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• Topps, the exclusive trading card partner of MLB, has named retired slugger David Ortiz as a spokesperson and Topps Now "lead scout." In this role, "Ortiz will work with the Topps team in picking the best moments of the MLB season and support Topps' initiatives throughout the year, including National Baseball Card Day."

• On Location Experiences, the official hospitality partner for the NFL, said that premium ticket and hospitality packages for Super Bowl LIII are now available for purchase at NFLOnLocation.com. Super Bowl LIII will be played in Mercedes-Benz Stadium, Atlanta on Feb. 3, 2019.  “Excitement for Super Bowl LIII in Atlanta next year is already building, and we’re proud to be part of it,” said John Collins, CEO of On Location Experiences.

• Reebok has named Karen Reuther as global creative director. Reuther will head brand- and consumer-focused creative leadership across all design disciplines for Reebok, including working alongside product and marketing teams to deliver innovative, performance-led products for consumers across both fitness and lifestyle sides of the brand.  
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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

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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)

SOURCE: COMSCORE.com

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Sep282017

Dick’s Teams With Pop Warner As Official Sporting Goods Retailer, Tech Partner

By Barry Janoff

September 28, 2017: Pop Warner Little Scholars, the nation’s oldest youth football, cheer and dance organization, has signed a deal with Dick’s Sporting Goods, naming the national sporting goods retailer as an official partner and sponsor for the organization.

Under terms of the alliance, Dick’s Sporting Goods becomes the official sporting goods retailer, football uniform provider, league registration provider, national data center provider and official technology provider for Pop Warner and its teams, squads and participants, with access to Dick’s Team Sports HQ.

In addition, Dick’s becomes a participating sponsor for the Pop Warner Regional Championships, Pop Warner Super Bowl and the National Cheer & Dance Championships.

Financial terms of the alliance were not released.

"We’re very proud to partner with what we consider one of the most iconic and trusted brands in sports," Jon Butler, executive director for Pop Warner Little Scholars, said in a statement. "Our relationship with Dick’s  will benefit Pop Warner members in so many ways, from uniforms and equipment to registrations and communications.

"Strategic relationships with respected brands like Dick’s are critical in our commitment to providing young people with the very best experiences in youth sports," said Butler.

Other Pop Warner partners include Under Armour, Gatorade, Riddell, Wilson Sporting Goods (official provider of footballs), Rebel Athletic (official cheer uniform supplier), Panini, USA Football and Infinity.

With the intention of enhancing and expanding Pop Warner’s tech capabilities, the new alliance would provide the organization with access to Dick’s Team Sports HQ, described as "an all-in-one digital platform that serves more than four million youth athletes, coaches and fans."

Dick’s Team Sports HQ already has partnerships including Little League Baseball and Softball, PONY Baseball and Softball, American Youth Soccer Assn. and the Soccer Association for Youth.

Among other capabilites, Dick’s said that Pop Warner teams and associations nationwide will be able to "create smart, personalized web sites with online registration, order custom uniforms and FanWear and access donations and sponsorships."

According to Ed Plummer, svp-Dick’s Team Sports HQ, “We’re excited to enter into a new partnership with Pop Warner and welcome them into the Dick’s Team Sports HQ family of youth sports partners."

Pop Warner Little Scholars was founded in 1929 and is headquartered in Langhorne, Pa.

The 2017 Pop Warner Super Bowl is scheduled for Dec. 2-9 in the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex in Orlando.

Dick’s Sporting Goods is a Fortune 500 company headquartered in Pittsburgh with more than 600 locations nationwide.

Dick’s Sporting Goods is also an official partner with the U.S. Olympic Committee and Team America.

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