'SI' teams with CBS for 'Sportsman' special

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Sports Illustrated will broadcast a ''Sportsman of the Year'' show Dec. 14 on CBS, its first since a 1995 broadcast on Fox. Four $1.4 million ad sponsorships have been sold to Capital One Financial Corp., IBM Corp., Lincoln Mercury Co. and State Farm Insurance Cos. Sponsorships net the marketers four 30-second spots and two billboards during the telecast, as well as a spread in this year's ''Sportsman of the Year'' issue and their names and logos in all SI promotions for the show in Time Inc.'s Entertainment Weekly, Fortune, People and Time.

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