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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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05/30/11
Kings see ticket sales climb

The Sacramento Kings have sold nearly 2,000 new season tickets since team owners Joe and Gavin Maloof announced on May 2 their plan for the franchise to stay in Sacramento for at least one more season. In addition, the team has sold 26 new corpo ...

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05/23/11
Penske prez sees growth potential

As president of Penske Racing, Tim Cindric oversees a three-car IndyCar Series operation and a two-car NASCAR Sprint Cup Series operation. He has been in both sports long enough to see them undergo their respective ups and downs, and he has helped Penske Racing navigate those changes. This week he& ...

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05/16/11
'Yesteryear' drives Wizards' new look

With a nod to their past, the Washington Wizards last week unveiled their new red-white-and-blue uniforms, along with two new secondary marks and an updated primary logo. The Wizards’ new design links the team’s look with the old Bullets uniforms before late owner Abe Pollin changed ...

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05/16/11
Q&A with Jeff Plush, Colorado Rapids

Plush As one of the original charter teams in Major League Soccer, the Colorado Rapids have existed in the shadow of Denver’s NFL Broncos, NBA Nuggets and NHL Avalanche since 1996. To help alleviate that, th ...

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05/09/11
NBA execs playing catch-up in Sacramento

The NBA sent marketing staff to Sacramento to help ignite the Kings’ business following a season that team co-owner Joe Maloof said will bring roughly $6 million in profit. Though the team posted the second-worst average attendance in the 30-team NBA with an average of 13,890 fans a game, the Kings ...

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05/02/11
Schieffer examines Dodgers' big picture

The long-simmering financial woes surrounding the Los Angeles Dodgers heated up last week as MLB Commissioner Bud Selig appointed former Texas Rangers President Tom Schieffer to run the Dodgers’ day-to-day operations as part of the league’s takeover of the franchise. Club owner Frank McCourt lamb ...

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05/02/11
Predators, Grizzlies cash in on playoffs

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05/02/11
49ers focus on sustainability, tech

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04/25/11
NFL teams' draft plans

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04/25/11
RSL capitalizing on CONCACAF

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