Friday, December 6, 2013

2014 FIFA World Cup Match Schedule

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Group A
MatchDate - TimeVenue Results
112/06 17:00Sao Paulo Brazil-Croatia
213/06 13:00Natal Mexico-Cameroon
1717/06 16:00Fortaleza Brazil-Mexico
1818/06 15:00Manaus Cameroon-Croatia
3323/06 17:00Brasilia Cameroon-Brazil
3423/06 17:00Recife Croatia-Mexico
Group B
MatchDate - TimeVenue Results
313/06 16:00Salvador Spain-Netherlands
413/06 18:00Cuiaba Chile-Australia
1918/06 19:00Rio De Janeiro Spain-Chile
2018/06 13:00Porto Alegre Australia-Netherlands
3523/06 13:00Curitiba Australia-Spain
3623/06 13:00Sao Paulo Netherlands-Chile
Group C
MatchDate - TimeVenue Results
514/06 13:00Belo Horizonte Colombia-Greece
614/06 19:00Recife Côte d'Ivoire-Japan
2119/06 13:00Brasilia Colombia-Côte d'Ivoire
2219/06 19:00Natal Japan-Greece
3724/06 16:00Cuiaba Japan-Colombia
3824/06 17:00Fortaleza Greece-Côte d'Ivoire
Group D
MatchDate - TimeVenue Results
714/06 16:00Fortaleza Uruguay-Costa Rica
814/06 21:00Manaus England-Italy
2319/06 16:00Sao Paulo Uruguay-England
2420/06 13:00Recife Italy-Costa Rica
3924/06 13:00Natal Italy-Uruguay
4024/06 13:00Belo Horizonte Costa Rica-England
Group E
MatchDate - TimeVenue Results
915/06 13:00Brasilia Switzerland-Ecuador
1015/06 16:00Porto Alegre France-Honduras
2520/06 16:00Salvador Switzerland-France
2620/06 19:00Curitiba Honduras-Ecuador
4125/06 16:00Manaus Honduras-Switzerland
4225/06 17:00Rio De Janeiro Ecuador-France
Group F
MatchDate - TimeVenue Results
1115/06 19:00Rio De Janeiro Argentina-Bosnia-Herzegovina
1216/06 16:00Curitiba Iran-Nigeria
2721/06 13:00Belo Horizonte Argentina-Iran
2821/06 18:00Cuiaba Nigeria-Bosnia-Herzegovina
4325/06 13:00Porto Alegre Nigeria-Argentina
4425/06 13:00Salvador Bosnia-Herzegovina-Iran
Group G
MatchDate - TimeVenue Results
1316/06 13:00Salvador Germany-Portugal
1416/06 19:00Natal Ghana-USA
2921/06 16:00Fortaleza Germany-Ghana
3022/06 15:00Manaus USA-Portugal
4526/06 13:00Recife USA-Germany
4626/06 13:00Brasilia Portugal-Ghana
Group H
MatchDate - TimeVenue Results
1517/06 13:00Belo Horizonte Belgium-Algeria
1617/06 18:00Cuiaba Russia-Korea Republic
3122/06 19:00Rio De Janeiro Belgium-Russia
3222/06 13:00Porto Alegre Korea Republic-Algeria
4726/06 17:00Sao Paulo Korea Republic-Belgium
4826/06 17:00Curitiba Algeria-Russia

Match kick-off times are not officially confirmed and subject to change 

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Major League Baseball Franchise Valuations

When the Los Angeles Dodgers sold for $2.15 billion last year, the purchase price — 54 percent more than prevailing estimates — didn't just elevate the fortunes of the team's owners. It raised the valuations of every franchise in Major League Baseball. Bloomberg News spent nine months compiling and analyzing the numbers behind the business, and determined that MLB's 30 teams are worth about 35 percent more on average. Below, a breakdown of how the teams stack up.

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Monday, October 7, 2013

President's Cup Album

In Formula One, a Grip Not Easily Loosened

SPA-FRANCORCHAMPS, Belgium — The command center of the shimmering, multibillion-dollar road show that is Formula OneGrand Prix racing is an unobtrusive, gray-walled motor home known colloquially as the Kremlin.

Named for the iron-fisted rule dispensed from its bland leather sofas, the Kremlin sits parked at the heart of a crowded paddock that is the base for teams like Red Bull, Ferrari, Lotus, Mercedes and McLaren. It can be easy to miss amid the gourmet restaurants and wine-stocked bars of the teams’ palatial hospitality centers, but none in the paddock dispute that the Kremlin and its elusive tenant — the 82-year-old Englishman Bernie Ecclestone — remain the nerve center of racing’s Billionaires Row.

Friday, September 27, 2013

Bethpage Black to Host 2019 PGA Championship and 2024 Ryder Cup

In an exciting announcement by the PGA of America, Bethpage Black in New York will now host 2019 PGA Championship and 2024 Ryder Cup.

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Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Deutsche Bank Championship winning over fans for more than just golf

Deutsche Bank Championship winning over fans for more than just golf

By Zachary Baru

Whether or not you are a golf fan, it is very easy to be a fan of the Deutsche Bank Championship.  Since 2003 when the tournament began, so many of the headlines coming out of TPC Boston in Norton were about the players and the scores, while the most important numbers are the charitable contributions.

From the tournament's inception ten years ago, over $24 million in charitable proceeds has been generated.  No, that is not a typo, it is a number that continues to grow each year, primarily benefiting the Tiger Woods Foundation.  In addition, the tournament benefits the Stop & Shop/Giant Family Foundation and other charities throughout New England.

In last year's tournament alone, charitable contributions reached $2.4 million.  Clearly, the Deutsche Bank Championship is far more than a PGA Tour event, but rather an event for the entire region.  Capitalizing off its current status as the second of four tournaments that are part of the FedEx Cup Playoffs, the tournament receives high exposure both locally and on the national stage.  This results in the biggest names in golf coming to Norton, great attendance, and most importantly, large charitable donations.

The Deutsche Bank Championship is just one example of what is happening at tournaments across the country.  Tournaments from the PGA Tour, Champions Tour and Tour combined to surpass $130 million in charitable contributions in 2012.  As of April 2013, the all-time total raised for charity from the PGA Tour reached $1.86 billion.  It is expected that the $2 billion mark may be reached in early 2014.  The Deutsche Bank Championship is just one of many great stories that can be found on the PGA Tour.

What has been occurring at TPC Boston in Norton over the last decade is somewhat of a model of what sports and entertainment should be - an event that not only impacts the local economy, but also gives back to the community through charity.  That is just what is taking place at the Deutsche Bank Championship next month, when sport and community blend together entertaining fans and raising millions through the act of charitable giving.

Zach Baru can be followed on Twitter @zbaru and reached at 

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

PGA: Elite Foursome finalized

PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. -- Masters Champion Adam Scott, U.S. Open Champion Justin Rose, PGA Champion Jason Dufner and defending PGA Grand Slam of Golf Champion Padraig Harrington form the elite foursome who will compete in the 31st PGA Grand Slam of Golf, Oct. 14-16, at Port Royal Golf Course in Bermuda.

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2013 PGA Grand Slam of Golf, field, tickets

Monday, August 19, 2013

Lefty captures Claret Jug, 5th major

GULLANE, Scotland -- For more than 21 years, the entire length of Phil Mickelson's professional career, Jim "Bones" Mackay has traveled the world, lugging a golf bag and dispensing wisdom through a journey that saw his boss achieve greatness.
But never had he cried after a victory.

"New Year's Six"

The name for the bowls under the College Football Playoff semifinal rotation that’s set to begin at the end of the 2014 season will be called the ”New Year’s Six,” according to

The BCS will be replaced by the College Football Playoff in 2014. (Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)

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Playing the Stadium Name Game

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.

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Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Muirfield Village to host Presidents Cup

DUBLIN, Ohio -- As a reminder to fans at Muirfield Village this week, if you're tempted to scream "USA" after Tiger Woods or Bubba Watson or Dustin Johnson belts a drive at The Memorial Tournament, don't.  In its 38th year, The Memorial, the tournament created by Jack Nicklaus that stands just a cut below the majors among the best events on the PGA Tour, is a warmup for Muirfield Village in 2013.

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Wednesday, June 12, 2013

The 5 craziest ideas from the Atlanta Falcons’ new $1B stadium plans

The Atlanta Falcons and the city of Atlanta agreed to a deal in March that could eventually see the team get a $1 billion super-stadium by the 2017 season, and initial stadium plans are beginning to surface. This report, by the Georgia World Congress Center, compiles some of the prospective designs of the new stadium — some are groundbreakingly innovative, and some are seat-shakingly exuberant and unnecessary — but they all may be coming to Atlanta before the decade is over.

It’s worth peeking through the entire report, but here are the five zaniest nuggets....

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Thursday, May 2, 2013

Tianlang Guan's success expected to help golf grow globally, add junior players

Tianlang Guan playing in next week’s Zurich Classic of New Orleans is something that had its genesis long before his impressive showing in last week’s Masters. The 14-year-old amateur golfing sensation from Guangzhou, China, accepted a sponsorship’s exemption to the event and has arrived in New Orleans.

The tournament will be played April 25-28 atTPC Louisiana.

Guan and his family stayed in New Orleans last May with friend Peter Chen, making Lakewood Golf Club his base of operation as he played in several junior events and a U.S. Open qualifier at Lakewood.

As Golf's Best Gather at the Masters, Sponsors Await Big Pay Day

The 2013 Masters Golf Tournament—one of the few golf tourneys that the world outside of the golf community actually cares about—kicked off Thursday morning as brands watch helplessly, hoping and praying that one of thier golfers is the one pulling on the famed green jacket by weekend's end. 
As Forbes points out, last year’s winner, Bubba Watson, wasn’t a big name outside of the golf world before the Masters got underway last year. Though by the end of the tournament, his main sponsor, Ping, had generated $14.2 million in media value, according to brand analyst and research firm Repucon. That's triple what the next brand, TaylorMade, got out with at $4.5 million. 

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

2013 Women's Final Four: Baylor a strong favorite to reach New Orleans

The 2012-13 women's basketball season has a storybook feel for Baylor Coach Kim Mulkey and her defending national championship team. The Women’s Final Four will be contested at the New Orleans Arena in April, about an hour away from Mulkey’s hometown of Hammond.

Mulkey’s illustrious career has had so many highlights and a trip to New Orleans could produce another.

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Sugar Bowl beats out Arlington’s Cotton Bowl in bid to host new Big 12-SEC Champions Bowl

 New Orleans and the Allstate Sugar Bowl have won the bid for the new Champions Bowl, selected over the A&T Cotton Bowl Classic in Arlington, sources confirmed Tuesday afternoon.

The Champions Bowl will match the winners of the Southeastern Conference and the Big 12, who made the final decision. By winning the bid, the Sugar Bowl also becomes part of the semifinal rotation for the four-team college football playoff coming after the 2014 season. The Rose and FedEx Orange are also guaranteed spots in what will be a six- or seven-bowl rotation.

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Georgia Dome could set Final Four attendance record in ‘13

When the Final Four is held at the Georgia Dome in 2013, it could set an attendance record for the event.

Georgia Dome general manager Carl Adkins said different configurations are being considered, but seating capacity will be from 70,000-80,000. The record was set in 2009 at Detroit's Ford Field, when 72,922 watched the final.

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