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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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11/04/13
Attendance strong, but MLS sees TV dip

Major League Soccer completed its 2013 regular season feeling good about its attendance despite a slight decline at the gate, but it is faced with decisions on how to improve its lagging television ratings. With an average of 18,611 fans per match across its 19 clubs, MLS this year exceeded the 1 ...

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11/04/13
Shoemaker on list of ATP candidates

NBA China head David Shoemaker is in the running to be the next head of the ATP, tennis sources said. Leaderless for nearly eight months, the ATP World Tour may be ready to name a new top executive later this week at its board meetings in London, tour insiders and board members said. Political un ...

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11/04/13
NASCAR to expand Hispanic marketing

Editor's note: This story is revised from the print edition. Eight months after investing more than $1 million on Hispanic marketing initiatives in Phoenix, NASCAR plans to expand its Spanish-language advertising efforts into key markets such as Texas, California, Illinois and South Florida. ...

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11/04/13
Silverado promotion wasn’t in the cards

A sense of unease was present even before MLB and Chevrolet rehearsed their planned “Silverado Strong” card-flip promotion for last week’s Game 5 of the World Series. Then league and company executives saw the full-size visual of ...

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10/28/13
Game Time mobile app sees upgrade

NBA Digital is relaunching its Game Time mobile application for the 2013-14 season, marking a key product enhancement as the NBA-Turner Sports digital partnership hits its five-year anniversary. Changes for the app, the league’s signature ...

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10/28/13
Playoffs, U.S. team lift MLS Web numbers

Competitive playoff races in Major League Soccer along with the U.S. men’s national team’s successful bid to qualify for next year’s World Cup are helping MLS’s website reach new heights in viewership. According to comScore data, the number of average monthly users on MLSS ...

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10/28/13
MLB weathers slings, arrows of October

There are regular signs of autumn that are traditional and comfortable: leaves turning, pumpkins on porches, cooler temperatures. And then there is the now-annual torrent of media bickering over whether Major League Baseball is a dying entity, arriving squarely — and inconveniently — ...

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10/28/13
Momentum drives NBA’s projections

The NBA expects to eclipse last year’s record of $1 billion in total gate revenue this season. NBA Commissioner David Stern, speaking at last week’s board of governors meeting in New York, said that strong season-ticket sales are helping drive the league’s business. “Ever ...

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10/28/13
Red Sox ready to ride rebound

After artfully pivoting from the twin disasters of the chicken-and-beer saga and late-season collapse of September 2011 and the 93-loss season of 2012 to a 2013 World Series appearance, the Boston Red Sox are poised to reap the benefits of the turn ...

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10/28/13
ShotLink to be more portable

As the PGA Tour grows beyond any recognizable borders, it is discovering the need to advance the way it does business. That’s already the case for Steve Evans, the tour’s senior vice president of information systems. One of Evans’ responsibilities is oversight of ShotLink, the t ...

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