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Sharapova's Return Could Be Well-Needed Injection Of Star Power For Women's TennisPublished in SportsBusiness Daily on 04 / 28 / 17
The sport of tennis right now needs Maria Sharapova "almost as badly as she needs tennis," as the women’s game is "desperately seeking an injection of star power," according to Gaurav Kalra of the ECONOMIC TIMES. Serena Williams "won’t play for the rest of the year as she is pregnant," a...
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Charles Barkley talked about Michael Jordan''s future during a media session before Saturday''s charity game in Atlantic City, according to Lacy Banks of the CHICAGO SUN- TIMES. Barkley: "Michael ain'
NFL Dir of Officiating Jerry Seeman discussed the instant replay "uproar" in an interview with Thomas George of the N.Y. TIMES. Seeman, on the need for full-time officials: "The problems that primaril
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NFLPA Exec Dir Gene Upshaw is "taking steps to guarantee ... a financial warchest in case there is labor strife" when the current CBA expires in 2005, according to Mike Freeman of the N.Y. TIMES. Agen