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In this Nov. 21, 2015 file photo, fireworks light up the sky at the conclusion of the Shamrock Series college football game as Notre Dame defeated Boston College at Fenway Park, home of the Boston Red Sox. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa File)

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Holiday Bowl, Fenway Bowl Canceled for 2020

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. Click here for in-depth case studies on how organizations are returning to play. Click here for earlier coverage of the coronavirus’ impact on sports events. […]

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Erica McCall, A’ja Wilson
Stanford forward Erica McCall and South Carolina forward A'ja Wilson jump for the opening tip during a NCAA Women's Final Four game on March 31, 2017 in Dallas. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

Tampa, Phoenix Selected as Future NCAA Women’s Final Four Hosts

The NCAA Women’s Final Four in 2025 will be hosted by Tampa, Florida, and the 2026 Women’s Final Four will be hosted by Phoenix, Arizona, as the hosts for the 2022–2023 through 2025–2026 championship events were released on Wednesday. Amalie Arena will serve as the site in 2025, while Talking Stick Resort Arena will host […]

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USA Swimming Schedules Multi-Site U.S. Open

USA Swimming has announced the nine sites that it will use for a unique Toyota U.S. Open with competitors appearing at one of the sites so that swimmers can race against each other asynchronously from coast to coast. The U.S. Open has traditionally featured up to 800 swimmers in one location. This year’s multi-site event […]

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ISL Competition Indiana University
Competitors enter the water at the International Swimming League competition at Indiana University natatorium on October 5 in Indianapolis. (Alfredo Falcone/LaPresse via AP Images)

International Swimming League Reaches Broadcast Deal With CBS Sports

The International Swimming League’s five-week season that starts in October will be aired on various CBS Sports platforms as part of a multi-year agreement announced this week. The ISL, which finished its inaugural season last December in Las Vegas, will begin its 2020 season in Budapest, Hungary, with a condensed five-week schedule due to the […]

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Vavae Malepeai
USC running back Vavae Malepeai runs into the end zone for a touchdown against UCLA during the second half of a college football game on November 23, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

Sports and COVID-19: Previous Coverage of the Impact on the Sports-Event Industry

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. Click here for in-depth case studies on how organizations are returning to play. Thursday, September 24 PRO SPORTS: NBA, NHL Caution Next Season Likely To […]

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Swimmers train at the 2016 U.S. Olympic swimming trials in Omaha, Nebraska. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

Seven Cities Bidding for 2024 U.S. Olympic Swim Trials

Seven cities are bidding to host the 2024 U.S. Olympic Swimming Trials, with a decision on a host expected in February 2021. Finalists will be notified in September, according to a timeline provided by USA Swimming, with October and November used for final bid evaluations and in-person site visits. The remainder of 2020 will be […]

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The Olympic rings float in the water at sunset in the Odaiba section of Tokyo. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)

Tokyo 2020 Moving to Simplify Games

Tokyo 2020 continues to move forward with plans for a downsized Olympic Summer Games in 2021, releasing a new timeline for operations planning that calls for an agreement on new service levels by July. The postponement to 2021 continues to have hundreds of moving parts, including the need to secure all 41 venues that had […]

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Omaha Swim Trials
Simone Manuel, left, and Abbey Weitzeil start the women's 100-meter freestyle final at the U.S. Olympic swimming trials, Friday, July 1, 2016, in Omaha, Neb. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

Trials Hosts Begin Planning for New Dates

As the realities of a postponed Olympic and Paralympic Games set in for cities across the country, the unknown of what happens to remaining U.S. Olympic Trials events is causing a juggling act for sports commissions, CVBs and local organizing committees. While some national governing bodies are starting to announce new dates for rescheduled trials, […]

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