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Volume 24 No. 157
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Speed Reads....

Towson Univ. today will formally announce that SECU has “signed on as the naming-rights partner” of the school’s new $62M arena. Towson retained Team Services LLC to “help sell the deal.” The new logo design on the arena’s basketball floor will also be unveiled (, 7/30).

Last night’s D’Backs-Rays game at Tropicana Field was delayed for about 10 minutes during the second inning after the “lights flickered a few times and several banks of lights went completely out” (, 7/30).

EA and FC Barcelona today announced a three-year partnership that makes EA Sports the exclusive and official video game partner of the La Liga club (EA).

The Ladies Golf Union announced that the '15 Ricoh Women’s British Open will be played on the Ailsa course in Turnberry, Scotland. The '14 tournament will be played at Royal Birkdale in Southport, England (THE DAILY).

The International Motor Sports Association (IMSA) today is expected to announce that it has reached a multiyear deal making Continental Tire the exclusive tire supplier in three classes during next year’s inaugural United SportsCar Racing season (THE DAILY).

ESPN announced that the '13 Armed Forces Classic will be played at Camp Humphreys in South Korea on Nov. 8. The game will pit Georgetown against Oregon as part of the net’s Veteran’s Week initiative (ESPN).