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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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Legends to help Jags sell tickets

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05/28/12
USA Cycling takes over title race

USA Cycling, the national governing body for bicycle racing, will take over promotional and operational duties for the United States Pro Road Race and Time Trial National Championships starting in 2013, when the event moves from Greenville, S.C., to Chattanooga, Tenn. The annual event, which bega ...

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05/28/12
NFL boosting debt limit to $200M

The NFL is increasing the amount of debt its teams can borrow by one-third, to $200 million, the first significant loosening of financial restrictions in the major team sports since the 2008 economic crisis. NFL clubs will now have the ability to tap into an additional $50 million each to use for ...

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05/21/12
Godfrey to lead iHoops

The NBA- and NCAA-owned iHoops has hired Derrick Godfrey as its chief executive officer, effective today. iHoops CEO Derrick Godfrey Godfrey, who previously worked as vice president of internationa ...

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05/21/12
Strong lead-off for MLB

For years, the May MLB owners meetings have been a center for concern and worry within the league. Attendance problems, poor weather, an uncertain national economy and team insolvency have been regular topics of discussion. This season, however, ...

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05/21/12
ATP going back to court

The ATP, nearly four years after scoring a significant antitrust victory in a Delaware federal court, now must go back to that court to defend a key policy designed to make the federations that sued the tour pay the $20 million in legal fees. The development comes as the ATP this month also sued ...

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05/14/12
NBA looks at LED stanchion signs

As the NBA debates the merits of putting advertising on uniforms, league officials also are asking club marketers to consider new on-court signage that could be in place as soon as next season — an LED system that would sit on the basket stanchion. ...

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05/14/12
Boost adds awards to WNBA deal

Boost Mobile is expanding its marquee partnership deal with the WNBA to title sponsor a new player awards program, a first for the league. The prepaid wireless company begins its first full season as the WNBA’s sole marquee sponsor, a deal that put ...

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05/14/12
WNBA targeting prospective fans

Look for more grassroots marketing efforts in the WNBA this year as teams seek continued traction at the gate. The WNBA saw its group sales grow by 20 percent last year. The league is on track for another double-digit boost in group-ticket sales this season, with much of that increase being drive ...

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05/14/12
WNBA plans to weave Team USA into season

The WNBA begins its 2012 season on Friday looking to sustain business momentum in a year that brings a monthlong shutdown to accommodate the Olympic Games in London. The league will go dark from July 14 to Aug. 15 to make way for the London Games. While the WNBA won’t play any games during ...

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