August 25 - 31, 2014 Vol. 17 — No. 19

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  • Grand plan for tennis

    The current overhaul of the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center will help propel U.S. Open revenue to roughly $320 million when the work is fully complete in 2018, up from $260 million for this year’s event, tennis sources said.

  • NFL, DirecTV on verge of Sunday Ticket deal

    The NFL is on the verge of a deal with DirecTV for its Sunday Ticket package that will see its average annual rights fee increase to between $1.3 billion and $1.4 billion over the next decade.

  • Arizona State University draws on NFL experience

    From the time Ray Anderson first considered leaving the NFL to go to work at Arizona State University, he’s heard the Sun Devils referred to as a sleeping giant. “The sleeping giant stuff has got to go away,” he said. “We’re waking up.”

  • Legends-Puck combo will handle Rose Bowl premium dining

    Legends Hospitality has formed a partnership with Wolfgang Puck Catering to take over premium dining at Rose Bowl Stadium. The five-year deal covers the Terry Donahue Pavilion, a new structure on the stadium’s west side named for the former UCLA football coach.

  • Change lets sponsors cut to the Chase

    With less than a month to go before the Chase for the Sprint Cup Championship, 12 drivers had won races and locked a spot in the postseason. Four of those drivers’ primary sponsors said the change to award “regular-season” race winners an automatic spot in the postseason had helped promotional plans, four said it hadn’t affected planning and three sponsors are new to the Chase.

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