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2018 FedEx Air NFL Player of the Year

• Patrick Mahomes Kansas City Chiefs
• Drew Brees New Orleans Saints
• Philip Rivers (Los Angeles Chargers

2018 FedEx Ground NFL Player of the Year

• Todd Gurley Los Angeles Rams
• Ezekiel Elliott Dallas Cowboys
• Saquon Barkley New York Giants

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• Arizona Cardinals Kliff Kingsbury
• Cincinnati Bengals TBD (former coach Marvin Lewis)
• Cleveland Browns Freddie Kitchens
• Denver Broncos Vic Fangio
• Green Bay Packers Matt LeFleur
• Miami Dolphins TBD (former coach Adam Gase)
• New York Jets Adam Gase
• Tampa Bay Buccaneers Bruce Arians

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1. Glass $40.6M
2. The Upside $15.7M
3. Dragon Ball Super: Broly $10.7M
4. Aquaman $10.3M
5. Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse $7.3M
6. A Dog’s Way Home $7.1M
7. Escape Room $5.3M
8. Mary Poppins Returns $5.2M
9. Bumblebee $4.7M
10. On the Basis of Sex $4M
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Embiid, DeRozan Headline Teams For NBA Africa Game, To Honor Nelson Mandela

NYSJ Sports-Entertainment Business News Service

June 2, 2018:
Joel Embiid, DeMar DeRozan and Hassan Whiteside are among the players who will take part in the NBA Africa Game 2018, the NBA’s third game in Africa.

The game, pitting players on Team Africa vs. players on Team World, is scheduled to take place  Aug. 4 in Sun Arena at Time Square in Pretoria, South Africa.

Team Africa will be composed of players born in Africa or with direct family ties to the continent, and Team World filled with players from the rest of the world. 

The NBA Africa Game 2018 will take place following the 16th edition of Basketball Without Borders Africa.

The game will honor the centenary of Nelson Mandela (born July 18, 1918, passed away in 2013) and will also be played to support the Nelson Mandela Foundation.

“We are deeply honored to be a part of the centennial celebration of President Mandela’s birthday,” NBA commissioner Adam Silver said in a statement.

“Our third NBA Africa Game and 16th Basketball Without Borders Africa camp will embody one of the most enduring parts of his legacy, which is the belief that sports have the power to inspire and change the world.”

The NBA has held two sold-out Africa Games, in Johannesburg in 2015 and 2017, in support of charities including UNICEF, the Nelson Mandela Foundation and SOS Children’s Villages South Africa .

According to the NBA and NBA Players Assn., “There are more than 80 current and former NBA players from Africa or with direct family ties to the continent, including Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Famers Hakeem Olajuwon and Dikembe Mutombo.

“With origins from all over the world, our players understand the global reach of the sport of basketball and remain committed to making an impact on the continent through this third Africa Game,” NBPA executive director Michele Roberts said in a statement.

“We look forward to continuing this tradition with the NBA and strengthening the presence of basketball in Africa and around the world.”

Rosters to date include:

Team Africa: Joel Embiid (Philadelphia 76ers), Al-Farouq Aminu (Portland Trail Blazers), Bismack Biyombo (Orlando Magic), Cheick Diallo (New Orleans Pelicans), Evan Fournier (Magic), Serge Ibaka (Toronto Raptors), Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot (76ers) and Pascal Siakam (Raptors).
 
Team World: DeMar DeRozan (Raptors), Harrison Barnes (Dallas Mavericks), Danilo Gallinari (Los Angeles Clippers), Rudy Gay (San Antonio Spurs), Khris Middleton (Milwaukee Bucks) and Hassan Whiteside (Miami Heat). 
 
Full rosters of players, coaches and legends will be unveiled at a later date.

“I was fortunate to participate in Basketball Without Borders Africa first as a camper and then last year as a coach,” said Embiid. "To play in the NBA’s third game in Africa is truly special to me, and I can’t wait to take the floor in front of our fans in Africa.”

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