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USA Rugby signs Emirates to sponsor summer series, announces host venues

Published in SportsBusiness Journal on 02 / 20 / 17

USA Rugby has secured Emirates as title sponsor for its two-game summer series and has announced venues near New York City and Atlanta as hosts of the international matches. Emirates has been a jersey sponsor of Team USA since 200...

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NBA gets out the hardware for postseason

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Microsoft draws cheers

Microsoft’s recent decision to halt the production of sports titles for its Xbox game console was expected and even applauded by affected licensers, but the move highlights the company’s need for improvements in the sports category. “It’s clear that our games are not w ...

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NBA playoffs opponents key market

Ask an NBA player which team he’d like to face in the first round of the playoffs and he’ll likely say it doesn’t matter. Ask the same question to one of that team’s marketers, and you’ll get an entirely different response. Ostfield ...

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Centrix signs with NASCAR

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U.S. Bank signs PGA Tour title deal

Another financial institution has signed on as a PGA Tour tournament title sponsor. U.S. Bancorp announced Wednesday it has become the title sponsor of the newly named U.S. Bank Championship in Milwaukee, known for more than 30 years as the Greater Milwaukee Open. The three-year title dea ...

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Bears hit database with seat pitch

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Nextel mobile unit eyes action sports

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