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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)

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Bryan Brothers Return To The 1930s (and '60s, '90s) To Sell Esurance At Open In 2013

By Barry Janoff

July 29, 2013: With the 2013 U.S. Tennis Open fast approaching, online insurance company Esurance has launched a multi-media marketing campaign featuring the Bryan Brothers, who are ranked No. 1 in the world among men's doubles tennis teams.

The campaign, "Tennis for the Modern World," is anchored by TV spot that compares the progression of tennis styles and equipment to the modern technology used by Esurance (and other unnamed insurance companies) to offer the best service to consumers.

This is the third year of the alliance between Esurance, a division of Allstate, and Mark and Bob Bryan.

This year's effort also includes an extensive Facebook sweepstakes offering a trip for two to New York to attend opening night at the U.S. Open on Aug. 26 as special guests of the Bryan Brothers. The winner also receives spending money, hotel and an Esurance gift pack. (Details here.)

The spot will run on network and cable, including during in U.S. Open and U.S. Open Series. The campaign also includes print, online, search, display and social media elements that will run through Sept. 9, the final day of this year's tournament. Lead agency is Leo Burnett, Chicago.

The U.S. Open will air on CBS, ESPN and Tennis Channel. In 2010, Esurance signed on as the official car insurance partner of the U.S. Open. Esurance recently expanded its tennis alliance to include sponsorship of the Emirates Airline U.S. Open Series, the six tennis events that lead to the U.S. Open.

The primary TV spot shows the Bryans in tennis outfits, using tennis racquets and playing on tennis courts in the 1930s, 1960s, 1990s and 2013. Breakout spots follow the Bryans behind the scenes and then during the filming of each of the time-period segments.

"Over the last 100 years, tennis has gotten a lot less . . . dainty.," offers a voiceover. "Racquets are less splintery. Courts more surfacey. Technology made the game a whole lot faster. And awesomer. It's a lot like how Esurance has used technology to build car insurance for the modern world. Advantage, you. Let's give it up for the modern world." (See the full spot here.)

Esurance activation also includes support of Arthur Ashe Kids' Day on Aug. 24. The Facebook destination also includes downloadable infographics highlighting the Bryans' careers as well as advancements in racquet technology, tennis fashion and doubles tennis.

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