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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''s Realignment Committee and Executive Council met in Chicago yesterday and despite Acting Commissioner Bud Selig''s "insistence that his ''radical'' realignment plan is not dead, there were unmis
Playing in the women''s semifinals Friday, 17-year-old Venus Williams has become the story of the U.S. Open. She is the cover story of USA TODAY''s sports section under the header, "Tennis Tiger Unlea
Avon will sponsor a new 16 nation road race circuit for women, "with the heaviest action" in the U.S., according to Frank Litsky of the N.Y. TIMES. The program of 10-kilometer races "will be directed"
NASCAR''s ''98 Winston Cup Series will consist of 33 championship point events, one more than its ''97 schedule. The Las Vegas Motor Speedway will host its inaugural race on March 1, marking the third
MLB''s Realignment Committee and Executive Council are scheduled to meet today in Chicago to debate realignment of the NL and AL, according to Dave Van Dyck of the CHICAGO SUN-TIMES. The three plans b
In Washington, Amy Shipley wrote the WNBA "has gone farther than just about anybody expected, propelled both by the powerful arm of the NBA and a thoroughly unexpected fan response in the league''s ei
The NFL kicked-off its 78th season over the weekend, its earliest date ever, and attendance was up by more than 5,000 over last year, according to an AP report. Total attendance at the 15 openers was
The WNBA crowned its first champion Saturday as the Comets beat the Liberty before a sellout crowd of 16,285 at The Summit (Michael Murphy, HOUSTON CHRONICLE. 8/31). EXPANSION: WNBA President Val Acke
The USTA announced a five-year, projected $31M grass- roots tennis initiative called the "Plan for Growth," which includes the creation of Play Tennis America adult leagues and an USA Team Tennis prog
Approval for an ordinance allowing the CART Texaco Grand Prix of Houston to race downtown in ''98 "was delayed for one week" after two City Council members raised concerns over the event, according to