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This Week's Newsmakers: Hicks Dealt Latest Blow With Glorypark
Published May 16, 2008
THE DAILY each Friday offers our take on the performances over the past week of people and entities in sports business. Here are this week’s newsmakers.
WIN: U.S. OPEN/U.S. OPEN SERIES -- ARLEN KANTARIAN’s vision for America’s strong hold on summer tennis got a major boost this week with the announcement of ESPN and Tennis Channel paying a significant rights fee to be associated with the U.S. Open and the Series. More money, greater exposure and a commitment for significant marketing support is hard to argue with.
Delayed Opening Of Hicks' Glorypark
Is A Sign Of The Current Economic Climate
DRAW: WOMEN'S SPORTS -- In another sign of her increased profile following her historic victory last month in Japan, DANICA PATRICK graces the cover of this week’s SI in the lead up to next weekend's Indianapolis 500. There also is plenty of buzz heading into the WNBA season in anticipation of Sparks F CANDACE PARKER. However, those stories are overshadowed to a large extent by the unexpected retirements of ANNIKA SORENSTAM and JUSTINE HENIN while still in their prime.