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Los Angeles sports industry generated $4 billion in 2012
Los Angeles Business Journal
Los Angeles area sporting events pumped more than $4 billion into the local economy last year, according to a recent study. The study from the Los Angeles Sport Council and the Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce found that about 18.5 million people attended sporting events in Los Angeles and Orange counties and the Inland Empire, helping to generate $4.1 billion in overall economic impact. Direct spending of $1.7 billion remained steady from the last study in 2009.
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USA Basketball to relocate to Arizona, build $350 million sports complex
SportsTravel
USA Basketball will relocate its headquarters from Colorado Springs to Tempe, Ariz. — a move that comes as part of a $350 million development project called USA Place that also will include a hotel and event center. "This is an exciting and an incredible opportunity that offers nothing but positives for USA Basketball," said USA Basketball Chairman Jerry Colangelo. "USA Place will offer USA Basketball an excellent site for the development of its office headquarters, a training center and event center that will provide the organization with a first-class site for hosting junior level events and will allow USA Basketball to continue to evolve."
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Cincinnati applies to host Olympic trials
Cincinnati Business Courier
Some of the nation's top athletes could be headed to Cincinnati if they want a chance to compete in the Olympics, WLWT reports. Officials from the Flying Pig Marathon and the Greater Cincinnati Sports Corporation are working together to submit a bid to host the 2016 U.S. Olympic Marathon Trials in Cincinnati.
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$60 million Orlando sports, marketing package to get first public scrutiny
Orlando Sentinel
Orange County leaders this week will publicly discuss proposals to spend more than $60 million on tourism marketing and sports and arts venues — proposals until now largely hashed out behind closed doors. The projects all depend on tourist taxes that have rebounded since plummeting amid the Great Recession. In line for cash: a proposed new soccer stadium; upgrades to the Florida Citrus Bowl stadium; the nearly $500 million performing-arts center; and more advertising for the tourism and hotel industries.
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New 'Matrix'-style replays to be debuted during 'Sunday Night Football' opener at Dallas
Yahoo Sports
VideoBriefThe technological advances in television have changed the way we watch football. Check out a classic game from 20 years ago. You'll notice the difference, and not just because the score isn't always on the screen and there's no superimposed first-down line. What's next? A "Matrix"-style replay system, starting with Sunday Night Football broadcasts at Dallas. The system will be used for the first time in a NFL broadcast when the Cowboys host the Giants on Sept. 8 in each team's regular-season opener, and again when Notre Dame plays Arizona State at AT&T Stadium on Oct. 5
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Los Angeles sports industry generated $4 billion in 2012
Los Angeles Business Journal
Los Angeles area sporting events pumped more than $4 billion into the local economy last year, according to a recent study.

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Jack Kelly, organizer of major sporting events, dies at age 68
The Lexington Herald-Leader
Jack Kelly, who served as the first CEO of the 2010 World Equestrian Games in Lexington, organized Olympic festivals and ran the Goodwill Games, an international sporting competition, died recently after a two-year battle with bladder cancer.

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North Myrtle Beach seeks non-traditional sporting events
WMBF-TV
When it comes to sports in North Myrtle Beach, city leaders will say their bread and butter is basketball and baseball, but leaders are thinking outside of the box when it comes to expanding sports tourism.

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Toledo athlete scores top 5 finishes at World Games
Orienteering USA
Toledo resident and University of Toledo astrophysicist Alison Crocker has done something no American orienteer has ever done, score a top 5 finish at any World Games competition. Crocker bested all but four in a highly competitive field of 40 as she finished 5th in the World Games Sprint Championship in Cali, Colombia, narrowly missing a bronze medal by 3 seconds.
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Playing the stadium name game
The New York Times
Corporate names are plastered on so many sports stadiums that fans have to scratch hard to find a building that lacks one. Airlines, banks, energy providers and technology companies are among the most willing to spend millions of dollars a year to get their names in front of fans. The Dallas Cowboys, along with the Yankees, the Red Sox and the Cubs, were some of the most prominent teams without a naming rights partner.
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