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March 10, 2009

Memo to Jeff Gordon- It's the economy stupid

The NASCAR driver was surprised by the empty seats last weekend in Atlanta. Despite warm temperatures and sunny skies, Atlanta Motor Speedway was a tough draw on Sunday. Though the announced crowd was 94,400, the grandstands were at most two-thirds full for the Cup race. "To me, this is some... [Full Story]

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February 18, 2009

Davis Cup match to be played in empty arena

If no fans are allowed, who's to say it really happened? From AP- Sweden and Israel will play their first-round Davis Cup match in an empty arena next month because of security concerns. Several anti-Israeli demonstrations are planned during the best-of-five series, which will be played March 6-8 at the... [Full Story]

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February 12, 2009

Florida Panthers to play two games in Europe

Wouldn't it have been nicer to open the year after Panther's most successful season in a decade in front of its own fans? From the Sun-Sentinel- The Panthers will open the 2009-10 regular season in Europe. Team president Michael Yormark said Thursday the Panthers have accepted the NHL's invitation to... [Full Story]

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January 31, 2009

NFL- No Thanksgiving game or blackout rule changes for now

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell addressed these issues at a press conference yesterday. The Detroit Lions' Thanksgiving Day game is safe, at least for 2009. But NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell says that could change. During a news conference Friday, Goodell said owners will discuss having other teams host Thanksgiving Day games... [Full Story]

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December 10, 2008

Joe Calzaghe: Boxing on the ropes

The Welsh fighter voiced this opinion in London today. Joe Calzaghe believes boxing is on the ropes, with too many champions and few real stars. Still weighing whether he'll retire after beating Bernard Hopkins and Roy Jones Jr. this year to remain unbeaten in 46 fights, Calzaghe said Wednesday he... [Full Story]

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December 3, 2008

Tampa Bay Lightning lose 5th in a row

Is it too early to start a Rick Tocchet gets fired watch? From AP- Richards netted two goals, including the winner on a power play 2:05 into overtime, and the Philadelphia Flyers sent the Tampa Bay Lightning to their fifth straight loss with a 4-3 victory Tuesday night. ***** The... [Full Story]

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April 2, 2008

Backrow to Owner's Suite

Fantasy Football Fantasy Sports Pro Sports Team As perviously reported, I came across a noteworthy opportunity I wanted to pass on to all sports fans. At every sporting event and around every TV set I always hear the same thing. These GMs and owners have absolutely no idea what... [Full Story]

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February 23, 2008

NY Mets won't charge fans to watch practice

Call this the 'Sports Knucklehead of the Day'. PORT ST. LUCIE -- The New York Mets have turned their mandatory charge to attend spring training practice into a donation. To raise money for local charities, the team on Thursday began charging fans age 15 and older $2 to watch team... [Full Story]

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NFL Reverses Call On Church Parties

It took an uproar from Congress for the football league to change course. The NFL, which found itself on the receiving end of protests and controversy after it objected to churches showing the Super Bowl on big-screen televisions, has reversed course and will now permit the viewings. In a letter... [Full Story]

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February 2, 2008

Saints and Chargers to play 2008 regular season NFL game in London

San Diego will travel 5,478 miles to play New Orleans. PHOENIX (Reuters) - The National Football League is returning to London next season for another regular season game with the San Diego Chargers playing the New Orleans Saints, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell announced on Friday. The Saints will host the... [Full Story]

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January 28, 2008

NHL Players complain about European games

This season's opener was played in London. On Saturday, the NHL announced its intention to play two games in Europe to open the 2008-09 season. From AP- ATLANTA - Basking in the spotlight of its All-Star game, the NHL decided Saturday was the perfect time to unveil a big announcement... [Full Story]

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January 17, 2008

NFL returning to Britain in 2008

It will be the second year in a row a regular season game was played there. From AP- The league, which held its first regular season game outside North America in London last October, said Thursday it would come back again in 2008. The teams, date and venue will be... [Full Story]

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