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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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02/28/11
NBA talks lockout in boom times

NBAE / GETTY IMAGES In any collective-bargaining scenario, management is reluctant to put a rosy face on its business performance for fear of labor using that information to its advantage. Nonetheless, at a time when ...

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02/28/11
No red ink in labor showdown

Labor disturbances are no stranger to sports, but if the NFL locks players out after the collective-bargaining agreement expires Thursday night, it would stand as one of the few times team owners shut down their business not because of red ink, but rather for insufficient profit. When players and o ...

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02/28/11
NBA studies AT&T proposal

Recognizing the lack of sufficient wireless capacity for fans inside their arenas, the NBA is taking a more active role in helping its teams meet growing demand. The league is currently refining a proposal from AT&T in which the telecommunications giant would give its facility owners the option ...

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02/21/11
NFL targets judicial model

If the NFL gets its way, this Thursday’s appearance in a Minnesota federal court — to contend that league media fees should flow even during a lockout — will be its last there. While the public scrutiny surrounding next week’s likely expiration of the NFL collective-bargaining agreement largely cen ...

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02/21/11
NFLPA hires campaign vet

The NFL Players Association late last year hired political communications expert Phil Singer as a consultant, two political sources said last week. Singer, a former adviser to the Hillary Clinton 2008 presidential campaign and Andrew Cuomo’s successful 2010 New York gubernatorial run, did not respo ...

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02/21/11
UFC records to topple in Toronto

The ever effusive president of the UFC, Dana White, often said he feared that promoting a mixed martial arts event in a baseball or football stadium would be like selling tickets to watch two ants fight on the top of a matchbox. Score one for the ants. NEWSCOM The ...

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02/21/11
NFL hires media executives

The NFL hired two longtime media executives to unify its newsgathering operations. The league hired Jim Cohen to be senior coordinating producer on NFL Network, and David Eaton as news editor for NFL Media Group — two new positions. Both executives will be based in Los Angeles. ...

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02/14/11
NFL gives EA a break

The NFL has restructured its lucrative licensing and sponsorship contract with Electronic Arts to account for the sport’s uncertain future, significantly reducing the video game maker’s contractual obligations next season but adding a year to the deal, according to several well-placed sources. The c ...

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02/14/11
Movie raises U.S. Figure Skating's profile

When U.S. Figure Skating Association Executive Director David Raith first considered developing a documentary honoring the 1961 figure skating team that died in a plane crash, he wanted to do more than the traditional made-for-TV special he’d seen other sports organizations develop. The movie lover ...

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02/14/11
Jewkes accepts NASCAR job he helped create

Nearly six months after completing a review of NASCAR’s communications strategy and recommending the property hire a chief communications officer, Brett Jewkes last week accepted the position that he helped create. The longtime Taylor executive will oversee the roughly 35-person NASCAR integrated m ...

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