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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)
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Sports and COVID-19: 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 the latest on COVID-19’s Effect on the Sports-Event Industry. Unvaccinated Djokovic Wins Wimbledon, Another Part of a Tumultuous Year Posted: Monday, July […]

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Hillsboro Hops Plans Stadium Improvements

The home of the Hops will have a new look in the future. Ron Tonkin Field in Hillsboro, Oregon, will undergo a redesign starting later this year for stadium improvements to bring it in line with Major League Baseball’s new standards for High-A Long Season ballparks. The city of Hillsboro has contracted with a design-builder, […]

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The New York Yankees, left, and the Boston Red Sox line up for the national anthem before a baseball game in London on June 30, 2019. (AP Photo/Tim Ireland)

MLB Returns to London in 2023, 2024 and 2026

Major League Baseball has announced a long-term strategic partnership with the city of London that includes the league’s commitment to hold major events in the city over the next five years. The deal includes regular-season games in 2023, 2024 and 2026. The league has also announced the formation of the MLB London Legacy Group, which […]

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Matt Hogue: Growing a Division I Athletics Program at Coastal Carolina

In the increasing competitive collegiate landscape, it is becoming harder and harder to stand out. But Coastal Carolina University is a prime example of a university that has managed its growth well, fielding a football team that has become a powerhouse out of nowhere in recent years and a formidable basketball program. Its new football […]

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Field of Dreams Site to Get Hotel as Part of Expansion

The site for the movie “Field of Dreams,” used to great effect by Major League Baseball with a special game last season with plans for another game this season, will be expanded as part of an $80 million private investment plan to include more baseball fields, dormitories for visiting teams and a hotel. The expansion […]

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San Diego Padres left fielder Allen Cordoba passes a logo for Play Ball, an initiative from Major League Baseball and USA Baseball, during the fifth inning of a game against the Colorado Rockies in 2017. Players voted Thursday to accept MLB's offer on a new labor deal, paving way to end 99-day lockout and salvage 162-game season. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull, File)

Baseball is Back: Lockout Ends as MLBPA, Owners Reach CBA Agreement

Belatedly, it is time to play ball. Major League Baseball’s lockout by owners was ended on Thursday after a new five-year collective bargaining agreement was agreed upon and ratified, ending a 99-day lockout and coming just in time to allow MLB to have a full 162-game season that will start April 7. Spring training camps […]

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New Sports Venues to Watch in 2022

As the demand for spaces to host sporting events continues to grow with an eye toward sports-related travel in a post-coronavirus world, destinations across the country are examining their inventory, identifying needs and building accordingly. Here are 16 new sports complexes to keep an eye on in 2022. Alabama A&M Event Center Huntsville, Alabama OPENING: […]

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Atlantic League Clubs Introducing Ballpark Pass for 2022

The Atlantic League and its nine clubs have announced that the 2022 season will include a new ticketing idea that will give fans the chance to see games no matter the location. The Ballpark Pass will give anybody who buys season tickets from one club the chance to get a complimentary ticket — or tickets, […]

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Perfect Game USA Partnering with Baseball Australia

Perfect Game and Baseball Australia have announced a strategic alliance designed to expand Perfect Game’s international reach, while providing Australian amateur baseball players with access to Perfect Game tournaments, showcases and proprietary data analytics and scouting services. The announcement was made during the 2022 Perfect Game World Showcase in Florida. The alliance will help build […]

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