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Coyotes Analyst Placed On Leave Of Absence After Arrest In Buffalo

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Police sources said that Coyotes radio analyst Nick Boynton last night "went on a drunken rampage at the Seneca Buffalo Creek Casino, pushing patrons, calling women vulgar names and fighting with officers." Boynton, who was in town for tonight's Coyotes-Sabres games, then "landed in the city ...

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Danica Patrick's Q Score Remains Strong

Marketing Evaluations Exec VP Henry Schafer said that NASCAR driver Danica Patrick "has not lost her fastball," and that she "remains one of the most known and liked figures in sports," according to Brant James of ESPNW.com. Patrick's Q Score, which measures awareness and likeability in sports figur ...

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Taco Bell Expects Millions Of Free Tacos

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Marketplace Roundup

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World Series Marketing Notes

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Peyton Becomes Papa John's Franchisee

Broncos QB Peyton Manning became the “newest franchisee for Papa John's pizza, signing a deal to own 21 stores in the Denver area Friday, the same day the pizza maker also announced it had signed a multi-year contract to continue as the official pizza of the NFL and the Super Bowl,” acco ...

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ManU Opts Out Of DHL Training Partnership

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"SNF" A Key Ad Platform For Prez Candidates

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Tigers See Uptick In Merchandise Sales

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McIlroy's Expiring Contract Opens Door For Nike

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Caterpillar Satisfied With RCR, Burton ROI

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