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Published in SportsBusiness Journal on 10 / 31 / 14

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02/25/13
From the NBA All-Star Game

Dominating the talk at All-Star Weekend was the pending sale of the Sacramento Kings, either to a group in Seattle led by Chris Hansen (who would pay a reported $341 million for a 65 percent stake) or to a group of local business leaders expected ...

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02/25/13
New L.A. sites on NFL’s list

The NFL is moving beyond its talks with the two long-running choices for stadium sites in Los Angeles and is now exploring additional locations. That means the proposed stadiums championed by AEG and by developer Ed Roski could now have company in seeking the favor of the NFL. Sources said the l ...

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02/18/13
Tour targets women through exec forums

Editor's note: This story is revised from the print edition. A pharmaceutical company making its first sports-related investment will sponsor a series of “Women’s Day” forums across several PGA Tour events. The daylong executive events will typically be held on Tuesday o ...

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02/18/13
PGA Tour expands simulcast efforts

The PGA Tour’s efforts to simulcast its TV broadcasts are expanding to China with this week’s WGC Accenture Match Play Championship. The tour began simulcasting its tournaments online earlier this year, through agreements with its partners CBS and NBC/Golf Channel. In a new extension ...

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02/18/13
Despite lockout losses, NHL steams ahead

What’s not seen, and what might never be known, is what might have been lost. But one month into the NHL’s lockout-abbreviated season, attendance, TV and online numbers paint a picture of a league that appears to have come back well from its third work stoppage in 18 years. “You ...

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02/11/13
NHRA gets back in the black

The NHRA ended four years of declining revenue last year and generated a modest profit of approximately $1 million. The profit put the organization in the black for the first time since 2008. It saw its revenue decrease by more than 20 percent following the recession, and it lost $3.4 million in ...

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02/11/13
WTA to review medical timeouts

The WTA Tour is reviewing whether changes to its medical timeout procedures are necessary in the wake of the controversy engendered by world No. 1 player Victoria Azarenka and her stoppage at a pivotal moment of her Australian Open semifinal victory. Azarenka went on to win the tournament, but th ...

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02/11/13
NFL makes cold-weather plans for NY

With more questions than answers surrounding the Super Bowl being played outdoors in a cold-weather climate next February, one thing is for certain: The NFL will have an extensive contingency plan in place to account for bad weather. The league is considering various options that include the pos ...

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02/04/13
NASCAR’s new cars take show on the road

NASCAR is showing off its new wheels this week. The sanctioning body is taking its Gen 6 cars on a multicity road show to fuel anticipation of their Sprint Cup Series debut at the Daytona 500 on Feb. 24. The cars will visit Detroit; New York City; ESPN’s campus in Bristol, Conn.; and possib ...

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01/28/13
Examining NFL revenue streams

Without inside access to the NFL’s books, it’s tough to know exactly how to create a pie chart for the league’s $9.5 billion of revenue in 2012. We do know from the 2011 season that of the year’s nearly $9.4 billion in revenue, $5.5 billion (58.5 percent) came from national ...

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