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MLB To Involve All 30 Clubs In ALS Ice Bucket Challenge Effort

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 07 / 30 / 15

MLB today announced that its 30 clubs will take part in the return of the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge this August. Throughout the month, each team will host its own challenge and then call on another franchise, along with two other local personalities of organizations, to participate. As part of the in...

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Throwback Thursday: Team Concept

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07/30/15
MLB Cardinals, FS Midwest Reach New Deal

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Tags: MLB, St. Louis Cardinals, Media, Fox

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Callaway Golf Reports Mixed Q2 Results

Callaway Golf yesterday "posted mixed financial results" for its Q2, with earnings beating analyst expectations "despite lower than anticipated sales," according to Mike Freeman of the SAN DIEGO UNION-TRIBUNE. Callaway reported revenue of $231M, "flat with the same quarter last year but slightly bel ...

Tags: Finance, Callaway Golf

07/30/15
Boston Mayor Calls Out Thomas Bach

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Tags: Olympics

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Alameda County Wants Out Of Coliseum Deal

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Tags: Facilities, Oakland Athletics, Oakland Raiders, Golden State Warriors

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MWR's Kauffman Buys Stake In Ganassi Racing

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Tags: Franchises, NASCAR

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Judge Orders Brady Lawsuit To Be Heard In N.Y.

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Tags: New England Patriots, NFL, Leagues and Governing Bodies

07/30/15
Bridgestone, NHL Renew Sponsor Deal

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Tags: Marketing and Sponsorship, NHL, Bridgestone

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As part of its efforts to revive the Pump shoe concept, Reebok is rolling out this ad featuring Texans DE J.J. Watt and UFC fighter Ronda Rousey . In the spot, the sound of the pump morphs into that of a training athlete's heartbeat and of Rousey hitting a heavy bag.

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