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• Kraft Heinz division Devour Food has joined with the American Cornhole League to uncover from among its ranks the "Devour Man of the Year," with the winner earning $10,000 and free Devour Pizza for a year. Details here.

• Maria Sharapova has withdrawn from the Grand Slam at French Open, citing her shoulder injury and recovery.

• Earvin “Magic” Johnson and Larry Bird will be the co-recipients of the NBA Lifetime Achievement Award, to be honored during the NBA Awards on June 24 (TNT).

• The American Gaming Assn. has released a new set of self-regulations on advertising and marketing legal sports betting, the “Responsible Marketing Code for Sports Wagering. The code, developed in coordination with its members, “extends commitments made by individual companies through their own responsible marketing activities and those adhered to by all association members through the Responsible Gaming Code of Conduct. “The new code includes self-imposed restrictions on target audiences, outlets and materials branding, while mandating responsible gaming inclusion.” 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

U.S. Women’s National Team head coach Jill Ellis has named the 23 players who will represent the U.S. in France and seek to defend their FIFA Women’s World Cup crown (July 7-Aug.7).

GOALKEEPERS

Adrianna Franch* (Portland Thorns FC), Ashlyn Harris** (Orlando Pride), Alyssa Naeher** (Chicago Red Stars)
DEFENDERS
Abby Dahlkemper* (NC Courage), Tierna Davidson* (Chicago Red Stars), Crystal Dunn* (NC Courage), Ali Krieger*** (Orlando Pride), Kelley O’Hara*** (Utah Royals FC), Becky Sauerbrunn*** (Utah Royals FC), Emily Sonnett* (Portland Thorns FC)
MIDFIELDERS
Morgan Brian** (Chicago Red Stars), Julie Ertz** (Chicago Red Stars), Lindsey Horan* (Portland Thorns FC), Rose Lavelle* (Washington Spirit), Allie Long* (Reign FC), Samantha Mewis* (NC Courage)
FORWARDS
Tobin Heath*** (Portland Thorns FC), Carli Lloyd**** (Sky Blue FC), Jessica McDonald* (NC Courage), Alex Morgan*** (Orlando Pride), Christen Press** (Utah Royals FC), Mallory Pugh* (Washington Spirit), Megan Rapinoe*** (Reign FC)
* First Women’s World Cup
** Second Women’s World Cup
*** Third Women’s World Cup
**** Fourth Women’s World Cup

KEEPING SCORE

Results from NBA Draft Lottery 2019 presented by State Farm — aka the Zion Williamson Lottery:
1. New Orleans  
2. Memphis        
3. New York        
4.Los Angeles Lakers     
5. Cleveland
6. Phoenix          
7. Chicago
8. Atlanta
 9. Washington
10. Atlanta (from Dallas)
11. Minnesota
12. Charlotte        
13.  Miami
14.  Boston (from Sacramento via Philadelphia)

BUY SELL

Weekend Box Office May 3-5
1. Avengers: Endgame $145.8M
2. The Intruder $11M
3. Long Shot $10M
4. Uglydolls $8.5M
5. Captain Marvel $4.3M
6. Breakthrough $3.9M
7. Curse of La Llorona $3.5M
8. Shazam! $2.4M
9. Little $1.5M
10. Dumbo $1.4M
Source: Box Office Mojo

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COLLEGE

BodyArmor Into NCAA
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Notre Dame Builds Brand
Cancer Drives Home
Men's Hoops Are 'Toxic'

Let us not seek the Republican answer or the Democratic answer, but the right answer. Let us not seek to fix the blame for the past. Let us accept our own responsibility for the future.
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Let us not seek the Republican answer or the Democratic answer, but the right answer. Let us not seek to fix the blame for the past. Let us accept our own responsibility for the future.
Read more at http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/quotes/j/johnfkenn121400.html#JZxA5jXY4rCwemgZ.99
Let us not seek the Republican answer or the Democratic answer, but the right answer. Let us not seek to fix the blame for the past. Let us accept our own responsibility for the future.
Read more at http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/quotes/j/johnfkenn121400.html#JZxA5jXY4rCwemgZ.99
Let us not seek the Republican answer or the Democratic answer, but the right answer. Let us not seek to fix the blame for the past. Let us accept our own responsibility for the future.
Read more at http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/quotes/j/johnfkenn121400.html#46Ul8rBF4XpB4lo0.99
Channel Chasers

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

NFL Mexico 2019
• Nov. 18 Kansas City  Chiefs v Los Angeles Chargers Mexico City Estadio Azteca (ESPN Monday Night Football).

Thursday
Sep122013

Dove Men+Care Puts MLB Dads Hunter, Wieters, Sale In Playoff Marketing Mode

By Barry Janoff

September 11, 2013: Dove Men+Care is ramping up a campaign with players from Major League Baseball timed for the end of the 2013 season, the post-season and World Series, but with an eye on the start of the 2014 season.

Players including Torri Hunter (Detroit Tigers), Ben Zobrist (Milwaukee Brewers), Chris Sale (Chicago White Sox) and Matt Wieters (Baltimore Orioles) have filmed a series of videos in which they talk about being dads and why "raising their own teams at home means more than batting and earned run averages."

The effort comes with an Instagram-based promotion in which people are asked to submit father-and-son photos for the chance to win tickets to a game on Opening Day in 2014. (Full details here.)

The promotion runs now through Oct. 30. The MLB post-season begins Oct. 1. The World Series scheduled to begin Oct. 23, with a seven-game series scheduled to end on Oct. 31.

"These men are recognized for their skills as pitchers, outfielders, and hitters, but what fans may not realize is that these all-stars consider being a dad their most important 'position,'" Rob Candelino, GM/vp-marketing for Dove parent company Unilever. "Dove Men+Care celebrates men who care for what matters, and we know dads watching baseball this season will appreciate seeing their favorite players prioritize fatherhood."

According to Dove Men+Care, one video per week will air exclusively online at a dedicated MLB-Dove Web site. An anthem spot features clips from all the videos is expected to air on TV during baseball programming.

Dove Men+Care will also support with social media including Facebook and Twitter.

"It can be hard at times and the travel can be tough," explains Wieters, whose first child was born last September. "It's better when you [play games] at home. Now, when I am home, I don't sit on the couch as much. I want to follow him around and see what he's doing." (See the full spot here.)

In his video, Hunter says, "The four or five months that I'm home during the off-season, I spend every day with my kids. [During that time] I try to pour into them everything that I have [to make up for] the eight months that I'm out . . . .  Baseball is important for a minute. What you have with your children is important for a lifetime."

"It's a lot of work and a lot of time being tired," says Zobrist (pictured with son). "But in the end, it's so worth it."

Dove Men+Care recently unveiled a campaign with tennis icon John McEnroe to support its alliance with the ING NYC Marathon this November. Athletes and coaches featured in previous campaigns include Dwyane Wade, Shaquille O'Neal, Steve Nash, Magic Johnson, Drew Brees, Albert Pujols. Stewart Cink and Davis Love III.

Consumer research firm Packaged Facts, Rockville, Md., estimates that the worldwide male-specific grooming market will hit $28 billion by next year, up from about $19 billion in 2009.

For Dove Men+Care, Targeting Men Via Athletes Turns Scents Into Dollars

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