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Slumping Cano says he's battling stomach illness

ESPN Sports Feed - Mon, 07/06/2015 - 14:08
Slumping Cano says he's battling stomach illness
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Images from crash-marred Tour de France stage

ESPN Sports Feed - Mon, 07/06/2015 - 14:03
Images from crash-marred Tour de France stage
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Wade, in Q&A, says he has a lot left in his career

ESPN Sports Feed - Mon, 07/06/2015 - 12:59
Wade, in Q&A, says he has a lot left in his career
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Parsons: Jordan wants to be NBA's best center

ESPN Sports Feed - Mon, 07/06/2015 - 12:37
Parsons: Jordan wants to be NBA's best center
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Tulsa Celebrates Championship Doubleheader

NASC - Mon, 07/06/2015 - 12:32

July will be a big month for the Tulsa Sports Commission, as the city will be the host for two national championship tournaments at the same time later this month.

The USGA Girls’ Junior Championship will be held at the Tulsa Country Club starting July 20th, while the US Youth Soccer National Championships will start a day later at the Mohawk Sports Complex.

This will be the third USGA championship conducted at Tulsa Country Club, and the 22nd championship held in the state of Oklahoma. The club previously was the host for the 1960 U.S. Women’s Amateur, won by JoAnne Gunderson Carner, and the 2008 USGA Senior Women’s Amateur, won by Diane Lang.

Add them all up, and the Tulsa Sports Commission will be bringing in 35 events this year, with six of them national championships. For these two national championships, the planning started well ahead of time. Tulsa Country Club was awarded the Girls’ Junior Championship in July of 2013, while the Sports Commission bid on the soccer tournament two years ago.

While the city will be busy, Heath Aucion, director of operations for the Tulsa Sports Commission, told the Tulsa Fox station that everyone is ready. “Hotels are okay, communication (about the events) is out, so people know there’s going to be a lot of people in town.”

And, the bottom line is, as we all know, the bottom line. The soccer championship is expected to have an economic impact of $5.7 million, while the golf championship is estimated to have a $750,000 economic impact. While the financial impact is important, it’s also a great opportunity for Tulsa to show off its facilities, and its city, to visitors. All 96 soccer teams participating in the tournament are from outside Tulsa, and all but six of the 156 golfers in the USGA event are from outside Oklahoma.

Landing the big events is one thing: Getting the word out that there will be big events, is another thing. Tulsa has made sure its partners know that it’s their time to shine on a big sports stage.


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Dillon wreck evokes safety review at Daytona

ESPN Sports Feed - Mon, 07/06/2015 - 12:07
Dillon wreck evokes safety review at Daytona
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Rodriguez wins crash-marred 3rd stage of Tour

ESPN Sports Feed - Mon, 07/06/2015 - 11:50
Rodriguez wins crash-marred 3rd stage of Tour
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Okamoto: McGregor-Mendes preview

ESPN Sports Feed - Mon, 07/06/2015 - 10:25
Okamoto: McGregor-Mendes preview
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Scorecard: Marquez dominates Tirado

ESPN Sports Feed - Mon, 07/06/2015 - 08:42
Scorecard: Marquez dominates Tirado
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McIlroy ruptures ligament in ankle playing soccer

ESPN Sports Feed - Mon, 07/06/2015 - 06:30
McIlroy ruptures ligament in ankle playing soccer
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Daytona wreck damages catch fence, mars finish

ESPN Sports Feed - Mon, 07/06/2015 - 03:01
Daytona wreck damages catch fence, mars finish
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Wallace: Harrison twins trying to beat odds with leap to NBA

ESPN Sports Feed - Mon, 07/06/2015 - 00:52
Wallace: Harrison twins trying to beat odds with leap to NBA
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The Royals should aim for Johnny Cueto and total victory

ESPN Sports Feed - Sun, 07/05/2015 - 23:08
The Royals should aim for Johnny Cueto and total victory
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Sources: Pistons, G Jackson agree to $80M deal

ESPN Sports Feed - Sun, 07/05/2015 - 22:07
Sources: Pistons, G Jackson agree to $80M deal
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Source: Lakers strike deal with Celtics PF Bass

ESPN Sports Feed - Sun, 07/05/2015 - 20:23
Source: Lakers strike deal with Celtics PF Bass
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Four Royals on ASG team, but Blue Jay tops all

ESPN Sports Feed - Sun, 07/05/2015 - 20:00
Four Royals on ASG team, but Blue Jay tops all
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Lee wins 4-man playoff for 1st PGA Tour victory

ESPN Sports Feed - Sun, 07/05/2015 - 19:03
Lee wins 4-man playoff for 1st PGA Tour victory
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Gallery: The week in pictures

ESPN Sports Feed - Sun, 07/05/2015 - 18:20
Gallery: The week in pictures
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Sources: JPP injures hands in fireworks mishap

ESPN Sports Feed - Sun, 07/05/2015 - 17:55
Sources: JPP injures hands in fireworks mishap
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Schaap: Ted Jackson's unique marathon journey

ESPN Sports Feed - Sun, 07/05/2015 - 17:31
Schaap: Ted Jackson's unique marathon journey
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