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USC running back Vavae Malepeai runs into the end zone for a touchdown against UCLA during the second half of a college football game on November 23, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
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Sports and COVID-19: The Impact on the Sports-Event Industry

The coronavirus outbreak has forced difficult decisions for the sports-event industry. Nearly every major sporting event has been canceled, moved or postponed. Here is a look at where things stand. Click here for the latest on COVID-19’s Effect on the Sports-Event Industry. Unvaccinated Djokovic Wins Wimbledon, Another Part of a Tumultuous Year Posted: Monday, July […]

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Vancouver, Berlin Announced as Laver Cup 2023 and 2024 Hosts

Vancouver and Berlin have been named as host cities for the Laver Cup in 2023 and 2024m respectively, following a comprehensive and competitive bidding process ahead of this September’s event at The O2 in London. The Laver Cup will be staged at Vancouver’s Rogers Arena from September 22-24, 2023, while Berlin’s Mercedes-Benz Arena will host […]

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USTA Names Lew Sherr CEO and Executive Director

Lew Sherr will become the chief executive officer and executive director of the U.S. Tennis Association, effective May 2. Sherr is currently the national governing body’s chief revenue officer. In his new role, Sherr will partner with the USTA Board of Directors to set the strategy for tennis’ growth in the United States, and will […]

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USTA Mid-Atlantic Section Unveils Plans for Virginia Tennis Campus

The United States Tennis Association Mid-Atlantic Section plans to build a 36-court tennis campus in Loudoun County, Virginia, creating a year-round community health and wellness venue through tennis. The campus will draw local, regional and national level tennis events and feature daily programming, allowing the nonprofit organization to service the mission of growing the sport […]

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Michael Dowse Stepping Down as USTA Chief Executive Officer

Michael Dowse, who led the United States Tennis Association through two years of the COVID pandemic during which the U.S. Open was preserved and participation in the sport rebounded, will step down as chief executive officer effective March 1, 2022. Dowse, who was named USTA chief executive officer and executive director in October 2019 after […]

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Troon Acquires Peter Burwash International

Troon, a leader in providing golf and club-related leisure and hospitality services, has announced it will acquire Peter Burwash International, a leading tennis management company whose portfolio includes more than 30 properties globally. Founded in 1975, Peter Burwash International specializes in tennis instruction, program development, marketing, operations and daily tennis activities for five-star resorts, hotels […]

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McEnroe Brothers Heading to Antarctica for Ocean Conservation Tennis Exhibition

Tennis legends John and Patrick McEnroe will play the first ever exhibition match in Antarctica as part of a two-week cruise voyage in support of raising funds and awareness for ocean conservation. The expedition, February 22 through March 5, 2022, is curated for an intimate group of tennis aficionados and guests will have the opportunity […]

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Capital City Tennis Classic Returns to East Lansing

The Greater Lansing Sports Authority and the Mid-Michigan Tennis Association have announced that the Capital City Tennis Classic will return to the Michigan destination November 15­­–21. The International Tennis Federation-sanctioned event is expected to draw 16 doubles teams and 64 singles players from 19 countries. Players will compete for $15,000 in prize money. “We’re thrilled […]

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2021 WTA Finals Moving to Guadalajara, Mexico

The WTA Tour will move its 2021 season-ending Finals event from China to Guadalajara, Mexico, starting the week of November 8 with the top eight singles players and doubles teams competing. The event will move back to Shenzhen, China, from 2022 through 2030. “I would like to extend my appreciation to the Guadalajara tournament organizers […]

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Greater Lansing Welcomes Men’s Tennis Tournament Back to Michigan

The Greater Lansing Sports Authority and the Mid-Michigan Tennis Association will bring back the Joe D. Pentecost Foundation Capital City Tennis Classic in November after the 2020 event was canceled because of the pandemic. The event is sanctioned by the International Tennis Federation and is expected to draw 74 participants competing for $15,000 in prize […]

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