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Phil Knight Officially Retires As Nike Board Chair, Mark Parker Named As Replacement

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 07 / 01 / 16

PHIL KNIGHT on Thursday "ended his five-decade career at Nike," and it is "not just a career end for a captivating personality," but the "end of an era for Oregon business," according to Andy Giegerich of the PORTLAND BUSINESS JOURNAL. By "remaining mostly media-shy and by giving away his billions...

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NFL Cardinals' Amazon Series Debuts

The NFL Cardinals' Amazon-only series "All or Nothing" debuts on Friday , and it is a "tour de force of reality television and newly broached ground" that takes HBO's "Hard Knocks" to the "next level," according to Will Brinson of CBSSPORTS.com. NFL Films "collected over 1,000 hours of footage for ...

Tags: Media, Arizona Cardinals, Amazon

DeWalt Extends Sponsorship With Matt Kenseth

Joe Gibbs Racing on Thursday announced that DeWalt will "expand its sponsorship" of Matt Kenseth's No. 20 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series car for the next two years, according to Jeff Gluck of USA TODAY. Kenseth's sponsorship will "increase from six to 10 races this season, then rise to 15 races" in ...

Tags: Marketing and Sponsorship, NASCAR

Fox Sports' Sprint Cup Viewership Down 6%

Fox Sports saw a 6% viewership decline for its NASCAR Sprint Cup race package this season, as an increase for FS1 telecasts could not erase big drops seen by the Fox broadcast channel early in the season. Fox and FS1 combined to average 5.578 million viewers for 15 races, which excludes the Pocono r ...

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SBJ In-Depth: The Education Issue

As sports education programs pop up throughout the nation, schools are looking for ways to distinguish themselves. Ties to professional franchises, specialized curriculums and high-profile guest professors are some of the ways programs are standing out in the crowd. SportsBusiness Journal heads to t ...

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Tennis Could Be Blueprint For Olympic Golf

The list of entries for tennis at the Rio Games is "quite a contrast" from the golf field, which has seen many of the world's top men's players withdrawing , according to Christopher Clarey of the N.Y. TIMES. The only member of the current men's tennis top 10 "not on Thursday's provisional list" fo ...

Tags: Olympics, Golf

NBA Names Spruell President Of League Operations

The NBA named Deloitte Vice Chair & Central Region Market Leader  BYRON SPRUELL President of League Operations. Spruell will begin on Aug. 1 and will report to NBA Commissioner ADAM SILVER . In addition to his department, Spruell will also oversee the league's basketball and referee opera ...

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Source: Disney Buying 33% BAM Tech Stake

Disney has "agreed to acquire a one-third stake" in BAM Tech in a deal that values the business at about $3.5B, according to a source cited by Soshnick & Palmeri of BLOOMBERG NEWS. The source said that Disney will also "obtain a four-year option to buy" an additional 33% stake in BAM Tech. ...

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Finishing Touches Being Put On Fort Bragg Field

Three days before the scheduled Braves-Marlins game , Fort Bragg Field "remained an active construction site" as large trucks "were entering and exiting the main home plate gate, including one hauling a dozen portable toilets to be set up around the ballpark," according to Michael Futch of the FAYE ...

Tags: Events and Attractions, MLB, Miami Marlins, Atlanta Braves

Broncos In Talks With Naming-Rights Partners

The Broncos are "not sitting on the sidelines and waiting to see how Sports Authority’s bankruptcy plays out in court," as they have "struck up conversations with at least a dozen companies -- some current partners, some not -- to gauge their interest in the naming-rights for Mile High Stadium ...

Tags: Denver Broncos, NFL, Facilities, Sports Authority

Yankees Experiencing Drop-Off In Star Power

The Yankees are a "tradition-rich franchise stuck with too few current stars their fans are drawn to," and the players on their roster are "more marketable to other teams than to their own fans," according to Danny Knobler of BLEACHER REPORT. At Yankee Stadium, "you're just as likely to see" a jerse ...

Tags: Franchises, New York Yankees, MLB, Comcast, YES Network

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