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John Lombardo covers basketball and the Arena Football League for SportsBusiness Journal/Daily.

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Golf Channel To Debut New Original Series "Altered Course"

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 03 / 02 / 15

Golf Channel in June will debut a new series called “Altered Course,” as the net adds more original content to its programming. Golf Channel recently completed shooting in Jamaica for eight one-hour episodes of the reality competition series with eight two-person teams competing on score...

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03/02/15
SportsBusiness Daily: Golf Channel To Debut Reality Series

Golf Channel in June will debut a new series called “Altered Course,” as the net adds more original content to its programming. Golf Channel recently completed shooting in Jamaica for eight one-hour episodes of the reality competition series with eight two-person teams competing on score ...

03/02/15
SportsBusiness Journal: Cavaliers requiring automatic renewal

The Cleveland Cavaliers have become the first NBA team to require all season-ticket holders to agree to an automatic renewal policy, essentially eliminating the need for the club to pursue season-ticket renewals annually. “It changes the paradigm in terms of renewals,” said Brad Sims, ...

Tags: Franchises

02/23/15
SportsBusiness Journal: The launching of Air Jordan

Falk holds one of the early Air Jordan shoes, which Nike first produced in 1984. Photo by: NICK GRINER In August 1984, a brand was born when David Falk set out to find a shoe deal for ...

Tags: Champions

02/23/15
SportsBusiness Journal: Champions 2015: David Falk

Editor’s note: This story is revised from the print edition . D avid Falk’s 12-cylinder, silver Aston Martin Vanquish is safely parked at his Bethesda, Md., home on this snowy January day. No need for Falk to risk his beloved British import on the icy roads, so it’s the c ...

Tags: Champions

02/23/15
SportsBusiness Journal: Gambling a key topic at All-Star

The NBA’s focus on gambling and its related business impact continues, with the league using its recent All-Star Weekend to push ahead its support of legalizing sports wagering. NBA Commissioner Adam Silver highlighted the issue of further legalization of gambling on pro sports by making it ...

Tags: Events and Attractions

02/20/15
SportsBusiness Daily: American Airlines Sponsors Clippers

The Clippers are the latest NBA team to sign a floor apron sponsorship, as American Airlines agrees to a multiyear deal that makes the company the official airline of the team. Financial terms were not disclosed. The company’s name will appear on the Staples Center playing floor – in fro ...

02/20/15
SportsBusiness Daily Global: WME/IMG Close Deal For Icon

WME/IMG has closed its acquisition of golf talent agency Icon Sports Management, whose client list includes Ian Poulter and Henrik Stenson. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed, but Icon CEO & Founder R.J. Nemer will become senior VP and head of golf clients in the Americas. In this ne ...

Tags: Marketing and Sponsorship

02/19/15
SportsBusiness Daily: WME/IMG Close Deal For Icon Sports Management

Learn more about Icon Sports Management WME/IMG has closed its acquisition of golf talent agency Icon Sports Management, whose client list includes Ian Poulter and Henrik Stenson. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed, but Icon CEO & Founder R.J. Nemer will become Senior ...

Tags: Labor and Agents, IMG

02/13/15
SportsBusiness Daily: NBA Boots Up Technology Summit

The NBA this morning will hold its annual Technology Summit, a key event of the league's All-Star Weekend. The summit this year is at the Waldorf Astoria in N.Y. The theme of "GameTime" includes sessions on the "Gaming in a Digital Universe," "The Currency of Sports," "Next Generation Wearables&rdqu ...

02/10/15
SportsBusiness Daily: Suns Hire Industry Veteran Lochmann

The Suns have hired industry veteran Hunter Lochmann as Senior VP/Marketing & Brand Strategy. Lochmann begins his new job on Feb. 19 and reports to Suns Senior VP & Chief Sales Officer Nic Barlage . Lochmann spent four years as CMO for the Univ. of Michigan athletics department before he ...

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