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• Maria Sharapova has withdrawn from the Grand Slam at French Open, citing her shoulder injury and recovery.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


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).


Adrianna Franch* (Portland Thorns FC), Ashlyn Harris** (Orlando Pride), Alyssa Naeher** (Chicago Red Stars)
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)
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)
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


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)


Weekend Box Office May 17-19
1. John Wick 3 $57M
2. Avengers: Endgame $29.4M
3. Pokemon Detective Pikachu $24.8M
4. A Dog’s Journey $8M
5. The Hustle $6M
6. The Intruder $4M
7. Long Shot $3.4M
8,. The Sun Is Also A Star $2.6M
9. Poms $2M
10. Uglydolls $1.6M
Source: Box Office Mojo

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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.
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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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).


100 Days Out, Fox Sports Unveils Women’s World Cup Campaign, On-Air Activation

By Barry Janoff

February 27, 2019: The FIFA Women’s World Cup begins in France in 100 days, and Fox Sports has marked the occasion by unveiling a multi-platform campaign, programming and other activation that will lead to and then encompass the month-long tournament.

The FIFA Women’s World Cup is June 7-July 7, with Fox as the official FIFA World Cup U.S. English-language broadcast rights-holder, via a deal that currently runs through 2026.

NBC Sports’ Telemundo Deportes is the exclusive Spanish-language home for the tournament in the U.S.

Anchoring Fox Sport’s 100-day marketing is a TV spot, “Remember Us (100 Days To Build A Champion),” featuring Alex Morgan, Carli Lloyd, Megan Rapine, Mallory Pugh, Becky Sauerbrunn and other members of the U.S. Women’s National Team, which will defend their title won at the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup in Canada.

The full two-minute spot, as well as shorter 15-, 30- and 60-second versions, will air across Fox, FS1, FS2, Fox News and its Regional Sports Networks.

In addition, all on-air elements will include customized 100-days branding under its umbrella “All Eyes On Us” campaign.

Support also includes digital, social media and on-air elements during Fox Sports, Fox broadcasts and sports events across the Fox platform.

FIFA top-tier global partners expected to have significant airtime during the tournament include adidas, Coca-Cola, Wanda, Hyundai-Kia Motors, Qatar Airways and Visa.

“In 100 days, one of the biggest moments in global sports will take center stage on Fox Sports,” David Neal, executive producer, for FIFA World Cup on Fox and vp-production, Fox Sports, said via the network.

“Our programming schedule reflects the scale of the FIFA Women’s World Cup and our commitment to it following our unprecedented coverage of the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup in Canada.”

Fox Sports said it would offer live coverage on its TV and digital platforms from Paris Place du Trocadéro from Friday, June 7 through Sunday, July 7.

Veteran broadcaster JP Dellacamera — who has covered 14 FIFA World Cups (nine men’s, five women’s) on TV and radio — and Aly Wagner, former U.S. Women’s National Team midfielder and two-time Olympic gold medalist, will lead Fox Sports broadcast team for the 2019 tournament.

All 52 matches will air live, including 22 on broadcast TV — the most in FIFA Women’s World Cup history — and 27 on FS1.

All matches will be live-streamed on the Fox Sports app and

Fox Sports said it would have more than 800 hours of coverage across linear and digital, including two daily studio shows: FIFA Women’s World Cup Live and FIFA Women’s World Cup Today.

Following an extensive 2018 FIFA Men’s World Cup collaboration, Fox Sports and Twitter will expand coverage for FIFA Women’s World Cup France 2019.

FIFA Women’s World Cup NOW, live from Paris every match day, will air exclusively on Twitter in the U.S.

During live matches, Fox Sports' Twitter feeds will post every tournament goal moments after each is scored.

NBC Sports’ Telemundo Deportes will present all 52 matches live on Telemundo, Universo and the Telemundo Deportes and NBC Sports apps.

Telemundo Deportes also said it would offer the most multimedia FIFA Women’s World Cup coverage in Spanish-language media history, with matches on linear TV, streaming of all matches and extensive coverage on digital and social media.

In the Fox Sports spot, “All Eyes On Us,” we see action from the 2015 U.S. Women’s National Team title run, interspersed with members of the 2019 team offering, “100 days to outwork everyone. 100 days to sacrifice.

“Champions are never satisfied. So we’ve reloaded. Gotten strong. Faster. We’ve got the talent . . . and support from the best fans in the world. 100 days until we inspire the next generation . . . again.

“100 days until all eyes are on us. In 100 days, stand with us as we fight to keep what’s ours.”

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