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Foot Locker Spot Has Damian Lillard Poking Fun At Former Stars Without Title Rings

04 / 16 / 14

Foot Locker yesterday released a new 30-second ad ahead of the NBA Playoffs featuring Trail Blazers G Damian Lillard having some fun at the expense of several star players without a championship ring. The ad shows Lillard, wearing adidas gear, on his phone with a friend discussing the playoffs ...

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Tags: Marketing and Sponsorship, Foot Locker, Adidas

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THE NHL PLAYOFF TICKET TRACKER: CUP CRAZY, PART II

THE DAILY looks at ticket availability for Games Three & Four of the opening round of the NHL playoffs. Ticket sales are through Thursday evening. Game Three is Sunday for Western Conference teams and

Tags: Chicago Blackhawks, Edmonton Oilers, Franchises, Montreal Canadiens, NHL, Ottawa Senators, Phoenix Coyotes, Pittsburgh Penguins, St. Louis Blues

04/18/97
EQUITY STAKES FOR ATHLETES FEATURED IN WALL STREET JOURNAL

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04/18/97
NAMES IN THE NEWS

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Tags: ABC, Comcast-Spectacor, Philadelphia 76ers, Sports Illustrated, People and Pop Culture, Walt Disney

04/18/97
FRANCHISE NOTES

The Astros have made a "subtle" change to their road uniforms by making their gold open-star logo on the front of their jersey larger and the Astros script smaller. Astros VP/Marketing Pam Gardner: "T

Tags: Dallas Mavericks, Franchises, Houston Astros, Southwest Sports Group, Toronto Blue Jays

04/18/97
TAMPA CITY COUNCIL VOTES TO CONTINUE STADIUM CONSTRUCTION

The Tampa City Council voted to approve a Hillsborough County Commission plan to build "a stripped-down stadium" for $154.2M if former Tampa Mayor Bill Poe wins a FL Supreme Court appeal against the B

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LEAGUE NOTES

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Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, MLB, NBA, San Diego Padres

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