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Prosecutors, Defense Attorneys In Talks To End Ecclestone Trial

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Prosecutors and attorneys for  Bernie Ecclestone are "in talks about a possible deal to end" the F1 CEO's bribery trial in Germany. His defense team today called for "proceedings to be closed, citing a lack of evidence that Ecclestone was criminally responsible and asserting that the proc...

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Boise State, Nike Agree To Six-Year Contract

Nike and Boise State Univ. have “agreed to a new six-year contract worth more than $6.24 million,” according to Brian Murphy of the IDAHO STATESMAN. The State Board of Education “will consider the contract at its meeting this week,” which if approved, will “be applied r ...

Tags: Marketing and Sponsorship, Nike

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Nike Releases U.S. National Soccer Jerseys

The U.S. national soccer team primary uniform was unveiled yesterday, and the Nike-designed jersey “represented a dramatic departure for American soccer," according to Brian Straus of SPORTING NEWS. The U.S.’s "first-choice ensemble has comprised a white jersey, navy blue shorts and whit ...

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04/17/12
Marketplace Roundup

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04/16/12
Mountain Dew Agrees To New Dew Tour Sponsorship

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Tags: Marketing and Sponsorship, NBC

04/16/12
Mizzou Unveils New Nike Uniforms

The Univ. of Missouri Saturday during halftime of the football team's spring game unveiled the "new Nike uniform" for the soccer, volleyball, basketball and football teams, according to Joe Walljasper of the COLUMBIA DAILY TRIBUNE. The uniform change was an 18-month process that began when MU AD Mik ...

Tags: Nike, Marketing and Sponsorship

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Rickie Fowler Appears In Crowne Plaza Ads

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