ESPNU Studio Ops Moving To Bristol Chargers Reach TV, Radio Deals In L.A. Plan To Replace Pimlico Gets Backing Bleacher Report Debuts Brand Campaign Hawks-Wizards Has Early Start Time Timbers Unveil Stadium Expansion Plan ESPN Begins Laying Off Around 100 Personalities Where Does NASCAR Go With Dale Jr. Leaving? Manfred: Bush-Jeter Deal For Marlins Not Done David Abrutyn's Career Intertwined With Caps History
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Beckham Being Replaced As Face Of
Armani Underwear Campaign By Ronaldo
Packers' Online Sales Accounting For
A Third Of Pro Shop's Business
TWO-TIMING TIGER? In N.Y., gossip columnists Rush & Molloy cited sources as saying that Tiger Woods, a Gatorade endorser, has been "sneaking sips of Neuro1, the 'focus drink' John McCain is said to have used during his debates with President Obama." Former NFLer Bill Romanowski, who developed the drink, said that he sent Woods a "package during his slump after his father's death four years ago." Romanowski: "He's been drinking it every morning since then" (N.Y. DAILY NEWS, 10/12).
LEAVE THEM ON THE RACKS: YAHOO SPORTS' Chris Chase wrote, "Not all the throwbacks for the original eight AFL teams provide ... fond memories of the past. Case in point, the garish eyesores worn by the Denver Broncos." The "bright yellow" color of the Broncos' jerseys for yesterday's game against the Patriots "made the Broncos players look like crossing guards and the stripes on the pants give the appearance of a jaundiced zebra" (SPORTS.YAHOO.com, 10/11). Meanwhile, SI.com's Peter King writes, "The Broncos uniforms were so ugly I actually like them" (SI.com, 10/12).
MARCHING INTO STORES: NetSpend and grocery store chain Winn-Dixie are now offering a Saints-branded prepaid Visa debit card to Winn-Dixie customers in the greater New Orleans area. The cards are now available at around 70 stores (NetSpend).
Reutimann Could Have As Many As
12 Cup Races Open Next Season
MORE THAN MEETS THE EYE: NASCAR driver Ryan Newman said he and Jeff Gordon will have special paint schemes at next weekend's Sprint Cup NASCAR Banking 500 only from Bank of America in Charlotte to promote the DVD release of “Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen.” Newman: “I’m Optimus Prime of the No. 39 U.S. Army Chevrolet, and to me that’s all that really matters.” ESPN’s Mike Massaro: “I’m no casting agent … but I would have thought that Jeff Gordon would have gotten the nod to be the good guy” (“NASCAR Now,” ESPN2, 10/9).
ENGINE DELAY: Ford Racing Technology N.A. Operations Manager Doug Hervey said that Ford "will delay the debut of its new Sprint Cup engine." In Virginia, Dustin Long noted the engine was "scheduled to have debuted" this Saturday during the NASCAR Banking 500 at Lowe's Motor Speedway. Instead, Ford "will debut the restrictor-plate version of the engine" during the Amp Energy 500 at Talladega Superspeedway on November 1 (Norfolk VIRGINIAN-PILOT, 10/11).
FULL SPEED AHEAD: Roush Fenway Racing (RFR) and Copart have reached an agreement for Copart to sponsor Carl Edwards' Nationwide Series entry. Copart, an online vehicle auction site, will appear as the primary sponsor on the No. 60 Ford for 16 races beginning in '10 and will appear as an associate sponsor on the Ford entry for the remaining races (RFR).