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David Nusbaum

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Vet Private Equity Investor Takes Shot at Pro Sports

Co-owners talk about how they are getting their kicks in pro soccer.

Wider Net

LAFC’s large, diverse ownership draws on range of experience here to score fans, pull in sponsors.

New franchise’s game plan draws on a diverse ownership roster.

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Soccer Stories

Some of LAFC’s co-owners share their experiences with the sport.

Co-owners talk about how they are getting their kicks in pro soccer.

L.A. By the Numbers

From employment and compensation to housing units and land value, the Business Journal looks at how Los Angeles County adds up.

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Stadium Kicks Off Promotional Push

New venue looks to score deals, sell tickets for Inglewood home of pro football’s Rams, Chargers.

Playa Vista preview center to tackle promoting Rams and Chargers’ Inglewood stadium.

Blue & Gold Suits Up With Apparel Firm’s Green

UCLA Athletics’ 15-year, $280 million apparel deal with Under Armour Inc. of Baltimore went into effect on July 1.

L.A. Live Eyes E-Sports Events

SPORTS: AEG scores stake in Immortals gaming team.

L.A. Live owner AEG makes a play for video-game events by taking a stake in e-sports squad Immortals.

AEG Invests in E-sports Team Immortals

E-sports is finding a home in downtown. Anschutz Entertainment Group announced an investment in e-sports franchise Immortals that makes it a team owner and home-venue operator for the team.

Inglewood OKs Arena Talks

SPORTS: Clippers owner Steve Ballmer eyes new venue for team by 2024.

Inglewood council signs off on a proposed arena to house the Los Angeles Clippers.

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Inglewood Poised to Approve Exclusive Negotiation Agreement with L.A. Clippers for New Arena

The Inglewood City Council is set to vote tomorrow to approve an exclusive negotiation agreement with the Los Angeles Clippers for an NBA arena in the city.

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Ex-NBA Players Aim to Score in Three-on-Three

BASKETBALL: New league teams with former pros to fill lineups, coaching ranks.

Rapper-turned-actor Ice Cube (O’Shea Jackson) and entertainment executive Jeff Kwatinetz will debut their three-on-three basketball league this month.

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Apparel Firm Helps Professional Athletes Suit Up

CLOTHING: Jhoanna Alba credits Magic Johnson with assist in launching business.

Former Los Angeles Rams defensive end William Hayes doesn’t consider himself to be a fashion-forward guy six days a week, though he insists on looking good when he’s in front of the cameras.

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Sports Deals in Play For Marketing Firm

Innovative Partnerships Group looks to assist property owners in fielding business sponsors.

Innovative Partnerships Group hopes to team up property owners and businesses in sponsorships.

Hockey Teams Net Motor Oil Maker Sponsorship

ADVERTISING: Liqui Moly signs deal with Kings, minor league Reign, German club.

The Los Angeles Kings scored a sponsorship hat trick last month.

Basketball Position May Prove Net Gain

Magic Johnson’s executive role with NBA’s Lakers could provide assist to businessman’s ventures.

Benefits of Magic Johnson’s high-profile Lakers job could pass to his business interests.

L.A. Football Club Signs Delta, Aeromexico as Official Airlines

Los Angeles Football Club has signed Delta Air Lines and its partner Aeromexico as the official airlines for the new Major League Soccer club, LAFC announced Monday.

Pro Hockey Presents All-Star Game as Net Gain

SPORTS: League to mark 100th year with weekend of events at L.A. Live.

National Hockey League to take shot at heating up L.A. Live with its All-Star Game.

Some Players Find Sponsorships Score Big

SPORTS: Tourney fits Tiger Woods to a tee.

Golfer Tiger Woods’ foundation has bagged the PGA Tour’s Riviera Country Club event.

Inglewood Stadium Will Double Down on NFL

FOOTBALL: Rams will get roommate as San Diego’s Chargers opt to relocate.

Inglewood’s future stadium will tackle another team as the San Diego Chargers choose to relocate.

Chargers Seal Deal on Move to Los Angeles

After numerous failed attempts to land a new stadium in their longtime San Diego home, the Chargers have decided to flee the coop and move to Los Angeles.

Rams Break Ground on $2.6 Billion Inglewood Stadium

The Los Angeles Rams held a groundbreaking Thursday morning for the $2.6 billion Los Angeles Stadium and Entertainment District at Hollywood Park. Rams owner Stan Kroenke, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, and Inglewood Mayor James Butts made remarks at the ceremony. The stadium is expected to be completed for the 2019 football season and will host the 2021 Super Bowl. Kroenke noted that the project will ultimately move 8 million cubic yards of dirt to make way for the stadium and its retail, residential and office components.

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Jaime Jarrín, the “Spanish voice of the Dodgers,” is one of the most recognizable voices in all of Spanish-language broadcasting.

Lakers President Jeanie Buss Gets in Ring with Women’s Wrestling

A Look Ahead: What's on the agenda for Los Angeles business in the coming week

Jeanie Buss knows a thing or two about entertaining basketball fans downtown, but now the Los Angeles Lakers president is bringing a different sport to the area: professional wrestling.

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Team Tackles New Deals

FINANCE: Rams move to replace key revenue.

The Rams kick off their return without the help of long-term sponsorship deals and season-ticket holders.

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NFL’s Big Picture

Film producer and New York Giants co-owner Steve Tisch believes Rams, Los Angeles ready to play ball

Oscar-winning producer and New York Giants co-owner Steve Tisch talks how the Rams will play in Los Angeles.

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L.A. Live Operator Throws Hat in Ring with Headwear Maker

L.A. Live has tipped its cap to a new business partner.

New Era Cap Signs Multiyear Deal With L.A. Live Owner AEG

L.A. Live has a new founding partner. Buffalo, N.Y.-based New Era Cap Co. signed a multiyear deal with complex owner AEG to become the official headwear provider for the downtown sports and entertainment campus. Financial terms were not disclosed.

Net Gains

Festival events flesh out beach volleyball series

Asics World Series of Beach Volleyball organizers have spiked the event with added attractions.

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Tom Gores Wants to Own MLS Team

Billionaire Platinum Equity founder Tom Gores is looking to expand his sports holdings in Detroit.

USC Hires Lynn Swann as Athletic Director

Former USC football star Lynn Swann was named as the school’s next athletic director on Wednesday.

Track Hopes New Pit Stop Worth a Spin

Speedway in Fontana believes $2,500 tickets won’t drive off VIPs.

Auto Club Speedway gears up to land VIPs with its pricey, trackside lounge.


Show-biz exec Peter Guber has scored ownership deals across range of sports.

Sports fan Peter Guber has teamed up with a lot of leagues in his pursuit of ownership deals.

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Street Race Comes With Built-In Buzz

FIA Formula E event to run electric cars around Long Beach.

New Long Beach race looks to electrify fans with battery-powered cars.

Still in Play

Former Dodgers owner talks plans for stadium parking lots, other local ventures

Former Los Angeles Dodgers owner Frank McCourt talks about running the L.A. Marathon (as the boss) and fielding more projects here.

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Palos Verdes Links to Host PGA Grand Slam

The PGA of America will be bringing golf’s major champions to Los Angeles this year.

Staples Center Runs Up Score With Suites, Seats

SPORTS: Venue plays up incentives to hit $100 million in VIP sales for first time.

Staples Center scores record $100 million in sales for the venue’s suites and premier seating.

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Website Bids To Track Auctions

PriceRealized looks to keep stats on sports items for collectors. aims to let bidders know the score on the value and history of sports memorabilia.

LABJ 100 Fastest Growing Companies

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Turning to Hockey for Cool Factor

Lenny & Larry’s hits ice with Kings to boost sales of healthy treats.

Protein-packed baked goods maker Lenny & Larry’s hopes to break the ice with hockey fans as a Kings sponsor.

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Dodgers Owner Heads to Minors

SPORTS: Farm team could field innovations for L.A. squad.

Dodgers co-owner Peter Guber hopes to field new ideas at newly acquired Oklahoma minor league team.

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Inglewood Gets Down to Business

DEVELOPMENT: Retooled city policies help pull in projects.

Inglewood’s blooming attraction of businesses can be traced to a bedrock shift in how the city operates.

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Playing Ball With Rich Customers

Travel agency relies on sporting events to score business.

HOSPITALITY: Travel agency Beck & Score kicks off its high-end business with pricey packages for the World Cup in Brazil.

Rams Confirm Inglewood Purchase

The St. Louis Rams confirmed Friday that team owner Stan Kroenke bought a 60-acre vacant lot from Wal-Mart Stores Inc. in Inglewood, as the Business Journal reported on Thursday.

L.A.'s NFL Hopes Turn To Inglewood

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. this month sold a vacant 60-acre parcel in Inglewood, renewing speculation that the site could become a National Football League stadium.

Hockey Team Plays It Cool

Los Angeles Kings ink deal with tattoo-graffiti artist to spice up merchandise.

Sports: Los Angeles Kings turn to tattoo-graffiti artist Mr. Cartoon to boost the puckish appeal of the team’s merchandise.

Online Drive

Dodgers seek big score from Wi-Fi

Sports: Dodgers to add Wi-Fi and other stadium upgrades as the team looks to run up its sponsorship and revenue opportunities.

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Horse Park Plans for Long Run

SPORTS: Santa Anita seeks stable relationship with Breeders’ Cup.

Santa Anita hopes to be permanently saddled with hosting the Breeders’ Cup.

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Medal Event Shows Mettle

SPORTS: Special Olympics to be biggest event in 31 years.

The Special Olympics is coming to Los Angeles in 2015. And believe it or not, it will be the biggest sporting event here since 1984.

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Catching Drift at Grand Prix

Long Beach race looks to gain traction with new fans on the slide.

Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach broadens its racing focus by adding a drifting competition.

Golf Tourney Swings for Koreans

SPORTS: Northern Trust Open hopes to fit fan group to a tee.

Pro golf’s Northern Trust Open aims for more green by drawing Korean fans to the event.