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• The NBA 2K League today named Tencent Holdings Limited as the league’s first distribution partner in China.

• The English Premier League has signed a multi-year deal naming Anheuser-Busch brand Budweiser as its official category partner. Carling had been the EPL category partner since 2016.

• Sports and live entertainment company AEG has signed a multiyear, multimillion-dollar renewal agreement with Toshiba America Business Solutions, extending their “comprehensive partnership across several of AEG’s flagship assets,” including Toshiba remaining a founding partner of Staples Center and the official digital signage and display provider of L.A. Live.

• As part of the NFL 100th season celebration, the NFL has teamed up with league partner EA to give one lucky fan the chance to become an EA Sports Madden NFL ratings adjustor for the day as well as be digitized to appear in the Madden NFL game. Details here.

• The NBA’s Golden State Warriors have signed a long-term deal naming  Fanatics, a  global leader for licensed sports merchandise, as the exclusive operator of all Warriors Shop locations throughout the Bay Area. Full story here.

• NBA All-Star James Harden has joined the ownership group of the Houston Dynamo. According to the MLS club, the 2018 NBA MVP with the Houston Rockets becomes the fifth member of an ownership group led by Gabriel Brener, which also includes boxing icon Oscar De La Hoya, Ben Guill and Jake Silverstein.

In addition to the Dynamo, the group also owns the NWSL's Houston Dash and BBVA Stadium, the home venue for both clubs.

“I’m very excited about the opportunity to join the ownership group of the Houston Dynamo and Houston Dash and proud to be a part of a club with tremendous history and a great future,” Harden said via the team.

• Spend a "Day in the Life Of Blake Griffin." Full story here.

• Pete Frates and Pat Quinn, co-founders of ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, have launched with The ALS Assn. the 5th anniversary of “Challenge Me” with a “new call to action to reignite the passion and generosity of the millions of people who dumped ice water on their heads in the summer of 2014.”

POLL POSITION

AT&T WNBA All-Star 2019 Starter Pool

  • Liz Cambage, Aces
  • Elena Delle Donne, Mystics
  • Chelsea Gray, Sparks
  • Brittney Griner, Mercury
  • Natasha Howard, Storm
  • Jonquel Jones, Sun
  • Jewell Loyd, Storm
  • Kayla McBride, Aces
  • Kia Nurse, Liberty
  • A‘ja Wilson, Aces

AT&T WNBA All-Star 2019, featuring Team Delle Donne vs. Team Wilson, is scheduled for July 27 in the Mandalay Bay Events Center, Las Vegas (ABC 3:30 PM ET).

KEEPING SCORE

The Top 25 MiLB Teams With Best-Selling Merchandise (alphabetically, with MLB affiliate):

  • Albuquerque Isotopes (Rockies)
  • Charleston RiverDogs (Yankees)
  • Charlotte Knights (White Sox)
  • Columbia Fireflies (Mets)
  • Columbus Clippers (Indians)
  • Corpus Christi Hooks (Astros)
  • Durham Bulls (Rays)
  • El Paso Chihuahuas (Padres)
  • Fort Wayne TinCaps (Padres)
  • Gwinnett Stripers (Braves)
  • Hartford Yard Goats (Rockies)
  • Indianapolis Indians (Pirates)
  • Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp (Marlins)
  • Lehigh Valley IronPigs (Phillies)
  • Nashville Sounds (Rangers)
  • Pawtucket Red Sox (Red Sox)
  • Portland Sea Dogs (Red Sox)
  • Richmond Flying Squirrels (Giants)
  • Rochester Red Wings (Twins)
  • Sacramento River Cats (Giants)
  • Salt Lake Bees (Angels)
  • San Antonio Missions (Brewers)
  • Tacoma Rainiers (Mariners)
  • Toledo Mud Hens (Tigers)
  • Trenton Thunder (Yankees)

SOURCE: MiLB

BUY SELL

Weekend Box Office July 12-14
1. Spider-Man:Far From Home $45.3M
2. Toy Story 4 $20.7M
3. Crawl $12M
4. Stuber $8M
5. Yesterday $6.8M
6. Aladdin $5.9M
7. Annabelle Comes Home $5.6M
8. Midsommar $3.4M
9. Secret Life of Pets 2 $3.1M
10. MIB International $2.2M
Source: Box Office Mojo

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NFL UK 2019
• Oct. 6 Chicago Bears v Oakland Raiders Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
• Oct. 13 Carolina Panthers v Tampa Bay Buccaneers Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
• Oct. 27  Cincinnati Bengals v Los Angeles Rams Wembley Stadium
• Nov. 3 Houston Texans v Jacksonville Jaguars Wembley Stadium

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• Nov. 18 Kansas City  Chiefs v Los Angeles Chargers Mexico City Estadio Azteca (ESPN Monday Night Football).

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Jan152010

Danica Patrick Has All The Right "Movies" In GoDaddy Super Bowl XLIV Spot

January 15, 2010: Few marketers can take advantage of and expand the coverage of the Super Bowl spotlight like GoDaddy, which annually gets as much media and consumer attention for the ads and scenes it doesn't show as much for the ones it does.

The Internet domain registrar is already up-and-running with one of its two spots scheduled to air on CBS during Super Bowl XLIV. The star again is race car driver Danica Patrick, who in "Movies" gets to channel two sexy actresses: Kelly LeBrock from the film Weird Science and Jennifer Beals from the scene in Flashdance when she adds some inventiveness during a dance sequence by getting doused by water. (TV version of "Movies" is here.)

As per GoDaddy tactics, viewers are directed to the company's Web site to see a scene deemed "too hot" for TV. There, Patrick reenacts the classic Marilyn Monroe scene from The Seven Year Itch when she stands over a subway grating in New York and her dress billows upward from a rush of air.

GoDaddy will air one 30-second spot during the first quarter of the game and one during the fourth quarter. The spots were created in-house by GoDaddy Productions. The company said that three spots were approved by CBS for airing but it has not yet released the second spot to air.

Spend was not disclosed, but CBS is asking $2.5-2.8 million per 30 seconds, although multiple buys such as GoDaddy's may not hit the high end.

This will be GoDaddy's sixth successive Super Bowl appearance. IndyCar driver Patrick is scheduled to participate in her first stock car race on Feb. 6 in the Lucas Oil Slick Mist 200 at  Daytona International Speedway, part of the Arca Racing Series Presented by Re/Max, the day before the Super Bowl, with GoDaddy as lead sponsor. GoDaddy did not indicate whether the "Movies" spot or another spot starring Patrick would run during that telecast on Speed TV.

In "Movies," two guys on a laptop are using GoDaddy to create a domain name. One guy types in "SmokingHotDreamGirl," which causes Patrick to appear on screen as LeBrock's computer-created Lisa in Weird Science. Quoting a famous line from the film, Patrick asks, "So, do you little maniacs want another domain name?" They then type in "SmokingHotDance," and Patrick gets soaked with water from the Flashdance sequence. The spot then directs viewers to GoDaddy.com "to see what happens next."

"This is our best work ever," Bob Parsons, CEO and founder of GoDaddy said in a statement. "We thought we'd pay homage to some of these classic movie scenes with our iconic role model and add our traditional 'GoDaddy-esque' touch."

According to Patrick, "All of our new commercials are visually beautiful and very funny. These ads are all top-notch, but the Internet-only version of "Movies" is definitely my favorite." Patrick recently signed a deal with GoDaddy extending their alliance into 2012.

Parsons confirmed Patrick's assessment. "The Internet-only version version of 'Movies' with Danica as Marilyn Monroe is smokin' hot and I predict people of all ages are going to enjoy our GoDaddy Girl as 'the girl' from The Seven Year Itch for years to come."

On a more serious note, GoDaddy said it has donated $500,000 to help victims of the earthquake in Haiti.

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