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NASCAR’s diversity still in low gear

An iconic African-American sports star announces a drive for diversity within the traditionally Southern, and very white, sport of NASCAR. Forgive us if we hold our applause. Johnson This time it was NBA legend Magic Johnson, NASCAR ...

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Give your sponsors more than they expect

In one of my first jobs after college, my supervisor tacked in his office a simple, direct computer-printed sign to remind him of his goals that summer. It read “Under Promise, Over Deliver.” This man had more operational pr ...

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For the NHL, less may be worth more

Because I have been involved in past NHL-NHLPA labor negotiations, friends and business associates often ask my opinion as to how the league and the players association might avoid a lockout prior to the start of the 2004-05 seaso ...

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Sell the parents; kids will follow

A little over five years ago, a test tube study for sports leagues’ marketers, sports television executives and brand marketers began. One that’s yielding empirical results that those associated with pushing sports to consumers should examine closely. One that questions the theory that ...

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Sport of Kings is back? Hey, not so fast …

Smarty Jones is the first horse since Seattle Slew in 1977 to remain undefeated through the Preakness Stakes. If he goes on to win the Belmont Stakes in two weeks, he would become the first Triple Crown winner since Affirmed in 1978. The saga of the “South Philly tough” horse ...

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MLB must rediscover appeal

Major League Baseball, in contrast, throws up an idea and then, at the first sign of opposition, turns tail. Witness the swift about-face over “Spider-Man 2.” Recall how public criticism last year compelled the league to fold its plans to put players in National and American Leagu ...

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Rangers should heed fans' advice

Sports properties like to say that they listen to their fans. The Texas Rangers have gone one step further, actively soliciting their best customers for guidance on how to do a better job. The team tapped 17 season-ticket holders for a new advisory board to critique its marketing, sales and ...

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Rolling the dice with gambling entities

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