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50,000-Plus Fans See What May Be American Pharoah's Last Race

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Ticket sales were “capped” by NYRA at 50,000 and “sold out more than two weeks in advance, even before it was announced that American Pharoah would compete.”

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NHL FRANCHISE NOTES

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LIBERTY DEAL FOR ASCENT CLOSES: DENVER TEAMS TO BE SOLD?

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FACILITY NOTES

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STARS AND BARS: WILL SERENA WILLIAMS SAY NO TO SC EVENT?

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THE SEARCH IS OVER: SOCOG HAVING A G'DAY WITH LOOKSMART DEAL

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