Corporate sponsorship

In this June 19, 2019, photo, photo, Tokyo residents Yuuma Sakai, foreground, takes photos of his wife, Hiroyo, with the Olympic rings set up near New National Stadium in Tokyo. Millions were going to be disappointed starting Thursday when applicants in a ticket lottery, for Japan residents, only, began learning if they landed tickets. The same will be true for residents outside Japan who could experience a similar dejection: too much demand and too few tickets. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
June 20, 2019 - 1:42 am
TOKYO (AP) — Want tickets for next year's Tokyo Olympics? Prepare to be let down. Millions were disappointed starting Thursday when applicants in a ticket lottery — for Japan residents, only — began learning if they landed tickets. The answer is going to be overwhelmingly — no. The same will be...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, April 10, 2019, file photo, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., listens during a House Financial Services Committee hearing with leaders of major banks on Capitol Hill in Washington. A company has cut ties with a California minor league baseball team that played a Memorial Day video that included an image of Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez with those of Kim Jong Un and Fidel Castro. The Fresno Bee reports the raisin company Sun-Maid terminated its sponsorship of the Fresno Grizzlies on Wednesday, May 29. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)
May 30, 2019 - 11:01 am
FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — A company has cut ties with a California minor league baseball team that played a Memorial Day video that included an image of Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez with images of Kim Jong Un and Fidel Castro. The Fresno Bee reports the raisin company Sun-Maid terminated...
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In this Aug. 12, 2018, photo, Canberra Raiders' Sam Williams, left, and Joey Leilua react during a Round 22 NRL rugby match between the Canberra Raiders and the Wests Tigers at GIO Stadium in Canberra, Australia. An Australian football team says it wants to continue Huawei’s longest-ever sports sponsorship despite the Chinese communication giant’s legal wrangle with the United States and its ban from Australia's 5G networks. Huawei has been the major sponsor of the Raiders since 2012 and will consider this year extending its first sponsorship contract with a sports team anywhere in the world. (Lukas Coch/AAP Images via AP)
January 31, 2019 - 5:42 am
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — An Australian rugby league team wants to continue Huawei's longest-ever sports sponsorship despite the Chinese communication giant's ban from Australia's 5G networks and legal wrangle with the United States. Huawei has been the major sponsor of the Canberra Raiders, the...
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Japan's Naomi Osaka answers questions at a press conference following her win over Karolina Pliskova of the Czech Republic in their semifinal at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia, Thursday, Jan. 24, 2019. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)
January 24, 2019 - 9:55 am
TOKYO (AP) — Japanese tennis star Naomi Osaka says she hopes her sponsors will consult with her about how they portray her, but her focus is on her game as she heads into the final at the Australian Open. Osaka was asked about criticism over one of her main sponsors, Nissin Foods Holdings, after...
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Juventus' Cristiano Ronaldo drives his car as he leaves after completing a training session at the Juventus center in Turin, Italy, Thursday, Oct. 4, 2018. Lawyers for a Nevada woman who has accused Cristiano Ronaldo of raping her say a psychiatrist determined she suffers post-traumatic stress and depression because of the alleged 2009 attack in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)
October 04, 2018 - 5:27 pm
LONDON (AP) — Cristiano Ronaldo faced growing heat Thursday from sponsors over a rape allegation in the United States after Nike and video game maker EA Sports expressed concern about the conduct of the soccer superstar, who has denied the accusations. The five-time world player of the year, who...
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FILE - In this March 3, 2018, file photo, Eagle River, Alaska musher Tom Schonberger's lead dogs trot along Fourth Avenue during the ceremonial start of the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race in Anchorage, Alaska. Animal rights activists are toasting the maker of Jack Daniel's whiskey, saying the company has ended its long-running sponsorship of Alaska's 1,000-mile race. The action follows a tough year for race organizers who have faced financial hardships, a loss of other sponsors and their first-ever dog doping scandal. (AP Photo/Michael Dinneen, Fie)
June 27, 2018 - 5:37 pm
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The maker of Jack Daniel's whiskey has dropped its long-running sponsorship of Alaska's Iditarod sled race, the company said Wednesday. The move by Louisville, Kentucky-based Brown-Forman followed a tough year for organizers of the 1,000-mile (1,610 kilometer) Iditarod...
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FILE - In this April 29, 2010 file photo, a pair of coal trains idle on the tracks near Dry Fork Station, a coal-fired power plant being built by the Basin Electric Power Cooperative near Gillette, Wyo. Ten teams competing to make money from carbon dioxide pollution will share $5 million in prize money and advance to the final round of an international competition. Five of the finalists will compete to make use of actual flue gases from this Wyoming plant. The other five will compete at a gas-fired power plant in Alberta, Canada. (AP Photo/Matthew Brown, File)
April 09, 2018 - 10:52 am
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — A $20 million international competition to make profitable products from a gas that otherwise would contribute to global warming has entered its final stretch. The 10 finalists in the contest sponsored by a U.S. energy company and a group of Canadian oil sands producers have...
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Jimmie Johnson, right, drives during a NASCAR Cup series auto race Sunday, March 4, 2018, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Isaac Brekken)
March 14, 2018 - 9:11 pm
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Lowe's, one of the last remaining corporate giants in NASCAR, announced Wednesday that it will not sponsor seven-time champion Jimmie Johnson after this season, an ominous sign for the nation's top racing series. For Johnson and Hendrick Motorsports, it means the best NASCAR...
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A volunteer pushes another volunteer on a chair on the ice after the last speedskating race at the Gangneung Oval at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Gangneung, South Korea, Saturday, Feb. 24, 2018. (AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda)
February 24, 2018 - 9:00 pm
GANGNEUNG, South Korea (AP) — She had always rooted only for Koreans. That was her home team and she believed they, exclusively, deserved her cheers. She stood on the sidelines in the speedskating oval in her gray and red uniform, the ubiquitous getup of Pyeongchang's army of volunteers that...
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FILE - In this Feb. 22, 2015, file photo, driver Danica Patrick greets fans as she is introduced before the start of the Daytona 500 NASCAR Sprint Cup series auto race at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Fla. GoDaddy tells The Associated Press it is partnering with Patrick as she closes her career with the Daytona 500 and the Indianapolis 500. (AP Photo/John Raoux, File)
January 18, 2018 - 4:06 am
Danica Patrick is going back to green. GoDaddy Green, to be exact — a fitting color for her farewell tour. The company will sponsor Patrick in the upcoming "Danica Double" that will close out her racing career, The Associated Press has learned. Patrick has no ride yet for next month's Daytona 500...
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