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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.   COLLEGE FOOTBALL: Cal and USC Postpone Game Over COVID-19 Outbreak Posted: November […]

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Oakmont Country Club outside of Pittsburgh is hosting this week's U.S. Amateur championship.

Oakmont and Merion Selected for Multiple Future USGA Championships

The United States Golf Association’s U.S. Amateur this week at Oakmont Country Club is just the beginning for major USGA events heading to the state of Pennsylvania over the next two-plus decades. The USGA has awarded five more U.S. Open Championships and four U.S. Women’s Open Championships to two of the country’s most storied golf […]

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Phil Mickelson and Kenneth Ferrie are shown on the ninth green during the final round of the U.S. Open at Winged Foot Golf Club in 2006. The Open will return to Winged Foot in 2020 for the first time since then, but will be without fans in attendance. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)

U.S. Open Offers Golf Fans a Virtual Experience

The United States Golf Association will launch an enhanced U.S. Open Augmented Reality App to provide fans with an at-home experience for the 120th U.S. Open Championship, to be played September 14–20 at Winged Foot Golf Club in Mamaroneck, New York. Available for Apple and Google platforms, the U.S. Open AR App offers fans different […]

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Serena Williams has said she intends to play at the 2020 U.S. Open. Photo: Eduardo Munoz Alvarez/AP Images

How the U.S. Open Plans to Isolate Players from COVID-19

The USTA formally announced that the U.S. Open will be played in 2020, along with the Western & Southern Open, which will be moved from its longtime home in Cincinnati to the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in New York. And in announcing the events’ return, which will occur without spectators, the governing body […]

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In this Aug. 24, 2017, file photo, Stacey Allaster, the U.S. Tennis Association's chief executive of professional tennis, watches a qualifying round of the U.S Open. Allaster is taking over as the U.S. Open’s tournament director, the first woman to hold that job at the Grand Slam tournament. She will stay on as the USTA's chief executive of professional tennis, the association said. (AP Photo/Michael Noble Jr., File)

Stacey Allaster Becomes First Female U.S. Open Tournament Director

The United States Tennis Association has named Stacey Allaster, its chief executive for professional tennis, as the tournament director for the U.S. Open. Allaster is the first female tournament director in the event’s 140-year history. Allaster will be responsible for all competitive aspects of the tournament including player relations, officiating, and match scheduling, among other […]

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Bermuda to Serve as Official Tourism Partner of the U.S. Open

The United States Tennis Association has named the Bermuda Tourism Authority as the official tourism partner of the U.S. Open Tennis Championships, which will be staged at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing Meadows, New York, August 26–September 9. “The Bermuda Tourism Authority is introducing the island to a new generation […]

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Fox Sports to Air USBC Masters and U.S. Open

Fox Sports will televise the USBC Masters and U.S. Open bowling events as part of its Go Bowling! PBA Tour television package. The multiyear arrangement was announced by the Professional Bowlers Association, the United States Bowling Congress and the Bowling Proprietors’ Association of America at the BPAA Mid-Winter Summit in New Orleans. As part of the deal, Fox Sports will televise the U.S. Open live from […]

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Sloane Stephens was the winner of the 2017 U.S. Open Photograph: Andres Kudacki/AP Images

Serving Up Renovations

The U.S. Open Tennis Championships marks its 50th anniversary this year, and it is celebrating in style with the completion of a multiyear renovation of its home, the USTA Billie Jean King N­ational Tennis Center. The anniversary of the tournament coincides with the anniversary of the sport’s “open era.” Although tennis can trace its roots […]

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