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Terry Lefton

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

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What A Catch: Giants' Odell Beckham Jr. Leads NFLPI's List Of Rising Stars

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 01 / 28 / 15

NFL Players Inc. is using the backdrop of Super Bowl week to issue what might be termed a list of coming attractions. The licensing and merchandising arm of the NFLPA is issuing its first "Rising 50" list of matriculating college football stars and young NFL players it expects to have the biggest im...

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Tags: Marketing and Sponsorship, NFL

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SportsBusiness Journal: USA Network gets U.S. Open

The U.S. Tennis Association has signed the USA Network to a six-year extension of its cable rights deal for the U.S. Open. Sources said the rights fee was $120 million to $130 million, which would make it close to a 30 percent increase over the six-year cable pact expiring this year. ...

Tags: NFL, Tennis, This Week's Issue, USA Network, USTA

SportsBusiness Journal: Momentum CEO leaving

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Tags: FedEx Corp., Momentum IMC, Octagon Group, This Week's Issue

SportsBusiness Journal: Madden NFL game has competition

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Tags: Electronic Arts, Football, Fox, Microsoft Corp., MTV, NFL, This Week's Issue

SportsBusiness Journal: Reebok markets NBA logo

For years, the formula for selling basketball sneakers has been to marry a star NBA player to shoes bearing his name. This fall, Reebok will try a new wrinkle, marketing a series of basketball shoes that will carry the familiar logo of the league. Reebok will market three shoes that will ...

Tags: Basketball, NBA, Reebok, This Week's Issue

SportsBusiness Journal: Sports Spot: "Double Bobble"

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Tags: Baseball, BBDO WorldWide, KFC, This Week's Issue

SportsBusiness Journal: Sports Spot: "Silence of the Ham"

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Tags: Foot Locker, Football, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, This Week's Issue

SportsBusiness Journal: Pepsi inks Donovan McNabb

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Tags: Football, NFL, PepsiCo, Philadelphia Eagles, SFX, This Week's Issue

SportsBusiness Journal: DirecTV hits preseason form

Lilliputian versions of NFL stars Marshall Faulk, Peyton Manning, Brett Favre and Kordell Stewart pop up on consumers' shoulders playing the "devil" and "angel" of their consciences in a new campaign from Deutsch, Los Angeles, for DirecTV breaking in early August. The campaign pushes ...

Tags: Chicago Bears, Football, Green Bay Packers, NFL, This Week's Issue

SportsBusiness Journal: MISL lands Reebok deal

The Major Indoor Soccer League will start next season with its first leaguewide apparel deal and an iridescent orange game ball from Spalding. Reebok has signed on as the MISL's exclusive uniform supplier for the next three years. The deal also nets Reebok exclusive licensing rights for game ...

Tags: MISL, NBA, NFL, Reebok, Soccer, Spalding, This Week's Issue

SportsBusiness Journal: Ming must play well to pay off

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