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THIS WEEK'S HEADLINES
This week’s cover story examines the Expos relocation process as MLB inches closer to moving franchise to DC.
• Ameriquest Mortgage near closing on NFL sponsorship deal. •
Kevin Wulff stepping down as head of adidas’ U.S. sports marketing.
Allianz Life to title sponsor PGA Tour’s West Coast Swing event.
One-On-One with Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association’s Steve Hatchell.
Sponsorship Symposium:Over two days in New York City, industry leaders discuss such topics as high-profile categories, the risks and rewards of linking a brand to sports and athletes, and the power of the Olympics.
The Lefton Report: A closer look at two promotions that seem to be working wristbands and bingo-style games; more comings and goings in the sports marketing world.
• Media Tracker: Highest-rated programs of the summer, plus record numbers for ESPNs World Series of Poker.
Tube Talk: Imagine if Tiger Woods chipped in for the prize purse at a golftournament. Thats what the economic model of high-stakes TV poker is like, although it may be in for changes or at least an evolution.
• New Facility: The Milwaukee School of Engineering prepares to move into its new downtown arena, saying goodbye to crowds of less than 1,000 in a rented12,000-seat venue.