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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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Panini renews with NFL

Following a tumultuous 2011 NFL season in which the league’s labor difficulties made business difficult, Panini America has renewed its NFL trading card license while also renewing complementary rights with the NFL Players Association. ...

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04/23/12
NFL hosting HR event

The NFL on Tuesday plans to host a conference of human resource professionals from the sports industry. The conference, run by HR services firm Mercer, also will include representatives from the U.S. Tennis Association, the NBA and NASCAR. Robert Gulliver, the NFL’s chief diversity officer, ...

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04/16/12
NFL gives teams OK for casino ads

The NFL last week formally approved a measure allowing clubs to accept casino advertising, though the resolution clears the way for such business only through March 31, 2014. The NFL is the last of the four major U.S. sports leagues to accept casino advertising, and the action comes with signific ...

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04/16/12
NFL, WISE form partnership

The NFL will become the first broad corporate partner of the nonprofit Women in Sports & Events, the latest effort from the league to enhance its gender-diversity efforts. An announcement of the new partnership was scheduled for today. The NFL is paying a fee to WISE, which will work with the ...

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04/16/12
BBVA on D-League jerseys

NBA Development League teams will have the logo of league sponsor BBVA on their uniforms during the postseason as part of an expanded partnership with the Spain-based financial institution. Rendering shows how BBVA's logo is being ...

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04/09/12
Memphis tennis events moving

IMG has agreed to buy the ATP and WTA tour events in Memphis and move them to Rio de Janeiro to be part of its Brazil venture, IMX, sources said last week. The ATP must still sign off on the move of its event. The WTA has granted its approval conditioned on the events remaining combined as one to ...

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04/09/12
Street League hires Park Lane

Editor's note: This story is revised from the print edition. Rob Dyrdek’s street skateboarding property, Street League, has hired the investment bank Park Lane to assist with raising capital. Street League, which is entering its third year, is looking to raise capital in order to enh ...

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04/09/12
NFL studies Super Bowl 'zone'

The NFL wants to capitalize on the success of this year’s Super Bowl in Indianapolis by creating zones in future host cities like the one that made this past season’s game so popular. The initiative means that Super Bowl hosts, in addition to hosting the game, will have to do more th ...

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04/02/12
USRowing seeks to make splash

For the first time since the mid-1990s, USRowing is launching a marketing campaign designed to bolster interest in the sport ahead of the London Olympics. The national governing body has developed a Row to London logo that will be featured on branded apparel, its Facebook page and an interactive ...

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04/02/12
Top players, Slams discuss money

The top four ATP players met with representatives of the Grand Slam tournaments last month to discuss prize money allocation, according to sources familiar with the talks. The Slams on average pay out about 10 percent to 15 percent of their revenue in prize money to the male and female competitor ...

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