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Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 07 / 28 / 14

Media reporter  Joe Flint : "Very excited to be re-joining the WSJ on the media beat and very grateful to the LA Times for five great years." Cleveland Plain Dealer's Mary Kay Cabot : "For Johny Manziel's final team period today, the Beastie Boys' 'Fight for your right to party' blared...

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06/30/14
Tiger Woods Planning Supplement Line

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06/30/14
Lucas Oil Extends Pro Motocross Sponsorship

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06/27/14
Wiggins Makes Fashion Statement With Jacket

Andrew Wiggins drew attention on Thursday night before the Cavaliers took him with the No. 1 overall pick in the NBA Draft for the suit he was wearing at Barclays Center, as he “enlisted help from stylist Brandon Williams and L.A.-based bespoke tailor, Waraire Boswell, to create a stateme ...

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06/27/14
Caterpillar Renews RCR Sprint Cup Deal

Richard Childress Racing and Caterpillar on Thursday announced a renewal of their sponsorship deal for RCR's No. 31 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Chevrolet driven by Ryan Newman. Financial terms were not disclosed ( RCR ). SPORTING NEWS' Bob Pockrass noted Newman is in the first year of a three-year cont ...

Tags: Marketing and Sponsorship, NASCAR, Caterpillar Inc.

06/27/14
Marketplace Roundup

SI's Daniel Roberts reports Gary Player's golf merchandising business is "strong," as the Black Knight Int'l website "sells $200,000 worth of apparel and accessories every month." Marc Player, Gary's son and manager, said, "I think 20 years from now, 50 years from now, people will go into the Gary P ...

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06/26/14
Adidas Pulling Ads Featuring Suárez

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Tags: FIFA World Cup, Marketing and Sponsorship, Adidas

06/26/14
Examining Jersey Winners, Losers In World Cup

While the FIFA World Cup is "one of the largest sports fashion catwalks in the world," there is a temptation regarding jerseys to "exaggerate or be overly 'creative' with what is available, and as fashion often demonstrates, therein lies a slippery slope to sartorial disaster," according to a fashio ...

Tags: FIFA World Cup, Marketing and Sponsorship

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Evian Campaign Features Sharapova

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