Sports sponsorship

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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Danica Patrick stands by her car before qualifying for Sunday's NASCAR Cup series auto race at Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord, N.C., Thursday, May 25, 2017. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)
May 26, 2017 - 4:44 pm
Stewart-Haas Racing and snack company Nature's Bakery have agreed to settle a $31 million breach-of-contract lawsuit the team had filed in a dispute with Danica Patrick's former sponsor. The team said Friday that Nature's Bakery would serve as the primary sponsor for four NASCAR Cup Series races...
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Danica Patrick stands by her car before qualifying for Sunday's NASCAR Cup series auto race at Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord, N.C., Thursday, May 25, 2017. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)
May 26, 2017 - 4:19 pm
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Stewart-Haas Racing and Nature's Bakery have agreed to settle a $31 million breach-of-contract lawsuit the team had filed in a dispute with Danica Patrick's former sponsor. The team said Friday the Nevada-based snack company agreed to serve as the primary sponsor for four...
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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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FILE - In this Feb. 25, 2017, file photo, the Goodyear blimp flies over the track during a NASCAR Xfinity series auto race at Daytona International Speedway, in Daytona Beach, Fla. A person familiar with the contract says the NBA champion Cleveland Cavaliers will wear Goodyear’s wing-foot logo on their jerseys starting next season. The team will announce a multi-year sponsorship deal with Akron-based tire manufacturer, said the person who spoke on condition of anonymity because the Cavs and Goodyear are not disclosing any details in advance of a Monday, May 15, 2017, news conference. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack, File)
May 15, 2017 - 3:51 pm
CLEVELAND (AP) — The Cavaliers are teaming up with another Akron icon. Linked by geography and superstar LeBron James, the defending NBA champions on Monday announced a multiyear sponsorship deal with Goodyear. The Cavs will wear the tire giant's winged-foot logo on the fronts of their jerseys...
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FILE - In this Feb. 25, 2017, file photo, the Goodyear blimp flies over the track during a NASCAR Xfinity series auto race at Daytona International Speedway, in Daytona Beach, Fla. A person familiar with the contract says the NBA champion Cleveland Cavaliers will wear Goodyear’s wing-foot logo on their jerseys starting next season. The team will announce a multi-year sponsorship deal with Akron-based tire manufacturer, said the person who spoke on condition of anonymity because the Cavs and Goodyear are not disclosing any details in advance of a Monday, May 15, 2017, news conference. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack, File)
May 15, 2017 - 1:45 pm
CLEVELAND (AP) — The Cavaliers will roll with Goodyear next season. The defending NBA champions on Monday announced a multiyear corporate sponsorship deal with Goodyear that will have the players wearing the tire giant's iconic winged-foot logo on their jerseys starting next season. The Cavaliers...
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