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• For the 15th consecutive year, ESPN will present the NCAA Division I Men’s Ice Hockey Championship in its entirety, with the 15-game, 16-team tournament beginning with regional action March 29-31 and concluding with the Frozen Four on April 11 and 13. The Frozen Four will be in Buffalo, NY, with all three games on ESPN2.

• The NFL's 100th season will begin with the Chicago Bears hosting the Green Bay Packers in Soldier Field on Thursday, Sept. 5 (NBC, 8:20 PM ET). This will be the 199th meeting between the Bears and Packers, including regular- and post-season. Super Bowl champion New England Patriots will begin their season on NBC Sunday Night Football Sept. 8. Their opponent will be named when the full 2019 regular season schedule is released later this spring.

• Kraft Heinz, in partnership with the NHL and NHLPlayers’ Association (NHLPA) has unveiled the top four finalist communities competing for the coveted title of Kraft Hockeyville USA 2019. Voting begins March 30.

• NBA Experience, the new destination coming to Disney Springs at Walt Disney World Resort (Orlando) will officially open Aug. 12, 2019. In collaboration with the NBA, Disney is developing NBA Experience with 13 interactive elements and hands-on activities across 44,000 square feet and two floors, also including a NBA-themed retail store.

• D.G. Yuengling & Son brewery has signed a deal with Philadelphia Phillies' pitcher Aaron Nola, making him one of the first active, MLB players to have a partnership with a beer brand. Yuengling has been a sponsor of the Phillies since 2017,

• MLB and the MLB Players’ Assn. have unveiled numerous changes to the game to be installed over the next two seasons that will impact game length, marketing broadcast partners, the All-Star Game and the Home Run Derby. Full story here.

POLL POSITION

Top Ten Most In-Demand MLB Tickets (based on total ticket sales on StubHub thru March 14):
1. New York Yankees
2. Boston Red Sox
3. San Francisco Giants
4. Chicago Cubs
5. St. Louis Cardinals
6. Los Angeles Dodgers
7. Philadelphia Phillies
8. Texas Rangers
9. New York Mets
10. Houston Astros

SOURCE: STUBHUB

KEEPING SCORE

The Most-In-Demand MLB Home Openers
(based on total ticket sales on StubHub thru March 14, all on March 28):

• Arizona Diamondbacks at the Dodgers (average ticket price $229.
• Baltimore Orioles at New York Yankees (average ticket price $202)
• Atlanta Braves at Philadelphia Phillies (average ticket price $84)
• Chicago Cubs at Texas Rangers (average ticket price $254)
• Pittsburgh Pirates at Cincinnati Reds (average ticket price $122)

BUY SELL

Weekend Box Office March 22-24
1. Us $70.2M
2. Captain Marvel $35M
3. Wonder Park $9M
4. Five Feet Apart $8.8M
5. How To Train Your Dragon 3 $6.5M
6. A Madea Family Funeral $4.5M
7. Gloria Bell $1.8M
8. No Manches Frida 2 $1.8M
9. Lego Movie 2 $1.1M
10. Alita: Battle Angel $1M
Source: Box Office Mojo

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Aug082017

DHL Takes Lead Position In Premiere DR1 Drone Racing Championship Series

Special to NYSportsJournalism.com

August 8, 2017: Global logistics provider DHL, already a player on the drone racing landscape, is taking a larger role by signing a deal to become the premiere title sponsor for a new racing competition: DR1 presents the DHL Champions Series, Fueled by Mountain Dew.

The racing championship is organized by DR1 Racing, the drone racing organization that unites top pilots and racing teams to compete at locations and on courses worldwide.

DR1 presents the DHL Champions Series, Fueled by Mountain Dew races will be broadcast and streamed online globally this October and November by Eurosport, Fox Sports Asia and Twitch.TV, "potentially reaching more than 300 million homes."

DHL has already been involved with DR1, including events utilizing its headquarters, the Post Tower in Bonn, Germany.

Financial terms were not shared.

The news came with multi-media marketing, including a DR1 presents the DHL Champions Series, Fueled by Mountain Dew intro spot on Internet and social media.

"This new racing series is an exciting opportunity for DHL to showcase our passion for drone racing and illustrate our extensive history in developing innovative and sustainable approaches towards future logistics solutions," Ken Allen, CEO for DHL Express, said in a statement.

"Similar to Formula E, drone racing represents an exciting new e-racing series, which is why DHL took the opportunity to engage as the logistics partner and title sponsor for DR1’s premier league racing series."

Joining DHL and Mountain Dew as sponsors of the Champions Series are Air Hogs, makers of the official DR1 Micro Race Drone and FPV Race Drone; and the U.S. Army, which is sponsoring DR1’s Twitch Channel program, DR1 Drone Tech, which airs before each race.

The Race 1 course is scheduled for the Trona Pinnacles, Race 2 Mojave Boneyard, Race 3 DHL Tower, Race 4 Spike Island, Race 5 Bunowen Castle and the Championship Race Isle of Man.

According to DR1 CEO and founder Brad Foxhoven, "We are thrilled to have DHL join the DR1 organization as the title sponsor for the DHL Champions Series Fueled by Mountain Dew.

"Along with Mountain Dew, (which) has been with us since our first race last year, we have established a racing series that combines epic outdoor racing, elite pilots and racing teams, and a racing format that creates excitement and engagement for the pilots, viewers and spectators," said Foxhoven.

Separately, the Drone Racing League has also been driving interest and attracting sponsors, including Allianz, Disney XD, Bud Light, Swatch, the U.S. Air Force and media partners ESPN and Sky Sports.

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