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• The NBA London Game 2019 will feature a regular-season game between the Washington Wizards and the New York Knicks in The O2 on Thursday, Jan. 17. Marketing partners include Foot Locker, Gatorade, Nike, SAP and Tissot, with additional partners to be unveiled in the coming months.

• The Denver Broncos home field is getting a temporary name change to Broncos Stadium at Mile High. It had been Sports Authority Field at Mile High, but the national sporting goods retailer, which had been based in Englewood, Col., ceased operations in July 2016. A search for a more permanent naming rights holder is currently underway.

• Per AP Sports: Burger King in Russia ran a promotion on social media offering a lifetime supply of Whoppers to any women who become pregnant by World Cup players. The offer was then deleted, In a statement Wednesday to AP, Burger King said, “We are sorry about the clearly offensive promotion that the team in Russia launched online. (It) does not reflect our brand or our values and we are taking steps to ensure this type of activity does not happen again.”

• The PGA TOUR has signed a deal with Facebook to distribute exclusive Saturday and Sunday live competition coverage, on a free basis, from eight tournaments leading into the FedExCup Playoffs for the 2017-18 season. Airing on Facebook Watch in the U.S., coverage begins at the Travelers Championship on June 23-24. Other events in 2018 include: Quicken Loans National; A Military Tribute at The Greenbrier; John Deere Classic; RBC Canadian Open; World Golf Championships-Bridgestone Invitational; Wyndham Championship; and The Northern Trust.

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MLB has released the leaders by position for the 2018 All-Star Game (as of June 19), with voting sponsored by Camping World. (Voting ends July 5 at 11:59 PM ET.)

American League: 1B José Abreu (Chicago White Sox), 2B José Altuve (Houston Astros), SS Manny Machado (Baltimore Orioles), 3B  José Ramirez (Cleveland Indians); OF Mike Trout (Los Angeles Angels). Aaron Judge (New York Yankees), Mookie Betts (Boston Red Sox); Wilson Ramos (Tampa Bay Rays), Gary Sanchez (New York Yankees); DH Victor Martinez (Detroit Tigers).

National League: 1B Freddie Freeman (Atlanta Braves), 2B Ozhaino Albies (Atlanta Braves), SS Brandon Crawford (San Francisco Giants), 3B Nolan Arenado (Colorado Rockies); OF Matt Kemp (Los Angeles Dodgers), Nick Markakis (Atlanta Braves), Bryce Harper (Washington Nationals); C Wilson Contreras (Chicago Cubs),Buster Posey (San Francisco Giants).

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WEEKEND BOX OFFICE (June 15-17)

1. Incredibles 2 - Disney - $180 M ($231.5M worldwide)
2. Ocean's 8 - Warner Bros. - $19.6M
3. Tag - Warner Bros. - $14.6M
4. Solo: A Star Wars Story - Disney - $9.1M
5. Deadpool 2 - 20th Century Fox - $8.8M
6. Hereditary - A24 - $7M
7. Superfly - Sony - $6.3M
8. Avengers: Infinity War - Disney - $5.3M
9. Adrift - STX Entertainment - $2.1M
10. Book Club - Paramount - $1.9M
11. A Wrinkle In Time - Disney - $1.8M
12. Gotti - Vertical Entertainment - $1.7M

NOTE: Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom - Universal $173.6M international (opens in U.S. June 22)

SOURCE: COMSCORE.com

COLLECTIBLE CORNER

Topps Living Set Top-Selling Cards (To Date, Out of Print)
1. No. 19 Ronald Acuna 46,809
2. No. 34 Gleyber Torres 28,550

3. No. 7 Shohei Ohtani 20,966
4. No. 32 Ozzie Albles 14,036

5. No. 1 Aaron Judge 13,256
6. No. 42 Jackie Robinson 13,147*

7. No. 25 Ichiro Suzuki 10,713
8. No. 10 Derek Jeter 10,692*
9. No. 20 Jose Ramirez 9,671
10. No. 21 Matt Olson 9,631
11. No. 13 Bryce Harper 9,515
12. No. 22 Albert Puljois 9,403
13. No. 29 Rafael Devers 8,403

14. No. 23 Amed Rosario 7,637
15. No. 40 Scott Kingery 7,277

16, No. 28 Rickey Henderson 6,851*
17. No. 24 Chase Headley 6,752
18. No. 31 Charlie Blackmon 6,585

19. No. 26 Yoan Moncada 6,382
20. No. 16 Jose Altuve 6,185
21. No. 27 Jose Berrios 6,065
22. No. 41 Joey Rickard 5.791

23. No. 35 Adam Duvall 5,766
24. No. 36 Jordy Mercer 5,731

25. No. 30 Brandon Morrow 5,585
26. No. 33 Lewis Brinson 5,549
27. No. 4  Rhys Hoskins 5,446
28. No. 18 Paul DeJong 4.936
29. No. 17 Chris Taylor 4,837
30. No. 14 Mallex Smith 4,529
31. No. 15 AJ Pollock 4,221
32. No. 11 Alex Gordon 4,143
33. No. 12 Jean Segura 4,052
34. No. 9 Jackie Bradley Jr. 3,959
35. No. 8 Russell Martin 3,953
36. No. 2 Joe Panik 3.650
37. No. 3 Nicholas Castellanos 3.339
38. No. 5 Ian Happ 3,042
39. No. 6 Nick Markakis 2,678

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