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Gymnastics coming to AT&T Stadium

USA Gymnastics and AT&T Stadium announced that the AT&T American Cup and the Nastia Liukin Cup junior competition will come to the stadium in March 2015. Speaking at the announcement were coach Bela Karolyi; former gymnastics champions Kim Zmeskal-Burdette, Carly Patterson and Nastia Liukin; AT&T’s Bill Moseley; the Dallas Cowboys’ Charlotte Jones Anderson; and USA Gymnastics’ Steve Penny.
Photo by: USA GYMNASTICS / MARTY PERLMAN






























USTA celebrates world record lesson

At World Tennis Day at Madison Square Garden on March 3, the U.S. Tennis Association’s Guinness world-record-setting “Largest Tennis Lesson” with 406 local youths at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center was recognized. Pictured are the center’s Whitney Kraft; the USTA’s Kurt Kamperman; Guinness official adjudicator Alex Angert; the USTA’s Dave Haggerty and Judy Murray, mother of Wimbledon and U.S. Open champion Andy Murray.
Photo by: JENNIFER POTTHEISER / USTA






















Seen at Sloan

At the eighth MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference Feb. 28-March 1 in Boston, NBA Commissioner Adam Silver sat for an interview with writer Malcolm Gladwell. They’re flanked by conference co-chairs Jessica Gelman and Daryl Morey. BELOW: Morey with participants in the “Ownership Perspective: Managing Transitions” panel: the Boston Red Sox’ John Henry, Tom Garfinkel of the Miami Dolphins and Sun Life Stadium, the NBA’s Amy Brooks, the Sacramento Kings’ Vivek Ranadivé, the Boston Celtics’ Wyc Grousbeck and ESPN’s John Walsh.
Photos by: GREG COOPER / 42 ANALYTICS







































Soldier Field plays host to Blackhawks

The Chicago Blackhawks’ John McDonough, Jay Blunk, Al MacIsaac, Mark Bernard and Chris Werner attend the 2014 NHL Stadium Series rink buildout at Soldier Field on Feb. 27. BELOW: Andy England of MillerCoors (center) with the NHL’s John Collins (left) and Bill Daly in a suite at the NHL Stadium Series Blackhawks-Penguins game March 1.
Photos by: GETTY IMAGES








































Travelers renews tournament deal

Travelers Insurance on Feb. 27 announced a 10-year extension of its title sponsorship of the PGA Tour event in Hartford, Conn. From left: Travelers’ Andy Bessette and Jay Fishman, the PGA Tour’s Tim Finchem, and the Travelers Championship’s Nathan Grube.
Photo by: JEFFREY YARDIS





















In SINC in D.C.

The Sports Industry Networking and Career conference Feb. 28-March 1 in Washington, D.C., included a panel on marketing strategies with (from left) the Washington Redskins’ Shripal Shah, the Washington Kastles’ Kevin Wynne, the Potomac Nationals’ Josh Olerud, Michael Proulx of the Competitor Group and David Abrutyn of IMG Consulting. BELOW: Keynote presenter Geoff Reiss (right), head of sports for Twitter Media, spoke with USA Today’s Dan Shanoff.
Photos by: SINC CONFERENCE





































Beckerman, Scott take in UCLA game

AEG President and CEO Dan Beckerman and Pac-12 Conference Commissioner Larry Scott attended UCLA’s men’s basketball game vs. Oregon at Pauley Pavilion on Feb. 27. Beckerman attended undergraduate and graduate school at UCLA.
Photo by: SCOTT CHANDLER / UCLA ATHLETICS




















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