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04 / 24 / 14

Paul McCartney today announced he will play the last-ever concert at Candlestick Park on Aug. 14. The S.F. venue also played host to  The Beatles ' final live concert in '66 ( Paul McCartney ). Free agent WR Miles Austin has been eliminated from the World Poker Tour Championship in ...

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CDI Posts Small Loss During Q1

Revenue from Churchill Downs Inc.’s "three main business segments -- racing operations, casinos, and online betting -- were all up" in Q1 compared with the same period last year, but CDI "still posted a small loss for the period," according to financial documents cited by Matt Hegarty of DAILY ...

Tags: Finance, Churchill Downs Inc.

Royal Liverpool Getting Tech Upgrades For Open

British Open officials have "vowed to lead the way with new technology to enhance" the fan experience for the July 17-20 tournament at Royal Liverpool Golf Club, according to Phil Casey of the London INDEPENDENT. Large LED screens will be "placed on each hole apart from the 18th, which will retain t ...

Tags: Events and Attractions, Golf

Executive Transactions

The PGA Tour on Monday announced that The Players Championship Exec VP & CEO HENRY HUGHES will retire July 1, after 25 years. Hughes was The Players Exec Dir from '88-96 and served as the PGA Tour's first Chief of Operations from '98-'08 ( PGA Tour )....Collegiate Licensing Co. named Eric Mowe ...

Tags: People and Pop Culture

Slive Lays Out Subdivision Plans

SEC Commissioner Mike Slive last week visited the Univ. of Massachusetts as the exec-in-residence for the Mark H. McCormack Department of Sport Management, and in a keynote address "laid out seven goals for the new subdivision of Division I that will house" the SEC, ACC, Big Ten, Big 12 and Pac-12, ...

Tags: Colleges, NCAA

Heat, Miami Mayor At Odds Over Lease

Heat Owner Micky Arison yesterday announced an agreement with Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Gimenez for "extended county payments to the AmericanAirlines Arena -- only to have Gimenez say an hour later that the proposed subsidies are too high for him to endorse the deal," according to a front-page piece b ...

Tags: Facilities, Miami Heat, NBA

ECHL Attendance Flat Compared To '12-13

ECHL teams, playing at what is considered the Double-A level of North American hockey, averaged 4,706 fans per game during the ’13-14 regular season, relatively flat compared to last season. The league played with one less team to start the season, as the Trenton Titans ceased operations ...

Tags: Research and Ratings, ECHL

Kobe, Luck In New Panini WC Sticker Campaign

Lakers G Kobe Bryant and Colts QB Andrew Luck reveal their soccer affinity in a series of viral videos from Panini America backing its FIFA World Cup sticker collection. The spots are dubbed "Who Do You Collect?" and were developed with agency Conscious-Minds, Pasadena, and shot at StubHub Cent ...

Tags: Marketing and Sponsorship, Panini

Dynamo Benefit From NWSL Dash Alliance

Brian Ching played eight seasons with the Dynamo and is now guiding the NWSL Houston Dash "through its inaugural season" as Managing Dir, just part of Dynamo and Dash President of Business Operations Chris Canetti's "larger vision to further cement the Dynamo in the hearts and minds of Houston socce ...

Tags: Franchises, Houston Dynamo, MLS, NWSL

NFL Releases '14 Schedule

The NFL released the '14 regular-season schedule last night, and CBS in its first year broadcasting a Thursday night primetime set of games was given a "much stronger package than they gave the NFL Network in previous years." The net’s schedule opens with Steelers-Ravens on Sept. 11. CBS Spor ...

Laugh Track....Ford Tough

ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel : “There was one glaring omission from the most beautiful list and that was, of course, Toronto Mayor Rob Ford , who was in the crowd last night at Game 2 of the NBA playoff series between the Nets and the Raptors.” A video was shown of Ford looking away into t ...

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