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The San Diego Padres' downtown ballpark will continue to be called Petco Park after an extension of the company's naming rights agreements. Photo by Matt Traub/Sports Travel

Petco and San Diego Padres Announce Petco Park Naming Rights Extension

Petco Health and Wellness Company and the San Diego Padres have agreed to extend the naming rights for Petco Park through the 2027 Major League Baseball season, a two-year extension on the already 17 years that the downtown gem in San Diego has been known as. Petco Park was recognized as the best ballpark in […]

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Alejandro Pozuelo of Toronto FC looks for a teammate during a game against Montreal Impact during last year's MLS is Back Tournament in Orlando, Florida. Both teams will start the 2021 MLS season away from their homes in Canada. Photo by Major League Soccer/Matthew Stith and Jared Martinez

The Latest on Sports and COVID-19:
Major League Soccer’s Canadian Clubs
Starting Season in U.S. Again

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. How Indianapolis Landed the NCAA Tournament Bubble | What NBA Teams Will Have Fans This Season? Jenny Carnes and Lynn Holzman: How the NCAA Will […]

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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)

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.   Friday, February 19 HOCKEY: NHL Ready for Lake Tahoe Showcase The National […]

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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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