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February 15, 2001 | From Bloomberg News
The California Public Employees' Retirement System, extending its venture capital bets, is considering putting $122 million into a firm that funds sports-business start-ups. CalPERS, the biggest U.S. public pension fund, would buy a stake in Sports Capital Partners from J.P. Morgan Chase & Co., said a briefing memo prepared by the staff. The $170-billion pension fund would pay $22 million for the bank's $37.5-million stake--including management fees of $7.
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February 15, 2001 | From Bloomberg News
The California Public Employees' Retirement System, extending its venture capital bets, is considering putting $122 million into a firm that funds sports-business start-ups. CalPERS, the biggest U.S. public pension fund, would buy a stake in Sports Capital Partners from J.P. Morgan Chase & Co., said a briefing memo prepared by the staff. The $170-billion pension fund would pay $22 million for the bank's $37.5-million stake--including management fees of $7.
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BUSINESS
April 6, 1999 | JONATHAN GAW, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Pop star Michael Jackson and the world's largest sports-marketing agency are among the investors putting an additional $30 million into Newport Beach-based Tickets.com Inc., the online event-ticketing company said Monday. The latest infusion of cash brings to $73 million the amount of venture capital financing the 14-year-old online ticket agency has raised. It comes as the company attempts to carve out its place in a field dominated by Ticketmaster Corp. Tickets.
BUSINESS
April 6, 1999 | JONATHAN GAW, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Pop star Michael Jackson and the world's largest sports marketing agency are among the investors putting an additional $30 million into Newport Beach-based Tickets.com Inc., the online event-ticketing company said Monday. The latest infusion of cash brings to $73 million the amount of venture capital financing the 14-year-old ticket agency has raised and comes as the company tries to carve out its place in a field dominated by Ticketmaster Corp. Tickets.
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June 2, 1999 | JONATHAN GAW, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Tickets.com Inc., a Newport Beach online ticket broker, will try to raise $75 million in an initial public stock offering, the company said in regulatory filings Tuesday. Tickets.com hopes to build an online conglomerate that sells event tickets to consumers and ticket-management technology to entertainment organizations. The company has attracted much attention--and money--from the venture capital community, including $30 million in a private offering two months ago.
SPORTS
March 25, 2006 | Eric Sondheimer, From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Carlos Moya overcame a slow start to beat Rafael Nadal in a matchup of friends from Mallorca, Spain, 2-6, 6-1, 6-1, in the second round of the Nasdaq-100 Open on Friday in Key Biscayne, Fla. Moya, ranked 35th and unseeded, has provided guidance for Nadal and served as a role model during the youngster's rise in the rankings to No. 2. The upset ended a streak of 22 consecutive wins for Nadal against his Spanish compatriots. No. 3 Justine Henin-Hardenne was the first seeded woman to depart.
SPORTS
November 1, 2005 | Helene Elliott
Let others praise the Nashville Predators, who have won eight of their first 10 games in the new, obstruction-free NHL. General Manager David Poile, who built a team with small, swift forwards, solid goaltending and an exceptionally mobile defense, isn't ready to pass judgment just yet. "I don't think we'll know where we stand until we go through our conference," he said. "We haven't played Vancouver yet and we haven't played Detroit, who we play eight times.
SPORTS
April 2, 2006 | From the Associated Press
It must be playoff time in Philadelphia. Flyer Coach Ken Hitchcock is grumpy. With a chance to move into a first-place tie in the Atlantic Division this week, the Flyers dropped a home decision to the Toronto Maple Leafs -- who are barely in the Eastern Conference playoff chase. That was Philadelphia's last game until this weekend, when it was scheduled to face division rivals New Jersey and the New York Islanders. The Flyers and Rangers will meet in New York on Tuesday.
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