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‘It’s more of a true minor league now’

04 / 21 / 14

The NBA-owned D-League, once an eight-team operation playing solely out of the Southeast, is now a coast-to-coast business marked by sharply rising franchise values and enough demand from NBA teams to suggest further expansion could be ahead. The D-League played its 2013-14 season with 17 teams. ...

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07/25/11
Tiffany to sponsor USSA’s Gold Pass

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07/18/11
Changes in store for All-Star Game?

The 2011 MLB All-Star Game became as much defined by who wasn’t there as who was, creating headaches for Major League Baseball officials and sponsors and likely rule changes in future years. The high-profile absences of numerous stars, mos ...

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07/11/11
Complex issues fill Manfred's calendar

Perhaps the most crazed executive at Major League Baseball these days is Rob Manfred, executive vice president for labor relations and human resources. The league’s point person for more than a year on the Los Angeles Dodgers saga, Manfred in recent weeks has seen that battle explode into a ...

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07/11/11
East-West tilt for LPGA?

The LPGA is pitching the idea of a hybrid tournament that would have both stroke-play and match-play components, showing a continued willingness to stretch the game’s traditional model to appeal to sponsors. Jon Podany, the LPGA’s chief marketer, is calling the concept the East-West C ...

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06/20/11
Cuervo to sponsor volleyball league

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06/13/11
Canucks provide viewership lift

The Vancouver Canucks’ success during the Stanley Cup playoffs has helped lift the NHL’s total North American television audience to new heights, as NBC and Versus have seen slight losses in American viewership but the CBC has enjoyed i ...

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06/06/11
NFL preps plans for 8-game season

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06/06/11
NBA season-ticket renewals steady

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05/30/11
NFL doubts mediation will work

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05/30/11
PGA Tour Entertainment steps up

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