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• Serena Williams has withdrawn from the Miami Open (March 23) due to knee issues.

• Picking up the mantle of National Women’s Month, and anticipating what next year will be its 70th anniversary, the LPGA has unveiled “Drive On,” a multi-platform refined brand position. According to the LPGA, “Drive On is clearly rooted in golf, but it's a bigger idea. It captures the power and potential in each of us and celebrates the hard work, focus and tenacity that it takes to achieve our goals.” Full story here.

• The NBA said that the Chinese and Croatian National Teams would join all 30 NBA teams to compete at MGM Resorts NBA Summer League 2019 in Las Vegas, marking the first time that the league will feature two international teams, with 83 games over 11 days (July 5-15).

• The 2019 Alliance of American Football Championship, originalluy scheduled for April 27 in Las Vegas, will be played in Ford Center at The Star in Frisco, Texas., which is owned and operated by Jerry Jones and the Dallas Cowboys.

• 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 15-17
1. Captain Marvel $69.3M
2. Wonder Park $16M
3. Five Feet Apart $13.2M
4. How To Train Your Dragon: Hidden World $9.4M
5. Madea Family Funeral $8M
6. No Manches Frida 2 $3.9M
7. Captive State $3.2M
8. Lego Movie 2 $2.1M
9. Alita: Battle Angel $1.9M
10. Green Book $1.3M
Source: Box Office Mojo

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Tuesday
Aug252009

Dr Pepper Becomes Big Can On Campus With ESPN, AFCA

August 25, 2009: Dr Pepper has signed a deal with ESPN and the American Football Coaches Assn. that would greatly expand its presence on the college football landscape. Beginning this season, Dr Pepper will be the presenting sponsor of the official trophy awarded at the 2010 Citi BCS National Championship Game. Dr Pepper also will be a premier sponsor of ESPN college football programming, including sponsorship of weekly features within ESPN college football programming such as College GameDay Built by the Home Depot, College Football Live, ESPNU studio shows and primetime games on ESPN and ABC. Financial terms were not revealed.

The 2010 Citi BCS National Championship Game will be played Jan. 7, 2010, at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, Calif., matching the No. 1 and No. 2 BSC rated teams in the nation. It will air on ABC, which is a sibling of ESPN in the Disney Co.

As part of the deal, Dr Pepper will also receive multimedia-integrated exposure with on-air promotion, tune-ins and billboards on all ESPN networks and ABC as well as ESPN.com, ESPN The Magazine and ESPN Radio. The Coaches' Trophy presented by Dr Pepper will conduct a season-long tour, stopping at key games in conjunction with ESPN's College GameDay, beginning with Virginia Tech vs. Alabama game in Atlanta on Sept. 5, and running until the Citi BCS National Championship Game.

"Like college football, Dr Pepper is an unrivalled experience," Tony Jacobs, vp-marketing for Dr Pepper, a division of the Dr Pepper Snapple Group, said in a statement. "With more than 25 years of partnering with college football, Dr Pepper is proud to sponsor the most sought-after trophy in college sports." Dr Pepper is currently running a promotion offering $1 million in college tuition.

The American Football Coaches Assn. created the trophy in 1986. This will be the 24th year the trophy has been awarded to the No. 1 team in the AFCA's final USA Today Coaches' Poll. The winner of the Citi BCS National Championship Game automatically receives the No. 1 ranking. Back to Home Page