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Staff writer John Lombardo covers basketball and the Arena Football League.

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Constellation Signs On As Ambassador-Level Sponsor Of LPGA Event

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 08 / 31 / 15

Baltimore-based energy company Constellation has signed a deal to become an ambassador-level sponsor of the LPGA UL International Crown event to be held July 19-24, 2016, at Rich Harvest Farms golf club in suburban Chicago. The deal will be announced today at a one-year countdown event held at the c...

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09/24/01
SportsBusiness Journal: Little love for Bugs at U of L

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09/24/01
SportsBusiness Journal: Events rethink insurance

While most leagues and teams were able to reschedule games to lessen financial impact from the terrorist attacks that brought the sports world to a temporary halt, the tragedy is causing some organizers to rethink whether to insure against the unexpected cancellation of events. The PGA Tou ...

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09/24/01
SportsBusiness Journal: Clippers flaunt their stars

The Los Angeles Clippers have traditionally lacked enough star power to sell tickets, but this year the team believes it can boost attendance by pushing a marketing campaign built around its nucleus of young players. In fact, the team is so confident of the drawing power of its budding stars ...

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09/17/01
SportsBusiness Journal: Insurance not easy for sports

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09/17/01
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SportsBusiness Journal: High-dollar sports coverage

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09/17/01
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09/10/01
SportsBusiness Journal: Real Wizards comeback is season-ticket buyers

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