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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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02/13/12
RallyCross at SMI tracks

Global RallyCross and Speedway Motorsports Inc. have reached an agreement that will see the series take five of its events to SMI-owned racetracks this year. Global RallyCross grew out of the X Games and features action sports stars like Travis Pastrana and Brian Deegan racing each other in compa ...

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02/13/12
Verizon extends NHL deal

The NHL has signed a three-year extension with wireless partner Verizon Wireless, and the new deal creates a premium mobile application exclusively for Verizon mobile subscribers. The renewal was a three-way pact involving the league, Verizon and media partner NBC Sports Group, and live games fro ...

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02/13/12
Goodell's pay set to double

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell’s recent five-year contract extension will, by the end of its term, roughly double his current annual pay of about $10 million, sources said. Atlanta Falcons owner Arthur Blank, chairman of the league’s compensation committee, declined to comment on fina ...

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02/13/12
IndyCar moves beyond tragedy

Four months after its championship race ended with a tragic crash that killed driver Dan Wheldon, Izod IndyCar Series CEO Randy Bernard is optimistic the sport will bounce back in 2012. Izod IndyCar Series CEO Randy Bernard cites ...

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02/06/12
Ex-exec on WPS woes

The decision by Women’s Professional Soccer to suspend operations for 2012 can be traced to the league’s failure to form a centralized, long-term business plan, says one former WPS team executive. Abby Wambach (left) i ...

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02/06/12
Elmore exits iHoops post

Len Elmore has left his position as chief executive officer of iHoops, the NBA and NCAA youth basketball joint venture. His departure date is effective immediately. No replacement has been named. NBA and NCAA officials confirmed Elmore’s departure but would not comment further. Elmore coul ...

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01/30/12
NLL happy with season’s start

George Daniel, commissioner of the National Lacrosse League, had reason to be concerned when the season opened a few weeks ago. The scheduling gods weren’t working in the NLL’s favor. A crowd of 16,356 greeted the Band ...

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01/30/12
IndyCar begins work on website changes

After several years of sharing digital staff with Indianapolis Motor Speedway, the IndyCar Series is building out a staff of its own and beginning to revamp its website. The sanctioning body hired the digital marketing agency Terralever to redevelop its website. The agency, which is based in Phoe ...

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01/30/12
LPGA adds more players to personality-driven campaign

The LPGA began a brand campaign last year as a way to highlight the personalities of its players. The tour is taking it a step further this year with four new spots that will debut this week on Golf Channel and a variety of other platforms, including the LPGA’s international TV partners and Gl ...

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01/23/12
Inside NBA's revenue sharing

The NBA’s new revenue-sharing plan was years in development and today represents a staggering shift in league policy as the NBA redistributes wealth among its teams. It was fueled by a plea from eight small-market teams in 2007 and grew into one of the league’s most contentious issues ...

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