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 |  Apr 03 2011, 1:33 PM

Volvo is sponsoring baseball coverage for MLB.TV for the month of April, providing free streaming baseball coverage to fans as long as they can sit through some ads for the new S60 sedan.

Volvo, whose baseball presence includes a massive billboard at Fenway Park’s Green Monster, is making out-of-market baseball games available through the iPhone app “At Bat,” which costs $14.99 through Apple’s App Store. Regular coverage of costs $25 for a monthly premium package otherwise.

The company’s previous sports sponsorship efforts include sponsoring Big East NCAA basketball for the past two years, and this time they’re reaching out to baseball fans with the new S60 sedan, the “naughty” Volvo. Before Volvo, what was even naughtier than that? Re-broadcasting Major League Baseball with implied oral consent, not express written consent—or so the legend goes.

[Source: New York Times]

Read AuoGuide’s 2011 Volvo S60 Review here

 |  Jun 30 2010, 9:19 AM

Tom Hanks has donated his 2004 Toyota Prius for a charity auction, with proceeds going to help veterans and military families. The Prius, which has been modified so that it can be recharged by plugging it in, will be auctioned off on, with bidding ongoing and ending on July 19th at 8 p.m. EST.

Funds raised will go to the Welcome Back Veterans (WBV) initiative, created by Major League Baseball to help veterans and their families struggling with mental health issues related to their time in combat.

“Welcome Back Veterans is offering crucial support services to America’s military men and women and their families,” said Hanks. “When it comes to supporting our veterans and their families, I am proud to do whatever I can.”

The Prius has also been signed by Hanks, right on the glovebox. To place your bid, go to now

Official release after the jump:

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