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Pricey Tickets Still Available For Mayweather-Pacquiao Fight On Secondary Market

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 05 / 01 / 15

As of Thursday, there remained "a lot of available tickets" on the secondary market for Saturday's Floyd Mayweather Jr.-Manny Pacquiao bout, according to Alan Snel of the LAS VEGAS REVIEW-JOURNAL. As of 11:00pm PT, StubHub "was offering 1,093 tickets." StubHub on Wednesday "received 200 to 250 fight...

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White Risking $5M With New Event

Snowboarder Shaun White is undertaking a "different type of risk" as the majority owner of a "two-day action sports, arts and music festival" called Air + Style this weekend at the Rose Bowl , according to Fred Dreier of the WALL STREET JOURNAL. The event's budget could surpass $5M, all "coming out ...

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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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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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Hartford Businesses Buying Into AAC Tourney

XL Center GM Chris Lawrence said that ticket sales for the March 12-15 American Athletic Conference men's basketball tournament "got an early boost from local businesses," according to Dom Amore of the HARTFORD COURANT. Lawrence did not offer specifics on the number of tickets sold, but said, "We go ...

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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Mexico has "withdrawn as host" of the '17 World Aquatics Championships, with "economic distress caused by the fall of oil prices as a prime factor in the decision," according to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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FIS Thrilled With Alpine World Championships

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NASCAR Criticized For Daytona Qualifying Format

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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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Marlins Officially Hosting '17 All-Star Game

MLB on Friday officially announced Marlins Park as the host for the '17 All-Star Game in a "festive ceremony overlooking downtown Miami from the left-field plaza," according to Manny Navarro of the MIAMI HERALD. MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred said, "It was time for baseball to recognize and pay back S ...

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T'Wolves' LaVine, Warriors' Curry Shine

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