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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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F1 Sponsors Not Hosting Clients In Bahrain

Western companies are “opting not to entertain clients and partners" at this weekend's F1 Bahrain Grand Prix after calls for "sponsors to boycott the event because of political turmoil,” according to Bergin & Weir of REUTERS. A source said that Royal Dutch Shell, which sponsors the F ...

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Nike Introduces Twitter RSVP Policy

Nike has “introduced a system called Twitter RSVP to manage product launches and create a virtual customer line through the social media platform,” according to Allan Brettman of the Portland OREGONIAN. The policy would “appear to end the practice of standing in line for hours (or ...

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NHL Sponsors Concerned About Violence

Some NHL sponsors are "quietly expressing concern to the league about the possibility of their own image being tarnished" by the mounting number of " violent attacks on star players ," according to Houpt & Ladurantaye of the GLOBE & MAIL. But even as "many Canadians wring their hands over th ...

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Aviva Signs Four-Year Deal To Sponsor EPL club

EPL club Norwich City yesterday "announced an extended sponsorship deal with Aviva," and the four-year shirt deal "means the longest commercial partnership in the club's history," spanning eight years to '16, according to Donovan Blake of ITV.com. The club unveiled its "new home kit for next sea ...

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Oly Marketers Look To Social Media

The London Games are 99 days away and advertisers “hope that social media will do much of the heavy lifting in raising brand profiles, by getting consumers to chat about promotions online,” according to Sarah McBride of REUTERS. Samsung recently launched its U.S. Olympic Genome Project, ...

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Chips & Putts

In Chicago, Shia Kapos noted golfer Padraig Harrington collected $200,000 from a sponsorship auction to raise money for a foundation "set up to help care” for his wife’s injured cousin. Harrington wore the logos for Clune Construction Co., security company IdentityX and Ireland-based Bla ...

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Marketplace Roundup

In Atlanta, Michael Carvell noted the Univ. of Missouri has purchased 16 billboards announcing the university’s move to its new conference that read, “Proud To Be SEC: Mizzou,” including eight billboards “that have been placed out of state.” There are “three ...

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Marlins Sponsor Wants Signs Down During Controversy

A week after Marlins manager Ozzie Guillen's public apology for recent remarks regarding Fidel Castro, "there are hints that his remarks have done some damage," as Miami-based Medicare health plan Preferred Care Partners has notified the Marlins that it "wanted the company’s signage removed fr ...

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Closing Ceremony Outfits Heavy On White

The Polo Ralph Lauren outfits that members of the U.S. Olympics team will wear during the London Games Closing Ceremony were unveiled this morning, and team members will be “decked out in all white,” according to the AP. Women will wear a “white blouse and a knee-length white skirt ...

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McD's Announces Details Of Olympics Program

IOC TOP sponsor McDonald's yesterday announced that its Olympics-based “Champions of Play” program, the QSR's "largest global kids initiative to date," is "built around physical activity and nutrition,"  according to Emily Bryson York of the CHICAGO TRIBUNE. A website “goes li ...

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