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Sports marketing: Coronavirus shutdown presents challenges for teams, sponsors

By Jay Cohen AP Sports Writer CHICAGO (AP) — There are no sponsored power plays at the moment. No doughnut races in the fourth quarter. No calls to the bullpen presented by phone companies. Amid the coronavirus shutdown, sports business executives are having tough conversations about lucrative advertising and marketing contracts with no games on the horizon. Everyone involved knows the relative insignificance of the talks in the greater scheme of things, but billions of dollars are…

British Open canceled, tournament will resume in 2021

Staff Report VIRGINIA WATER, Surrey, England - The 2020 Open Championship will has been canceled amid the COVID-19 outbreak. The Open was due to be played in Kent from 12-19 July but it has been necessary to cancel the Championship based on guidance from the UK government, the health authorities, public services and The R&A’s advisers. This is the first time since the Second World War that golf’s original  championship, first played in 1860, has been canceled. The 149th Open will…