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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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03/17/14
Tennis league CEO: Answers coming soon

The nascent International Premier Tennis League had its first player draft earlier this month, with names like Victoria Azarenka, Rafael Nadal and Serena Williams among the competitors pledging to compete in the late-November to mid-December swing of team-format competitions in Dubai, Bangkok, Mumba ...

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03/17/14
Reserved seating, NFL style

When a new NFL owner arrives at a league meeting for the first time, the commissioner introduces the person before the entire ownership, and the new member of the group then offers a few comments. After Minnesota Vikings owner Zygi Wilf concluded some brief words to the room at his inaugural owne ...

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03/10/14
Locker room cameras still lacking fans

Last NFL offseason, locker room cameras were hyped as one of the big in-stadium enhancements for 2013. Visions of fans being able to see on video boards coaches offering halftime encouragement quickly met reality, though, as many teams ultimately used the cameras only to show players walking down th ...

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03/10/14
NFL warms up to variable pricing

The NFL could have 10 or more teams using variable ticket pricing in some fashion for the 2014 season, said Brian Lafemina, league senior vice president of club business development, further evidence of the league’s embrace this offseason of more advanced pricing strategies. The Detroit Lio ...

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02/24/14
Issue of NFL Now raised in lawsuit

It didn’t take long for NFL Now, the league’s nascent digital network, to get dragged into a lawsuit. Players suing NFL Films over their use in that group’s footage last week cited NFL Now as a prime example of how they are being exploited. “This new frontier for the co ...

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02/24/14
Silver lines up input for media talks

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver has formed a second media committee to engage in the process of the league’s coming media rights talks, marking the latest sign of momentum in the negotiations that are expected to begin in the near term. The n ...

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02/24/14
NFL expands staff by 20 percent

The NFL aggressively added to its staff in the 12-month period ended March 31, 2013, with the league’s employment level jumping by 20 percent, to 1,858 employees, according to a review of the NFL’s two most recent tax returns. That employment figure includes staff for the league offic ...

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02/17/14
Despite L.A., NBA local TV numbers good

The NBA’s local TV ratings look a lot like the league’s standings at the halfway point of this season, with good numbers in Oklahoma City and disappointment in Los Angeles. Coming off a year in which the Thunder posted the NBA’s best RSN ratings, OKC’s games on ...

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02/17/14
The rest of the NBA season has issues

The NBA begins the second half of its season this week. Staff writer John Lombardo takes a look at some key issues facing the league and its teams as the post-All-Star Weekend portion of the schedule starts up. ■ Under new management: Adam Silver has replaced David Stern as league commissio ...

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02/17/14
Clubs worry over NFL Now

NFL teams are expressing concern that the league’s recently announced broadband network, NFL Now, could compete with the clubs’ own efforts by cannibalizing content and siphoning viewers. NFL Now, which was announced Super Bowl week in a rare appearance by Commissioner Roger Goodell a ...

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