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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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04/25/11
RSL capitalizing on CONCACAF

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04/25/11
Monumental hires Hunt

Monumental Sports & Entertainment has hired industry veteran Tom Hunt to lead its corporate sales efforts as the Ted Leonsis-owned company continues to integrate business operations between the Washington Wizards, Washington Capitals and the WNBA’s Washington Mystics. Tom Hunt st ...

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04/14/11
Playoffs have teams in promotion mode

After the Tampa Bay Lightning clinched its first Stanley Cup playoffs berth in four years with a victory March 31, the team unveiled a grassroots campaign called “Bolts Nation” to drive support and ticket sales. The team offered fans swag bags containing yard signs, window flaps and branded T-shirts ...

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03/21/11
NASCAR Media revamps business model

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03/14/11
Warriors mount renewal effort

New Golden State Warriors owners Joe Lacob and Peter Guber are going public with bold bets of success. Rarely do NBA owners make specific team predictions, but this duo is looking to shake up the Warriors with a season-ticket renewal effort that promises to put the team and players in unfamiliar pl ...

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03/07/11
Favored Flyers? Snider, Luukko both say no

GETTY IMAGES Snider: "I think people say that because I created the Flyers and it's like my baby." Ed Snider and Peter Luukko are aware of the perception in Philadelphia that they favor the Flyers over the 76ers. Snider owns both teams and Luukko is president of the Flyers and ...

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02/21/11
Inside Lakers-TWC deal

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02/21/11
Jets could begin furloughs

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02/21/11
Canucks, Leafs lead on streaming

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02/14/11
Suns, D-Backs ready to light it up

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