Sports sponsorship

October 04, 2017 - 3:35 am
FINANCIAL MARKETS Hong Kong shares rise, Japan falls in quiet Asian trading HONG KONG (AP) — Asian shares were mixed in holiday-thinned trading today as investors brushed off Wall Street's latest advance into record territory. Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 index gave up early gains, slipping 0.1...
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October 03, 2017 - 8:18 pm
ST. LOUIS (AP) — One of the NFL's largest advertisers is taking feedback from consumers about recent national anthem protests, but stands by its sponsorship of the league. More than 200 players kneeled or sat during the anthem after President Donald Trump's criticism last month regarding such...
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The U.S. Team celebrates with the winner's trophy after the final round of the Presidents Cup golf tournament at Liberty National Golf Club in Jersey City, N.J., Sunday, Oct. 1, 2017. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
October 03, 2017 - 10:43 am
JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — Tiger Woods' tournament outside Washington is still talking to potential title sponsors, including Quicken Loans, which did not renew. But it's on the schedule for the new season as The National, and PGA Tour Commissioner Jay Monahan says it's not coming off. "We made the...
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In this photo taken by LAUREL Photo Services on Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2017, an esports competitor takes part in the Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games in Ashgabat, Turkmenistan. Including competitive computer games, known as esports, could give the Olympics a younger audience and a huge revenue boost from a rapidly growing market, but would be deeply controversial. (David Aliaga/LAUREL Photo Services via AP)
October 01, 2017 - 5:20 am
ASHGABAT, Turkmenistan (AP) — The future of the Olympics may just be in a basement in Turkmenistan. With leading Olympic figures considering a possible role for competitive computer games — known as esports — at the 2024 Games in Paris, a pan-Asian competition in the ex-Soviet state offers a...
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FILE - In this Aug. 5, 2017 file photo, Danica Patrick watches during practice for Sunday's NASCAR Cup Series auto race in Watkins Glen, N.Y. Patrick gets ready for perhaps the final races of her NASCAR career. With no sponsorship and no ride, she is about out of options. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum, File)
September 29, 2017 - 3:24 pm
DOVER, Del. (AP) — Danica Patrick was the darling of Daytona before she put on a helmet. Patrick ushered in the 2013 season accompanied by hype perhaps no other NASCAR rookie had ever faced: Her love life, Super Bowl ads and racy photo shoots were trendy themes that generated more enthusiasm than...
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These file photos show assistant basketball coaches, from left, Tony Bland Chuck Person, Emanuel Richardson and Lamont Evans. The four were identified in court papers and are among 10 people facing federal charges in Manhattan federal court, Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2017, in a wide probe of fraud and corruption in the NCAA, authorities said. (AP Photo/File)
September 26, 2017 - 11:15 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — In one of the biggest crackdowns on the corrupting role of money in college basketball, 10 men — including a top Adidas executive and four assistant coaches — were charged Tuesday with using hundreds of thousands of dollars in bribes to influence star athletes' choice of schools,...
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These file photos show assistant basketball coaches, from left, Tony Bland Chuck Person, Emanuel Richardson and Lamont Evans. The four were identified in court papers and are among 10 people facing federal charges in Manhattan federal court, Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2017, in a wide probe of fraud and corruption in the NCAA, authorities said. (AP Photo/File)
September 26, 2017 - 7:40 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — In one of the biggest crackdowns on the corrupting role of money in college basketball, 10 men — including a top Adidas executive and four assistant coaches — were charged Tuesday with using hundreds of thousands of dollars in bribes to influence star athletes' choice of schools,...
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FILE - In this March 15, 2012, file photo, San Diego State assistant coach Tony Bland, left, talks during NCAA college basketball practice in Columbus, Ohio. Bland, who is currently an assistant at Southern California, was identified in court papers, and is among 10 people, facing federal charges in Manhattan federal court, Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2017, in a wide probe of fraud and corruption in the NCAA, authorities said. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak, File)
September 26, 2017 - 7:34 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on fraud and corruption charges announced against people associated with college basketball (all times local): 7:30 p.m. University of Louisville men's basketball coach Rick Pitino says he's shocked by corruption allegations made by prosecutors in New York against some...
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FILE - In this March 15, 2012, file photo, San Diego State assistant coach Tony Bland, left, talks during NCAA college basketball practice in Columbus, Ohio. Bland, who is currently an assistant at Southern California, was identified in court papers, and is among 10 people, facing federal charges in Manhattan federal court, Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2017, in a wide probe of fraud and corruption in the NCAA, authorities said. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak, File)
September 26, 2017 - 5:39 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on fraud and corruption charges announced against people associated with college basketball (all times local): 5:35 p.m. A University of Southern California basketball assistant coach charged in a massive corruption case has made his initial court appearance in Florida...
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September 22, 2017 - 3:45 am
MLB-SCHEDULE Cubs pad lead with comeback win UNDATED (AP) — The Milwaukee Brewers were one pitch away from slashing the Chicago Cubs' lead in the National League Central. Instead, the Cubs rallied to pull 4 ½ games in front of the second-place Brewers. Kris Bryant launched a two-run homer in the...
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