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ESPN Events to Launch Collegiate Esports Championship

ESPN Events  has announced the creation of the ESPN Collegiate Esports Championship, which will feature hundreds of schools competing at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston. The event, to be staged May 10–12, will be the culmination from qualifiers hosted by Tespa and Collegiate StarLeague. “As universities continue to grow their esports programs at the varsity, Continue Reading

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USA Triathlon Launches New Youth Series

USA Triathlon has launched a new National Youth Series designed to encourage youth to participate in multisport events around the country in 2019. The series will consist of non-competitive, participation-based events and will include 59 youth triathlons and 73 Splash & Dash Youth Aquathlon Series events. Races are aimed at attracting kids ages 7–17. To make Continue Reading

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USA Cycling Promotes Two Event Staff Members

USA Cycling has announced changes to its event staff, promoting Tara McCarthy to national event director and Stuart Lamp to director of event services. “I have worked closely with both Tara and Stuart over the past several years,” said USA Cycling Chief of Racing and Events Chuck Hodge. “I have no doubt that they are the right people for their positions. Continue Reading

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Patrick Sandusky to Leave USOC for MSG

Longtime U.S. Olympic Committee public relations executive Patrick Sandusky has been named senior vice president of sports public relations for The Madison Square Garden Company. In the newly created role that he will begin March 12, Sandusky will oversee communications for the New York Knicks and New York Rangers. He will also be responsible for overseeing Continue Reading

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Li Li Leung Named President and CEO of USA Gymnastics

Sports executive Li Li Leung has been appointed president and chief executive officer of USA Gymnastics, the latest leader to take over control of the embattled national governing body. She most recently served as a vice president at the NBA, where she worked on the league’s international partnerships, and also has experience working with USA Continue Reading

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MLS Commissioner Don Garber Receives Contract Extension Through 2023

Major League Soccer has extended the contract of Commissioner Don Garber for another five years through the 2023 season. Headquartered in New York City, the league currently features 27 clubs through the United States and Canada and plans to reach 28 clubs in the coming years. Garber was named MLS commissioner in 1999. During his Continue Reading

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Women’s Sports Foundation and MLB Among Organizations Celebrating National Girls & Women in Sports Day

The 33rd annual National Girls & Women in Sports Day, which celebrates the achievements of girls and women in sports, is being observed by organizations across the country. National Girls & Women in Sports Day is presented by the Women’s Sports Foundation, which marked the occasion by visiting Capitol Hill for a series of meetings that focused Continue Reading

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Gainbridge to Become Presenting Sponsor of Indy 500

Gainbridge has reached a multiyear agreement with the Indy 500 to become presenting sponsor of the famed IndyCar race, starting with the 2019 event. The online financial services company will also become the official annuity and life insurance partner of IndyCar, IMS and the Indy 500 under terms of the deal. Gainbridge offers its services to Continue Reading

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PGA Tour Appoints Alexandra Baldwin as President of the Tour

The PGA Tour has named Alexandra “Alex” Baldwin as president of the Tour, making her the first female to lead one of the PGA Tour’s six global circuits as president. The Tour (formerly the Nationwide Tour) is a developmental tour that serves as the primary path for players to potentially reach the PGA Tour. Baldwin previously served as Continue Reading

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U.S. Figure Skating Celebrates National Get Up Day

On February 1, U.S. Figure Skating will invite people from around the United States to participate in the third annual National Get Up Day. As part of the event, people are encouraged to share stories that embody the “Get Up spirit” at, by using #WeGetUp or #NationalGetUpDay on social platforms or by contacting their local media outlet Continue Reading

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