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Hockey’s Most Misunderstood Position Finally Has Its Day In Acclaimed Documentary Ice Guardians

Hockey’s Most Misunderstood Position Finally Has Its Day In Acclaimed Documentary Ice Guardians

Team Enforcer: game bully or team protector? Depends on who you ask, and it’s about time the players got to tell their side of the story. Fighting has been a staple in hockey since the game was first played professionally in the early 1900’s. Fighting is in its roots,  in its blood,  and is fully supported by both fans and players the world over. So why has it become such a thorn in the profession’s side as of late? According […]

120 Sports and MVPindex Present Most Valued Athletes on Social Media of 2016

120 Sports and MVPindex Present Most Valued Athletes on Social Media of 2016

The Seattle Seahawks Russell Wilson (No. 1), New York Giants Odell Beckham Jr. (No. 2) and the Houston Texans JJ Watt (No.3) were officially named the Top 3 Most Valued Athletes in Social Media of 2016 in a ranking created in partnership between MVPindex and 120 Sports. The ranking includes U.S. professional and Olympic athletes. To determine the most valued athletes on social media this year, Chicago-based digital sports network 120 Sports collaborated with industry-leading social measurement and valuation platform […]

Cricket Wireless and ESPN to Ring in the New Year with “Bucket List” Sweepstakes

Cricket Wireless and ESPN to Ring in the New Year with “Bucket List” Sweepstakes

Cricket Wireless and ESPN are teaming up once again to grant a New Year’s wish for the ultimate sports fan with the launch of a second “Bucket List” sweepstakes. A lucky grand prize winner will win an all-expense paid VIP sporting experience. They’ll get: A Bucket List sporting experience of their choice* within the continental U.S. Economy airfare and hotel for 3 days, 2 nights for winner and their guest $500 in spending money Samsung Galaxy S7 with 1-year of […]

Pepsi Spire® and NHL® Player Brent Burns team up with Subway®

Pepsi Spire® and NHL® Player Brent Burns team up with Subway®

As hockey mania takes over Canada, Brent Burns (San Jose Sharks), one of the best defencemen in the NHL®, is teaming up with Pepsi Spire®, the innovative digital beverage fountain available only at SUBWAY® Restaurants in Canada, to inspire consumers to raise the flavour of their favorite Pepsi® beverages with totally customizable creations. To encourage consumers to raise the flavour of their favourite beverages, Burns “crashed” the Pepsi Spire®fountain at a SUBWAY® Restaurant in Quebec recently. Through virtual technology, Burns […]

Mercedes Benz Extends Naming Rights Partnership For Mercedes-Benz Arena In Shanghai

Mercedes Benz Extends Naming Rights Partnership For Mercedes-Benz Arena In Shanghai

Premium German automaker brand Mercedes-Benz has extended its partnership with AEG and Oriental Pearl Group (OPG) for the naming rights of Mercedes-Benz Arena in Shanghai until 2025 – an additional five years beyond the existing 10-year naming rights deal negotiated by arena operator AEG, which commenced in 2011. The naming rights extension marks a strong testament to a successful partnership and sustainable cooperation of leading brands. “Mercedes-Benz commenced the naming rights partnership for Mercedes-Benz Arena in Shanghai in 2011. For […]

12 days of the Dakar race

12 days of the Dakar race

We’re still in the 12 days of Christmas but what of the 12 stages of Dakar? Arguably motorsport’s most arduous course gets under way on January 2 in Asuncion, the capital of Paraguay, stage one’s 454 kilometres a mere dent in the marathon course that lies await. Ahead of the illustrious race, we dissect the 12 stages over 13 days and the overall race in numbers…   1 – Bib No.1 will be adorned by Australian Toby Price, who last […]

Volkswagen driver Sebastien Ogier wins fourth World Rally Championship

Volkswagen driver Sebastien Ogier wins fourth World Rally Championship

Volkswagen driver Sébastien Ogier (32/F) and his co-driver Julien Ingrassia (36/F) won the FIA World Rally Championship (WRC) for the fourth time with a victory at the Rally Spain. Round 11 of the season saw the French duo wrap up the title with two races still to come to be crowned world rally champions in the Volkswagen Polo R WRC for the fourth year in a row, having previously won in 2013, 2014 and 2015. “Winning the world championship again […]

Haven Entertainment Announces Untitled Lakers Documentary

Haven Entertainment Announces Untitled Lakers Documentary

Shooting and archival retrieval is underway in Los Angeles for the Untitled Lakers’ Documentary, a film that will chronicle the amazing life of Dr. Jerry Buss, his relationship with Earvin “Magic” Johnson, and the transformation of the Los Angeles Lakers in the 1980’s.  Produced by Haven Entertainment’s Kevin Mann and Brendan Bragg (Hello My Name is Doris, Under The Electric Sky, Night Owls), co-owner of the team, Jeanie Buss, and Lakers’ Manager of Special Events, Linda Rambis, the documentary is […]

New Photo Book “Snow Beach: Snowboarding Style 86-96”

New Photo Book “Snow Beach: Snowboarding Style 86-96”

Snow Beach is the definitive book of snowboarding in the late 80s and early 90s: action and style on the mountain. In these early years, snowboarding culture was full of rebellious riders: off-season skateboarders and generation X’s outcasts trying to find their way through early adulthood and adolescence. At the same time, the sport was maturing and growing into the mainstream giant it is today. Snow Beach draws on the best photographers of the era to document the lifestyle, fashion, […]

Busch Launches Hunting Promotion With Gold Trophy Beer Cans, Paints Kevin Harvick’s Car

Busch Launches Hunting Promotion With Gold Trophy Beer Cans, Paints Kevin Harvick’s Car

Hunting season has arrived and that can only mean one thing: the hunt is on once again for Busch beer gold trophy cans. This year, avid hunters will have the chance to win the grand prize hunting trip of a lifetime as well as weekly hunting-themed prizes. What’s more, Busch will put the hunt in overdrive with the help of Sprint Cup driver Kevin Harvick, whose No. 4 Busch beer Chevrolet SS for Stewart-Haas Racing (SHR) will feature a special-edition […]

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