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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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03/28/11
Owners discuss easing equity rule

The NFL discussed lowering the amount of equity an heir of a team must control when assuming ownership of the club, sources said, a change that would be the latest league policy shift to reflect the hurdles posed by estate planning. Currently, a family must own at least 30 percent of a team, with t ...

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03/28/11
NASL hires Downs as commissioner

The North American Soccer League has hired David Downs, former executive director of the United States’ 2022 FIFA World Cup Bid Committee, as commissioner heading into its inaugural season as North America’s Division II soccer league. NASL David Downs Downs, 55, will start at t ...

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03/28/11
Early sales point to rebound for MLB

Major League Baseball is poised to end its three-year attendance slide based on preliminary ticket sales data for the 2011 season, set to begin Thursday. Commissioner Bud Selig declined to project a specific attendance increase for the season. But after drawing 73.06 million fans in 2010, down 0.4 ...

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03/28/11
How NFL, players fight PR war

No NFL game has been missed and no practices canceled, but there’s been no shortage of trash talk across the league in recent weeks. Phrases like “liar,” “modern-day slavery” and unions across the board have “exceeded their bounds” have become commonplace. And the combination of Twitter, Facebook a ...

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03/21/11
Shoemaker to lead NBA China

The NBA is counting on newly hired NBA China CEO David Shoemaker’s experience in running the WTA out of Beijing to translate into more growth for the league’s China business. “China is such a vast country and we are really just starting to penetrate the fan base,” said Heidi Ueberroth, president of ...

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03/14/11
AFL back with new teams, owners

The Arena Football League kicked off its 2011 season last week in 18 markets, which includes two relocated teams. This season marks the second campaign for the league since emerging from bankruptcy. It has had a full year to build its business this time after a hasty, three-month relaunch leading u ...

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03/14/11
Moody's: NFL media rights to double

NFL media fees will double to $8 billion annually by the end of the decade, a significant reason why the league has been striving to reduce the share of revenue the players receive, said Neil Begley, a Moody’s Investors Service senior analyst. Those conclusions are in a yet-to-be-released, but fini ...

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03/07/11
Deadlines and drama in push for deal

AP IMAGES NFL Players Association members, including New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees (second from right) make their way into talks with the NFL in Washington, D.C., on Thursday. The Federal Mediation and Conciliation Ser ...

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02/28/11
NFL pursuing lockout strategy

With the NFL collective-bargaining agreement scheduled to expire at midnight Thursday, the league is pursuing a strategy to lock out players rather than impose work rules even if the NFL Players Association disbands, according to sources familiar with the situation. Conventional wisdom within ...

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02/28/11
Fox, Turner show interest in NHL

Fox and Turner are taking an early look at the NHL’s cable TV package, raising the likelihood that the league will have a competitive bidding process — with as many as four networks — as it negotiates new TV deals this year. Versus’ exclusive negotiating window ended in late January, leading the le ...

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