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February 24, 1997 | By Diane Pucin, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
It is called the Advanta Championships this year, not the U.S. Pro Indoor, not the Comcast U.S. Pro Indoor, but it is still Philadelphia's one professional men's tennis event. It is still indoors, of course, now at the CoreStates Center. It is still in Philadelphia, but it almost wasn't. And it might not be for long. The final contracts guaranteeing that Philadelphia would host its traditional stop on the ATP men's tour weren't signed until Dec. 16. The tournament is lucky that Pete Sampras, the world's best player, feels some loyalty to Philadelphia, where he received his first wild card and where he won his first tournament.
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September 6, 1995 | by Bill Fleischman, Daily News Sports Writer
Advanta, the Horsham-based financial services company, wants to serve up a pro tennis "double" in Philadelphia. Advanta, which sponsors the women's tournament in the city, is bidding to sponsor the U.S. Indoor men's tournament. The company has proposed succeeding Comcast as the title sponsor of the tournament, played at the CoreStates Spectrum in February, Advanta chairman Dennis Alter said yesterday. Alter said conditions of the multiyear deal include having International Management Group run the tournament.
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November 21, 2011
Theodore J. Forstmann, 71, a longtime Wall Street financier who was a major player during the wave of corporate takeovers in the 1980s, including the battle for RJR Nabisco, died of brain cancer Sunday, said a statement from the sports agency IMG. Mr. Forstmann was chairman and chief executive officer of IMG and senior founding partner of the investment firm Forstmann Little & Co. Forstmann Little bought IMG in 2004. Forstmann Little, which was founded in 1978, completed leveraged buyouts of companies including Dr Pepper, Yankee Candle, General Instrument, and Community Health Systems.
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September 6, 1995 | By Diane Pucin, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
The Comcast U.S. Indoor, Philadelphia's men's professional tennis tournament, is in danger of leaving the city if new sponsorship isn't found. The tournament, which is played at the Spectrum each February and which featured Andre Agassi and Pete Sampras this year, has a debt of $500,000, according to sources. Advanta, which had been the presenting sponsor and had paid $300,000 to the tournament last year, withdrew in April in order to be the title - or main - sponsor of the Philadelphia women's pro tournament, which is now known as the Advanta Championships.
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October 11, 1995 | by Bill Fleischman, Daily News Sports Writer The Associated Press contributed to this report
Advanta, the financial services corporation based in Horsham, wants to sponsor the U.S. Indoor men's tennis tournament at the CoreStates Spectrum for the next 10 years. International Management Group wants to run the tournament, which is played in February. But the Philadelphia Indoor Tennis Corp., which founded the tournament in the 1960s, is resisting this joint effort. Why? "The deal that's been offered isn't the greatest for our program," tournament director Tom Gowen said yesterday.
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February 20, 2012 | By Jonathan Tamari, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
The draft prospects displaying their talents at the NFL scouting combine this week have worked on their sprint times and strength, their agility, and even their answers to interview questions. In recent years, though, some training sites have added an element of preparation that focuses on attributes outside of the muscles that power running, jumping, and tackling. At IMG Academies in Bradenton, Fla., David Da Silva works on improving how athletes use their eyes and speeding up the process that turns what they see into action.
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August 23, 2000 | by Kevin Mulligan, Daily News Sports Writer
After 18 years of making annual stops in Philadelphia, the women's professional tennis tour is relocating to Nice, France, next year. Vince Nicastro, athletic director at Villanova University, local home of the successful WTA Advanta Championships, confirmed a Sports Business Journal report that the tournament will move following the sale of the event by International Management Group to a French promoter. The 2000 Advanta event, which regularly draws many of the world's top 10 players, is scheduled for Nov. 6 to 12 at Villanova's Pavilion.
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June 22, 1997 | By Joe Juliano, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
The easy thing would have been to merely send out letters touting the expanded purse - $900,000 - and watch the commitments for the ShopRite LPGA Classic to come pouring in. But Ruth and Larry Harrison are doing things the same way they have since that first year in 1986, through the times when their prize money was too meager to attract a star-studded field. Luring the stars is no problem this year. The 54-hole event will tee off Friday at Greate Bay Resort & Country Club in Somers Point, N.J., with 47 of the top 50 money-winners scheduled to compete, including Annika Sorenstam, Karrie Webb and Laura Davies, plus Kelli Kuehne, the winner of the last two U.S. Women's Amateur championships.
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May 22, 2001 | Daily News Wire Services
Corina Morariu, the American tennis pro who won the women's doubles at Wimbledon in 1999 and the mixed doubles at this year's Australian Open, has been diagnosed with a rare form of leukemia and is being treated in Florida. "Corina is a very hard worker and optimistic," said her agent, David Egdes, of IMG. Egdes said it was not clear how long Morariu has had leukemia, but a release issued yesterday by IMG said she had to withdraw last week from the German Open in Berlin, and returned to Florida for a physical exam.
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April 4, 2015 | By Mark Macyk, Inquirer Staff Writer
The Twitter account for the IMG Academy boys' lacrosse team bills the squad as "the nation's premier private school lacrosse program. " Haverford School would beg to differ. Grant Ament scored with 12 seconds remaining Thursday afternoon to lift the host Fords to an 11-10 nonleague victory over Florida's IMG. Ament's winner broke the 10th tie of the game. Forry Smith scored four goals for the Fords, who are ranked No. 1 in the nation by Nike/Lacrosse Magazine. Ament and Dox Aitken both finished with a goal and two assists.
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March 26, 2012 | DAILY NEWS WIRE REPORTS
TIGER WOODS finally brought the buzz back to the very thing that made him famous - winning. Two weeks after another injury scare, Woods looked dominant as ever in that red shirt Sunday to win the Arnold Palmer Invitational in Orlando, Fla. It was his first PGA Tour victory since a sex scandal at the end of 2009 led to one of the greatest downfalls in sports. And with the Masters only 2 weeks away, Woods looks more capable than ever of resuming his pursuit of Jack Nicklaus in the majors.
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March 26, 2012 | The Inquirer Staff
The drought is over. Tiger Woods emphatically ended a 30-month stretch without a PGA Tour victory by dominating the field in the final round of the Arnold Palmer Invitational at Bay Hill. Woods shot a final round 70 to win by 5 shots, the largest margin of victory on tour since Rory McIlroy's triumph at last year's U.S. Open. It's the seventh Arnold Palmer Invitational for Woods, who turned a 1-shot lead to start the day to a 4-shot advantage by the start of the back nine.
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February 21, 2012 | By Jonathan Tamari, Inquirer Staff Writer
The draft prospects displaying their talents at the NFL scouting combine this week have worked on their sprint times and strength, their agility, and even their answers to interview questions. In recent years, though, some training sites have added an element of preparation that focuses on attributes outside of the muscles that power running, jumping, and tackling. At IMG Academies in Bradenton, Fla., David Da Silva works on improving how athletes use their eyes and speeding up the process that turns what they see into action.
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November 21, 2011
Theodore J. Forstmann, 71, a longtime Wall Street financier who was a major player during the wave of corporate takeovers in the 1980s, including the battle for RJR Nabisco, died of brain cancer Sunday, said a statement from the sports agency IMG. Mr. Forstmann was chairman and chief executive officer of IMG and senior founding partner of the investment firm Forstmann Little & Co. Forstmann Little bought IMG in 2004. Forstmann Little, which was founded in 1978, completed leveraged buyouts of companies including Dr Pepper, Yankee Candle, General Instrument, and Community Health Systems.
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March 7, 2009 | By Jim Salisbury INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Jamie Moyer has spent a quarter-century in professional baseball and pitched nearly 4,500 innings. He has been participating in spring-training camps since 1985. It seems Moyer's entire adult life has been spent on a baseball field. So what did he do on a recent Friday night out? He stood behind a chain-link backstop at a high school field down the street from the Phillies' training complex and took in a game, of course. "This is the highlight of my day," the Phillies pitcher said.
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March 16, 2005 | Daily News Wire Services
The PGA Tour is reviewing its policy on corporate outings during the week of a tournament, hopeful of avoiding the perception of appearance fees for marquee players. The issue was raised 2 weeks ago when the Ford Championship at Doral paid up to $600,000 for Vijay Singh, Retief Goosen, Sergio Garcia and Padraig Harrington to play with selected Ford dealers. All of them played at Doral later in the week, helping give the tournament 11 of the top 12 players in the world. Golf World magazine obtained a letter from IMG sent to tournament sponsors that offered a menu of marquee players for anywhere from $50,000 to $200,000 apiece.
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March 26, 2004 | Daily News Wire Services
A Colorado football player was accused of raping a woman when he was a recruit, bringing to eight the number of such allegations involving the scandal-rocked team, the Rocky Mountain News reported yesterday. University officials said they learned of the nearly 4-year-old accusation about 2 weeks ago and are investigating. No charges have been filed in any of the cases in which allegations were made against a Colorado football player or recruit since 1997. But the cases are being investigated by Attorney General Ken Salazar and a commission appointed by the university's board of regents.
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January 17, 2003 | Daily News Wire Services
IMG founder and chairman Mark McCormack was in critical condition yesterday after having a heart attack. IMG said McCormack, 72, had immediate medical attention and was hospitalized. The company did not say where he was being treated. McCormack was picked as one of the top 10 most powerful people in sports last December by The Sporting News. His Cleveland-based company represents dozens of major sports stars including Tiger Woods, Derek Jeter and Venus Williams. Yesterday, McCormack was announced as the most influential person in sports management, as selected in the International Sport Summit 2003 list of "50 That Shaped the Last 25" list.
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