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The New National Stadium, a venue designed for the opening and closing ceremonies for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, is seen prominently in the Tokyo cityscape seen from an observation tower. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)

NBC, Twitch Partnering on Olympic Content

NBC Olympics and Twitch are partnering to produce and deliver live content that will live on a new NBC Olympics Twitch channel leading into and throughout the Olympic Summer Games in Tokyo in 2021. The effort will consist of unique programming tailored to the Twitch community including highlight studio shows, game-ified pre-Olympic activations, Olympic athlete interviews […]

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2021 USA Field Hockey National Festival Returns to Tampa

USA Field Hockey will stage its 40th National Hockey Festival at the Tournament Sportsplex of Tampa Bay in Florida, starting November 25, 2021, in partnership with the Tampa Bay Sports Commission and Visit Tampa Bay. The Tournament Sportsplex of Tampa Bay is a multisport facility located in southeast Hillsborough County. The Sportsplex has 15 full-size […]

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Nathan Benderson Park in Sarasota, Florida, has hosted the 2017 World Rowing Championships and the 2018 World Rowing Masters Regatta.

Sarasota County Commissioners Boosting Sports Tourism

The Sarasota County Board of Commissioners in Florida has agreed to allocate 5 percent of the county’s tourist development tax collections toward sports tourism and related activities, and create a sports tourism liaison position with the county’s Parks, Recreation and Natural Resources Department. Sports tourism marketing will remain with Visit Sarasota County, reported the Englewood […]

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Wilmington Sports Complex Gets Naming Rights Sponsor

The Wilmington City Council in North Carolina has approved a $1.3 million title sponsorship agreement with nCino Inc., a Wilmington-based company that specializes in financial technology, for naming rights to a public sports complex scheduled to be completed this fall that would be one of the largest in the state. The Cape Fear Soccer Park […]

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Downtown Spokane Stadium Approved; USL Expansion Team on Its Way

The Spokane Public School Board in Washington on Wednesday night approved a new mixed-use downtown stadium development that will bring a USL League One expansion club to the city and potentially be used by Eastern Washington University and the Big Sky Conference. The board of directors agreed in a 4-1 vote to move ahead with […]

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U.S. defender Becky Sauerbrunn (4), forward Lynn Williams (13) and teammates acknowledge fans after a 3-1 win over Japan in a SheBelieves Cup match on March 11, 2020, in Frisco, Texas. (AP Photo/Jeffrey McWhorter)

U.S. Women’s Soccer to Play Pre-Olympic Games in Houston, Austin

The U.S. women’s national soccer team has added three games to its pre-Olympic lineup to be played in Houston and Austin, Texas, as part of the U.S. Soccer’s WNT Summer Series. The women’s national team will play June 10 against Portugal in Houston at BBVA Stadium and then on June 13 against Jamaica at the […]

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Caesars and Arizona Diamondbacks to Open Sportsbook at Chase Field

The Arizona Diamondbacks will become the latest professional sports team to open a sportsbook in or near its venue, announcing a deal with Caesars Entertainment to launch mobile sports betting in Arizona and build a sportsbook and bar concept on the plaza adjacent to the team’s home, Chase Field. “We went through a thorough process […]

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Anaheim, California, hosted the 2017 International Weightlifting Federation World Championships. Photo courtesy of Joseph McCray

USA Weightlifting Plans Hawaii Training Site for Tokyo 2020

USA Weightlifting athletes headed to the Tokyo Olympic Summer Games will train before and during the event in Hawaii, the national governing body has announced. The training site, which originally was intended to be in Tokyo, was moved as the Tokyo 2020 Organizing Committee has invoked strict new protocols limiting the number of administrators, supplementary […]

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NHL and Clorox Clean Up with New Partnership

The Clorox Company and the National Hockey League have announced a new multiyear North American partnership that will see Clorox become the official cleaning and disinfecting product partner of the league. The multiyear agreement, which starts with the 2021 Stanley Cup Playoffs, includes marketing and product integrations to support the league’s COVID protocols during the playoffs […]

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A vaccinated doctor from Florida holds up a sign outside of Raymond James Stadium before the NFL Super Bowl LV. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)

Vaccinations Could Earn Fans Super Bowl Tickets

Getting a COVID-19 vaccination may pay off in more ways than one for 50 lucky football fans. The National Football League has announced that it will give out 50 free tickets to Super Bowl LVI in February 2022 at SoFi Stadium in Los Angeles to vaccinated Americans in an effort to help the national vaccination […]

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