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Sunoco Leveraging Memorial Day Weekend To Debut "Essence Of Racing" Campaign

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Sunoco over Memorial Day weekend is launching a multifaceted marketing campaign around its official deals with NASCAR, IndyCar and the NHRA entitled "Essence of Racing" that is designed to emphasize the brand’s role in fueling cars in the various series. The campaign will start off with t...

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Suh Lists Downtown Birmingham Estate

Dolphins DT  NDAMUKONG SUH  "recently put his 7,394-square-foot pad" in downtown Birmingham, Mich., on the market for $3.45M. The five-bedroom home "sits on 1.26 acres." It "has four full bathrooms and three half-baths, an indoor 'sport court,' a massage room, pool and full-size worko ...

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Boston '24 Replaces Fish With Pagliuca

Boston '24 has named Celtics co-Owner & Managing Partner Steve Pagliuca its new Chair, replacing Suffolk Construction CEO John Fish as leader of the troubled Olympics bid committee. Also Thursday, the committee added Red Sox President & CEO Larry Lucchino and Hill Holliday Founding Partner J ...

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Facility Notes

In Sacramento, Dale Kasler notes the California Supreme Court "dismissed a lawsuit this week" challenging the NBA Kings' arena project on environmental grounds. Without comment, the court "refused to hear an appeal filed by project opponents" led by retired state DOT Dir Adriana Saltonstall. Th ...

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Report: Relativity Media Looking To Pay $200M Debt

Relativity Media is "racing to raise" $200M to "pay off debt coming due May 31," according to sources cited by Atkinson, Kosman & Morgan of the N.Y. POST. Relativity bankers have been "holding a slew of meetings with a host of potential lenders -- including private-equity firms and China-based i ...

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Babcock Prepared For Tough Maple Leafs Gig

New Maple Leafs coach Mike Babcock at Thursday's introductory news conference "made it clear that he is aware of the size of the task ahead and would have no problems operating in the fishbowl that surrounds the Leafs franchise," according to the CP. It was a "polished performance from a vetera ...

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NHL Coaching Salaries Likely To Change

Mike Babcock’s  coaching contract with the Maple Leafs  has "suddenly and dramatically altered the financial outlook for his NHL counterparts" and is a "rising tide that floats all boats for his brethren," according to Donna Spencer of the CP. CAA Hockey Managing Dir J.P. Barry said, ...

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"SNF" Leads Primetime For Fourth Time

NBC’s “SNF” once again was the most-watched show in primetime for the fourth consecutive season, while also taking the win among adults 18-49 for the fifth straight year. “SNF” averaged a 12.4 final rating, topping the 11.6 rating CBS averaged for “NCIS.” CB ...

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Michael Andretti Expanding Business Empire

Verizon IndyCar Series team owner Michael Andretti has "dabbled in other enterprises" outside of motorsports -- a chain of car washes, car dealerships, powersport stores and real estate -- but in the last decade, he has "divested all of that to focus on racing," according to Anthony Schoettle o ...

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Weekend Plans With AHL President Dave Andrews

The AHL Conference Finals may have just begun this week, but league President DAVE ANDREWS already finds himself preparing for the business of next season. Aside from coordinating travel plans for participating teams and their players -- for which the league manages expenses -- the AHL also is fin ...

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Mets See Another Revenue Dip At Home

The Mets for a fifth consecutive season "saw a dip in revenue generated at Citi Field," as the ballpark took in a little more than $117M in revenue in '14, $2.2M less than in '13, according to Mike Vorkunov of the Newark STAR-LEDGER. It is a 35.1% "decrease from the amount Citi Field accumulated" in ...

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