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From left, IndyCar CEO Mark Miles, Tsuneshia Okuno, an executive vice president at NTT and 2018 series champion Scott Dixon shake hands during a news conference, Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2019 at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit. IndyCar has signed a multi-year title sponsorship deal with NTT, a global information technology and communications leader. The partnership makes NTT the official technology partner of the IndyCar Series, Indianapolis Motor Speedway, the Indianapolis 500 and NASCAR's Brickyard 400. NTT replaces Verizon, which was title sponsor of the series from 2014 until it ended its partnership last season. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)
January 15, 2019 - 3:43 pm
IndyCar announced a multi-year title sponsorship deal Tuesday with NTT, a global information technology and communications company based in Japan. The series will be called the NTT IndyCar Series. NTT Data, a subsidiary of parent company Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corp., already sponsors a car...
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January 14, 2019 - 3:07 pm
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Two reopened casinos and half a year of sports betting helped push Atlantic City's casino revenue up 7.5 percent in 2018 to nearly $2.86 million, state gambling regulators said Monday. But the news was bad for most of the casinos that existed before the Hard Rock and...
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FILE - In this July 24, 2018, file photo, reigning ONE featherweight and lightweight world champion Martin Nguyen addresses reporters during a news conference for the ONE Championship mixed martial arts event in Pasay city, south of Manila, Philippines. One Championship, the MMA organization out of Asia, is going global in 2019 and it's making the kind of moves that shows it plans to become a player in combat sports. (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez, File)
January 11, 2019 - 12:13 pm
How many casual American sports fans about a year ago had heard of One? Try none. OK, maybe that's a bit of a reach. But the Singapore-based mixed martial arts organization was an afterthought at best in the United States among the hodgepodge of companies trying to put a dent in UFC's heavyweight...
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January 09, 2019 - 5:11 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The NFL abruptly dropped its plan Wednesday to challenge approved dementia diagnoses in a landmark concussion case as players' lawyers accuse it of trying to delay payments and rewrite the $1 billion settlement. A federal court hearing set for Thursday on the NFL's appeal was...
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January 09, 2019 - 1:47 pm
Super Bowl tickets don't figure to get any easier to come by — or any cheaper, probably — after a court ruling Wednesday in a lawsuit brought by a fan against the National Football League. New Jersey's Supreme Court ruled that the NFL didn't violate state consumer fraud laws with its ticketing...
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From left are 2018 file photos showing Robinson Cano, Welington Castillo, Roberto Osuna and Colby Rasmus. Spending on Major League Baseball payrolls dropped last season for the first time since 2010, an $18 million decrease attributable to drug and domestic violence suspensions and a player retiring at midseason. Seattle second baseman Robinson Cano lost about $11.7 million and Chicago White Sox catcher Welington Castillo approximately $3.5 million after positive drug tests. Closer Roberto Osuna’s domestic violence suspension cost him roughly $2.1 million from Toronto and Houston, and Baltimore outfielder Colby Rasmus walked away from about $1.5 million rather than try to come back from a hip injury. (AP Photo/File)
January 09, 2019 - 1:40 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Spending on Major League Baseball payrolls dropped last season for the first time since 2010, an $18 million decrease attributable to drug and domestic violence suspensions and a player retiring at midseason. Still, even a year with flat payrolls is unusual for MLB. The only...
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January 09, 2019 - 12:06 am
CHICAGO (AP) — The owner of the Chicago Cubs has pulled out of plans to invest in a United Soccer League team after developers scrapped a planned 20,000-seat stadium. Sterling Bay, a real estate development company, announced last year the formation of a joint venture with Tom Ricketts to own the...
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January 07, 2019 - 1:29 pm
The past two leaders of USA Cycling participated at the sport's highest level, one of them racing in the prestigious Paris-Roubaix and the other winning a masters world championship. Rob DeMartini prepared for the job in the offices and board rooms of Proctor & Gamble. That is exactly why USA...
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January 04, 2019 - 10:56 am
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Martin Truex Jr. landed Bass Pro Shops as sponsor for 24 races this season with Joe Gibbs Racing. Bass Pro first partnered with Truex in 2001 and was on his car when he won the 2017 Cup Series championship with Furniture Row Racing. That team folded at the end of November...
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FILE - In this April 27, 2018, file photo, people wait to get into the stadium for the second round of the NFL football draft in Arlington, Texas. The NFL is partnering with Caesars Entertainment as its first official casino sponsor, but the deal does not include sports betting or fantasy football. The multiyear arrangement announced Thursday, Jan. 3, 2019, begins with this weekend's playoffs. Caesars will have exclusive rights to NFL trademarks in the U.S. and United Kingdom, including the Super Bowl and draft. Caesars will host parts of the 2020 draft. (Paul Moseley/Star-Telegram via AP, File)
January 03, 2019 - 2:04 pm
The NFL entered a partnership with Caesars Entertainment on Thursday, the league's first official casino sponsor. The multiyear deal, however, does not include sports betting or fantasy football. The arrangement begins with this weekend's playoffs and is worth $30 million annually for three years,...
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