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Special Olympics Unified Cup 2022 Heading to Detroit

The Special Olympics Unified Cup 2022 presented by Toyota will be hosted by Detroit with nearly 600 athletes from up to 31 nations to competing starting July 31. The Special Olympics Unified Cup Detroit 2022 will be the second-ever tournament in this single-sport series, which challenges negative attitudes towards people with intellectual disabilities and demonstrates […]

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Craig Cress

Catching Up with USA Softball CEO Craig Cress

Tuesday, July 27, was a big day on the Olympic program, with much of the attention in the United States focused on the women’s gymnastics team and the withdrawal of Simone Biles from the competition. But in Yokohama, about an hour from Tokyo, an entirely different drama in women’s sports was taking place at Yokohoma […]

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United States' A'Ja Wilson, center, grabs a rebound between Nigeria's Adaora Elonu, left, and Atonye Nyingifa during women's basketball preliminary round play at the 2020 Olympic Summer Games on Tuesday, July 27, 2021, in Saitama, Japan. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

At the 2021 Olympic Games, Women Rule

If you asked 100 people interested in this year’s Olympic Summer Games in Tokyo which athlete they want to see the most, it’s a safe bet the first name mentioned would be Simone Biles. Several may say Katie Ledecky. Others would say Allyson Felix, A’ja Wilson or Alex Morgan. As the 50th anniversary of Title […]

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Richmond Region Tourism to Host Three CIAA Championships Through 2024

The Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association and Richmond Region Tourism have announced a three-year partnership that will bring a trio of spring championships to the Virginia destination beginning in 2022. The championship events start next spring with outdoor track and field and women’s tennis hosted by Virginia State University, and softball at RF&P Park in Henrico […]

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Meijer President & CEO Rick Keyes (photo credit – Meijer)
Meijer President and CEO Rick Keyes discussed the recent agreement with the West Michigan Sports Commission. Photo: Courtesy of Meijer

West Michigan Sports Commission Continues Relationship with Meijer

The West Michigan Sports Commission has reached a new 10-year partnership with Meijer to serve as the naming rights partner of the WMSC’s baseball/softball complex in Rockford, Michigan. The venue will now be called the Meijer SportsComplex. “Meijer has been a loyal partner of the WMSC for more than a decade, and this naming rights […]

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Tokyo 2020 Olympic Baseball Qualifier Heading to The Palm Beaches

The World Baseball Softball Confederation will stage its WBSC Baseball Americas Qualifier from May 31 through June 5 in The Palm Beaches & St. Lucie County, Florida, as eight national teams will play for one spot in the upcoming six-team 2020 Olympic Summer Games tournament in Tokyo. Games will be played at Clover Park in […]

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Visit Quad Cities Attracts Three Summer Events

Visit Quad Cities will host three summer events this year in a variety of sports, the destination has announced. For the first time, the American Cornhole League will hold an event in the region, bringing its ACL Open on April 9—11. It will be the first event to be held at the new Bend XPO […]

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USA Softball Border Battle With Canada Heading to Oklahoma City

USA Softball will host the 2021 Border Battle, an annual international slow pitch event that features the USA Softball and Canada Slow Pitch National Teams, at the USA Softball Hall of Fame Complex in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Slated for September 10–12, the USA Softball men’s and women’s slow pitch national teams, plus the men’s and […]

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Viktor Hovland, of Norway, chips to the 18th green during the final round of the 2019 John Deere Classic golf tournament (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

SFIA Reports Golf and Tennis on the Upswing

Sports such as golf and tennis were the big winners in 2020 as people sought ways to play sports that were socially distanced and outdoors, according to the findings of a Sports & Fitness Industry Association survey of more than 18,000 people in the United States ages 6 and up. While activity levels were up […]

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Catcher Taylor Edwards, center, high-fives potential teammates during the USA Softball Women's Olympic Team Selection Trials on October 2, 2019, in Oklahoma City. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)

Visit St. Pete/Clearwater Sponsoring USA Softball

USA Softball has agreed to a one-year partnership with Visit St. Pete/Clearwater Sports & Events, which will host the U.S. women’s national team for a training camp in March as the team continues preparing for the rescheduled 2020 Olympic Summer Games in Tokyo. The training camp will be March 3–18 at the Eddie C. Moore […]

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