Sports sponsorship

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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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 - 10:40 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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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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June 16, 2017 - 7:36 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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June 13, 2017 - 1:42 pm
SEATTLE (AP) — The Seattle Mariners and Safeco Insurance announced Tuesday that they will end their stadium naming rights partnership after the 2018 season. Safeco Insurance has held the naming rights for the stadium since 1998, a year before Safeco Field opened. Safeco Insurance President Tyler...
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Former NBA basketball player Dennis Rodman, center, arrives at Beijing Capital International Airport in Beijing, Tuesday, June 13, 2017. North Korea is expecting another visit by Rodman on Tuesday in what would be his first to the country since President Donald Trump took office. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)
June 13, 2017 - 1:31 am
BEIJING (AP) — The latest developments on Dennis Rodman's visit to North Korea (all times local): 1:25 p.m. A cryptocurrency for legalized marijuana is sponsoring former NBA star Dennis Rodman's latest trip to North Korea. Rodman tweeted Tuesday "I'm back! Thanks to my sponsor Potcoin.com" with a...
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June 12, 2017 - 7:41 pm
ERIN, Wis. (AP) — Jon Rahm left his first U.S. Open with a gold medal for being the low amateur and no guarantees except for sponsor exemptions to play in six PGA Tour events in two months. That was one year ago, and even for Rahm, it's hard to believe how far the 22-year-old Spaniard has come. A...
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FILE - In this May 18, 2017, file photo, Dale Earnhardt Jr. speaks to the media during a news conference for the NASCAR Cup series All-Star auto race at Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord, N.C. Earnhardt Jr.'s ride in a Philadelphia Eagles car has been benched. Earnhardt was scheduled to race next week at Pocono Raceway in the No. 88 Chevrolet wrapped in team colors and with the Eagles logo. Hendrick Motorsports and the Eagles say the sponsorship is off because the NFL doesn't allow team designs accompanying the promotion or presentation of another sport. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton, File)
June 02, 2017 - 2:42 pm
DOVER, Del. (AP) — Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s ride in a Philadelphia Eagles car has been benched. Earnhardt was scheduled to race next week at Pocono Raceway in the No. 88 Chevrolet wrapped in team colors and with the Eagles logo. Hendrick Motorsports and the Eagles say the sponsorship is off because the...
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May 31, 2017 - 11:31 am
FRENCH OPEN Djokovic advances to 3rd round at French Open PARIS (AP) — Three American women and one American man have advanced to the third round of the French Open. Venus Williams beat Kurumi Nara of Japan, 6-3, 6-1. Bethanie Mattek-Sands defeated Petra Kvitova (kuh-VIHT'-oh-vuh), 7-6, 7-6, in...
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May 27, 2017 - 3:31 am
SOUTH CAROLINA-CHAMPIONSHIP SIGNS Road signs honoring SC national basketball title put up COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina roadways are getting crowded with championship signs. Like the state did earlier for Clemson's football team, the South Carolina Department of Transportation began...
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