in six years, and both Mayor Mitch Landrieu and Pelicans Owner Tom Benson yesterday “spoke of getting New Orleans into a rotation to regularly host the event,” according to Nakia Hogan of the New Orleans TIMES ...

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