Sunoco Debuts "Essence Of Racing" Campaign Executive Transactions Isiah Thomas Expected Backlash Over Hiring FanDuel Brings On Most Of Zynga Sports Team Georgia Approves Increased Athletic Budget Kentucky Adding Ribbon Boards At Rupp IndyCar Ponders How To Attract Fans Long Term Jeff Gordon Hired As Full-Time Analyst For Fox Danica's Sponsorship Status To Be Telling For NASCAR Classified Advertisements
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THIS WEEK'S HEADLINES
This week’s cover story examines the NFL’s TV rights deal, with a focus on the
league’s extension with DirecTV.
• Hard liquor companies lining up to sponsor NASCAR teams. •
Backstage as the Grizzlies begin to play in FedExForum.
One-On-One with NASCAR driver Matt Kenseth.
The Lefton Report: NASCAR race left holding the bag as Pop Secret ends sponsorship; dominoes lined up in NFL team colors; baseball film festival in the lineup at New York theater.
• Media Tracker: NFL ratings rundown at midseason; Breeders Cup trend line and top markets.
Tube Talk: ESPN2 reserves hockey spotlight for junior championship; Time Warner Cables digital sports tier off to a slow start.
No Bull: Workwear/fashion brand Dickies joins the sponsor stable of Professional Bull Riders.
• Labor & Agents: Track and field agents draft bylaws for new trade association, suggest athletes may be next; NHL players union looks to role of NBA agents in basketball lockout.