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David Morehouse: Power Player

04 / 14 / 14

For Pittsburgh Penguins President and CEO David Morehouse, this week’s start of the NHL playoffs creates emotion beyond what others in sports might describe as a roller-coaster ride — one that could last anywhere from a disappointing 10 days to a victorious two months. “The play...

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07/18/11
Keeping the game in town

Kevin Johnson needed advice. As a first-term mayor with a background as a professional basketball player, he was facing the issue that was likely to define his tenure. The Sacramento Kings, his city’s only big league sports team, had just announced their intention to leave the city for Anaheim ...

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07/11/11
Kings take cue from soccer

The Los Angeles Kings hope to introduce the rambunctious culture of soccer-style supporters to NHL clubs. The Kings have set aside a 500-seat section behind the goal in the lower bowl at Staples Center that will house the team’s new supporters club, which has yet to be named. Chris McGowan, ...

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07/11/11
Dodgers case tests MLB’s power

A federal bankruptcy judge is unlikely to let MLB seize the Los Angeles Dodgers franchise, legal experts said last week. But at the same time, the court will almost surely not allow owner Frank McCourt to personally reap a windfall from a potential sale of the team’s media rights. With now ...

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07/11/11
Expected Sixers sale on track

The NBA lockout has brought league business to a screeching halt, but it is not derailing the expected sale of Philadelphia 76ers. “I think, frankly, this has been baked in from the beginning,” said NBA Deputy Commissioner Adam Silver, when asked whether the lockout would affect any ...

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07/11/11
Montreal owner set for move to MLS

Saputo I t is impossible to talk about professional soccer in Quebec without mentioning Canadian businessman Joey Saputo. In 1992, Saputo founded the Montreal Impact, which will make its debut as Major League Soc ...

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06/13/11
Jets maintain sponsor dialogue

With the lockout clouding all things in NFL marketing circles, some teams chose to postpone their partner summits until next year. Not so for the New York Jets, somewhat perturbed by the lockout’s impact on their ability to capitalize from a ...

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06/13/11
Red Bulls Pacers make hires

The New York Red Bulls of Major League Soccer have hired veteran NBA executive Chris Heck as president of business operations, while the Indiana Pacers have hired a new chief sales and marketing officer in veteran industry executive Todd Taylor. Heck joins the Red Bulls after spending seven years ...

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06/13/11
The Streak

Devotion to their fans, front-office stability and a willingness to spend have put the Class A Dayton Dragons on the brink of the U.S. record for consecutive sellouts.

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06/13/11
Ticket campaign has Brooklyn accent

The New Jersey Nets won’t move to Brooklyn until late 2012, but the team this month is launching an advertising campaign dubbed “One Day” to push premium season-ticket sales at its Barclays Center arena. The ...

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06/06/11
Winnipeg club: long to-do list, little time

Two years before purchasing the Atlanta Thrashers with the intent to move the team to Winnipeg, executives from True North Sports & Entertainment met with the Ottawa Senators, Nashville Predators and Edmonton Oilers to prepare for just such a scenario. That due diligence, learning about every ...

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