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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.   NBA: Vaccine Mandate Still in Effect for Travel to Canada Posted: Wednesday, […]

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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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Toronto Blue Jays starting pitcher Hyun-Jin Ryu, right, delivers to Tampa Bay Rays' Michael Brosseau in an empty stadium during the fourth inning of a baseball game Friday, July 24, 2020, in St. Petersburg, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

Major League Baseball Rejects Rays’ Split-Season Plan Between Tampa Bay, Montreal

The proposed plan to split the Rays’ Major League Baseball seasons between Tampa Bay and Montreal has been rejected by MLB, the team announced on Thursday. The MLB Executive Council allowed the Rays in June 2019 to explore plans for a shared season with the team playing games in spring training in Tampa Bay, then […]

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Seattle Mariners to host 2023 Major League Baseball All-Star Game

The 2023 Major League Baseball All-Star Game will be hosted by the Seattle Mariners and T-Mobile Park, the league announced on Thursday afternoon. The 2023 Midsummer Classic will be the 93rd edition of the All-Star Game, which dates back to 1933. Seattle first hosted the game in 1979 at the Kingdome and then in 2001 […]

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Frank Supovitz, a veteran of events fo the NHL and NFL, was brought on as executive producer of the MLB Draft for the first time.

For its First Draft with Fans, MLB Turns
to a Pro in Organizing Events

On the screen behind the commissioner’s podium, from different angles, is the green and yellow logo of the Oakland A’s. The music of En Vogue plays on the speakers at the Bellco Theatre in Denver during a rehearsal the day before the Major League Baseball Draft. “En Vogue,” says Frank Supovitz. “They’re from Oakland.” Supovitz […]

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The Colorado Rockies warm up for practice on March 31 in Denver. A small number of fans were allowed to watch the Rockies go through a workout Wednesday, the day before the opening-day game between the Rockies and the Los Angeles Dodgers. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

Major League Baseball Moves 2021 All-Star Game to Denver

In a year in which Major League Baseball has tried to deaden the baseball slightly in an attempt to have fewer home runs and bring more strategy into the game, the league will bring its Midsummer Classic to a venue that is known for some long balls leaving the park. Major League Baseball has announced […]

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Truist Park, home of the Atlanta Braves, will not host the 2021 Major League Baseball All-Star Game, MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred said. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)

Major League Baseball Moving 2021 All-Star Game Out of Atlanta

Major League Baseball is moving the 2021 All-Star Game and MLB Draft out of Atlanta after a new Georgia law that includes restrictions on voting by mail and greater legislative control over how elections are run. “I have decided that the best way to demonstrate our values as a sport is by relocating this year’s […]

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MLB Promotes Tony Reagins to Oversee Youth and Amateur Growth

Tony Reagins has been promoted to chief baseball development officer of Major League Baseball, where he will oversee the growth of youth and amateur levels of baseball and softball in the United States and internationally. Reagins, who began at MLB in 2015 as senior vice president of the Youth Programs department, will also be tasked […]

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MLB to Stage Game at “Field of Dreams” Site in 2020

If Major League Baseball builds a temporary 8,000-seat ballpark in the middle of an Iowa cornfield, will people come? That’s what MLB will find out on August 13, 2020, when the Chicago White Sox and New York Yankees play a regular-season game in Dyersville, Iowa, at the site of the movie “Field of Dreams.” The […]

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