Nike Addresses Terminated Sponsorships LeBron Banner Could Go Back Up On Building Nike-Under Armour Rivalry Growing Coors Billboards With UConn Logos Removed EA Drops Ray Rice From Madden Game Numerous Retailers Pulling Ray Rice Gear Bowling Green Signs Apparel Deal With Nike New York State OKs Lawsuit Against RBS IMG Hires Former ESPN Exec Mark Shapiro IMG Hires Fox Sports Exec Karen Brodkin
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Published March 12, 1999
Nike "is on board with the outside back cover" ad for the launch of Larry Flynt's "Code," a fashion magazine "aimed at African-American men 25 years and older" (N.Y. POST, 3/11)....The WALL STREET JOURNAL's Sam Walker profiles the "invasion" of "space-age drivers" in the game of golf and writes, "If nothing else is done, critics say, the big clubs could do to golf what high-tech rackets did to tennis: turn a cerebral game of finesse and inches into a crude display of smacking and banging" (WALL ST. JOURNAL, 3/12). SOCCER: The Scottish Premier League, "without a sponsor since its inception," inked a two-year deal $3.7M deal, with an option for one more, making the Bank of Scotland the league's title sponsor (London TELEGRAPH, 3/11)....IMG Canada and the Canadian Soccer Association formed "Soccer Canada Properties," a marketing partnership to improve TV distribution, increase sponsorship opportunities and promote the growth and development of soccer (IMG).