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Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 08 / 21 / 14

The W New York will host the 15th annual Taste of Tennis Gala ahead of the U.S. Open. Headlining the event are  Serena Williams and chef Masaharu Morimoto . Other participating tennis players include  Venus Williams , Victoria Azarenka, Sloane Stephens and the Bryan Brothers .&nb...

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Executive Transactions

The Blues named Jaguars Consultant  JEFF AJLUNI Group VP/Corporate Partnerships & Community Development and NHL Kings Senior Director of Ticket Sales & Service JOSH BENDER Group VP/Ticketing & Guest Experience. The Blues also promoted PHIL SIDDLE to Group VP & CFO and JAY ...

Tags: People and Pop Culture, Executive Transactions

Bruins Eye Corporate Events At New Facility

The Bruins' new practice facility will be a "potential event space for corporate partners, such as Dunkin’ Donuts and Hallmark Health," according to Callum Borchers of the BOSTON GLOBE. TD Garden "cannot accommodate all the requests it gets for corporate events, private functions and advertisi ...

Tags: Facilities, Boston Bruins, NHL, New Balance

MLB Franchise Notes

D-Backs President & CEO Derrick Hall on Tuesday said that the team "is fully committed to another nine-figure payroll" in '15 after spending a "franchise-record" $115M this season. Hall: "It is safe to say it will be $100 million-plus. We definitely want to be close to where we were. Will we get ...

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Interest In FedExCup Playoffs Builds

The PGA Tour's FedExCup Playoffs began today at The Barclays in Paramus, N.J., and while "most were skeptical at first at the reasoning behind an end-of-season playoff in golf, it really has made the post-major PGA Tour season interesting," according to Shane Bacon of YAHOO SPORTS. Yahoo Sports' Jay ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, PGA Tour

Media Notes

AD AGE's Michael Sebastian noted The Onion tomorrow is "rolling out the second season of its original web series 'Tough Season,' a mockumentary about one man's quest to become champion of his fantasy football league." The show is being produced by The Onion Labs, an "in-house creative and mar ...

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Miller's Injury Worries OSU Retailers

Ohio State Univ. QB Braxton Miller's season-ending shoulder injury is "leaving some Buckeye-themed retailers sitting on thousands of dollars in inventory seemingly destined to sit on shelves for a long time -- maybe a year," according to Tim Feran of the COLUMBUS DISPATCH. Columbus-based retail ...

Tags: Marketing and Sponsorship, NCAA

Verizon FiOS To Carry SEC Network

One week after its launch, Verizon FiOS has completed a deal to carry SEC Network, sources said. The channel will be on an expanded basic tier within SEC territory and include access to WatchESPN. It is not clear where Verizon will carry it outside of SEC territory. A formal announcement could come ...

Rock Cats Pay Bill To Keep Lease Valid

The Double-A Eastern League Rock Cats "can now stay" in New Britain, Conn., to play the '15 season after team Owner Josh Solomon "showed up at city hall Wednesday afternoon with a check for $164,569, paying off the tax bill on New Britain Stadium and keeping the team's lease valid." The city was " ...

Names In The News

Three high school football teams from the Ferguson-Florissant School District in Ferguson, Mo., "were able to practice in the Rams' indoor facility and also watch the Rams practice outside in the VIP section of bleachers at Rams Park" yesterday after the Rams invited the teams. Rams coach JEFF FISH ...

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Raptors Need One More Vote For Practice Facility

The Raptors are "one council vote away from a new practice facility at Exhibition Place" near downtown Toronto, according to Don Peat of the TORONTO SUN. Toronto City Council exec committee members "unanimously approved" MLSE’s plan to build a $30M (all figures C) practice center at the city-o ...

Tags: Facilities, Toronto Raptors, NBA

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