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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 announced its second-highest total attendance in history as 63,196,222 fans attended games during the ''97 season. This year''s total is second only to the all-time record of 70,256,459 in ''93. O
The NHL "is considering" a league-licensed skating facility in Danbury, CT, similar to the one it opened in Birch Run, MI, according to John Altavilla of the HARTFORD COURANT. NHL Commissioner Gary Be
MLBUA Exec Dir Richie Phillips recently wrote a letter to MLB Acting Commissioner Bud Selig and other league execs and said that umpires will have "no tolerance" for players who question umpires calls
In L.A., T.J. Simers wrote on the open L.A. market and noted that in two weeks, L.A. leaders will meet with NFL owners, "hoping to learn what [L.A.] must do to win NFL favor." Simers: "[T]he NFL is ex
NFL: The league announced that its attendance for the first quarter of the ''97 season has increased almost 2,000 fans per game over ''96. Paid attendance for the first 56 games has averaged 62,287 pe
MLB "will eliminate wild-card teams for the playoffs if the leading realignment plan is approved," according to Hal Bodley of USA TODAY. The NL would have four four-team divisions, putting its four ch
The WNBA plans to announce next Wednesday that Washington and Detroit have been chosen as expansion cities, according to Amy Shipley of the WASHINGTON POST. However, both markets "must get 3,000 seaso
AL President Gene Budig officially awarded the ''99 MLB All-Star Game to the Red Sox. It will be the first All-Star Game at Fenway Park since 1961 (MLB). In Boston, Peter May writes that the Red Sox "
Houston will receive a franchise in the newly formed Regional Football League (RFL), scheduled to start in March ''98, along with teams in Boston; Shreveport; Mobile; Akron and Wilmington, DE, accordi
The NHL''s participation in the Nagano Olympic Games was examined by Helene Elliott of the L.A. TIMES. The league will break for 17 days -- "seven more than the NHL wanted and four fewer" than the NHL