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Coca-Cola in a statement today announced that North America President of Sparkling Brands & Strategic Marketing WENDY CLARK "will return to that role on April 6 after a three-month leave ." Clark and Coke "never confirmed the nature of Ms. Clark's outside project," but it was "widely reported...

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Hart Criticized For State Of UT Hoops

Tennessee last week fired men's basketball coach Donnie Tyndall after just one year, but AD Dave Hart "disagreed with the notion that the recent turbulence in the program has tarnished the image of the once-again vacant job," according to Ben Frederickson of the Knoxville NEWS SENTINEL. Tyndall&rsqu ...

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Warriors, Ticketmaster Get Sued By StubHub

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Minnesota Officials Critique Stadium Roles

Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority Chair Michele Kelm-Helgen, a "top public official overseeing construction" of the Vikings' new $1B stadium, "found herself sharply criticized Friday," according to Kaszuba & Nelson of the Minneapolis STAR TRIBUNE. MSFA members condemned the "increasing role ...

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Bruin, RedBird Form Hospitality Unit Around NFL

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Elite Eight Up Big For CBS, Turner

CBS averaged an 8.6 overnight rating for yesterday's NCAA Tournament Elite Eight doubleheader, up 10% from last year. Duke-Gonzaga in the late afternoon window led the way with a 9.9 overnight, marking the best game in that window in 10 years. The game was up 10% compared to Kentucky-Michigan in the ...

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Under Armour Eyes Australian Foray

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