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Terry Lefton

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

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AutoTrader renews with NBA, returns as TNT’s ‘Tip-Off’ sponsor

Published in SportsBusiness Journal on 10 / 20 / 14

AutoTrader.com has renewed its sponsorship ties with the NBA, a deal that, as usual, includes a large buy on league rights holder TNT. {podcast} SBJ Podcast: NBA writer John Lombardo and Assistant Managing Editor Tom Stinson discuss how the Cavs are handling LeBron James' return from a bu...

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SportsBusiness Journal: Cal Ripken goes One-on-One

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Tags: Baltimore Orioles, Baseball, Century 21 Real Estate Corp., Colorado Rockies, Comcast Corp., Houston Astros, MBNA America Bank, MLB, One-on-One, RadioShack, Seattle Seahawks

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Tags: DHL, FedEx Corp., Formula One, Fox, Marketing and Sponsorship, Motorsports, NASCAR, NFL, UPS

SportsBusiness Journal: Price is SI’s first marketing chief

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Tags: Time Warner

SportsBusiness Journal: More changes for NFL ranks

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Tags: Baseball, Collegiate Licensing Co., Electronic Arts, Football, Marketing and Sponsorship, MLB, NFL, Players Inc.

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