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Cowboys' Dez Bryant Retains Top Spot On NFLPA Top 50 Sales List, Followed By Star QBs

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 10 / 28 / 16

Cowboys WR Dez Bryant continues to hold the top spot on the NFLPA's Top 50 Player Sales List through Q2, based on total sales of all officially-licensed merchandise from March 1 through the start of the '16 season. Patriots QB Tom Brady follows him at No. 2, while Packers QB Aaron Rodgers, Seah...

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Marketplace Roundup

In Boston, Kerry Byrne notes local QSR Tasty Burger has "signed a three-year deal to be the Official Burger" of the Red Sox. The stand in the recently renovated third-base deck will "sell burgers, fries, milkshakes and Tasty Burger tater tots made exclusively for Fenway Park" ( BOSTON HERALD, 4/4 ...

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Ortiz Taking Heat Over Obama Selfie

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Nike Still Selling Woods' Masters Garb

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MLB Targeting Female Fans With Hello Kitty Merch

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Hershey, USATF Sign Seven-Year Deal

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MLS Timbers Land Deal With Chocolatier

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Balls & Strikes

In Portland, Allan Brettman noted Jordan Brand and Yankees SS Derek Jeter yesterday "launched a campaign to recognize" Jeter's final season. The campaign is entitled "RE2PECT" and limited-edition T-shirts with the phrase on them "go on sale Saturday." Jeter "was the first Jordan Brand-endorsed baseb ...

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Coke Goes Big With World Cup Campaign

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MLB, PepsiCo Announce Multiyear Extension

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