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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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Sep222015

Cam Newton, Nickelodeon Team For Show To Help Kids' Dreams Become A Reality

Special to NYSportsJournalism.com

September 22, 2015: Cam Newton is not planning to give up his day job as quarterback for the NFL's Carolina Panthers, but he may be laying plans for his life after football.

Newtown has signed on to become host of I Wanna Be, the working title of an adventure-docu-series scheduled to air on Nickelodeon in 2016.

According to Nickelodeon, I Wanna Be will follow Newton "as he takes real kids on the ride of their lives to help make their dreams come true."

The 20-episode series will shoot during the NFL off-season.

Nickelodeon said that in each episode, Newton would "step into the lives of two different kids and take them on a journey that will push them closer to fulfilling their dreams." That could include decorating award-winning cakes to landing a spot on a Broadway stage.

The kids on each show will be "mentored by experts and supported by Newton as he cheers them on, and participates in the action, every step of the way."

“Time in the spotlight has made me realize the importance of creating positive messages to inspire the next generation," Newton, now in his fifth NFL campaign out of Auburn, said in a statement. "I’m very passionate about mentoring young people, and this show will be the perfect opportunity to help talented kids get the chance to pursue their dreams."

Newton has endorsement deals that include Gatorade, Drakkar Essence, Under Armour and Beats by Dre.

He also is heavily involved with the Cam Newton Foundation, which "is committed to enhancing the lives of youth by addressing their educational, physical and social needs."

Entering 2015, Newton had passed for 85 touchdowns and rushed for 34 more, and is nearing 15,000 career passing yards.

“Time in the spotlight has made me realize the importance of creating positive messages to inspire the next generation."

He was selected to the Pro Bowl in the 2011 and 2013.

Newton is the only player in the modern era to be awarded the Heisman Trophy, win a national championship and become the first overall pick in the NFL draft all in the same one-year span.

"To be able to do (this) all on Nickelodeon — a network I grew up watching — is extremely exciting," said Newton.

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