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New Nike Campaign Features Blake Griffin, Marvin The Martian

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 08 / 04 / 15

A new Nike ad, created by Wieden+Kennedy N.Y. and starring Clippers F Blake Griffin , features the Warner Bros. character "Marvin the Martian." Griffin in the spot has "his own secret weapon ... a brand new pair of Jordan Super.Fly 4 sneakers, which launch this week." Along with the campaign, Nike ...

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49ers Teaming With Papa John's

The 49ers have signed Papa John's as a team sponsor for the ‘15 season. As part of the agreement, any 49ers alumni appearing in a future Papa John's TV commercial can wear an authentic 49ers jersey. In past Papa John's ads, 49ers legend Joe Montana has worn a generic red jersey. To kick off ...

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MLBAM Partnering With NHL

The NHL has signed a six-year partnership with MLBAM in which MLBAM and baseball’s overall media division will now operate the NHL’s digital operations, streaming services and NHL Network, according to multiple sources. The deal, valued at approximately $1.2B to the NHL over the course o ...

FS1's "Toe-To-Toe" To Debut

The long-anticipated Premier Boxing Champions show that will air on FS1 has a name and a night. “Toe-to-Toe Tuesdays” makes its debut on Sept. 8, when welterweight Austin Trout faces Joey Hernandez and featherweight Jorge Lara meets Jesus Rojas , the net will announce today. Hoste ...

Raptors Unveil Uniforms

The Raptors yesterday unveiled four uniforms that will be worn with the start of the preseason. The jerseys pay tribute to the city of Toronto and continue with Canada's national colors of red and white. Black and silver will continue to be used for trim on the home white and road red uniforms. Two ...

Facility Notes

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel's administration yesterday said that the city "expects to net" about $16M "from the sale of the Malcolm X College site" to the Blackhawks and Rush Univ. for the construction of the Blackhawks' new practice facility and an expansion for the school. Blackhawks Chair Rocky ...

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ESPN Criticized For Call From Mets' Bleachers

ESPN's on-air crew of Dan Shulman, Aaron Boone and Curt Schilling called Sunday's Nationals-Mets game from the Citi Field bleachers, but in N.Y., Richard Sandomir writes that was "not a very illuminating spot" for viewers. The announcers were "so far from the action that they clearly had to rel ...

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The Daily's Hot Reads: Bundle Of Joy

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Darlington Raceway Media Days

Darlington Raceway today is holdings its annual media day and NASCAR drivers Kevin Harvick and Ryan Blaney are slated to participate in the event touting the Sept. 6 Bojangles’ Southern 500. Harvick and Blaney will “drive their street legal cars from Camden down I-20 and end up&rdquo ...

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CSN Philadelphia broadcasters Tom McCarthy , Matt Stairs and Ben Davis will call the 7:10pm ET Dodgers-Phillies game from a special location near the on-deck circle at Citizens Bank Park.

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