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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.

KEEPING SCORE

Top-Selling MLB Jerseys (Jan.-May 2018)

1. Jose Altuve Houston Astros
2. Aaron Judge New York Yankees
3. Clayton Kershaw Los Angeles Dodgers
4. Giancarlo Stanton New York Yankees
5. George Springer Houston Astros
6. Anthony Rizzo Chicago Cubs
7. Kris Bryant Chicago Cubs
8. Shohei Otani Los Angeles Angels
9. Carlos Corea Hoston Astros
10. Mookie Betts Boston Red Sox
11. Mike Trout Los Angeles Angels
12. Cody Bellinger Los Angeles Dodgers
13. Buster Posey San Francisco Giants
14. Javier Baez Chicago Cubs

SOURCE: MLBShop.com

BUY SELL

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

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May272011

Motor Mash Up: Pinto 40th Caravan Crosses Paths With Indy 500 100th Anniversary

May 27, 2011: In math, 40 plus 100 equals 140.

In this case, it equals one — as in one eclectic event.

The Ford  Pinto is celebrating its 40th anniversary this year,. And event though it has been off the production line for about 30 of those years, fans of the automobile have organized the Pinto Stampede.

The event is a cross-country rally of Pintos that are still road legal. It will run from May 28 - June 2, making several stops en route to the Carlisle (Pa.) Ford Nationals Car Show.

The big one: May 31 in Indianapolis to as part of the celebration for the 100th anniversary running of the Indy 500. Pintos will take a victory lap at the iconic Speedway, and Pinto drivers will also activate in other ways to raise awareness for the 40th anniversary.

A more important goal of the Pinto Stampede Tour is to raise funds for the Wounded Warriors Project, which provides assistance to veterans injured while serving. Donations can be made on-site or via the Pinto Stampede Web site (here).

Rocker Ted Nugent is also part of the Wounded Warriors aspect. He has autographed a guitar and donated it as part of a raffle, with proceeds going to the veterans group.

Some observers are questioning the purpose of the Pintos still in existence. They specifically cite an infamous past that included a gas tank situation which led to numerous deaths—the exact number varies depending on how the logistics and legalities of the situation are retold—and cause Ford to cease production in 1980 after nine years on the assembly line.

However, the Pinto Stampede, organized by Pinto enthusiast Norm Bagi, is intended by participants to be a celebration of the estimated 5,000-10,000 of the three million Pintos produced that still remain.

Ford itself has embraced the event. Among the sponsors are the Ford Performance Group.

The Pinto Stampede is expected to include about 35 Pintos will take part in the event. Some will drive only part of the route and two trucks with trailers will also join the caravan in case of an emergency.

The first stop will be in Denver on May 29, followed the next day by the Kansas Speedway in Salina, Kan., where cars will take a victory lap in anticipation of the bigger stage two days later at the Indy 500.

The Pinto Stampede is scheduled to hit the following cities over the next week:

May 29 — Denver
May 30 — Salina, Kan.
May 30 — Columbia, Mo.
May 31 — Indianapolis, Ind.
June 1 — Cambridge, Ohio
June 2 — Carlisle, Pa.

For more information, view a live Web cast and to sponsor a Pinto, visit www.Pintostampede.com.

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