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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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04/18/11
USTA to alter sales, marketing staff

Harlan Stone, the U.S. Tennis Association’s chief business and marketing officer, is changing his responsibilities at the tennis governing body to solely overseeing sales efforts. After this year’s U.S. Open in September, Stone no longer will be in charge of the organization’s marketing and communic ...

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04/18/11
Q&A with NASCAR's Brett Jewkes

More than a month after taking an offer to become NASCAR’s chief communications officer, Brett Jewkes last week began to reshape the organization’s communications efforts. He has developed both a 90- and 180-day plan that features goals ranging from hiring three more employees to meeting with eac ...

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04/18/11
Boxing season limps to finish

The World Series of Boxing trumpeted itself as the next best hope for reviving interest in Olympic-style boxing when it launched in November, fielding franchises at major venues in Los Angeles and Miami, landing national distribution of its matches on Versus and trumpeting the commercial impact of 2 ...

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04/18/11
AFL extends Kurz's contract

The Arena Football League has signed a two-year contract extension with Commissioner Jerry Kurz. Kurz, 61, signed a one-year deal with the Tulsa-based AFL last September, and his new deal keeps with him with the league through September 2013. Financial terms were not disclosed. “The owners wanted ...

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04/11/11
WTA, ATP take aim at online gambling

The WTA and ATP World Tour want to crack down on online gaming sites that use live scoring of their matches, women’s tennis Chief Executive Stacey Allaster said. The two governing bodies have jointly hired London law firm Couchmans to represent them and advise on how best to ...

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04/11/11
IndyCar in Facebook game

The IndyCar Series and Indianapolis Motor Speedway have struck a licensing agreement with California-based Cie Games that will see their cars and drivers featured in the Facebook game “Car Town.” The licensing deal gives IndyCar its first gaming partner in at least three years and gives Cie Games ...

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04/04/11
ATP tourneys object to proposed contract

ATP tournaments are battling the tour’s executive chairman, Adam Helfant, over his proposed next contract, multiple tennis sources said, and his future with the sport is possibly at risk. Helfant Helfant signed a three-year, incentive-laden deal in 2009, and this year he will ca ...

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04/04/11
NFL changing how it plans Super Bowl

The NFL is changing the way it assesses risk in developing contingency plans for future Super Bowls in the wake of the ice and snow that wreaked havoc on the game in North Texas in February.

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04/01/11
NHL campaign has all the answers

Editor's note: This story is revised from the print edition. “Questions Will Become Answers” is the tag line for the NHL’s new early-season marketing campaign, replacing the “Is This The Year?” campaign that debuted in 2008. Like the old campaign, “Questions” is aimed at increasing viewershi ...

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03/28/11
Competitor looks to expand abroad

The endurance sports media and event company Competitor Group Inc. has acquired the Madrid Marathon with the goal of expanding its popular Rock ’n’ Roll marathon series into Europe and Asia. The Madrid Marathon was first held in 1978 and now includes a shorter 10K race, with both events attracting ...

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