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PGA Tour Unveils Plans For New HQ

The PGA Tour has revealed plans for a new 187,000 square-foot HQ to be built on existing Tour property in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla.. The new home, expected to be completed in '20, for the first time will consolidate the Tour’s 750 employees under one roof. Tour employees now work in 17 buildings ...

Tags: Facilities, PGA Tour

Emmert: Meaningful Change Coming To College Hoops

NCAA President Mark Emmert on Thursday pledged that the NCAA is "serious in its response" to the FBI investigation into college basketball, and that the Commission on College Basketball "will lead to lasting change, hopefully by the start" of the '18-19 season, according to Ben Roberts of the LEXING ...

Tags: Colleges, NCAA

USAG Leaves Karolyi Amid Nassar Scandal

USA Gymanstics will no longer use the Karolyi Ranch in Huntsville, Texas, as its national team training center, responding to fierce criticism in the wake of the Larry Nassar sexual assault trial and scandal ( Ben Fischer, Staff Writer ). In Houston, David Barron notes the team had "held regular tra ...

Tags: Olympics

Tirico Won't Be As Political As Costas During Oly

New NBC primetime Olympics host Mike Tirico said viewers can expect less politics out of him at the Pyeongchang Games compared to his predecessor. Bob Costas, who anchored NBC’s Olympics coverage from '92-'16, memorably slammed the Russian government’s aggressive foreign policy and poor ...

Tags: Media, NBC

Monster Chair: NASCAR Talks Ongoing

Monster Energy has had several high-level meetings with NASCAR execs in recent weeks regarding the future of its Cup series title sponsorship, according to sources, but no decision has been reached yet about the future beyond ’18. Monster Chair & CEO Rodney Sacks discussed the topic Thursd ...

Tags: Marketing and Sponsorship, NASCAR

Gulati Not Happy With USSF Election Talk

Outgoing U.S. Soccer President Sunil Gulati said he found much of the talk around the upcoming election of his successor "depressing and disgusting," according to Paul Kennedy of SOCCER AMERICA. Gulati sat for a Q&A with Fox' Alexi Lalas on Thursday at the United Soccer Coaches Convention i ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies

Spurs Pushing New Season Ticket Sales

The Spurs, which are "courting a wider geographic region in their quest to fill seats and suites, are getting an early jump on next season's inventory," according to W. Scott Bailey of the SAN ANTONIO BUSINESS JOURNAL. Current season ticket holders have a "few weeks to decide whether they plan to re ...

Tags: Franchises, San Antonio Spurs

Chris Paul Sells L.A. County Home For $1.95M

Rockets G CHRIS PAUL has sold his home in the Woodland Hills neighborhood of L.A. for $1.95M. Paul "bought the property four years ago" for $1.775M. The Mediterranean-style house is "set behind fences and gates on half an acre of grounds" and has "five bedrooms, six bathrooms and more than 6,400 s ...

Tags: People and Pop Culture

Auburn Hires Allen Greene As New AD

Auburn yesterday named the Univ. at Buffalo's Allen Greene as its new AD, and "at first glance, he may be the anti-Jay Jacobs," according to Kevin Scarbinsky of the BIRMINGHAM NEWS. Jacobs, the outgoing AD, is "as Auburn as Auburn gets." He "played football for the Tigers and spent virtually his ent ...

Tags: Colleges

NHL Stands Firm In Kid Rock ASG Decision

The NHL on Thursday said that the decision to select Kid Rock to play at its All-Star Game in Tampa was "'purely based' on his entertainment value and history as a hockey fan," according to Greg Wyshynski of ESPN.com. NHL Exec VP & Chief Content Officer Steve Mayer acknowledged the ASG bac ...

Tags: Events and Attractions

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