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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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05/30/11
O’Conner to seek 2nd term at MiLB

Minor League Baseball President Pat O’Conner said last week he has “unfinished work yet to do,” prompting him to pursue a second four-year term leading the affiliated minor leagues. SHANA WITTENWYLER ...

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05/30/11
Teams may cover seats to avoid blackouts

GETTY IMAGES The league has allowed Jacksonville to cover nearly 10,000 seats since 2005. The NFL may allow teams to artificially reduce their seating capacities in order to ease compliance with the ...

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05/30/11
WNBA focuses on fan engagement

WNBA President Laurel Richie has no qualms explaining why she had never attended a WNBA game before joining the league last month. In fact, she uses her own lack of fan engagement to define the biggest issue facing the WNBA, which tips off its 15th season on Friday night. ...

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05/23/11
NLL seeks more media exposure

The National Lacrosse League wrapped up its 2011 season last week with nearly 15,000 fans at the championship game in Toronto, live coverage on Versus in North America and TSN in Canada, Progressive Insurance as a title sponsor for the game, and Reebok on the title for the MVP trophy. Never befor ...

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05/23/11
NBA agrees to video game contracts

“NBA 2K11” and “NBA Jam” have been popular titles for the video game makers. The NBA has signed multiyear contract extensions with EA Sports and 2K Sports, its two video game partners, conti ...

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05/23/11
UFC drives pay-per-view sales

The broadcast package for UFC 129 was a good example of the options for distribution that the company is willing to try. Beginning at 6 p.m., five preliminary fights aired live online, via Facebook. At 8 p.m., the broadcast shifted to Spike for three fights, which showed two fights live and promoted ...

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05/23/11
UFC signs Edge

The UFC will cross another threshold this week, landing broad-based consumer brand Edge Shave Gel to an official-status sponsorship that kicks off in July with a national retail promotion that includes endorsement deals for five fighters. The promotion follows several renewals for the UFC, which ...

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05/23/11
Lockout not deterring kickoff plans

The NFL is planning an expansive marketing and promotional initiative for its 2011 kickoff game and opening weekend contests that fall on the 10-year anniversary of 9/11, sources said, despite signs that the ongoing lockout threatens the start of the regular season. ...

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05/23/11
MLS signs overseas licensing deals

Major League Soccer has signed two small licensing deals to produce and sell team-branded consumer products in South America and Asia, the first time MLS-licensed merchandise other than apparel and video games will be available outside of the U.S. and Canada. ...

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05/23/11
Rainouts sink walk-up sales

A spate of rainouts thus far in the MLB season has blunted walk-up ticket sales in many local markets and threatens Commissioner Bud Selig’s projection of an end to the league’s three-year ticket slide. Through games last Wednesday, ...

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