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John Youk looks up from a camouflage grill beneath a tent at Kentucky Speedway and eyes a Sprint Tower in the distance. He scans the numbers for Stewart-Haas drivers. “Patrick’s third fastest,” he says, nodding. “Stewart’s quick, sixth. We’ve got hot cars. Oh y...

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Lingering challenges keep in-game advertising from reaching its p ...

WildTangent Inc. sells advertising for its network of online video games. Jeep has space on the publisher’s Snowboard SuperJam game. One of the guiding forces behind the next generation of video game hardware now occupies the eighth floo ...

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Cardinals hire developer for neighboring project

The St. Louis Cardinals have selected the Cordish Co. as the developer for Ballpark Village, an eight-acre mixed-use development downtown planned for land north of the new Busch Stadium. Cordish, headquartered in Baltimore, handles a variety of real estate projects across the country. Th ...

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Development increases around RBC Center

Long-anticipated development around the RBC Center in Raleigh may finally be taking off, with veteran office builder Harold Lichtin staking claim to an elevated site at a heavily traveled intersection nearby. Lichtin plans to build about 250,000 square feet of office space at the intersect ...

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Option would trim yearly ballpark fee

Businesses being asked to foot the bill for a chunk of the Washington Nationals’ new ballpark would get some short-term relief under one public financing option the city is considering. The Office of the Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development says it can reduce the money busi ...

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Snapshot: Major college championships

Baseball — Men’s College World Series 2005 site: Johnny Rosenblatt Stadium, Omaha, Neb. 2004 attendance: 256,730 Estimated number of room nights: 3,000 Television: ESPN and ESPN2, live telecasts of all games Men’s Basketball — Final Four ...

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General Sports Turf Systems Athletic Director of the Year Award

ADOY: Division I-A Jake Crouthamel Syracuse University Northeast Region Conference: Big East Career highlights: Crouthamel will retire on June 30, ending nearly 30 years of service as AD. Since taking the post in 1978, he oversaw construction of the Carrier Dome ...

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Sponsors not sold on all NCAA sports

The words NCAA and championship, when uttered together, conjure up images of March Madness, but the National Collegiate Athletic Association goes far beyond basketball as it administers a total of 88 championships spanning Divisions I, II and III. Co ...

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SBJ Athletic Director of the Year: DeLoss Dodds

DeLoss Dodds was the track coach at Kansas State University when he first started thinking that becoming an athletic director might be the way to go. “My athletic director played golf every afternoon,” he said. “I thought that ...

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Can sports stars as brands stay relevant with consumers?

When John Elway’s agent, Jeff Sperbeck, suggested that his latest and largest licensing deal should be for a line of recliners, sofas, tables and entertainment centers bearing his name, Elway raised an eyebrow. Retired quarterback John Elway launched ...

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