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Marketplace Roundup - SportsBusiness Daily (subscription)

Mon, 06/26/2017 - 12:29

Marketplace Roundup
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THE MMQB's Greg Bishop notes ShowerPill Athletic Body Wipe, co-founded by former NFLer Justin Forsett, makes an "extra-thick disposable wipe that athletes can use when they don't have time to shower." The product launched in '14 has been "approved ...

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NASCAR Ford Owners Say Company's Support Of Racing Has Never Been Greater Than Now - SportsBusiness Daily (subscription)

Mon, 06/26/2017 - 12:29

NASCAR Ford Owners Say Company's Support Of Racing Has Never Been Greater Than Now
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Roush Fenway Racing co-Owner Jack Roush said Ford's support of NASCAR has "never been bigger than it is at this time." Roush during a pre-race segment prior to the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Toyota/Save Mart 350 at Sonomo yesterday said, ...

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Jersey Score: Devils Introduce Unique Partnership With Plymouth Rock Assurance - SportsBusiness Daily (subscription)

Mon, 06/26/2017 - 12:29

Jersey Score: Devils Introduce Unique Partnership With Plymouth Rock Assurance
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A new marketing deal between Plymouth Rock Assurance and the Devils/Prudential Center allows subscribers to get "auto insurance, the chance to cut in line for concert and sports tickets at the Prudential Center and exclusive venue perks," according to ...

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Packers QB Aaron Rodgers Leaves Excel Sports Management, Signs With CAA - SportsBusiness Daily (subscription)

Mon, 06/26/2017 - 12:24

Packers QB Aaron Rodgers Leaves Excel Sports Management, Signs With CAA
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Packers QB Aaron Rodgers has signed with CAA Sports for all off-the-field endeavors, including film, television, endorsements, speaking, business development, digital marketing and philanthropy. A team of agents across CAA will represent Rodgers. He ...

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Aaron Rodgers Leaves Excel Sports, Signs With CAA Sports - SportsBusiness Daily (subscription)

Mon, 06/26/2017 - 12:24

Aaron Rodgers Leaves Excel Sports, Signs With CAA Sports
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Packers QB Aaron Rodgers has signed with CAA Sports for all off-the-field endeavors, including film, television, endorsements, speaking, business development, digital marketing and philanthropy. A team of agents across CAA will represent Rodgers. He ...

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Names In The News - SportsBusiness Daily (subscription)

Mon, 06/26/2017 - 12:24

Names In The News
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The Cowboys' JERRY JONES and the Patriots' ROBERT KRAFT "seem locked in a competition to be the NFL's most influential owner, and the battle has been taken overseas this summer." Earlier this month, Kraft "led his annual trip to Israel" with several ...

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NESN Cancels Airing Of David Ortiz' Roast Due To Heavy Profanity, Off-Color Jokes - SportsBusiness Daily (subscription)

Mon, 06/26/2017 - 12:24

NESN Cancels Airing Of David Ortiz' Roast Due To Heavy Profanity, Off-Color Jokes
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NESN originally planned to air former MLBer David Ortiz' recent roast over the weekend, but it was "scrubbed" from the RSN's schedule "because much of the humor was wildly vulgar and profane," according to Mark Shanahan of the BOSTON GLOBE. Most of ...

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NASL Expected To Announce San Diego Expansion Franchise To Begin Play In '18 - SportsBusiness Daily (subscription)

Mon, 06/26/2017 - 12:24

NASL Expected To Announce San Diego Expansion Franchise To Begin Play In '18
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The NASL is "expected to announce a San Diego expansion franchise that will begin play" in '18, first at the Univ. of San Diego's Torero Stadium and "later at a 10,000-seat venue it plans to build at an undisclosed location in North County," according ...

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Wichita State Pays $2.5M AAC Entrance Fee Ahead Of Official July 1 Addition Date - SportsBusiness Daily (subscription)

Mon, 06/26/2017 - 12:24

Wichita State Pays $2.5M AAC Entrance Fee Ahead Of Official July 1 Addition Date
SportsBusiness Daily (subscription)
Wichita State's addition to the AAC becomes official on Friday, and the school last week wired $2.5M to the conference to "pay its entrance fee," according to Paul Suellentrop of the WICHITA EAGLE. WSU AD Darron Boatright said that the entrance fee was ...

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Executive Transactions - SportsBusiness Daily (subscription)

Mon, 06/26/2017 - 12:24

Executive Transactions
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Screen rental company Upstage Video named Union VP/Corporate Partnerships CRAIG AMHAUS VP/Business Development ( THE DAILY )....The USHL BOD extended President & Commissioner BOB FALLEN 's contract. Fallen recently completed his third ...

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USATF Closer To Naming '20 Olympic Trials Host As Candidates Make Final Presentations - SportsBusiness Daily (subscription)

Mon, 06/26/2017 - 12:24

USATF Closer To Naming '20 Olympic Trials Host As Candidates Make Final Presentations
SportsBusiness Daily (subscription)
Reps from the three finalists to host the '20 U.S. Olympic Trials “made final presentations” to USA Track & Field officials yesterday, but a decision “did not come Sunday, despite some prior thought that USATF might announce the next Trials site during ...

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The People Have Spoken: NFL Jets Season-Ticket Holders Critical Of Woody Johnson - SportsBusiness Daily (subscription)

Mon, 06/26/2017 - 12:24

The People Have Spoken: NFL Jets Season-Ticket Holders Critical Of Woody Johnson
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A survey of NFL Jets season-ticket holders discussing several topics produced “telling” results, including the fans “mostly support the team clearing out the costly veterans from their roster, even if it means a rough season,” according to Brian ...

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Strong Crowds, Rusty Play Highlight BIG3's Debut Event At Barclays Center - SportsBusiness Daily (subscription)

Mon, 06/26/2017 - 12:24

Strong Crowds, Rusty Play Highlight BIG3's Debut Event At Barclays Center
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A "surprisingly strong" crowd of 15,177 came to Barclays Center yesterday for the BIG3's debut, "featuring a slew of retired NBA stars ... at the beginning of its 10-city summer tour," according to Howie Kussoy of the N.Y. POST. There were several ...

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Fox Sports Signs Up For Nielsen's Out-Of-Home Ratings Service - SportsBusiness Daily (subscription)

Mon, 06/26/2017 - 12:18

Awful Announcing

Fox Sports Signs Up For Nielsen's Out-Of-Home Ratings Service
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Fox Sports is the second media company to subscribe to Nielsen's out-of-home (OOH) ratings service, joining ESPN in measuring viewership at hotels, gyms, bars and the workplace. A formal announcement is expected to be issued later today, and the ...
ESPN Says They Aren't Liberal Because Hank Williams, Jr. Sings MNF OpenOutkick the Coverage
ESPN exec slams FS1 for trying to create “liberal agenda” narrativeAwful Announcing
ESPN Exec Rips Fox Sports 1 For Accusing ESPN of Liberal Bias: False Narrative Created By a 'Competitor'Mediaite

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New National Papa John's Spot Stars NHRA Driver Leah Pritchett - SportsBusiness Daily (subscription)

Mon, 06/26/2017 - 12:18

New National Papa John's Spot Stars NHRA Driver Leah Pritchett
SportsBusiness Daily (subscription)
NHRA sponsor Papa John's this morning will announce it is launching a new national TV spot and limited-edition pizza box leveraging driver Leah Pritchett , the first female athletic endorser in company history. Papa John's this season became the ...

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NCAA To Study Whether Multiple Football Helmets Pose Risk - SportsBusiness Daily (subscription)

Mon, 06/26/2017 - 12:18

NCAA To Study Whether Multiple Football Helmets Pose Risk
SportsBusiness Daily (subscription)
The NCAA's football oversight committee will meet this week in Indianapolis to "begin studying whether multiple helmets" worn by football teams "could lead to more concussions and serious head and neck injuries." In essence, the NCAA "wants to ...

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Italy-Based TIM Gets Mobile Olympic Rights For '18, '20 Games - SportsBusiness Daily (subscription)

Mon, 06/26/2017 - 09:48

Italy-Based TIM Gets Mobile Olympic Rights For '18, '20 Games
SportsBusiness Daily (subscription)
Italian telco operator TIM signed a deal with Discovery to become the “Official Mobile Broadcaster” of the '18 and '20 Games, giving it rights to carry Eurovision's production of the events across Europe via mobile and broadband. In addition to picking ...

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Could New Venture Lead Mets Into The Gaming World? - NY Sports Day

Mon, 06/26/2017 - 09:13

NY Sports Day

Could New Venture Lead Mets Into The Gaming World?
NY Sports Day
... which also includes long-term entrepreneur and eSports executive and New Jersey native Amish Shah, successful New York sports business executive Dave Bialek, longtime New York sports business insider and leading sports law expert Charles Baker, ...

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Braves deploy app-embedded artificial intelligence bot to assist fans, refine offerings - SportsBusiness Daily (subscription)

Mon, 06/26/2017 - 06:54

Braves deploy app-embedded artificial intelligence bot to assist fans, refine offerings
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The Atlanta Braves knew they would be getting plenty of questions from fans with the opening of SunTrust Park. This spring's arrival of the new suburban Cobb County, Ga., ballpark includes all the traditional wayfinding and ushers. But the club ...

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Granger leaving Kings to seek 'next challenge' - SportsBusiness Daily (subscription)

Mon, 06/26/2017 - 06:54

Granger leaving Kings to seek 'next challenge'
SportsBusiness Daily (subscription)
Chris Granger surprised the industry when he unexpectedly resigned as president of the Sacramento Kings on June 19, but the well-regarded executive sensed it was time to leave when the team's new Golden 1 Center opened last fall. Along with the ...

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