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McLaren F1 Sponsors Not Charged Extra For Branding Received From Alonso Indy 500 Run

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 05 / 26 / 17

F1 team McLaren is not charging its sponsors "any extra for the branding and exposure they are receiving" from Fernando Alonso's Indianapolis 500 venture, according to Lawrence Barretto of MOTORSPORT.com. Alonso's car is "almost entirely bedecked in McLaren’s traditional colours and covered wi...

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COORS FIELD MISHAP: In Denver, Ames & Good report that more than two dozen people were injured last night when a Coors Field escalator failed after the D'Backs-Rockies game. Emergency officials "confi

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SI's Annual MLB Player Survey

This week's issue of Sports Illustrated features the '03 MLB Player Survey. SI approached every major league player, and 550 agreed to participate, though not every player answered every question. The

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Vikings Packaging Tickets

Fans purchasing single-game tickets to the November 2 Packers-Vikings game at the Metrodome are required to buy, if available, an equal number of tickets to the August 9 preseason game against the Jag

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MLB Interleague Games A HR

MLB announced yesterday that ratings for the first three weeks of interleague play on Fox (June 7, 14 and 21) posted a 2.9 Nielsen rating, up 12% over last year and a 21% increase over the net's three

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USOC Slashes 18 Jobs

The USOC on Tuesday eliminated 18 vacant jobs and laid off or reassigned seven staffers in moves "designed to shave nearly $2[M] a year off the USOC budget," according to the DENVER POST, which noted

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Vancouver Wins 2010 Games

The IOC yesterday announced that Vancouver will be the host of the XXI Olympic Winter Games in 2010. The city bested the other finalists, Pyeongchang, South Korea, and Salzburg, Austria. After each gr

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LPGA On A Roll As Open Begins

As the U.S. Women's Open begins today in OR, USA TODAY's Harry Blauvelt writes the LPGA "is attracting its most attention since Nancy Lopez wowed fans 25 years ago," as "all the buzz in golf is about

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ESPN Sports Poll: Tennis Fans

ESPN Sports Poll, a service of TNS Intersearch, asks ATP and WTA fans to name their favorite male and female tennis player, respectively. Following are the favorite male and female tennis players name

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Executive Transactions

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Holly Springs Eyeing $5M Complex

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