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• Serena Williams has withdrawn from the Miami Open (March 23) due to knee issues.

• Picking up the mantle of National Women’s Month, and anticipating what next year will be its 70th anniversary, the LPGA has unveiled “Drive On,” a multi-platform refined brand position. According to the LPGA, “Drive On is clearly rooted in golf, but it's a bigger idea. It captures the power and potential in each of us and celebrates the hard work, focus and tenacity that it takes to achieve our goals.” Full story here.

• The NBA said that the Chinese and Croatian National Teams would join all 30 NBA teams to compete at MGM Resorts NBA Summer League 2019 in Las Vegas, marking the first time that the league will feature two international teams, with 83 games over 11 days (July 5-15).

• The 2019 Alliance of American Football Championship, originalluy scheduled for April 27 in Las Vegas, will be played in Ford Center at The Star in Frisco, Texas., which is owned and operated by Jerry Jones and the Dallas Cowboys.

• MLB and the MLB Players’ Assn. have unveiled numerous changes to the game to be installed over the next two seasons that will impact game length, marketing broadcast partners, the All-Star Game and the Home Run Derby. Full story here.

POLL POSITION

Top Ten Most In-Demand MLB Tickets (based on total ticket sales on StubHub thru March 14):
1. New York Yankees
2. Boston Red Sox
3. San Francisco Giants
4. Chicago Cubs
5. St. Louis Cardinals
6. Los Angeles Dodgers
7. Philadelphia Phillies
8. Texas Rangers
9. New York Mets
10. Houston Astros

SOURCE: STUBHUB

KEEPING SCORE

The Most-In-Demand MLB Home Openers
(based on total ticket sales on StubHub thru March 14, all on March 28):

• Arizona Diamondbacks at the Dodgers (average ticket price $229.
• Baltimore Orioles at New York Yankees (average ticket price $202)
• Atlanta Braves at Philadelphia Phillies (average ticket price $84)
• Chicago Cubs at Texas Rangers (average ticket price $254)
• Pittsburgh Pirates at Cincinnati Reds (average ticket price $122)

BUY SELL

Weekend Box Office March 22-24
1. Us $70.2M
2. Captain Marvel $35M
3. Wonder Park $9M
4. Five Feet Apart $8.8M
5. How To Train Your Dragon 3 $6.5M
6. A Madea Family Funeral $4.5M
7. Gloria Bell $1.8M
8. No Manches Frida 2 $1.8M
9. Lego Movie 2 $1.1M
10. Alita: Battle Angel $1M
Source: Box Office Mojo

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Feb222013

Goodyear's 16-Year Alliance With Nascar Gets New Treads During Daytona 500

By Barry Janoff

February 22, 2013: Goodyear Tire & Rubber will take full advantage of its position as the official tire of Nascar by using the Daytona 500 to launch a multi-media campaign that will drive through the entire racing circuit season.

The initial effort will be anchored by a TV spot, "Most Demanding Customer," that shows how Nascar drivers push their Goodyear tires to the max, and how Goodyear then turns the experience into products for use in everyday life.

Support encompasses print, radio, Internet — including the company's dedicated Goodyear Racing Web site — and social media destinations such as Twitter, Facebook and YouTube. Lead agencies are GSD&M Idea City, Austin; and Boston-based digital agency Digitas.

Activation during Daytona 500 weekend includes on-site and in-air presence, the latter via the iconic Goodyear blimp.

Goodyear has been the official tire of Nascar since 1997 and has had a relationship with the circuit since the 1950s. The current deal with Nascar's Sprint Cup, Nationwide and Camping World Truck series runs through 2017. Goodyear is also the official tire of the National Hot Rod Assn.

"As our 'More Driven' campaign has progressed, we have successfully shown consumers the history and tradition of Goodyear, as well as the passion, innovation and expertise Goodyear uses to provide tires for superior performance in challenging conditions," Gary Melliere, GM-brand/sponsorshiops for Goodyear, said in a statement. "In our new advertising, we continue to showcase that what we learn making tires for expert drivers who face grueling conditions, such as Nascar, inspires what we roll into consumer tires."

In the launch "Most Demanding Customer" spot, we see Goodyear tires in the factory and then on high-speed cars on the track. A voiceover explains, "At Goodyear, we make tires for the world's most demanding drivers. Meticulously crafted to help handle 200 mile per hour turns."

"These types of conditions provide continuous opportunities for Goodyear' to further develop tires for superior performance, on the track and on the highway."

As race action continues and cars hit pit row for changes of Goodyear tires, the voiceover says, "Always evolving to face the grueling demands of Nascar. And everything we learn from making tires for our most demanding customers inspires what we roll into yours."

The final scene is on a highway, where cars roll with Goodyear tires. (See the full spot here.)

"These types of conditions provide continuous opportunities for Goodyear's engineers to further develop tires for superior performance, both on the track and on the highway," said Melliere.

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