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Sometimes even the bookies lose

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The New York Giants’ Super Bowl upset of the New England Patriots cost Nevada bookmakers $2.6 million, the first time the books lost money on the NFL championship game since 1995. New York was a 12-point underdog to New England. The sports books handled $92.1 million on the game, the third-highest amount ever, but down… Continue Reading Sometimes even the bookies lose

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Mash still trumps Super Bowl

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The Associated Press NEW YORK _ The 97.5 million viewers who saw the New York Giants’ last-minute win over the New England Patriots made it the most-watched Super Bowl ever and second biggest event in American television history. Only the “MASH” series finale in 1983, with 106 million viewers, was seen by more people, Nielsen… Continue Reading Mash still trumps Super Bowl

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Super Bowl might be most watched program ever

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The Associated Press NEW YORK_Very preliminary findings from 49 of the nation’s biggest markets showed that ratings for this year’s Super Bowl, with the New York Giants’ thrilling win over the New England Patriots, were up 6 percent over last year’s big game, according to Nielsen Media Research on Monday. Experts say those numbers indicate… Continue Reading Super Bowl might be most watched program ever

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Australian football coming to Springs

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The United States Australian Football League national championships are scheduled to take place at the Air Force Academy in October. About 1,000 athletes representing 32 men’s teams and 6 women’s teams, as well as coaches and officials, are expected to be in attendance. “Following months of extensive research and close negotiations, the USAFL Board and… Continue Reading Australian football coming to Springs

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The 17-acre Colorado Springs Post Time Greyhound Park is one of the state’s four racetracks that wants to add video-gambling machines to its operation. The state’s voters would be asked to approve a ballot issue if BLB Investors, the local track’s owners, move ahead on plans to promote redevelopment of the four facilities to a… Continue Reading Racetrack owners making another run at video gambling

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USA Cycling still undecided

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USA Cycling spokesman Andy Lee said the organization’s board has not made a decision about whether it will move its headquarters from Colorado Springs. Officials said earlier this year that they had expected to make a moving decision by early December. “We definitely have a proposal on the table from Ogden (Utah), but we’re still… Continue Reading USA Cycling still undecided

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El Paso County and the city of Colorado Springs’ Economic Development Divisions have received approval from the Colorado Economic Development Commission to add the United States Olympic Committee retention and expansion project to the list of eligible Enterprise Zone projects. The approval will provide state income tax credits to donors who contribute to the project.… Continue Reading USOC retention project added to Enterprise Zone list

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Springs officials in a panic?

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The Indianapolis Business Journal reported last week that Colorado Springs officials are “in a panic” over losing USA Basketball – and other Olympic governing bodies – possibly to Indianapolis, because the Indiana Sports Corp. is apparently making a “hard run” at USA Basketball. I have told people around town that Indianapolis is a real contender… Continue Reading Springs officials in a panic?

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A premier party for a Trading Spaces television episode filmed in Colorado Springs this summer is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. tomorrow at Will’s Sports Pub & Grill, 424 S. Nevada Ave. The episode will be televised at the party from 8 to 9 p.m. The episode features local residents and roller derby skaters Karma Getcha… Continue Reading Premier party for Springs’ Trading Spaces episode

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USA Basketball is looking to move its headquarters and training facilities out of Colorado Springs after the 2008 Summer Games. USA Basketball, the national governing body for men’s and women’s basketball in the U.S., has issued a request for proposal to cities interested in forging a long-term partnership. More than 20 cities have expressed interest.… Continue Reading USA Basketball looking to move from Springs

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