In San Diego, Dennis Lin noted the '18 MLB schedule released yesterday did "not include a proposed Mexico City series between the Padres and the Dodgers." An MLB official said that Mexico City games "remain under discussion and could still happen, but the league is not ready to announce them or an official opponent for the Padres." One "possible holdup" is that the construction of the Mexico City Red Devils' new ballpark reportedly has "encountered delays and may not be ready by the start of next season" (SANDIEGOUNIONTRIBUNE.com, 9/12).
TEMPORARY SETBACK: LPGA officials yesterday announced that the Alisports LPGA tournament, "scheduled to be played in Shanghai from Oct. 5-8, has been canceled." LPGA Commissioner Mike Whan said that the tournament was unable to successfully "obtain permit approval from the local district government to hold the event." While the "last-minute cancelation is disappointing, currently the plan is for the event to return" in '18 (GOLFDIGEST.com, 9/12).
GRAND CELEBRATION: The PBA will celebrate its 60th anniversary with a variety of special tributes, including a new Go Bowling! PBA 60th Anniversary Classic tournament. The '18 season will see the unveiling of the "60 Most Memorable Moments In PBA History" as part of the PBA's ESPN television schedule beginning on Feb. 4 and concluding on May 13. There will also be a special line of PBA 60th Anniversary merchandise, video highlights of PBA's most memorable moments shared on PBA's YouTube channel as well as Xtra Frame (PBA).