New York City Marathon Signs Tata Consultancy as Title Sponsor
Did Milliner, who missed last Sundays game in Tennessee, have a setback of some kind in his rehab? I dont think so, its just that he never practiced, Ryan said. Last week, the Jets played Darrin Walls in place of Milliner, and Walls struggled — as Milliner had in Week 2 against the Patriots. During the Patriots game, Milliner was benched, but it doesnt look as though the Jets have found a permanent replacement. Still, Ryan said Walls would go if Milliner couldnt. Well play our guys, Ryan said. Darrin has accounted for himself very well up until (parts of last game). They made a few plays on him. Theyre going to make plays on anybody in this league. Hes played well, particularly up until this last game. Walls (shoulder) was in a red no-contact jersey Thursday. Heres the rest of the injury report: NEW YORK JETS Did not practice: T Oday Aboushi (knee), WR Stephen Hill (concussion), WR Santonio Holmes (foot, hamstring), RB Chris Ivory (hamstring), CB Dee Milliner (hamstring), TE Kellen Winslow (knee).
ING U.S. Inc. said about two months ago that it would end its sponsorship of the marathon after this years race as it moves away from its Dutch owner, ING Groep NV (INGA) , which has sponsored the event since 2003. The NYRR was seeking a partner that shared the belief in unlocking the potential in people to run, and elevating the health and wellness of whole communities, said Mary Wittenberg, the Road Runners chief executive officer. Technology has become such a big driver and influence in the city, so we were especially excited to tie those two areas together, Wittenberg said in a telephone interview. Though the partnership is signed and work will begin now on improving the NYRRs technology structure, Wittenberg said, the name change will begin Nov. 4, the day after this years NYC Marathon that is expected to draw about 48,000 runners. Were babes in the woods in terms of where we are with technology, Wittenberg said. There are a lot of areas we lead with New York Road Runners. I dont think its technology right now. TCS, a Mumbai-based part of Tata Sons Ltd., India s largest industrial conglomerate, has about 277,000 consultants in 44 countries, generating revenue of $11.6 billion for the fiscal year ending March 31, according to the statement. Other Marathons TCS has been the title sponsor of the Amsterdam Marathon and had smaller sponsorship deals with the races in New York, Boston , Chicago and Berlin, as well as running events in India. About 50 percent of TCSs business is U.S. based, according to Natarajan Chandrasekaran, chief executive officer. Wellness, fitness, education; these are the types of initiatives we actively promote in the communities, Chandrasekaran said in a telephone interview.