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R&A, USGA Introduce Law Limiting Use Of Video Evidence

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 04 / 26 / 17

The use of video evidence in golf is "to be limited in the wake of incidents like the one that cost Lexi Thompson victory in a women's major earlier this month," with the "naked eye" being the "determining factor when it comes to rules" rather than TV technology, according to Martin Dempster of the ...

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Houston Rockets Partner With Scisky

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Tags: Marketing and Sponsorship, Asia, North America

ESPN Int'l Gears Up For Super Bowl LI

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Estadio Jalisco Renovates Locker Rooms

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Tags: Facilities, North America

Turner Int'l Invests In Bigballs Media

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Mexican, U.S. Sides To Play Protest Games

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