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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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09/09/13
NFL teams to make settlement payments

The NFL plans to have its teams instead of the league make the recently agreed to payments to retired players over concussion-related injuries so that the clubs can account for the payments as tax-deductible business expenses, sources said. Because the NFL league office is structured as a not-for ...

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09/09/13
NHL fleshes out three-year plan

One billion dollars in additional national revenue. A sharper international focus with more events. A major broadcast rights deal. Another “24/7”-style show. All within three seasons. These are the goals of a comprehensive NHL staff reorganization announced by the league internally ...

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09/02/13
With NFL Kickoff, league builds bookend

The NFL’s annual kickoff celebration has become a mini-national holiday in just 12 years, since its inaugural event in Times Square in 2002. This year, even with the Baltimore Orioles refusing to relinquish a home date so that their neighboring Ravens could host the NFL opener, there’ ...

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09/02/13
ESPN to show lacrosse event

Continuing to augment its lacrosse portfolio, ESPN will showcase as many as 60 games over 10 nights from the 2014 Federation of International Lacrosse Men’s World Championship in Denver, which organizers are calling “the largest lacrosse event in history.” ...

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09/02/13
Bettman’s pay up slightly in fiscal ’12

NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman’s salary and benefits climbed to more than $8 million for the 2011-12 season, the most recent full season prior to the 2012-13 lockout, according to the league’s newly available tax filing. Bettman received more than $8.3 million in salary and benefits du ...

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09/02/13
NFL Shop starts mobile site

The NFL, in partnership with Fanatics, launched a mobile version of its online shop in early August. During the first two-week period that the mobile site was live, the NFL saw a 35 percent increase in purchase conversions by smartphone users as compared with the two weeks prior. ...

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09/02/13
NFL details perks package

The NFL this week is unveiling its first package of benefits for the league’s roughly 1 million season-ticket holders, a program called The Membership Club. The program provides for any NFL season-ticket holder to get RedZone for free on h ...

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08/26/13
Listen up: NFL moving to mike players

The NFL is moving to put microphones on players and coaches as another step in the league’s ongoing push to improve fans’ in-stadium experience. A timetable on introducing such enhancements has not been determined, but it’s an effort that seemingly has become more a matter of when ...

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08/26/13
Exit may reshape NBA global biz

The departure of NBA International President Heidi Ueberroth could set in motion a significant shift in how the league structures its growing global business division. NBA Commissioner David Stern last week said the league will re-examine its international operations in the wake of Ueberroth&rsqu ...

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08/26/13
Open's digital push targets social

With a hyper focus on social engagement, the U.S. Tennis Association will introduce several new digital features for U.S. Open fans this year, both at the event and at home. Applications for mobile devices and tablets, a revamped USOpen.org and an enhanced live stream are among the multiplatform off ...

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