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Bud Selig Hails MLB's Technological Changes During His Tenure

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 10 / 21 / 14

Bud Selig spoke of the technological changes MLB has gone through during his 22 years as Commissioner as he was honored last night with the Lifetime Achievement award at Broadcasting & Cable's annual HOF dinner in N.Y. Joined by Commissioner-elect Rob Manfred and MLB Exec VP/Baseball Operati...

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The Canadian Olympic Committee on Monday unveiled a series of new marks for all of its competition wear and merchandise. The new designs include the Canadian Olympic Team mark, with the maple leaf as the centerpiece, sitting above the Olympic rings encircled by a red oval border. The COC mark is a ...

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Farmers Insurance To Sponsor Kahne In '12

Farmers Insurance signed a three-year deal late last week to become the primary sponsor of Hendrick Motorsports' No. 5 car, beginning in '12 when Kasey Kahne replaces Mark Martin as the car's driver. Sources said the deal makes Farmers the primary sponsor on the car for 22 races. Terms of the a ...

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Steiner To Sell Memorabilia from Jeter's 3,000th

Yankees SS Derek Jeter moves more product than any other MLB player and has done so for at least a decade. Accordingly, more than 10 MLB licensees are combining to produce a variety of products as Jeter begins a 10-game home stand tonight in the Bronx, needing 14 hits to reach 3,000. Tops among t ...

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French Win Boosts Li Na's Marketability

Sports business analysts have interpreted Li Na's French Open victory “as a potential watershed moment for the growth of tennis in China in general as well as a launching pad for her own endorsement possibilities,” according to Allan Brettman of the Portland OREGONIAN. It also could ...

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The WTA yesterday announced that BNP Paribas and Turkey-based bank Turk Ekonomi Bankasy will become joint title sponsors of the WTA Championships, which will be held in Istanbul from '11-13. Per the three-year deal, TEB-BNP Paribas becomes the event's official bank and will receive global exposu ...

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The GUARDIAN’s Matt Scott cites a source as saying that “in the weeks before” FIFA’s presidential election Visa "formally reconfirmed its commitment to FIFA, which runs until after the 2014 World Cup.” There are “strong hints that the financial-services company is ...

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Sprint Intends To Extend Cup Series Entitlement

Sprint CEO Dan Hesse yesterday said that his company "is in talks with NASCAR to extend its title sponsorship of the Sprint Cup series," according to Randy Covitz of the K.C. STAR. Sprint is in the eighth year of a 10-year, $750M deal with NASCAR through '13. Prior to yesterday's Sprint Cup Series ...

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Judge Rejects NHL-MillerCoors Deal

The NHL's seven-year, $375M deal with MillerCoors in the U.S. and Molson Coors in Canada , the "most lucrative sponsorship deal in NHL history," has been "put in doubt after an Ontario judge ruled in favour of Labatt's claim that the League reneged on its deal with the beer company," according to D ...

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Shaun White Could Leave Red Bull

Gold Medal-winning snowboarder Shaun White and Red Bull "haven’t come to terms on a renewal of their three-year relationship, opening the door for one of the nation’s most recognizable athletes to sign with a new beverage partner," according to Mickle & Lefton of SPORTSBUSINESS ...

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Sales Of Mavs Gear Way Up From '10

Demand for Mavericks merchandise "has been so strong since the playoffs started that the team is considering expanding its retail franchise,” according to Maria Halkias of the DALLAS MORNING NEWS. In addition to its team store at American Airlines Center, the team “has operated one Dall ...

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