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In Expected Move, Judge Rules Against N.J.'s Sports Gambling Bid

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U.S. District Court Judge Michael Shipp on Friday night ruled that the state of New Jersey "cannot partially lift a prohibition on sports betting in an effort to boost the state’s struggling horse racing and casino industries." The decision "was the expected outcome, since the judg...

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RGIII NFL's Top Jersey Seller

Redskins QB Robert Griffin III has overtaken Broncos QB Peyton Manning as the NFL's top jersey seller. Griffin is followed by Manning and Packers QB Aaron Rodgers for all jerseys bought on NFLShop.com between April 1 and Nov. 27. QBs make up 10 of the top 25, while Texans DE J.J. Watt jumped into th ...

Tags: NFL, Marketing and Sponsorship

11/30/12
DC United Inks Sponsorship Extension

Volkswagen VP/Marketing Kevin Mayer said that MLS club DC United "reached agreement with Volkswagen on a one-year extension of a sponsorship deal," according to Steven Goff of the WASHINGTON POST. The company also "has an option for 2014" with the current deal expiring Dec. 31. Mayer did not want to ...

Tags: DC United, MLS, Marketing and Sponsorship

11/30/12
Chevy Unveils New "SS" Sprint Cup Car

Chevrolet on Thursday unveiled its '13 NASCAR Sprint Cup series car, which will bear the moniker of the SS performance sedan that will debut next year. The SS replaces the Impala as the model name Chevy will use in NASCAR's top series. The Impala was used from '59-64 and again in '07-12. The limited ...

Tags: Marketing and Sponsorship, NASCAR, General Motors

11/30/12
Marketplace Roundup

McDonald’s on Thursday announced a new multiyear agreement with the NFL making the QSR the official restaurant sponsor of the league. McDonald’s will become the presenting sponsor of the '13 Pro Bowl and be able to feature the NFL logo and collective use of all 32 team logos in its marke ...

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11/29/12
MLBAM Signs Deal With Groupon

MLB Advanced Media has signed a two-year agreement with online daily deals site Groupon, paving the way for a large array of MLB-related offers to appear on the GrouponLive events platform over the '13 and '14 seasons. The league-level pact formalizes and broadens an involvement by Groupon in baseba ...

Tags: MLB, Marketing and Sponsorship

11/29/12
LeBron's Samsung Deal Could Irk Nike

Heat F LeBron James and the Samsung Galaxy Note II "have been seen together a lot lately on television commercials," which may have "caught the attention of the folks over at Nike," according to Allan Brettman of the Portland OREGONIAN. Nike in February "introduced basketball shoes with electronic ...

Tags: Marketing and Sponsorship, Nike, NBA, Miami Heat, Samsung

11/29/12
Adidas Designs Jimmy V Unis For NCSU

adidas has "made special uniforms" for next Tuesday's N.C. State-UConn men's basketball game in the Jimmy V Classic, according to Rob Dauster of NBCSPORTS.com. The jersey is "pretty similar to what NC State’s normal uniform looks like, with two exceptions: there is a net laying around the ...

Tags: Marketing and Sponsorship, Adidas

11/29/12
NFL Helping Licensees Display Goods

The NFL today is helping its house and home licensees display their wares before the upcoming holiday and playoff seasons with an exhibition at a restaurant in midtown Manhattan filled with NFL-licensed products. Displayed will be team-logoed wine glasses, chip and dip sets and cheese boards wi ...

Tags: Marketing and Sponsorship, NFL

11/29/12
Marketplace Roundup

In Baltimore, Jill Rosen noted local stores "report selling hundreds of shirts with [Ravens RB Ray] Rice's new catchphrase, 'Hey diddle diddle, Ray Rice up the middle' -- and the shirts have only been available for several hours." The catchphrase came during the Chargers-Ravens postgame on Sunday. D ...

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11/28/12
LeBron Leads NBA Jersey Sales

Heat F LeBron James reclaimed the No. 1 spot in NBA jersey sales and the Knicks overtook the Bulls as the top-selling team. The list is based on sales at the NBA store on Fifth Avenue in N.Y. and on NBAStore.com from April 1 through the record-breaking Thanksgiving holiday weekend ending Nov. 26. Ja ...

Tags: Marketing and Sponsorship, NBA, Miami Heat, New York Knicks

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