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John Lombardo

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

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UEG Named Agency Of Record For '16 PGA Championship In N.J.

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 03 / 25 / 15

The PGA of America has hired the United Entertainment Group as the agency of record for the '16 PGA Championship at Baltusrol Golf Club in New Jersey. UEG is already the agency of record for this year’s PGA Championship at Whistling Straits in Kohler, Wis., after the Matter agency merged ...

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03/10/15
SportsBusiness Daily: Trump Course Lands Grand Slam Of Golf

Trump National Golf Club L.A. will host the PGA Grand Slam of Golf in October as part of a multiyear deal between the PGA of America and Trump, it was announced today. The event is set for Oct. 19-21, with Golf Channel to broadcast the event live and air primetime replays. The announcement is t ...

03/09/15
SportsBusiness Journal: Hawks flying high on and off the court

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Tags: Franchises

03/06/15
SportsBusiness Daily: Warriors To Open Third Arena Team Store

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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

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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

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Tags: Events and Attractions

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

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

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Tags: Marketing and Sponsorship

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