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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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Contrast in revenue for tennis tours

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11/18/13
NHL ready for Thanksgiving

This year’s Discover NHL Thanksgiving Showdown is essentially a restart for the league after its earlier attempts to make the game a franchise were halted by last season’s lockout. ' “The game is positioned as a family and holiday event, and we’re just at the start,” ...

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11/18/13
NASCAR hiring Dew Tour GM

Dew Tour general manager Kenny Mitchell is leaving Alli Sports to take a marketing job with NASCAR. MITCHELL The former Gatorade sports marketer will become NASCAR’s managing director of bran ...

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11/18/13
D-League, CBSSN to renew

The NBA Development League is expected to renew its TV deal with the CBS Sports Network in time for the start of the 2013-14 season, which tips off Friday. The one-year deal will mirror last year’s agreement, which provided for 12 regular-season games along with postseason coverage for a to ...

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11/18/13
Bevacqua’s new culture in full swing

Like most of Pete Bevacqua’s more provocative emails, this one sat on Ted Bishop’s smartphone for a few hours. “With some of Pete’s ideas that knock me off my chair, I won’t respond to it right away,” said Bishop, president and board member of the PGA of Americ ...

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11/18/13
ATP selects Kermode as next leader

The ATP board of directors has selected British tournament director Chris Kermode as the tour’s next leader, three tennis sources said late last week. Contractual details were being negotiated at press time. Chris Kermode ru ...

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11/11/13
Hulman hires top executives

Hulman Motorsports last week announced the hiring of former NASCAR team owner Jay Frye as chief revenue officer and former Ford marketer C.J. O’Donnell as chief marketing officer. The hiring brings an end to a nine-month search for an executive to oversee commercial operations for the IndyCar ...

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11/11/13
NFL: We have final say in L.A.

The NFL has reiterated to its 32 clubs that Los Angeles is the league’s market and that any franchise seeking to negotiate its own stadium deal in the city could threaten the best economic result for the sport, according to team and other sources familiar with the matter. The league outline ...

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11/04/13
Disney Institute, NBA align

The NBA is partnering with the Disney Institute to create a leaguewide customer service program to improve the fan experience at NBA arenas. A steering committee of about nine NBA teams and key concessionaires Levy Restaurants and Aramark met recently with Disney Institute executives in Orlando t ...

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11/04/13
Stars align for Cosmos on, off the field

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