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Roger Federer Touts New Mercedes-Benz SL In "Timeless" Campaign

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 08 / 23 / 16

Roger Federer will star in a new series of vignettes during the U.S. Open in conjunction with the release of the '17 Mercedes-Benz SL. The "Timeless" campaign is narrated by Tennis Channel's Bill Macatee , and celebrates icons of the tennis world across different decades, pairing them with a...

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Several SI Employees Impacted By Time Layoffs

Roughly five full-time SI editorial staffers have been laid off as part of a broader round of editorial cutbacks at parent Time Inc. Among those let go were NFL writer Don Banks and college football writer and investigative reporter Thayer Evans ( Eric Fisher, Staff Writer ). DEADSPIN's Kevin Draper ...

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LeBron "Would Love" To Own NBA Franchise

Cavaliers F LeBron James on Sunday said he would "love to be a part" of a franchise ownership group eventually, and "if I'm fortunate enough financially to have my own team, that would be awesome" ( "SportsCenter," ESPN, 8/21 ). In Cleveland, Bud Shaw wrote the only question for James "is when. ...

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Source: Players Meeting With NFL Over PED Allegations

The NFL has "agreed to meet" with Packers LBs Clay Matthews and Julius Peppers, Steelers LB James Harrison and free agent DE Mike Neal before the start of the regular season over the Al Jazeera America report alleging PED use, according to a source cited by Albert Breer of THE MMQB. The league will ...

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Tax Hikes Enough For Chargers' Stadium?

San Diego Independent Budget Analyst Andrea Tevlin said that the Chargers' proposed tax hike "would generate enough money to cover the team's projected price tag for a combined stadium and convention center annex, but that proposal may be underestimating those costs," according to a front-page piece ...

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Preparations For Tokyo Games Begin In Earnest

The next three Olympics "are in Asian countries that have already held games" -- South Korea, Japan and China -- but that "doesn't mean they'll be easy, particularly for Tokyo" in '20, according to Stephen Wade of the AP. IOC VP John Coates, who heads the inspection team for Tokyo, said, " ...

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Sponsor Loss Impacting HScott Motorsports' Future

With multiple sponsors on the way out after '16 and questions swirling about the future of his organization, NASCAR Sprint Cup Series team Owner Harry Scott is only ready to say that he is “considering several options” for next season, according to a statement provided to THE DAILY. The ...

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MASN Lays Out Case To Keep Dispute From RSDC

MASN has filed a brief with the appellate division of the New York Supreme Court laying out its case for preventing a return of the long-running media rights dispute with the Nationals and MLB to the league’s Revenue Sharing Definitions Committee. A ruling last November at the lower state supr ...

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King: Bowlen Had Strong Case For HOF

Former NFL Commissioner Paul Tagliabue and Cowboys Owner Jerry Jones were the two nominees selected as finalists for the Pro Football HOF '17 class last week , but there were "other excellent candidates who have strong cases," including Broncos Owner Pat Bowlen, according to Peter King of THE MMQB. ...

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Adelson: Vegas Stadium Should Be Top Priority

Las Vegas Sands Chair & CEO Sheldon Adelson yesterday challenged MGM Resorts Int'l Chair & CEO Jim Murren’s support of a proposed $1.4B upgrade of the Las Vegas Convention Center, "calling a new stadium backed by Sands a higher priority for Southern Nevada’s tourism economy," acc ...

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Executive Transactions

Monumental Sports & Entertainment named Suns Senior VP/Brand Strategy  HUNTER LOCHMANN  Senior VP/Marketing & Brand Strategy. He will report to President of Business Operations JIM VAN STONE , and "begins his new job Aug. 29." Lochmann's job "is a new title in Monumental's fr ...

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