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John Youk looks up from a camouflage grill beneath a tent at Kentucky Speedway and eyes a Sprint Tower in the distance. He scans the numbers for Stewart-Haas drivers. “Patrick’s third fastest,” he says, nodding. “Stewart’s quick, sixth. We’ve got hot cars. Oh y...

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Sponsorships up for Women’s World Cup

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06/27/11
MLB’s plans in place

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06/27/11
Gold Cup numbers shine as predicted

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06/06/11
Michigan, Notre Dame sign seat-cushion deals

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05/23/11
SBA Lifetime Achievement Award

Nearly four decades after beating Bobby Riggs in arguably the most important sports event of the 20th century, Billie Jean King says men and women still come up to her with tears in their eyes to thank her. The recipient of the 2011 Lifetime Achievement Award from SportsBusiness Journal/ ...

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05/23/11
Sports Business Awards reception

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05/23/11
The Worldwide Leader's Leader

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05/09/11
Action sports coming to NYC?

Madison Square Garden Inc. is working on plans for New York City’s first major BMX and skateboard event, to be held in 2012, after several years of investigating action sports opportunities in the city. The company is in negotiations with the city to get the required permits and approval for the ev ...

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04/25/11
NYC Marathon "Opening Day" this week

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04/25/11
Hunter steers Colorado cycling race

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