Names In The NewsPublished July 13, 2012
CAUGHT ON VIDEO: truTV has ordered 10 episodes of "'UPLOAD WITH SHAQUILLE O'NEAL,' a series centered on the former basketball star scouring the internet in search of the funniest online videos to comment on as well as creating his own viral videos and parodies." O'Neal will be joined on-screen by host GARY OWEN and comedian GODFREY (HOLLYWOODREPORTER.com, 7/11).
ALL MY FRIENDS SAY: Country singer LUKE BRYAN performed on ABC’s “GMA” Friday morning as part of its summer concert series and briefly touched on his singing of the National Anthem at the MLB All-Star Game Tuesday night. Bryan admitted to writing some of the lyrics on his hand, and he said, "That stage and being in that moment was certainly one of the biggest moments of my life. I’ve done the Anthem many times ... but going out there for that moment just meant so much to me to have a few notes to just make sure that it was done right. In this day and age, you see it done wrong and that’s a big deal." Bryan said when he glanced down at his notes on his arm, “I didn’t even know what I was looking at. I had the notes there but I didn’t see anything, and the next thing I know I got Stealth bombers flying over” (“GMA,” ABC, 7/13).
NAMES: The PGA Tour has partnered with the Huntsman Cancer Institute to raise awareness for breast cancer and provide research funding. Golfers playing Saturday in the Web.com Tour Utah Championship will wear pink attire, and pink flags will appear on the greens (DESERET NEWS, 7/11)….NHL free agent C DOMINIC MOORE Thursday night in Toronto hosted Smashfest, a ping-pong tournament featuring current and retired NHLers. Proceeds from the event will go to Toronto’s Rotman Research Insititute and the Matthew Gfeller Center at the Univ. of North Carolina (TORONTO SUN, 7/12)….Edmonton Mayor STEPHEN MANDEL was named marshal for the July 22 Izod IndyCar Series Edmonton Indy (EDMONTON JOURNAL, 7/11).
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Marketing and Sponsorship
Nike Removes Joe Paterno's Name From Child Development Center, A First For The Company
National Guard Has "No Plans" To Drop Its NASCAR Sponsorship
Barclays Agrees To Three-Year Extension Of EPL Title Sponsorship
Ralph Lauren Draws Criticism From Lawmakers Over Team USA Uniforms Made In China
Marvel Entertainment Teams Up With Russell Athletic For New Collegiate Apparel Program
Adidas Looks To The '70s For Design Of New Texas A&M Football Uniforms
StubHub Inks Deal With Sunderland, Everton; Viagogo In Talks With Other EPL Clubs
Moet & Chandon Sign On As Official Champagne Of The PGA Of America
Leagues and Governing Bodies
Dolphins Undecided About Using NFL's New Blackout Rule, But Pushing For No Blackouts
Colts Owner Jim Irsay Sends Letter To Season-Ticket Holders Defending Blackout Decision
Astros Owner Crane Discusses Team's Struggles On The Field And At The Gate
Indians Hope To Boost Attendance With New Parking, Concessions Promos
MLB Franchise Notes: Ted Lerner Talks Rise In Nationals Attendance This Season
NHL Franchise Notes: Anti-Coyotes Arena Referendum Group 300 Signatures Short