Food and beverage group PepsiCo has signed a five-year extension, from 2018-19 to 2022-23, to its North American partnership with the National Hockey League.
American performance bedding company Bedgear’s one-year deal as the Official Performance Sleep System Partner of the NBA’s Boston Celtics was instigated by the team’s sporting department.
The European Tour and PGA of America have signed off on the first new Worldwide Partner deal for the Ryder Cup since February 2013.
Mixed martial arts promotion the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) has signed up Mexican beer brand Modelo Especial in a multi-year deal for the US market only.
Japanese e-commerce brand Rakuten is almost certain to have paid the highest fee in the first sales round of NBA team jersey patch rights under its deal with NBA champions the Golden State Warriors, from 2017-18 to 2019-20.
Global technology company IBM has extended its US Open sponsorship for five years, from 2017 to 2021, in a deal comprising cash, value in kind and minimum advertising commitments.
The world’s fourth-largest general-purpose card network uses sponsorship of major sports properties in the US to provide its card members with ticket offers and money-can’t-buy experiences.
Payment services brand American Express has signed an extension to its marketing partnership with the National Basketball Association (NBA), continuing as the Official Card of the NBA, WNBA and the NBA G League, the official minor league organisation, from 2017-18.