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Barclays Center rep: Seeking ‘strategic partner’

Published in On The Ground on 10 / 20 / 14

SportsBusiness Journal reported this morning that Barclays Center is for sale . This afternoon, arena representatives provided the following statement, attributable to spokesman Barry Baum. “Our goal is to identify a strategic partner as we continue to capitalize on the great performance o...

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SportsBusiness Journal: IMG continues dominance in Grand Slam events with 8th consecutive ...

Tennis and sports are abuzz over the possibility of Jennifer Capriati winning the Grand Slam. But with Capriati's victory in the French Open finals nine days ago, her agent, IMG, can boast a perhaps even more impressive stretch of victories: It has represented the last eight female winners of ...

Tags: Falk Associates Management Enterprises, IMG, Octagon Group

SportsBusiness Journal: Women's final TV ratings up 43%, despite tape delay; men in slump

The Jennifer Capriati comeback story provided a ratings boost for NBC's telecast of the French Open women's final, even though the network tape-delayed the epic match by five hours. Capriati's marathon victory, in which she won the final set 12-10, scored a 3.3 rating in major markets June ...

Tags: NBC, This Week's Issue, USA Network

SportsBusiness Journal: Grand Slams tweak seedings to help ratings

Perhaps the biggest problem broadcasters have televising tennis is not knowing who will play: Pete Sampras makes the finals one week, but some no-name the next. Now the powers behind the sport hope their decision to increase the number of seeds at Grand Slam events will at least mean that mo ...

Tags: CBS Broadcasting Inc., Dallas Stars, Southwest Sports Group, This Week's Issue, USA Network, USA Sports

SportsBusiness Journal: Capriati seeks to capitalize

Jennifer Capriati could become the next female athlete to score a megabucks endorsement contract, on the heels of her French Open victory. Capriati's agent, IMG, is renegotiating the tennis star's apparel and racket contracts. Capriati signed a three-year clothing and footwear contract with ...

Tags: Adidas, Diadora, Fila, IMG, Octagon Group, Prince, Reebok, This Week's Issue

SportsBusiness Journal: Rahal sells wad of CART shares

Bobby Rahal's racing team has sold more than two-thirds of its shares in Championship Auto Racing Teams over the last two months, netting roughly $5.3 million. Rahal resigned from CART's board of directors in May and stepped down as interim chief executive in November, but his race team incl ...

Tags: Championship Auto Racing Teams Inc., Formula One

SportsBusiness Journal: MyStudentAthlete.com stays to path of patience

MyStudentAthlete.com expects to have revenue of $100,000 and a loss of $250,000 in its first full year of fiscal operations, which concludes at the end of this month. The site, which is designed to help high school athletes financially plan for college, is in the process of raising an addi ...

SportsBusiness Journal: Colangelo mulls selling Suns stake

Phoenix Suns owner Jerry Colangelo is considering selling part of his NBA club because of estate planning demands. The 61-year-old Colangelo said the potential move is not tied to his debt problems with his other Arizona team, MLB's Diamondbacks, and he intends to keep running the Suns for ...

Tags: AEG, Arizona Diamondbacks, Baltimore Ravens, Chicago Fire, Legg Mason Inc., Miami Dolphins, MLB, NBA, Phoenix Suns, Washington Capitals, Washington Wizards

SportsBusiness Journal: U.S. Open gear going nationwide

The U.S. Open Tennis Championships have given the green light to sponsor Fila for national, year-round sales of such merchandise as sneakers and sweatshirts adorned with the Open's logo, a significant departure for the country's largest tennis tournament. Unlike such tennis events as Wimbl ...

Tags: Fila, Sports Authority

SportsBusiness Journal: NEW YORK: Venue plans get a tweak,financial pledge on hold

S ite reconfigurations were the biggest changes in NYC2012's revised bid , as the group trying to bring the Olympics to New York redrew its plans for the Olympic Village and Stadium. While the locations did not change, the stadium now is designed more as part of a new conve ...

Tags: 2012 Games: The Final Bids

SportsBusiness Journal: Prudential back at Open

Prudential Securities will return as one of the U.S. Open Tennis Championships' top sponsors this year despite the company's effort to exit the prestigious tournament. The brokerage company asked the U.S. Open five months ago to find an alternate sponsor for the four remaining years of its f ...

Tags: Tennis, This Week's Issue

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