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Jump to the Finish

Jump to the Finish

| February 3, 2017 | 0 Comments

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, resort officials still weren’t sure exactly what […]

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Everything is Bigger

Everything is Bigger

| January 3, 2017 | 0 Comments

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 Flight,” a space attraction that will […]

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Ready for the Stage

Ready for the Stage

| December 2, 2016 | 0 Comments

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 each of the first two years of […]

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Holding Court

Holding Court

| November 4, 2016 | 0 Comments

Heading into this season, one could argue about which two major off-season occurrences made bigger headlines in the world of the National Basketball Association—Kevin Durant’s free-agent decision to leave Oklahoma City for Golden State in an effort to build a team of superstars, or the league’s decision to move its All-Star Weekend from Charlotte to […]

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World Cup Reboot

World Cup Reboot

| September 12, 2016 | 0 Comments

Twelve years since its last international tournament, the National Hockey League will head to hockey-mad Toronto for the third installment of the World Cup of Hockey, an event that could help determine the league’s future direction in international competition. Set for September 17 to October 1, this latest version of the World Cup will be […]

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Rio Earns Redemption

Rio Earns Redemption

| August 5, 2016 | 0 Comments

Every Olympic Summer Games seems to come with its own challenges and concerns. In 2008, questions swirled around Beijing’s air quality. In 2010, there were doubts about adequate snow levels at the alpine venues near Vancouver. In 2012, some wondered whether London’s public transportation would be too crowded to move people efficiently. And in 2014, […]

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Playing Through

Playing Through

| July 1, 2016 | 0 Comments

Michael Whan is all smiles when talking about the Ladies Professional Golf Association’s current state and its bright future—and for good reason. When he became the LPGA’s eighth commissioner in 2010, the tour was doing its best to rally from a bleak time in its history, the result of a global recession, financial losses and […]

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| May 9, 2016 | 0 Comments

Century to Savor By John Conroy For three weeks in June, soccer fans can thrill to the talents of Lionel Messi, Chicharito, Clint Dempsey and other stars of the “beautiful game” during the Copa América Centenario, an international tournament that some believe has the potential to rival the 1994 FIFA World Cup hosted in the […]

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| March 30, 2016 | 0 Comments

A Season of Promise By John Conroy For Opening Day 2016, the Kansas City Royals have taken the catchphrase of the legendary Ernie Banks—“Let’s play two!”—and supersized it. “What’s unique about this year is we’re actually going to have two Opening Days,” said Don Costante, senior director of event presentation and production for the Royals. […]

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| March 8, 2016 | 0 Comments

Raising the Bar By John Conroy Despite marquee events, world-class athletes and a star turn every four years at the Olympic Summer Games, track and field in the United States has struggled to find ways to compete for attention against more mainstream sports. Recently, though, the sport has seen major developments—among them, significant international events […]

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