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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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SportsBusiness Daily: NBA Boots Up Technology Summit

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Tags: People and Pop Culture, Chicago Bulls

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Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies

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Tags: Events and Attractions

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Tags: Events and Attractions

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SportsBusiness Journal: IMG Golf near deal for Icon

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