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Villanova celebrates a win in 2k Empire Classic against Arizona State on November 26, 2020, in Uncasville, Connecticut. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)

The Latest on Sports and COVID-19:
This CDC Decision May Save The College Basketball Season

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. In Depth: Cities Adjust as NCAA Calls For Bubble-Like Basketball Tournament Click here to subscribe to the SportsTravel Newsletter. Wednesday, December 2 COLLEGE SPORTS: Quarantine […]

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Major League Baseball Continues Overhaul of Minor League System

Eight baseball teams will become part of the Pioneer League, which has been designated as the fourth “Partner League” of Major League Baseball. Some of the teams, which previously had major-league affiliations, now will become part of an independent league for free agents and unsigned professionals looking to be added to a MLB team’s farm […]

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Yankees vs. White Sox Set as 2021 MLB at Field of Dreams Game

The New York Yankees and Chicago White Sox will play in the Major League Baseball Field of Dreams Presented by GEICO game scheduled for August 12, 2021, in Dyersville, Iowa, where the iconic cornfield stadium from the famous movie is built. It would be the first Major League game held in the state of Iowa. […]

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Brave New World Series

I love sports, I enjoy travel and I enjoy traveling for sports. While I and other inveterate sports travelers endure this pandemic, I have been looking forward to a day when sports-related travel would again dot my calendar. However, in a serendipitous and mountain-coming-to-Muhammad moment, sports-related travel came to me. The announcement by Major League […]

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Minor League Baseball President Pat O’Conner Retiring

Minor League Baseball President and Chief Executive Officer Pat O’Connor will retire at the end of 2020 after 28 years with the MiLB office and nearly four decades overall in professional baseball, the organization has announced. O’Conner joined Minor League Baseball in 1993 as chief operating officer and was named vice president, administration, after the […]

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Tony Petitti Leaves Major League Baseball for Activision Blizzard

Activision Blizzard has hired Major League Baseball executive Tony Petitti as president of sports and entertainment to oversee esports, consumer products, and film and television at the organization. “Tony is one of the most highly regarded executives in sports and entertainment,” said Bobby Kotick, chief executive officer of Activision Blizzard. “His success in media and […]

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NBA Leads Way in Waiting to Resume

One of the enduring images during the shutdown of sports activities because of the coronavirus pandemic is the reaction of Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban, sitting at his team’s game on March 11 and having a team employee show him the news that NBA Commissioner Adam Silver had suspended play. The NBA’s suspension of play […]

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Texas Rangers Secure Globe Life Field Partnerships

The Texas Rangers have secured six new sponsorships for areas around Globe Life Field as the ballpark gets closer to its grand opening. Among the sponsorships is the Lexus Home Plate Club, located at field level directly behind home plate that will include a full-service bar, plus in-seat food and beverage service. Along the first-base […]

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Brewers’ Ballpark to Undergo Name Change

The home of the Milwaukee Brewers will be Miller Park for only one more season after the team announced its new naming rights partner starting in 2021 will be American Family Insurance. The Major League Baseball franchise has signed a 15-year contract for the naming rights with the insurance firm starting January 1, 2021. The […]

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