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Gatorade Teams With Jordan Brand For "Be Like Mike" Collection With Shoes, Apparel

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 11 / 17 / 17

As part of a recent extension with Michael Jordan, Gatorade and Jordan Brand are "unveiling a 'Be Like Mike' collection" that will "feature four different Gatorade Jordans, two of which will be sold starting Dec. 16," according to Darren Rovell of ESPN.com. The Air Jordan XXXII "Like Mike"...

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Kyrie Irving Stars In New Foot Locker Ad

Foot Locker today unveiled a new TV spot starring Cavaliers G Kyrie Irving and focusing on his signature Nike shoe, the Kyrie 1. In the ad from BBDO, Irving appears alongside actor and rapper Ice-T. The 30-second spot is part of the retail chain's national marketing campaign titled, "It Must Be ...

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Under Armour Files Suit Against Skechers

Under Armour has "filed a federal suit against Skechers, alleging the California-based shoe and apparel company violated copyright protections by copying the look and feel of its 'Protect This House. I Will' ads -- right down to the music," according to Jeff Barker of the Baltimore SUN. The ...

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Godiva Signs First Athlete Endorser In Wozniacki

Tennis player Caroline Wozniacki is "finally getting the chocolate deal of her dreams," becoming Godiva's first athlete endorser, according to Monica Langley of the WALL STREET JOURNAL. After reaching the U.S. Open final in '14, Wozniacki "garnered newfound appeal with corporate sponsors." When her ...

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Lowry, Sport Chek Announce Two-Year Deal

Retailer Sport Chek on Monday announced a two-year partnership with Raptors G Kyle Lowry, marking the 28-year-old's first endorsement deal with a Canadian company. As part of the agreement, for which financial terms were not disclosed, Lowry becomes the face of #MyNorth -- the sporting goods retaile ...

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Chicagoland Promotion Offers Full Refund

Chicagoland Speedway this afternoon will announce a promotion where any fan who purchases an A-I section ticket to Chicagoland's Sept. 20 Sprint Cup race before the Daytona 500 on Feb. 22 will receive a full refund if Dale Earnhardt Jr. wins the 500. The promotion, which features price points betwee ...

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USOC Inks Deal With Dick's Sporting Goods

Dick’s Sporting Goods yesterday announced that it has "worked out a deal" with the USOC to "serve as the first official sporting goods retail sponsor to the USOC and Team USA," according to Teresa Lindeman of the PITTSBURGH POST-GAZETTE. Financial terms were not disclosed. Though mos ...

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Marketplace Roundup

In Phoenix, Mike Sunnucks reported Axalta Coating Systems “will sponsor” the NASCAR Xfinity Series race on March 14 at Phoenix Int’l Raceway. The race will be called the Axalta Faster. Tougher. Brighter. 200. Axalta North America VP Nigel Budden said that the company “wants t ...

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Melo's Virtual Game Launches In N.Y. Subway

Learn more about KUMHO TIRES Knicks F Carmelo Anthony since last week has been part of a "virtual game of hoops -- with ordinary New Yorkers, down in the subway" as part of his deal with South Korea-based Kumho Tire , according to Robert Klara of ADWEEK. Kumho "set up a touchscreen ...

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Vegas Arena Signs First Major Sponsor

Related stories : MGM-AEG Vegas Arena Will Have Total Of 52 Suites New Vegas Arena Will Be Equipped For NHL, NBA MGM In Talks To Bring NHL Team To Vegas Strip Arena The new arena on the Las Vegas Strip is "more than a year away from opening, but it has landed its f ...

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A-10 Launches New Athlete-Centric Campaign

The Atlantic 10 Conference has partnered with 160over90, Philadelphia, to launch a campaign that celebrates student-athletes across each of its 21 championship sports. The campaign -- dubbed "Any Arena. Any Field." -- features a one-minute, 45-second online video and three 30-second national TV ...

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