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Kermode shares his take on ATP

04 / 14 / 14

Chris Kermode in January became the fifth leader of the ATP since its current incarnation in 1990. He took over for the late Brad Drewett, a popular ex-player who won steep prize money increases from the Grand Slam events before his 15-month tenu...

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04/07/14
WTA eyes more digital content

By now, sports leagues and teams creating their own content, hiring reporters and competing with traditional media is old hat. Just last week, the Buffalo Bills hired a weekend anchor from a Georgia TV station for their website. Individual sports are a different story, though, and the WTA Tour is ...

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04/07/14
League wants NFL Net in more ‘war rooms’

In an attempt to boost NFL Network’s coverage of next month’s draft, the league is encouraging teams to allow the network’s cameras in their draft headquarters meeting rooms, the latest move to differentiate its coverage from ESPN by giving viewers greater insight into the process. ...

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03/31/14
NHL makes games stars of its home page

NHL.com is shining a bigger spotlight on games. The NHL on its home page recently debuted a new look that features a larger navigational bar with the scores and time clock of all games being played. The central position of the page then highlights one game — based on fan preferences or an o ...

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03/31/14
Ralph Wilson: 1918-2014

On the morning last week after telling his NFL peers that Buffalo Bills founder and owner Ralph Wilson had died, Russ Brandon, the team’s president, was trying to work out. His hope, he said, was that it would be sort of a spiritual exercise, a way to distract himself from the sadness of losin ...

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03/31/14
NFL team sites get access to highlights

NFL teams will be able to use their own game footage for their websites and their mobile offerings for the first time next season. The move, outlined at the NFL’s annual owners meeting last week, is linked to the league’s plan to launch NFL Now, its over-the-top digital content networ ...

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03/31/14
NFL ticket revenue rises slightly

NFL ticket revenue increased roughly 4 percent in the 2013-14 season from the year before, a notable increase from the lower single-digit increases of previous years, according to sources familiar with the data. News of the increase was presented t ...

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03/24/14
Blog creator bags soccer gig with MLS

Three and a half years ago, Chris Savino started a blog about the soccer business with the intent of preparing himself to land a job in that industry. On Jan. 6 of this year, Savino started as a financial analyst — at Major League Soccer. ...

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03/24/14
NFL ups fun factor via technology

The NFL plans to unveil tomorrow its latest initiative to improve the in-stadium experience, launching a partnership with app developer Experience that lets fans upgrade seats and obtain closer access to the team, like getting on-field pregame or getting an in-seat visit from a cheerleader. Leagu ...

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03/17/14
For ‘Draft Day,’ NFL goes extra yard

NFL executive Tracy Perlman was walking on the field before the Super Bowl with actors Kevin Costner, Jennifer Garner and Denis Leary when they stopped and looked up at the MetLife Stadium video boards showing the trailer for “Draft Day.” “They were all like, ‘Wow,’& ...

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03/17/14
‘You never know with a sports movie’

With a production budget of $20 million, modest by today’s Hollywood standards, “Draft Day” does not have to be a “Frozen”-caliber smash ($1 billion-plus worldwide at the box office) to be deemed financially successful. The movie has some challenges, though. Having a ...

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