Sports sponsorship

July 31, 2017 - 7:27 pm
LONDON (AP) — The IAAF is not ready to lift Russia's suspension from track and field competitions as the country fails to fully accept the findings of an investigation into its state-sponsored doping scheme. A meeting of the international track and field federation's member associations in London...
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FILE - From left are 2017 file photos showing Bryce Harper, of the Washington Nationals, Mike Trout of the Los Angeles Angels and Aaron Judge of the New York Yankees. Harper, Trout and Judge have become the face of baseball as a gleaming, modernist ballpark and a city known for its Latino culture host the All-Star Game for the first time. (AP Photo/File)
July 10, 2017 - 10:58 pm
MIAMI (AP) — Bryce Harper, Mike Trout and Aaron Judge have become the face of baseball as a gleaming, modernist ballpark and a city known for its Latino culture host the All-Star Game for the first time. After decades of falling behind, the sport finally has stepped up its national promotion. There...
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Justin Gatlin, left, reacts as he defeats Christian Coleman, center, in the men's 100-meter final at the U.S. Track and Field Championships, Friday, June 23, 2017, in Sacramento, Calif. Mike Rodgers, right, finished sixth. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)
June 24, 2017 - 2:13 am
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Justin Gatlin showed the youngsters that age is just a number. As in, get down the track quick and post a good one. A changing of the guard? Not on his watch. The 35-year-old Gatlin surged past up-and-comer Christian Coleman to win the 100 meters on Friday night at the U.S...
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June 20, 2017 - 10:05 am
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Timberwolves are getting into the jersey advertisement game with a Fitbit patch in a three-year deal. The Timberwolves announced the marketing collaboration for the team's first jersey patch on Tuesday. Fitbit also will be featured in the newly renovated Target...
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FILE - This Oct. 21, 2011 file photo shows the golden arches of McDonalds, in Omaha, Neb., McDonald's has ended its Olympic sponsorship deal three years early. The International Olympic Committee says confidential financial terms of the immediate separation were agreed to.(AP Photo/Nati Harnik)
June 16, 2017 - 12:25 pm
The Olympics and McDonald's used to go together like a hamburger and fries. They are no longer a combo. In a surprise move, the International Olympic Committee announced Friday it was ending its Olympic sponsorship deal with the fast-food giant three years before it was supposed to expire —...
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June 16, 2017 - 8:21 am
LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Fast-food chain McDonald's has ended its Olympic sponsorship deal three years early. The International Olympic Committee says confidential financial terms of the immediate separation were agreed to. IOC marketing director Timo Lumme says "we understand that McDonald's...
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A plaque, displayed on a monument between the 15th and 16th holes at Trump National Golf Club in Sterling, Va., commemorates a Civil War battle that, according to some historians, never happened. The Senior PGA Championship is being played at Trump National this week, the first time a major golf tournament has been played at a course owned by a sitting president. The course has been targeted by vandals since Trump took office, and protests are expected this weekend. AP Photo/Ben Nuckols
May 24, 2017 - 4:13 pm
STERLING, Va. (AP) — This year's venue for the Senior PGA Championship has made news for reasons that have nothing to do with the tournament or the champion it might produce. The world's best 50-and-over golfers are competing for the first time at a course owned by a sitting president: Trump...
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May 16, 2017 - 6:37 pm
Fifteen-year-old Kaylee Brown used to play soccer until cystic fibrosis made it difficult. Now a fan, she's not always able to attend games because of her condition. So Sporting Kansas City brought the game to Kaylee. The Major League Soccer team and its stadium sponsor, Children's Mercy Hospital,...
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Phil Mickelson hits from the sand on the 2nd hole during the final round of the Wells Fargo Championship golf tournament at Eagle Point Golf Club in Wilmington, N.C., Sunday, May 7, 2017. (AP Photo/Mike Spencer)
May 09, 2017 - 8:40 am
PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The PGA Tour announced a 10-year extension for the title sponsorship of the FedEx Cup, giving the lucrative series continuity for another decade and allowing some flexibility as the tour explores reshaping its season. Terms of the new deal were not disclosed Tuesday,...
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A member of staff walks towards the building hosting the AFC, Asian Football Confederation Congress 2017, in Manama, Bahrain, Sunday, May 7, 2017. The specter of fresh corruption scandals hangs over the annual gathering of world soccer leaders, two years after the FIFA Congress was shaken by the exposure of far-reaching fraud. The election of Asian members to FIFA's ruling council on Monday kickstarts a week of meetings in Bahrain, with powerbroker Sheikh Ahmad Al Fahad Al Sabah off the ballot after his alleged bribery was disclosed by American authorities. (AP Photo/Rob Harris)
May 07, 2017 - 6:49 pm
MANAMA, Bahrain (AP) — The specter of fresh corruption scandals hangs over the annual gathering of world soccer leaders, two years after the FIFA Congress was shaken by the exposure of far-reaching fraud. The election of Asian members to FIFA's ruling council on Monday kickstarts a week of meetings...
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