Sports sponsorship

November 15, 2017 - 3:18 am
PRO FOOTBALL Papa John's is apologizing for comments made by CEO John Schnatter blaming sluggish pizza sales on NFL players kneeling during the national anthem. Papa John's is a major NFL sponsor and advertiser, and Schnatter said on an earnings call Nov. 1 that "NFL leadership has hurt Papa John's...
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November 07, 2017 - 9:10 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Four college basketball assistant coaches charged in a bribery scheme were among eight people indicted Tuesday by a federal grand jury in New York City. The charges and accusations in three indictments largely mirrored the facts found in criminal complaints filed against the men...
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FILE - In this Oct. 20, 2017, file photo, Matt Kenseth sits in his car as he waits to practice for a NASCAR Series Cup auto race at Kansas Speedway in Kansas City, Kan. Kenseth says he will be taking time off in 2018, though the former NASCAR Cup Series champion isn't using the word retirement. (AP Photo/Ed Zurga)
November 06, 2017 - 4:51 pm
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Matt Kenseth, a future Hall of Famer, likely has two races left in his life as a famous NASCAR driver. The final seat in the carousel of job options will be filled Wednesday when Stewart-Haas Racing is expected to announce Aric Almirola as its new driver. Yes, a two-time...
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November 03, 2017 - 2:06 pm
Four NFL head coaches are among 32 nominees, one from each NFL team, for the league's Salute to Service Award. Carolina's Ron Rivera, Tennessee's Mike Mularkey, Indianapolis' Chuck Pagano and Baltimore's John Harbaugh, the 2013 winner, were nominated Friday for the seventh annual award presented by...
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This Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2017, photo shows a Pizza Hut in Miami. Yum Brands, Inc., which operates Taco Bell, KFC and Pizza Hut, reports earnings, Thursday, Nov. 2, 2017. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz)
November 02, 2017 - 10:29 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Yum Brands saw a key sales measure rise at KFC, Pizza Hut and Taco Bell for the third quarter, and said it saw no effect on sales due to declining NFL viewership, a day after Papa John's blamed weaker pizza sales on the controversy over protests during the national anthem. Sales...
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November 01, 2017 - 2:05 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Sales growth at Papa John's is slowing, and the pizza chain is blaming it on the outcry surrounding NFL players kneeling during the national anthem. The company, which is a sponsor and advertiser of the NFL, said customers have a negative view of the chain's association with the NFL...
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FILE - In this Jan. 24, 2016, file photo, Buffalo Beauts hockey player Meghan Duggan (10), photographs teammate Megan Bozek (9) with fans before the National Women's Hockey League (NWHL) All-Star game in Buffalo, N.Y. The New Jersey Devils recently announced their partnership with the Metropolitan Riveters, one of four teams in the fledgling NWHL. (AP Photo/Gary Wiepert, File)
October 28, 2017 - 10:58 am
NEW YORK (AP) — There's hope for girls and women who want to play professional hockey in the United States thanks to the New Jersey Devils. The Devils recently announced a partnership with the Metropolitan Riveters, one of four teams in the fledgling National Women's Hockey League. The Devils will...
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October 25, 2017 - 12:24 pm
METAIRIE, La. (AP) — The New Orleans Pelicans are adding a sponsorship patch to their jersey. The club says in an announcement made Wednesday that it has reached a jersey sponsorship deal with Louisiana food and seasoning company Zatarain's, starting this season. The club says as part of the deal,...
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Miami NCAA college basketball head coach Jim Larranaga reads a statement to reporters during a news conference, Monday, Oct. 23, 2017, in Coral Gables, Fla. Miami has been linked to the federal investigation into corruption of college basketball that has rocked the sport, and Larranaga discussed allegations that someone was willing to pay $150,000 to get a recruit to commit to the Hurricanes. Larranaga, through his attorney, has denied any involvement. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz)
October 23, 2017 - 4:43 pm
CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) — Miami coach Jim Larranaga believes he is the "Coach-3" named in court documents detailing the federal investigation of college basketball, and insisted that he will be vindicated. "I did nothing wrong," Larranaga said. Larranaga spoke out Monday for the first time since...
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October 20, 2017 - 6:31 am
MOSCOW (AP) — The Kremlin has accused the U.S. government of pushing for Russia's exclusion from the Olympics. A day after Russian President Vladimir Putin said "certain U.S. bodies" were pressuring the International Olympic Committee through its sponsors, his spokesman Dmitry Peskov says Putin...
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