Athletes who do the Dew will be doing it in different cities and under a new name this season. The five-event ASPT Dew Tour tour will make stops at two new cities, and possibly a third. Cleveland and Salt Lake City will be new stops, and the season-opening Panasonic Open on June 21-24 will be held in either Louisville, Ky. or Baltimore, a Dew Tour official said on Monday. Louisville has been the site of the the previous openers. “We’re working out the logistics,” Tour spokeswoman Nicole Nanduso said of finalizing the series opener site. The Action Sports Pro Tour, owned and operated by NBC Universal and Live Nation, also will serve as the umbrella organization for the Dew Tour. The ASPT operates the pro Dew Tour and the amateur Free Flow Tour, which makes two stops in Southern California. Cleveland and Salt Lake City have replaced Denver and San Jose. Cleveland will hold the Right Guard Open July 19-23 in place of Denver, and Salt Lake City will hold the Toyota Challenge on Sept. 20-23, replacing San Jose. Portland’s Vans Open will be Aug. 16-19 and the PlayStation Open will be Oct. 18-21 in Orlando. “Not unlike NASCAR or the PGA Tour, we want the ASPT to be seen as the gold standard in competitive action sports,” ASPT general manager Wade Martin said of the name change. “The new ASPT mark and logo provide our property with a consistent messaging and the opportunity to expand under one umbrella. The 2006 Dew Cup winners were Nate Adams (Freestyle Motocross), Jamie Bestwick (BMX Vert), Anthony Napolitan (BMX Dirt), Daniel Dhers (BMX Park), Bucky Lasek (Skateboard Vert) and Ryan Sheckler (Skateboard Park). Women’s surfing has been added to the 2007 X Games, while BMX dirt has been eliminated. Like the men’s surfing competition, the National Surf League’s The Game again will be the focus of the event, with competition scheduled for July 5-8 at Puerto Escondido in Mexico. BMX dirt has been a part of all 12 previous X Games. Cory Bohan won his third consecutive gold medal at last year’s event at Staples Center, where he edged Ryan Nyquist. The rest of the X Games 13 schedule will take place at the Home Depot Center in Carson and the Staples Center on Aug. 3-5. Tickets for X Games 13 will be available for purchase June 14 at all Ticketmaster locations and the box offices at Staples Center and Home Depot Center. Shaun White will be seeking another national title when he competes in the 25th annual U.S. Open Snowboarding championships on March 12-18 at Stratton Mountain, Vt. Santa Barbara’s Bobby Martinez has been named 2006 Association of Surfing Professionals Rookie of the Year. Martinez scored victories at Teahupoo, Tahiti and Mundaka, Spain, a feat previously accomplished by only eight-time world champion Kelly Slater. Martinez finished fifth in the series. “I’m just really excited to get back in the water and use the experience from my rookie year to move forward and focus on this year’s tour,” he said. “My goal is to go out there and try to win every heat, and every contest I can.” [email protected] (626) 962-8811, Ext. 2272 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!