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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...
MLB: USA TODAY''s Hal Bodley reports that MLB Commissioner Bud Selig has asked former Commissioner Fay Vincent to return on a consulting basis. Vincent will not be a paid consultant (USA TODAY, 8/18).
The Patriots-Cowboys American Bowl ''98 drew 106,424 at Mexico City''s Azteca Stadium last night. It did not top the record of 112,376 for the Oilers-Cowboys game in Mexico City in ''94, but it did ma
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The proliferation of basketball start-up leagues that are "hoping to cash in" by "embracing a strategy" of paying their players, which "is expressly barred by the" NCAA, is profiled by Rodney Ho of th
The Patriots-Cowboys game in Mexico City tonight, to be televised live on ABC, is "expected to draw the largest crowd ever to see an NFL game," topping the previous record of 112,000 set four years ag
MLB: In N.Y., Phil Mushnick, on MLB raising post-season ticket prices: "Gouging? Some might call this supply-and- demand capitalism, extreme, but nonetheless the American way. But it''s gouging. Plain
The WNBA was the cover story of Sunday''s N.Y. TIMES MAGAZINE, as three separate stories and a photo spread detailed the league under the header, "A Sport You Can Love." In the lead piece, TIMES sport
ABL COO Jim Weyermann said that 10% salary cuts to all non-contract employees "are being made to create short-term resources for increased advertising and marketing," according to Marjo Rankin Bliss o
The AFL completed its purchase of the patent, trademark and copyrights associated with Arena Football worldwide from Gridiron Enterprises. The acquisition of the rights allows the AFL to expand, marke
"Faced with the failure of their litigation initiative," the NBPA withdrew its unfair labor practice charge yesterday with the NLRB and "prepared to fight the league''s lockout on the arbitration fron
ABL COO Jim Weyermann said that the league is not "suffering a money crisis" after non-contract league employees were asked to take a 10% reduction in salaries, according to Gary Swan of the S.F. CHRO