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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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04/02/12
Men’s final sticking with Sunday

The men’s final of the U.S. Open Tennis Championships will not be played on a Monday night this year, as had been discussed, and will remain as scheduled on Sunday afternoon, tennis and media sources said last week. But a move for 2013, these sources said, is likely. Talk of a move to Monda ...

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04/02/12
Owners get look at fan base

Fox News recently aired a special featuring a focus group interacting with politicians. Usually, such segments have only the focus group individuals, and this move from the norm particularly intrigued one viewer: NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell . & ...

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04/02/12
NFL, Ticketmaster renew partnership

The NFL has renewed its secondary ticketing sponsorship and business venture with Ticketmaster for five years and at least $200 million, sources said. The league confirmed the renewal but not the economics of the new contract, which will begin with the 2013 season. Owners voted unanimously to ex ...

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03/26/12
NFL may roll dice on casino advertising

NFL owners could vote as early as this week on allowing casinos to advertise in NFL stadiums, team publications and on club radio broadcasts, sources said, a move the league has long resisted out of fear of being seen as close to gambling. The league has been studying the issue, and it’s am ...

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03/19/12
MLS signs agency, ramps up marketing

Major League Soccer has hired Montreal-based Sid Lee as its new advertising agency of record. The move is part of an overall marketing ramp-up by America’s top professional soccer circuit under Howard Handler, who is still carrying the interim chief marketing officer title since joining MLS in ...

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03/19/12
NFLPA to elect player president

The NFL Players Association will hold its annual meeting later this week in Marco Island, Fla., where it is scheduled to elect a new player president and several executive committee members. It also may move to eliminate the so-called “junior rule” that limits when agents can have contac ...

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03/19/12
Clinton to speak to NFL owners

Former President Bill Clinton will speak to NFL owners on Sunday to kick off the league’s annual meeting, sources said last week. The league has long had high-profile speakers at its annual meeting — including former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, Walt Disney CEO Bob Iger and Go ...

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03/19/12
MLB FanPass to push paperless ticketing

Major League Baseball is launching a new brand called MLB FanPass that will be used by all 30 clubs to promote paperless ticketing. It’s the first big push to come out of the Commissioner’s Ticket Review Committee and reflects the fact that going paperless is now one of the league&rsq ...

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03/12/12
A crime amid bounties?

While the New Orleans Saints franchise, its players, its coaches, and former defensive coordinator Gregg Williams await word on punishments from NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell in the recently surfaced bounty scandal, there is another long arm they may need to be worried about: the feds. Criminal ...

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03/12/12
IndyCar's in snail's tale

When Randy Bernard’s secretary said he had a call from Jeffrey Katzenberg a year and a half ago, the IndyCar Series CEO stopped working on the email he was writing and tried to compose himself. It wasn’t easy. His mind kept racing as he thought about DreamWorks’ colossal success wi ...

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