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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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05/23/11
Battle-tested UFC set for next fight

Dana White stood at the front of a cramped room in Canada’s largest convention center, presiding over a fighters-only meeting on the eve of what would be a watershed event for the UFC. Two dozen fighters stood, sat and squatted, all of them listening intently, if for no other reason than to he ...

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05/16/11
The XFL: Bubba Cam

To begin its games, the XFL had a scrum for the ball instead of a coin toss. It had no fair catches, no kicks for PATs, and conversions were worth 1, 2, or 3 points, depending on the spot from where the try was attempted. Players wore microphones, and coaches did interviews on the sidelines during t ...

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05/16/11
The XFL: Images, impact, 10 years later

10 years after it was shut down, the images and impact of the XFL live on.

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05/16/11
Memo: NBA proposing $45M hard cap

The NBA’s initial proposal for a new collective-bargaining deal called for a $45 million per team hard salary cap along with non-guaranteed player contracts and significant cuts in annual salary increases. The details, spelled out in an April 26 memo issued by National Basketball Players As ...

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05/16/11
MLB keeping closer tabs on turnstile

MLB continues to take a more active league-level role in attendance and ticket sales tracking than it has in the past, with the new Commissioner’s Ticket Review Committee making a presentation last week before the owners. Club executives from Atlanta, Cleveland and Cincinnati, three of six tea ...

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05/16/11
The XFL: No hate for league's big name

Imagine sitting at a bar with your friends, and the anchor on ESPN announces on live television that you just lost your job. GETTY IMAGES Rod Smart’s jersey made him an instant star on the league’s tel ...

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05/16/11
The XFL: Take the quiz

Questions  1. What did the X in XFL stand for? 2. Which of the following current NFL corporate sponsors were also XFL corporate sponsors? a. Gatorade b. Anheuser-Busch c. Castrol d. Mars 3. Which NFL h ...

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05/09/11
New lacrosse league planned

Despite the fact that the two biggest pro lacrosse leagues aren’t models of profitability, another pro lacrosse circuit is being formed in the U.S. The North American Lacrosse League hopes to begin its indoor season in January, with six to eight teams playing a 12-game schedule tha ...

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05/09/11
NBA sets lockout rules

The NBA is preparing for a potential lockout by issuing a memo to teams detailing the rules of engagement with players in the event of a work stoppage. The lengthy memo, sent to all 30 NBA teams the last week of April, provides a comprehensive explanation of team policies regarding player contact i ...

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05/09/11
Gold Cup shines

Fueled by a surge in interest for international soccer coming off of last summer’s World Cup, CONCACAF officials anticipate an increase in attendance and television viewership for its upcoming Gold Cup tournament, which features competition between North American national teams. Italo Zanzi, deputy ...

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