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NFL Retirees Take Down Website On Concussion Settlement

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 10 / 30 / 14

A group of retired players and their counsel objecting to the preliminary NFL concussion settlement have voluntarily taken down their website, www.nflconcussionsettlementfacts.com . Last week, counsel for the class seeking approval of the settlement asked the federal court to shut down the sit...

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Venus Turns Heads At Wimbledon For Dress

Venus Williams won her first-round Wimbledon match today 6-3 6-1 over Akgul Amanmuradova, and Williams “wore a tennis dress with a V neck in front and an upside-down V opening in back,” according to John Martin of NYTIMES.com ( 6/20 ). ESPN’s Pam Shriver, who served as a courtside ...

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Duck Boat Sponsors Help Pay For Bruins Parade

The Bruins on Saturday held their Stanley Cup championship parade, and major corporations “ponied up $50,000 apiece to get their brands on the flotilla of duck boats carrying” Bruins players, according to Greg Turner of the BOSTON HERALD. Boston Arts, Tourism & Special Events Acting ...

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SCENEDAILY.com’s Bob Pockrass noted Roush Fenway Racing’s contract with Aflac, primary sponsor of RFR’s No. 99 Sprint Cup Series Ford driven by Carl Edwards, “expires after this season,” and it “is possible” Aflac could follow Edwards to a new team if he lea ...

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Bruins Stars Drawing Interest From Sponsors

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Hilton Head TV Ad Buy Helps Save Heritage

The Hilton Head Island Town Council voted 6-0 Thursday to "approve a five-year, $3.2 million deal to buy TV advertising spots" in an effort to  help secure RBC's and Boeing's sponsorships of the PGA Tour's Heritage, according to Tom Barton of the Hilton Head ISLAND PACKET. The deal w ...

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Love III, Simpson Draw Looks For Polo Pants

Golfers Webb Simpson and Davis Love III drew some reactions for their "conspicuous attire" during Thursday's first round of the U.S. Open, but they "simply were following some gentle nudging from clothing sponsor Polo," according to Gene Wang of the WASHINGTON POST. Simpson wore a lime green s ...

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Study: Youth Spending More On Golf

American Express released a report Friday that showed the 18-29 demo increased its spending on golf by 27% from '07-11. All other age groups decreased their spending during this period. The data is in the new U.S. Business & Consumer Golf Spending report from AmEx. The biggest hit came from seni ...

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BMW Launches Team USA Promo

Team USA sponsor BMW Thursday rolled out a national promotion designed to drive consumers to dealerships to test drive cars. The "BMW Drive for Team USA" program will see the company's North America division donate $10 to Team USA for each person who test drives a car at one of 276 dealerships. The ...

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Cease-And-Desist Letter Sent To IMG College

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