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01/19/18
Danica Expects To Unveil Daytona Ride In Next Week

Danica Patrick said that she is looking to unveil her Daytona 500 ride within the next week, and GoDaddy CMO Barb Rechterman said the company is working on signing Patrick to a full PSA deal beyond the two races it will sponsor her. GoDaddy and Patrick on Thursday announced a reunion for the Da ...

01/19/18
Pyeongchang Ticket Sales Still Historically Low

South Korea's most-popular sports -- figure skating, short-track speed skating and alpine skiing -- are all still well short of a sellout.

01/19/18
Source: Facebook Not Bidding On "TNF"

A source said that Facebook is "not bidding" on the NFL's "Thursday Night Football" rights. Facebook "hasn’t shied away from expensive sports rights" in recent years. The source said that its "lack of interest in the NFL Thursday package doesn’t indicate that it’s backing off" othe ...

01/19/18
Sonnen-Jackson Face Off In Bellator 192

Bellator's World Grand Prix kicks off Saturday at The Forum with an "eclectic collection of eight competitors," highlighted by Chael Sonnen - Rampage Jackson in Bellator 192 ( USA TODAY, 1/19 ). Jackson-Sonnen is the "opening bout of the eight-fighter tournament that will continue at later dates." ...

01/19/18
BodyArmor Activating At UFC 220 In Boston

UFC 220 at TD Garden on Saturday will mark BodyArmor's first major PPV event since the brand became the official sports drink of the UFC in October . BodyArmor will provide corner branding of stools, towels and buckets. BodyArmor's "Knockout Punch" drink, which was co-branded and created specifical ...

01/19/18
Tonight's Events....

FRIDAY Acura Team Penske drivers Helio Castroneves  and Rick Taylor  will ring the NYSE Closing Bell in advance of the Rolex 24 Hours At Daytona on Jan. 27. The NASCAR HOF Induction Ceremony will take place in Charlotte. Broadcaster Ken Squier is among the inductees.

01/19/18
Berman, Jackson Reuniting For "NFL Primetime"

ESPN's Chris Berman and former longtime co-host Tom Jackson will team for a "special 'NFL Primetime'" following Sunday's NFL conference championship games. It will be the "first time the two have done a show together" since '15.  Keyshawn Johnson  also "will be part of the broadca ...

01/19/18
Quick Hits....

“I started to feel dizzy. ... I felt that I could faint at any moment. Playing in this condition is of course very dangerous” -- Tennis player Alize Cornet , on extreme heat during her third-round Australian Open match on Friday ( AP, 1/19 ). “I understand we’re trying ...

01/19/18
Cavs Legion Gaming Hosting Events

Cavs Legion Gaming Club, Dan Gilbert 's entry in the new NBA 2K League, “hopes to drum up excitement for the upcoming season this weekend with a series of events” ahead of the team’s spring launch. The team on Saturday will “host a group of gamers” at Quicken Loans Are ...

01/19/18
Speed Reads....

The White House has indicated that President Trump “will not take part" in a pregame interview prior to Super Bowl LII as "has become custom" for presidents in recent years. Trump last year talked to former Fox News anchor Bill O’Reilly when Fox broadcast the game ( VARIETY.com, 1/1 ...

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