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| December 11, 2017 | 0 Comments

Under the Lights   By Vanessa Hughes With the National Hockey League celebrating its centennial this season, the league is staging a record number of special events across the globe. It’s also blazing new ground with the launch of the Vegas Golden Knights, the first major professional team to be based in Las Vegas. The […]

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| October 18, 2017 | 0 Comments

Global Game By Greg Echlin During last year’s NBA off-season, the Kevin Durant free-agent sweepstakes and Team USA’s Olympic gold medal created plenty of buzz. But this year’s developments—with trades, signings and all the hype around Los Angeles Lakers draft pick Lonzo Ball—have raised the decibel level even higher. The start of play should bring […]

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| September 5, 2017 | 0 Comments

Ready for a Close-Up By Vanessa Hughes Reality shows with sports themes have taken the TV world by storm in recent years, and their popularity suggests that even more will emerge in the near future. Such shows travel to some truly iconic destinations—and also create exciting opportunities for host cities to showcase all they have […]

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| August 8, 2017 | 0 Comments

College Football Forges Ahead By Greg Echlin From season openers to the climactic games of the College Football Playoff, college football always generates plenty of interest. And this season, several new venues and a new site for the national championship game stand to create even more buzz around the sport. The excitement around the 2017-2018 […]

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| July 3, 2017 | 0 Comments

Riding High By Rachel Carter When it comes to action sports, “97 percent of the consumers that watch don’t know the difference between the kickflip and heelflip, and they don’t care,” said Rick Bratman, CEO of ASA Entertainment, which stages action sports events all over the United States. “They want to see big tricks. They […]

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| April 4, 2017 | 0 Comments

Smash Hit By John Conroy Tennis events are drawing large crowds and active participants across the country, and the new USTA national campus is bound to add interest in the sport. Impressed by the crowd size at the February 2016 Fed Cup competition in Maui, Ben Goldsmith picked up the phone and called Hawaii’s United […]

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| March 3, 2017 | 0 Comments

Raising the Flag By John Conroy Major League Baseball’s fourth international tournament steps to the plate this month with the league on a hot streak. In the afterglow of the Chicago Cubs’ thrilling World Series victory and with MLB enjoying growing global popularity, the 2017 World Baseball Classic will begin with great anticipation on March […]

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| February 3, 2017 | 0 Comments

Jump to the Finish By Jason Gewirtz Executives at Vermont’s Killington Resort had more than a year to market and create buzz around what would be the first FIS Ski World Cup in New England in 25 years. While early signs pointed to strong interest for the International Ski Federation event, held over Thanksgiving weekend, […]

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| January 3, 2017 | 0 Comments

Everything is Bigger By John Conroy Faced with having to follow the major celebrations of last season’s Super Bowl 50, the National Football League and the city of Houston decided to go deep this year—as in deep space. To accomplish that, the Houston Super Bowl Host Committee, the league and NASA have conjured up “Future […]

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| December 2, 2016 | 0 Comments

Ready for the Stage By Greg Echlin Like them or not, it’s hard to dispute the force of the University of Alabama and the passion behind the Crimson Tide’s success. Under Coach Nick Saban, who has five national titles to his credit (four with the Tide), Alabama is the only team to have played in […]

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