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A-B Departs As Team USA Sponsor, Dealing Another Blow To USOC

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 01 / 18 / 17

A-B InBev has ended its sponsorship of the U.S. Olympic Team, becoming the latest in a string of high-profile partners to not renew with the USOC heading into a complicated Olympics cycle. The brewer’s Budweiser brand has been the first and only official beer of Team USA since '84. The '16 Rio...

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Tyson-Lewis To Be A Cash Cow

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TV MONITOR: Last night''s 11:00pm ET 60-minute edition of ESPN''s "SportsCenter" led with Mariners-White Sox, highlighted by Mariners CF Mike Cameron hitting four HRs in the game. The next report was

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Executive Transactions

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NBC Prepares For KY Derby

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Magna To Launch 24-Hour Net

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NBA To Keep Playoff Format

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SBJ's Special Report On Salaries

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TX Tech Combined Hoops Attendance

The Lubbock AVALANCHE-JOURNAL cited an unofficial survey by the Associated Press as stating that TX Tech (TT) "ranked second behind Tennessee in combined men''s and women''s basketball attendance for

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