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Ohio State defensive lineman Robert Landers (67) celebrates recovering a Michigan fumble in the first half of a college football game in Ann Arbor, Michigan, on November 30, 2019. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

The Latest on Sports and COVID-19:
Big Ten Going Conference-Only in Fall Sports

The coronavirus outbreak has forced difficult decisions for the sports-event industry. Nearly every major sporting event has been canceled, moved or postponed. Here is a look at where things stand. Thursday, July 9 COLLEGE SPORTS: Big Ten Conference Going Conference-Only in Fall Sports The Big Ten Conference has made the biggest move in adjusting the Continue Reading

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Amazon Buys Seattle Arena Naming Rights, Brands it ‘Climate Pledge Arena’

The home for the WNBA’s Seattle Storm and the city’s expansion National Hockey League team will be called Climate Pledge Arena after the naming rights for the venue were bought by Amazon. The announcement was made by Amazon and the Oak View Group, which is renovating the arena and owns the NHL expansion team that Continue Reading

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Angels, Ducks Planning Major Anaheim Developments

The city of Anaheim, California, received a major development boost with the news on consecutive days this week that the Los Angeles Angels and Anaheim Ducks are planning mixed-use entertainment districts surrounding their venues covering 250 acres of space. The Ducks’ project is named ocV!BE and would include 115 acres of land, surrounding the Honda Continue Reading

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Fans were already learning social distancing during MLB's spring training. Photo: Gregory Bull/AP Images

Special Report: How COVID-19 has Changed the Sports-Event Industry

After months of waiting, you and your spouse are heading to the stadium. After a wait of what seems like forever to be at a game, your mobile tickets are loaded on the phone as you get out of your car and head over to the stadium entrance, making sure to stop six feet from Continue Reading

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Safety is Priority Before Return to Play, Says NBA Union Director

Going six weeks without sports is making the fandom world start to go a bit stir-crazy, but NBA Players Association Executive Director Michele Roberts has a firm message: Don’t rush things. “Our fans are more loyal than I think many of us appreciate,” Roberts said during the final virtual Sports Business Journal/CAA World of Sports Continue Reading

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Henderson, Nevada, Approves Bonds for New Arena

The Vegas Golden Knights‘ new AHL affiliate in nearby Henderson, Nevada, got one step closer to having its own facility when the Henderson City Council voted to approve $60 million in bonds for a new 6,000-seat multipurpose venue in the city. The vote approved the funding for construction, with approval for the construction itself to Continue Reading

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NWHL Expands With First Team in Canada

The National Women’s Hockey League has announced an expansion team in Toronto that will play when the league opens its sixth season. The team will be the league’s first in Canada. The ownership team will be led by Johanna Neilson Boynton, who played four years at Harvard and is the CEO and co-Founder of Boynton Continue Reading

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Madison Square Garden Splits Into Two Companies

The Madison Square Garden Corporation has officially completed its spinoff into two companies, MSG Sports and MSG Entertainment with both listed and traded independently on the New York Stock Exchange. The spinoff was completed on April 17. Victoria Mink will continue in her role at MSG Sports as executive vice president and chief financial officer. Continue Reading

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St. Louis Awarded ACHA Championships

The American Collegiate Hockey Association 2022 national championships will be held in St. Louis and hosted by the 2019 NHL Stanley Cup Champions St. Louis Blues as well as the St. Louis Sports Commission. The 10-day event will award titles in three men’s divisions and two women’s divisions by the ACHA, the governing body for non-varsity Continue Reading

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Sports events around the world are continuing to see the impact of the coronavirus on events. PhotoL Jae C. Hong/AP Images

How The Coronavirus Has Impacted Sports Events

  The coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak continues to affect the sports-event industry. As destinations work to contain the spread of the virus, it has led many sports-event organizers to make decisions about the immediate future of their events. With so much changing so quickly, we are tracking the latest updates, both confirmations of sports events that Continue Reading

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