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NFL Ticket Sales Take Off Following Schedule Release

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When it comes to the football, there never seems to be a true offseason. Every event that happens in the NFL makes headlines, including last week's regular season schedule release. The schedule was officially announced last Wednesday at 8 p.m., and immediately following the release, there was an influx of customers visiting TicketNetwork.com looking for tickets to the upcoming season.

Within 24 hours of the announcement, tickets to home games for all 32 teams were sold through our marketplace. So far, the top-selling team has been the Dallas Cowboys, who have accounted for nearly 10% of all the football tickets sold this past week. Dallas has a tough schedule of home games this season, including their opening week game against San Francisco.

While Dallas had the highest volume of tickets sold, it was the Denver Broncos which had the highest average selling price (see table below). Fresh off losing in the big game, Denver is among the favorites to win the championship this season. Their home schedule includes games against Indianapolis, San Francisco, as well as divisional rivalry games against San Diego and Kansas City.

Although the season is still months away, the NFL will continue to be in headlines nearly every week (the draft is only about a week away) and before you know it, the season will be ready to kick-off.

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Clippers Owner Accused of Making Racist Remarks

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Los Angeles Clipper owner Donald Sterling was caught on tape making racist remarks. Sterling told his girlfriend, V. Stiviano, he didn't want her bringing black people to his games; his anger was ignited after she posted a photo on Instagram of her and Magic Johnson. The audio was originally posted by TMZ.

Sterling and the Clippers released a statement shortly thereafter stating, "We have heard the tape on TMZ. We do not know if it is legitimate or it has been altered," the statement said. "We do know that the woman on the tape -- who we believe released it to TMZ -- is the defendant in a lawsuit brought by the Sterling family, alleging that she embezzled more than $1.8 million, who told Mr. Sterling that she would 'get even.'"

Many reacted to the audio, including Magic Johnson, Michael Jordan, Charles Barkley, and President Obama. The NBA is currently investigating.

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Onsales This Week

Events onsale this week
Day(s)Event  
Fri/Mon Paul McCartney Buy tickets
Fri-Sat Kings of Leon Buy tickets
Fri Wiz Khalifa, Young Jeezy, and Tyga Buy tickets
Fri Steely Dan Buy tickets
Fri Blake Shelton Buy tickets
Fri Brian Regan Buy tickets
Fri-Sat Crosby, Stills & Nash Buy tickets
Fri DoI: Princesses & Heroes Buy tickets
Fri Maxwell Buy tickets
Fri Eric Church Buy tickets

There is an extremely busy onsales period coming up over the next few days, with plenty of events among concerts, sports, and theater. We'll describe a few here, and you can see the full list of major onsales in the events table to the right.

First up, rocker Paul McCartney has 11 shows for his "Out There! Tour" on sale this Friday and upcoming Monday. About half of the onsales are on Friday, and about half are on Monday. In addition, Kings of Leon has 24 new concerts of its "Mechanical Bull Tour" on sale Friday and Saturday, and onsales for Wiz Khalifa's "Under The Influence" tour with Young Jeezy, Tyga, and more are this Friday.

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The 2014 NFL Schedule was announced last night, to much fanfare and anticipation. The season will kick off with defending champion Seahawks against the Green Bay Packers on Thursday, Sept. 4.

Other notable games include: Eagles-Redskins in Week 3; Broncos-Patriots in Week 9; and Seahawks-49ers on Thanksgiving in Week 15.

Get a full list of games here at TicketNetwork.com, or find the schedule for your favorite team(s) at our NFL page!

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U.S. Man Wins 2014 Boston Marathon

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You know that saying "It’s not a race, it's a marathon"? Well, every marathon still has a winner. At this year's Boston Marathon, that honor went to 38-year-old Meb Keflezighi, the first U.S. man to win the marathon since 1983.

Keflezighi, a three-time Olympian, won the men's division with an official time of 2:08:37 — a time that's pretty fantastic in its own right, but especially because it is only five minutes shy of the the best time ever. Geoffrey Mutai of Kenya holds the record for fastest marathon for his race in 2011, with a time of 2:03:02.

In first place for women was 33-year-old Rita Jeptoo, of Kenya, who nabbed the title for the second year in row, and the third time overall. Her unofficial time of 2:18:57 broke a record for the women's course, as exactly 1 minute and 46 seconds faster than the previous record, which was set in 2002 by Margaret Okayo of Kenya.

Both Jeptoo and Keflezighi were part of elite groups of runners who began the 26.2-mile run well ahead of the rest of the 35,000 runners.

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