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Terry Lefton

Staff writer Terry Lefton covers marketing, including sponsorships, licensing and merchandising.

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Alex Ovechkin Becomes First NHLer To Get Memorabilia Deal With Fanatics Authentic

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 02 / 27 / 15

Capitals RW Alex Ovechkin has signed an exclusive memorabilia deal with Fanatics Authentic, becoming the first NHLer to sign such a deal with the company. Other Fanatics memorabilia exclusives include Broncos QB Peyton Manning, Pro Football HOFer Jim Brown, Rangers 1B Prince Fielder, Red Sox DH Davi...

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SportsBusiness Journal: State Farm set to join NCAA elite

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SportsBusiness Journal: NFL licensees gather in Seattle

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SportsBusiness Journal: Low-profile Kroenke has passion

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SportsBusiness Journal: 16W Marketing keeps Ripken busy

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Tags: 16W Marketing, Baseball, Marketing and Sponsorship, MLB

SportsBusiness Journal: Sportsbook sponsors golf event

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SportsBusiness Journal: Steeg's Super Bowl detail is done

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SportsBusiness Journal: NFL eyes sponsors with next TV deal

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Tags: Anheuser-Busch Cos., Boston Red Sox, Coors Brewing Co., ESPN, Football, Fox, Marketing and Sponsorship, MasterCard International Inc., McDonald's Corp., MillerCoors, New England Patriots, NFL, Philadelphia Eagles, Reebok, SportsLine.com, Subway, Time Warner

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Tags: Ameriquest Mortgage, Anheuser-Busch Cos., Marketing and Sponsorship, MLB, NASCAR, NFL, NHRA

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