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Peter Schmuck | December 8, 2013
On the same frenzied Friday that the Seattle Mariners reeled in free agent superstar Robinson Cano with a $240 million contract and several other teams made major free agent acquisitions, the Orioles signed an unheralded middle reliever, surrendered outfielder Nate McLouth and pitcher Scott Feldman without a fight, and began informing season-ticket holders that prices are going up. Throw in the highly unpopular Jim Johnson deal earlier in the...
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Peter Schmuck | December 8, 2013
On the same frenzied Friday that the Seattle Mariners reeled in free agent superstar Robinson Cano with a $240 million contract and several other teams made major free agent acquisitions, the Orioles signed an unheralded middle reliever, surrendered outfielder Nate McLouth and pitcher Scott Feldman without a fight, and began informing season-ticket holders that prices are going up. Throw in the highly unpopular Jim Johnson deal earlier in the...
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By CHILDS WALKER and CHILDS WALKER,SUN REPORTER | October 15, 2005
Cell phones may be the next frontier in sports media. And you thought they existed only so that your spouse could tell you to stop at the grocery on the way home. Fans have been able to check scores and statistics on their phones for years, but companies such as Sprint Nextel are taking that notion to another realm in partnership with the NFL, NASCAR and ESPN. Sprint signed a five-year, $600 million sponsorship deal with the NFL this summer and recently announced its "NFL Mobile" package.
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By Jeff Barker and The Baltimore Sun | May 20, 2013
Maryland football is losing one game scheduled for M&T Bank Stadium. According to multiple officials, the Virginia Tech-Maryland game - which had been planned for 2014 - is now officially off the books since the Terps are departing the Atlantic Coast Conference after the 2013 season. But look for Maryland to return to the Ravens' stadium as soon as 2015. The Terps have done well there - they drew 69,348 to the stadium for a season-opening win over Navy in 2010 - and Maryland's future schedules will obviously include some big-name, Big Ten teams that could fill an NFL stadium.
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By Jonathan Pitts and Jonathan Pitts,jonathan.pitts@baltsun.com | July 23, 2009
He was the youngest of five boys, his father a high school coach, and by the time he was big and strong enough to run on a field or dribble on a hardwood floor, Terry Hasseltine was taking naturally to two positions that augured his future career: soccer midfielder and basketball point guard. For the uninitiated in the sporting world, those are athletes who aim to keep a clear vision of the field, control the ball as much as possible and get it to the scorers who can do the most damage.
BUSINESS
By Liz Bowie and Liz Bowie,SUN STAFF Bloomberg News contributed to this story | September 24, 1997
If Grant Hill is attempting to become the next Michael Jordan, he showed yesterday he is coming closer -- off the basketball court, anyway.The Detroit Pistons star signed a seven-year, $80 million contract with Fila Holdings SpA, one of the most lucrative sports endorsement contracts in history, that will boost his annual take from about $6 million to $11 million.Only Jordan, who recently signed a new contract with Nike Inc., receives more -- roughly $20 million a year. Hill's new deal exceeds the five-year, $50 million contract Allen Iverson of the Philadelphia 76ers signed with Reebok International Ltd.Fila, which has its U.S. headquarters in Sparks, hopes the contract will lead to an increase in sales of its sneakers and a corresponding jump in its stock price, which has gone from a high of $105 a share on Sept.
SPORTS
May 21, 1998
BaseballAstros: Placed IF Jack Howell on 60-day DL. Purchased contract of IF J. R. Phillips from Triple-A New Orleans.Athletics: Activated IF Miguel Tejada; optioned him to Triple-A Edmonton.Expos: Recalled P Rick DeHart from Triple-A Ottawa.Mariners: Optioned OF Ryan Radmanovich to Triple-A Tacoma. Activated P Bob Wells from 15-day DL.Marlins: Recalled P Matt Mantei from Triple-A Charlotte and P Ryan Dempster from Double-A Portland. Optioned P Chris Hammond and P Rob Stanifer to Charlotte.
NEWS
By Rona Marech | October 15, 2006
Lee Corrigan Occupation President and founder of Corrigan Sports Enterprises. In the news His sports marketing and events management company organized yesterday's Baltimore Marathon. Career highlights When Corrigan formed his company in 1999, Baltimore was the biggest city in the U.S. without a marathon. He and his staff dreamed up the event, brought politicians on board and turned the race into a major city happening. Each year, the marathon and running festival brings $13 million into the city and raises $500,000 for charities, he said.
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By Lem Satterfield and Katherine Dunn and Lem Satterfield and Katherine Dunn,SUN STAFF | March 24, 2005
The Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association's A Conference, considered the nation's premier high school boys lacrosse league, will offer three doubleheaders at Johns Hopkins University in April, according to an announcement by two Baltimore-based sports marketing agencies. The University Lacrosse Lax Under The Lights series, sponsored by The Sports Marketing Institute and SportsCom, will be played over the course of three weekends at the university's Homewood Field, with proceeds to benefit the Special Olympics of Maryland.
SPORTS
By Bruce Horovitz and Bruce Horovitz,Los Angeles Times | March 19, 1991
With Bo Jackson's career on the field in doubt, where does that leave his off-the-field commercial career?Even Bo doesn't know. But after an injured Jackson was released yesterday by the Kansas City Royals, some sports marketing experts said Jackson could emerge as an even bigger commercial star if his sports career is finished."
BUSINESS
By Chris Korman | February 1, 2013
The city of Baltimore could not be more excited (well, I guess they haven't turned the harbor purple ... yet) for Sunday's Super Bowl which, pits the Ravens against the San Francisco 49ers. Madison Avenue execs are not so thrilled. According to Bob Dorfman, a sports marketing expert at San Franciscco's Baker Street Advertising, the game will be short on endorsement talent. Dorfman sees only two players who could use the game to catapult toward major deals: Niners quarterback Colin Kaepernick and Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis.
NEWS
July 21, 2012
It won't be long before racing fans in Baltimore and television viewers from around the world will once again enjoy IndyCar racing with your beautiful waterfront skyline as a backdrop. And as we experienced here last month with Milwaukee IndyFest, I'm confident Michael Andretti and the Andretti Sports Marketing team will get the job done and produce a first-class international event on Labor Day weekend. Milwaukee has a long and storied tradition in auto racing. The Milwaukee Mile is the oldest active racetrack in the world, having hosted races dating back to 1903.
BUSINESS
By Jonathan Pitts and Jonathan Pitts,jonathan.pitts@baltsun.com | July 23, 2009
He was the youngest of five boys, his father a high school coach, and by the time he was big and strong enough to run on a field or dribble on a hardwood floor, Terry Hasseltine was taking naturally to two positions that augured his future career: soccer midfielder and basketball point guard. For the uninitiated in the sporting world, those are athletes who aim to keep a clear vision of the field, control the ball as much as possible and get it to the scorers who can do the most damage.
NEWS
By Rona Marech | October 15, 2006
Lee Corrigan Occupation President and founder of Corrigan Sports Enterprises. In the news His sports marketing and events management company organized yesterday's Baltimore Marathon. Career highlights When Corrigan formed his company in 1999, Baltimore was the biggest city in the U.S. without a marathon. He and his staff dreamed up the event, brought politicians on board and turned the race into a major city happening. Each year, the marathon and running festival brings $13 million into the city and raises $500,000 for charities, he said.
BUSINESS
By LORRAINE MIRABELLA and LORRAINE MIRABELLA,SUN REPORTER | June 17, 2006
NASCAR-themed restaurants run by Baltimore-based Cordish Co. will make their debut next year in Orlando, Fla., and Myrtle Beach, S.C., under an agreement giving the developer exclusive international rights to use the NASCAR brand in new restaurant and entertainment ventures. Cordish plans to open about two NASCAR Sports Grilles a year in high-profile locations such as New York's Times Square. In addition, the developer, which will own and operate the restaurants, expects to open up to three similar, but smaller, themed restaurants a year in more suburban locations.
BUSINESS
By HANAH CHO and HANAH CHO,SUN REPORTER | April 23, 2006
The sails say it all. Ericsson, Pirates of the Caribbean, Brasil, Brunel, ABN AMRO, movistar. And if you don't know what Brunel, ABN AMRO and movistar are, you'll likely learn they represent a Dutch recruiting and consulting company, an international bank and a Spanish mobile phone operator, respectively, by the end of Volvo Ocean Race's Baltimore and Annapolis stopover. They're all corporate sponsors of the eight-month regatta that is here through May 7 and provides one of sailing's most elite prizes.
BUSINESS
By Timothy J. Mullaney and Timothy J. Mullaney,Sun Staff Writer | February 10, 1995
In an in-your-face world of backboard-breakers and locker-room screamers, Fila USA thinks it's found a celebrity shoe salesman to top them all: a nice guy.Detroit Pistons forward Grant Hill, who will go into Sunday's NBA All-Star Game as the first rookie to receive the most All-Star votes, is at the center of the Hunt Valley company's $8 million campaign to bring its shoes out of the inner cities and into the suburbs.In making the wholesome, soft-spoken Mr. Hill its representative in the multibillion-dollar U.S. athletic shoe market, Fila may be leading the way in lowering the volume in sports marketing.
SPORTS
By Glenn P. Graham | November 2, 2000
Annapolis senior lacrosse standout Acacia Walker, a two-time All-Metro first-teamer, has verbally committed to the University of Maryland on a full scholarship. Last spring, the versatile midfielder finished the season with 44 goals and 40 assists for the Panthers. A veteran of the U.S. World Championship under-19 team last year, Walker was a first-team Chesapeake regional All-American. She's looking forward to taking her game to the next level at Maryland. "It's amazing. It's a great group of girls and they made me feel so comfortable at my official visit," said Walker, who plans to study sports psychology or sports marketing.
BUSINESS
By CHILDS WALKER and CHILDS WALKER,SUN REPORTER | October 15, 2005
Cell phones may be the next frontier in sports media. And you thought they existed only so that your spouse could tell you to stop at the grocery on the way home. Fans have been able to check scores and statistics on their phones for years, but companies such as Sprint Nextel are taking that notion to another realm in partnership with the NFL, NASCAR and ESPN. Sprint signed a five-year, $600 million sponsorship deal with the NFL this summer and recently announced its "NFL Mobile" package.
SPORTS
By Lem Satterfield and Katherine Dunn and Lem Satterfield and Katherine Dunn,SUN STAFF | March 24, 2005
The Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association's A Conference, considered the nation's premier high school boys lacrosse league, will offer three doubleheaders at Johns Hopkins University in April, according to an announcement by two Baltimore-based sports marketing agencies. The University Lacrosse Lax Under The Lights series, sponsored by The Sports Marketing Institute and SportsCom, will be played over the course of three weekends at the university's Homewood Field, with proceeds to benefit the Special Olympics of Maryland.
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