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• ESPN’s X Games Minneapolis 2019 (Aug. 1-4 U.S. Bank Stadium, ESPN, ESPN2, ABC) has signed Wendy’s as an official sponsor, joining returning sponsors Harley-Davidson, Hotels.com, Monster Energy, Nexcare First Aid Products, Pacifico, SoFi and The Real Cost (FDA). Geico will again serve as the official music stage sponsor.

On-site activation in X Fest is provided by Marvel, Go RVing, US Marines, TINCUP Whiskey, TRIA, FloWater, Star Tribune, Shred Hate, 93X, The CW, Minnesota Timberwolves, Minnesota Lynx, MN United, City Pages, GO MN, iHeart Radio and Minnesota Wild.

• ESPN said that the Wimbledon Gentlemen’s Championship – won by Novak Djokovic over Roger Federer 7-6, 1-6, 7-6, 4-6, 13-12 (7-3) – earned an overnight rating of 3.0 for its more than five hours of coverage up 114% vs. the championship match a year ago for Djokovic vs. Kevin Anderson. The match peaked at its conclusion with a 4.6 rating. At 4:57, it was the longest match of the Gentlemen’s Singles tournament this year and the longest Gentlemen’s Singles final in Wimbledon history. It also was the first men’s singles Major championship to be decided by a tie-break.

• New York Life has signed as a founding partner of the ESPN-owned ACC Network, the national network dedicated to Atlantic Coast Conference sports coverage, scheduled to launch Aug. 22. New York Life remains the official life insurance company of the ACC as well as the exclusive presenting sponsor of the ACC Men’s Basketball Tournament which airs across the ESPN and ACC networks. 

• The Baseball Hall of Fame has signed a deal with VIDSIG, Inc., a San Francisco-based software company that offers live one-on-one video interactions between athletes and fans. The technology will allow Hall of Famers to “hold virtual meet-and-greets or autograph sessions through the use of a computer from the comfort of the athletes' homes.”

• 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

AT&T WNBA All-Star 2019 Starter Pool

  • Liz Cambage, Aces
  • Elena Delle Donne, Mystics
  • Chelsea Gray, Sparks
  • Brittney Griner, Mercury
  • Natasha Howard, Storm
  • Jonquel Jones, Sun
  • Jewell Loyd, Storm
  • Kayla McBride, Aces
  • Kia Nurse, Liberty
  • A‘ja Wilson, Aces

AT&T WNBA All-Star 2019, featuring Team Delle Donne vs. Team Wilson, is scheduled for July 27 in the Mandalay Bay Events Center, Las Vegas (ABC 3:30 PM ET).

KEEPING SCORE

The Top 25 MiLB Teams With Best-Selling Merchandise (alphabetically, with MLB affiliate):

  • Albuquerque Isotopes (Rockies)
  • Charleston RiverDogs (Yankees)
  • Charlotte Knights (White Sox)
  • Columbia Fireflies (Mets)
  • Columbus Clippers (Indians)
  • Corpus Christi Hooks (Astros)
  • Durham Bulls (Rays)
  • El Paso Chihuahuas (Padres)
  • Fort Wayne TinCaps (Padres)
  • Gwinnett Stripers (Braves)
  • Hartford Yard Goats (Rockies)
  • Indianapolis Indians (Pirates)
  • Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp (Marlins)
  • Lehigh Valley IronPigs (Phillies)
  • Nashville Sounds (Rangers)
  • Pawtucket Red Sox (Red Sox)
  • Portland Sea Dogs (Red Sox)
  • Richmond Flying Squirrels (Giants)
  • Rochester Red Wings (Twins)
  • Sacramento River Cats (Giants)
  • Salt Lake Bees (Angels)
  • San Antonio Missions (Brewers)
  • Tacoma Rainiers (Mariners)
  • Toledo Mud Hens (Tigers)
  • Trenton Thunder (Yankees)

SOURCE: MiLB

BUY SELL

Weekend Box Office July 5-7
1. Spider-Man:Far From Home $45.3M
2. Toy Story 4 $20.7M
3. Crawl $12M
4. Stuber $8M
5. Yesterday $6.8M
6. Aladdin $5.9M
7. Annabelle Comes Home $5.6M
8. Midsommar $3.4M
9. Secret Life of Pets 2 $3.1M
10. MIB International $2.2M
Source: Box Office Mojo

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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

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

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You Must Remember This: Barkley, Pippen Join Harden In Foot Locker Campaign

By Barry Janoff

August 5, 2014: Do pro athletes have short-term memory loss when it comes to bad things that have happened during their career?

That's what Charles Barkley says, to the best of his memory, which is the premise in a new humorous spot from Foot Locker, which stars company spokesman James Harden of the Houston Rockets and introduces two NBA Hall of Famers to the mix: Barkley and Scottie Pippen.

The spot, "Short Memory Part I," which is part of Foot Locker's "Approved" campaign and from BBDO NY, is helping to support the brand's back to school efforts.

"Achieving greatness requires never dwelling on the past," Stacy Cunningham, evp-marketing for Foot Locker, said in a statement "It's always about looking ahead to the next opportunity and staying fresh, such as finding the best new gear for the new school year at Foot Locker."

For Foot Locker marketing, the staying fresh actually meant dipping into the NBA's past. Barkley retired in 2000 after 16 seasons and now works as an analyst and commentator for Turner Sports' NBA on TNT. Pippen last played in the NBA in 2004, a 17-year career during which he won six NBA championships with the Chicago Bulls alongside teammate Michael Jordan.

The spot opens with Harden, who currently is competing for a spot on the USA Basketball Men's World Cup Team, and Barkley at a party talking about the new gear available in Foot Locker. In response to Harden asking Barkley how to start the upcoming season off fresh, Barkley replies, "Your new Foot Locker gear is a big part of it."

But Barkley has some addition advice. "Now you just need a short memory. All the greats have short memories."

"So when you had a bad game you just forgot about it?" Harden asks.

"I never had a bad game," replies Barkley, proving his point.

"And you don't remember they used to call you 'The Round Mound of Rebound?'" Harden asks, referring to an infamous Barkley nickname.

"Uh-uh," Barkley offers, shaking his head.

Still, Harden persists. "Remember when you threw that guy through the window? And the time . . . "

Barkley cuts him short. "Look, all I know is all the greats have short memories. Scottie Pippen knows."

The scene then cuts to Pippen, who is standing nearby. "I sure do," Pippen smiles. Then, supporting Barkley's point, he says, "And I'm the greatest Chicago Bull of all time," having conveniently forgotten that reference is historically applied to Jordan.

"And that's how it's done," says Barkley.

The commercial, which breaks this week, ends with a shot of new Foot Locker gear and the text, "Start Fresh." (See the full spot here.)

Support for the TV spot includes in-store, Internet, social media such as YouTube and Facebook. A follow-up spot will break later this summer.

"Working with Foot Locker is a great experience for me every time because they appreciate my sense of humor," said Harden, whose previous efforts for Foot Locker have seen him singing in a spot with Stephen Curry and trading a member of his crew to the less-exciting posse of Kris Humphries. "I'm looking forward to taking the short memory advice from these legends and to start fresh this season."

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