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

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Lagardere Named Management Consultant To Greenbrier Classic

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 09 / 21 / 16

Lagardere Sports has been hired as management consultant to the PGA Tour Greenbrier Classic. The company will work as an advisor to tournament operations and assist in player recruitment, sponsorship sales and activation around the event, which was canceled this year due to flooding. The '...

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