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Target To Leave Ganassi's IndyCar Team After This Season, Ending A 27-Year Partnership

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 07 / 27 / 16

Longtime Chip Ganassi Racing sponsor Target "will leave IndyCar at the end of this season," according to Jenna Fryer of the AP. The Minneapolis-based retailer has sponsored the team for 27 years, winning 11 championships and four Indianapolis 500s during that time. The exit comes as Target is "...

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Toyota has signed a sponsorship with U.S. Youth Soccer and will be activating at the '16 USYS National Championship at the Toyota Soccer Center in Frisco, Texas, as the official automobile. The Sienna and Highlander will be the featured vehicles. Along with a soccer-themed “Let’s Go Play ...

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Wizards Reportedly Holding Training Camp At VCU

The Wizards "will be headed back" to VCU for training camp after plans to stage it at the Naval Academy "fell through," according to sources cited by J. Michael of CSNMIDATLANTIC.com. The agreement to return to VCU "hasn't been completed such as how much of camp -- just part or all of it -- will be ...

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SBJ In-Depth: College Football Season Preview

The start of the college football season launches one of the most powerful forces in all of sports. Before the first kickoff, we’ll highlight the business storylines that will help define the season ahead, whether it involves media partners, facility projects, ticketing strategies, sponsor a ...

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Social Studies: PGA Tour's Preston McClellan

PGA Tour Manager of Digital Communications Preston McClellan ( @p_mcclellan ) grew up playing golf and understands how fans of the sport want to be interacted with on social media. He said golf fans are "very knowledgeable about the game, so you have to speak to them from that perspective." McClella ...

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Jaguars' "Pokemon Go" Event A Success

The Jaguars estimate that more than 15,000 people attended last night's "Pokemon Go" event at EverBank Field, "well above the 9,651 who registered on the team's website." The franchise is "saying it created the largest Poke adventure" in the U.S.&n ...

IHRA Expanding Global Reach Into Australia

IRG Sports + Entertainment Vice Chair & CEO Chris Lencheski said the IHRA will soon open a Sydney office, adding that the Australian expansion will help the IHRA in securing secure a media rights deal.

Tweet Pic Of The Day....

Dear Empire State Building: Wasn't me (For liability purposes only) pic.twitter.com/OJvxm5s32B — Noah Syndergaard (@Noahsyndergaard) July 26, 2016

Under Armour's Q2 Earnings Dip

Under Armour's Q2 earnings "fell, but met expectations," with UA reporting net income of $6.3M compared to $14.8M in the year-ago period. Operating income was down 39% to $19M, including a previously announced $23M "impairment related to The Sports Authority bankruptcy and liquidation" ( MARKETWATC ...

Final Jeopardy....

“What is the Lincoln Memorial?”

Final Jeopardy!

Last night’s “Final Jeopardy!” category was “U.S. Monuments.” “Tuskegee Institute President Robert Moton couldn’t sit with the other speakers at its 1922 dedication.”

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