Free Tickets to Vets Has Rays Attendance Surging
by christopher o'donnell Tribune staff August 2015
In the nine games since the Honor Pass was introduced, crowds have averaged more than 22,000, up more than 7,000 per game compared to earlier in the season.
Giant Waterslide Event Cancelled Amid Safety Concerns
by Kip Hill firstname.lastname@example.org August 2015
Plans to set up a 1,000-foot waterslide that would have cooled thrill-seekers near Spokane Veterans Memorial Arena this weekend were scuttled because of safety concerns.
Dispute Over Logo Adds to 2020 Tokyo Games' Woes
by Kirk Spitzer, @kirkspitzer, USA TODAY August 2015
Belgian designer Olivier Debie is charging that the logos for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympic Games bear a striking resemblance to a design he created two years ago for a theater in Liege, Belgium. He is threatening legal action if the Tokyo design is not altered or withdrawn.
The AB Extra: July 31
by Laura Godlewski July 2015
In this week's AB Extra, you'll find news about PED testing at e-sport competitions, a cooling mask for athletes designed by Nike and a mouth guard made by a former NFL player that gives real time data on players' hydration and heat levels.
Bucs' 'Siege the Day' Campaign Aimed at Women, Kids
by Ira Kaufman Tribune staff July 2015
The Siege The Day rallying cry will be marketed throughout the Bay area in television and print ads and billboards before Bucs veteran players report to training camp Friday.
Los Angeles to Substitute as 2024 Olympic Bid City?
by Rachel Axon, @RachelAxon, USA TODAY Sports July 2015
With the USOC announcing Monday it had jointly decided with Boston 2024 to end the group's beleaguered bid process, it is looking for a city to put forward.
Opinion: USOC to Blame for Boston Olympic Bid Debacle
by Christine Brennan, email@example.com, USA TODAY Sports July 2015
The U.S. Olympic movement has had plenty of dark days over the years, but Monday might have been the worst of all. The organization that represents the USA on the world sports stage, a collection of veteran leaders who should have known better.
Phillies Selling Tickets in Year of On-Field Futility
by David Sell, The Philadelphia Inquirer July 2015
The Phillies are a bust on the field, but they are showing signs of life in another area: selling tickets. The last-place team listed three games in May on the e-commerce site Groupon with lower-than-normal prices.
Women's Sports Popular, But Value Isn't Commercial
by John Gerdy July 2015
There is absolutely no question the commercial appeal and impact of elite women's sports is going to continue to grow in every way -- from media coverage, to funding, to improved talent levels to increased corporate sponsorships.
Rays to Give Military Free Tickets for Rest of Season
by Christopher O'Donnell, Tribune staff July 2015
Under the Rays Honor Pass program, active service members and retired or honorably discharged veterans can get two free tickets to Rays home games for the rest of the season.