Sports sponsorship

Jimmie Johnson, right, drives during a NASCAR Cup series auto race Sunday, March 4, 2018, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Isaac Brekken)
March 14, 2018 - 9:11 pm
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Lowe's, one of the last remaining corporate giants in NASCAR, announced Wednesday that it will not sponsor seven-time champion Jimmie Johnson after this season, an ominous sign for the nation's top racing series. For Johnson and Hendrick Motorsports, it means the best NASCAR...
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FILE - In this Oct. 12, 2017, file photo, Pac-12 commissioner Larry Scott gestures while speaking a NCAA college basketball Pac-12 media day, in San Francisco. A Pac-12 task force on reforming college basketball is recommending an end to the NBA’s one-and-done rule, allowing players to return to school even after they are drafted, and that the NCAA facilitate access to agents for high school players. The Pac-12 announced the recommendations from its task force on Tuesday, March 13, 2018, and its report has been sent to the NCAA’s commission on college basketball, headed by former Secretary of State and Stanford University Provost Condoleezza Rice. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg, File)
March 13, 2018 - 4:31 pm
A Pac-12 task force on reforming college basketball recommends an end to the NBA's one-and-done rule and allowing players the option to return to school after they're drafted. The Pac-12 announced the recommendations from its task force on Tuesday , and its report has been sent to the NCAA's...
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FILE - In this Oct. 8, 2017, file photo, former Indianapolis Colts quarterback Peyton Manning throws a pass during a halftime ceremony at an NFL football game between the Colts and the San Francisco 49ers in Indianapolis. The Colts retired Manning's jersey during the ceremony. Manning sold his share in 31 Denver-area Papa John's stores last week, two days before the NFL dropped the chain as its official pizza sponsor. The Denver Post reported Wednesday, March 7, that Papa John's spokesman Peter Collins confirmed the former NFL quarterback sold his stake to an existing Papa John's franchisee. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings. File)
March 08, 2018 - 1:29 pm
DENVER (AP) — Peyton Manning sold 31 Denver-area Papa John's stores last week, two days before the NFL dropped the chain as its official pizza sponsor. The Denver Post reported Wednesday that Papa John's spokesman Peter Collins confirmed the former NFL quarterback sold his stake to an existing Papa...
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Dan Cogan, from left, James R. Swartz, David Fialkow, and Bryan Fogel accept the award for best documentary feature for "Icarus" at the Oscars on Sunday, March 4, 2018, at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
March 04, 2018 - 9:11 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Bryan Fogel's sports doping documentary "Icarus," which exposed the state sponsored doping program of Russia's Olympic athletes won best documentary at the Academy Awards Sunday. It beat out both Agnes Varda's feel-good "Faces Places," which took the Film Independent Spirt Award...
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February 28, 2018 - 11:17 am
NEW YORK (AP) — So long Papa John's, hello Pizza Hut. The NFL announced a multiyear marketing deal with Pizza Hut on Wednesday, one day after the league and Papa John's said that they mutually agreed to cut ties. The league's relationship with Papa John's frayed last year when the pizza maker's...
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A volunteer pushes another volunteer on a chair on the ice after the last speedskating race at the Gangneung Oval at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Gangneung, South Korea, Saturday, Feb. 24, 2018. (AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda)
February 24, 2018 - 9:00 pm
GANGNEUNG, South Korea (AP) — She had always rooted only for Koreans. That was her home team and she believed they, exclusively, deserved her cheers. She stood on the sidelines in the speedskating oval in her gray and red uniform, the ubiquitous getup of Pyeongchang's army of volunteers that...
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Volunteers take a group photo in front of the Olympic rings at the Olympic Park ahead of the 2018 Winter Olympics in Gangneung, South Korea, Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2018. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
February 07, 2018 - 6:59 am
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — The Latest on the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics (all times local): ___ 8:55 p.m. The temperature at the Olympic Stadium in Pyeongchang was minus-3 Fahrenheit (minus-16 Celsius) when many athletes and officials woke up. Sidewalks in the nearby mountain cluster were...
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Former Olympian Aly Raisman confronts Larry Nassar in Circuit Judge Rosemarie Aquilina's courtroom during the fourth day of a sentencing hearing for the former sports doctor, who pled guilty to multiple counts of sexual assault, Friday, Jan. 19, 2018, in Lansing, Mich. (Matthew Dae Smith /Lansing State Journal via AP)
January 24, 2018 - 6:45 pm
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — Saying the Olympic family had utterly failed to protect its own, the chief executive officer of the U.S. Olympic Committee announced an independent investigation Wednesday intended to determine how the sexual abuse attributed to former USA Gymnastics sports doctor...
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January 24, 2018 - 10:22 am
MIAMI (AP) — A person with knowledge of the situation tells The Associated Press that David Beckham's plan to bring a Major League Soccer team to Miami may finally become a reality. Beckham and his partners are planning a Monday event to formally announce the team name and other details about the...
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A signpost directing people to the entrance of the World Cup Final Draw is placed on the Red Square, with the St. Basil cathedral in the background, in Moscow, Russia, Thursday, Nov. 30, 2017. The Final Draw for the 2018 Fifa World Cup in Russia will take place on December 1 in the concert hall of the State Kremlin Palace in Moscow. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)
November 30, 2017 - 1:56 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — Vladimir Putin welcomes soccer luminaries to the Kremlin on Friday for a World Cup draw that provides a global audience for the Russian president to attempt to burnish the image of a country scandalized by sports corruption. By staging the ceremony for the 32 World Cup finalists at...
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