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"It's a total distraction to what you're trying to accomplish because everything about 'Hard Knocks' is getting on television and being an individual. And it's a team game."
-- NFL Cardinals coach Bruce Arians, on not wanting to appear on the HBO series. (ARIZONA REPUBLIC, 5/2)
Friday May 2, 2014 Vol. 20 — No. 162 Print This Issue

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  • Supplemental Insurance

    Nationwide's deal with the No. 88 car is valued at more than $10M a year

    Nationwide Insurance has signed a multiyear sponsorship agreement to become a primary sponsor of Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s No. 88 car for 12 races beginning next year. The three-year deal, which increases to 13 races in '16 and '17, closes out all of the open inventory on Earnhardt’s car. It is valued at more than $10M a year. Nationwide Insurance has endorsed Earnhardt since '09 and has featured him in national advertising campaigns during the last five years. The deal with Hendrick Motorsports allows the Columbus-based company to continue to use Earnhardt in advertising while also being featured on his car in Sprint Cup races for the next three years. It is unclear whether Nationwide Insurance will continue to sponsor Roush Fenway ...

  • Left In The Dark

    Silver was not informed players were considering a boycott before making Sterling ruling.

  • This Seat Taken?

    Vikings exceeding projections for stadium seat license revenue.

  • Lighting The Lamp

    NBC hopes increased viewership seen during Stanley Cup Playoffs continues into conference semis.

  • Strip Stake

    AEG, MGM Resorts break ground on a new $375M Las Vegas arena.

  • Getting To The Bottom Of Things

    An internal review lists several reasons for U.S. Speedskating's disappointment in Sochi.

  • Arms Race

    Bruton talks $100M upgrade for Charlotte track - as long as the state helps with funding.

  • Staight From The Horse's Mouth

    NBC Sports is planning special social media efforts around Saturday's Kentucky Derby.

  • FAN Appreciation Day

    Mike Francesa unhappy with soccer pre-empting FS1 simulcasts.

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