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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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02/10/14
Tatum's focus on global growth

As Adam Silver was moving in as the new NBA CEO, the league promoted Mark Tatum to deputy commissioner and COO, the post that Silver left. Tatum has been at the NBA since 1999, most recently serving as executive vice president of global marketing ...

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02/10/14
PGA Tour opens multi-event sales center

The PGA Tour has launched a call center from its Florida headquarters to sell tickets for four of its tournaments. A staff of 12 newly hired sales executives began work last week in a repurposed section of the media center at TPC Sawgrass, the golf course that hosts The Players Championship. They ...

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02/10/14
Andrews’ tenure marked by AHL’s growth

David Andrews is celebrating his 20th season as president and chief executive officer of the American Hockey League. In two years, he hopes to celebrate something else: his retirement. “After this season, I’ll be here for two more, and then someone else will have the job,” said ...

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02/03/14
Mark Tatum: In his own words

Mark Tatum in 2008 was selected to the SportsBusiness Journal/Daily Forty Under 40 Hall of Fame after his third consecutive selection for the annual recognition. Following are comments from him, and from others about him, that were made on the occasion of those selections. “Things today a ...

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02/03/14
Tatum’s hiring reflects Silver’s NBA

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver’s decision last week to hire Mark Tatum as deputy commissioner gives an early glimpse into the league’s new order under Silver. Tatum, the highly respected and well-liked veteran NBA executive, comes to his new job from running the league’s global sp ...

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01/27/14
Merger provides power boost to series

The merger of NASCAR’s Grand-Am Series and the American Le Mans Series has invigorated the business of sports car racing by creating a unified series with more manufacturer support, team participation, sponsorship revenue and media promotion than anticipated. “There’s already be ...

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01/27/14
Fox contract ‘a game-changer’ for USGA

Par might be a good score in the U.S. Open, but the game’s governing body, the U.S. Golf Association, has made it clear that it’s not satisfied with par from a business perspective. Mike Davis, the USGA’s executive director, h ...

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01/20/14
Fight Pass exceeds UFC’s expectations

When the UFC launched its new Fight Pass digital service in the early morning hours of the first Saturday in January, company President Dana White was watching at a resort in Jackson Hole, Wyo., and chief content officer Marshall Zelaznik was on a laptop in his Los Angeles home. White tweeted a p ...

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01/20/14
Yahoo’s ‘Loops’ raising rights issues

Leagues and TV networks are questioning the legality of a new feature on Yahoo Sports’ mobile app that curates game highlights in near real-time. The feature, “Loops,” was launched at the beginning of the year and allows users to create in-game GIFs (graphics interchange format ...

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01/20/14
Questions remain for Selig succession

As MLB Commissioner Bud Selig enters his final year in office, the primary question of “who” his successor will be remains, but the “how” and “when” questions about the process continue to exist as well. Unlik ...

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