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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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Change in NFL revenue sharing?

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10/07/13
Finish gives Selig hope

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10/07/13
Renovation funds slated for NFL vote

NFL owners are scheduled to vote Tuesday to allocate league funds to help pay for stadium renovations for the Washington Redskins and Cleveland Browns, sources said, the latest teams with venues built in the 1990s seeking to upgrade. The moves emerge as the NFL has indicated that several teams in ...

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10/07/13
MLS opens talks with ESPN, NBC

MLS has started negotiations to extend its media deals with ESPN and NBC Sports Group. The league is in an exclusive negotiating window with ESPN that expires at the end of this month. It also is in an exclusive negotiating period with NBC Sports Group, and while it’s unclear when that wind ...

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10/07/13
Teams say break from StubHub a success

The New York Yankees and Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, which each broke away from MLB Advanced Media’s renewal with StubHub to form their own secondary ticketing exchanges with Ticketmaster, branded their initial year with their own resale platforms a success. Neither club nor Ticketmaster ...

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09/30/13
MLB wild-card settles in 2nd year

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09/23/13
‘3 to See’ boosts numbers for WNBA

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09/16/13
App will manage MLB season-tickets

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09/16/13
Brian France: 10 years at the wheel

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09/09/13
NFL discovery decision may come soon

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