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Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 09 / 17 / 14

15,256  – Size of the "raucous crowd" for last night's Sounders-Union U.S. Open Cup title game at PPL Park. The Sounders won 3-1 ( PHILADELPHIAUNION.com, 9/17 ).

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04/16/12
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Mountain Dew has negotiated a new title sponsorship deal for its Dew Tour, run by NBC's Alli Sports, that will "result in a wholesale reinvention of the property and give the sponsor a management voice in its operation," according to Tripp Mickle of SPORTSBUSINESS JOURNAL. Under the deal, the Dew To ...

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04/16/12
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04/16/12
Rickie Fowler Appears In Crowne Plaza Ads

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04/16/12
WNBA Sponsors Will Activate During Today's Draft

The WNBA will hold its '12 Draft today at 2:00pm ET on ESPN's campus in Bristol, Conn., and several league sponsors will help mark the event with new activations. Boost Mobile, the WNBA's Marquee Partner, will serve as the presenting sponsor of the Draft. After signing on as a league sponsor midway ...

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