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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• Maria Sharapova has withdrawn from the Grand Slam at French Open, citing her shoulder injury and recovery.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
No. 1 Colleges Since '92
Notre Dame Builds Brand
Cancer Drives Home
Men's Hoops Are 'Toxic'

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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.
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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.
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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).

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Mar062014

LG Glides Into NCAA Tournament Activation With College/NBA Legend Clyde Drexler

By Barry Janoff

March 6, 2014: LG Electronics USA is no stranger to March Madness, and neither is former college and NBA star Clyde "the Glide" Drexler, and they will be joining forces to support the brand's multi-platform marketing during the coming NCAA Div. I Men's Basketball Tournament.

LG, now in its fifth year as an official NCAA corporate partner, said that Drexler would be the face of its “Do Game Day Right” campaign in conjunction with the 2014 NCAA Men’s Final Four.

Via its “Do Game Day Right” effort, LG said it would "offer tips for hosting [gatherings during] March Madness games, recipes for game day bites, keeping up with scores on your LG G Flex through the NCAA March Madness Live app and advice for setting up the ultimate viewing experience."

Support includes an anthem basketball-focused TV campaign, a dedicated Web site and such social media as Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.

“Sports offer so many great moments, whether you’re playing in the game or cheering on your team with family and friends,” Drexler, who played for the University of Houston Cougars in the NCAA men's basketball title game in 1983 (losing to North Carolina State), said in a statement. “I love that LG is helping fans make the most out of their game-day experience, and I’m pleased to share what I’ve learned over the years as a player, coach and commentator.”

In addition, LG has unveiled a “Locker Room Sweepstakes,” with the top prize a trip to AT&T Stadium in North Dallas for Final Four weekend (April 5-7) and other participants eligible for such LG products as Smart TVs, G Pads, microwave ovens and washers and dryers (Details here.)

A separate “Do Game Day Right” promotion directs people to LG's Vine mobile app and Twitter site for an opportunity to win tickets to the 2015 NCAA Men's Final Four in Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis. (Details here.)

LG March Madness activation on-site during Final Four weekend also includes a Coaches Cook-Off, which will pair a representatives from a Dallas-area school with an NCAA basketball coach in a cooking competition, offering a grant of exercise equipment and educational curriculum; and the LG Fan House as part of the Bracket Town fan festival, which will include participation from all NCAA March Madness partners.

LG's TV "Anthem" spot, played out against scenes of college hoops and other school-related activities, offers, "At LG, we know that everyday, in every corner of our world, another chance for a dream to come true presents itself. And just like you, we know the first step . . . believing it's all possible." (See the full spot here.)

According to William Cho, president and CEO of LG Electronics USA, “LG is committed to helping fans create memorable experiences. “We are honored to be a part of those experiences, whether it’s at the games in Texas, or through the amazing picture quality of our Ultra HD TVs and smartphones for fans enjoying the games from home or on the go.”

In 2012, LG extended its original three-year alliance with the NCAA, which gives it exclusive category marketing and promotional rights related to all 89 NCAA championship events across 23 different sports, including the NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship and NCAA football championships.

NCAA corporate champions are AT&T, Capital One and Coca-Cola. NCAA marketing partners include Allstate, Buffalo Wild Wings, Buick, Burger King, Enterprise, Infiniti, LG, Lowe's, Nabisco, Northwest Mutual, Reese's, Unilever and UPS.

“I love that LG is helping fans make the most out of their game day experience, and I’m pleased to share what I’ve learned over the years."

Drexler played 16 seasons in the NBA with the Portland Trail Blazers (11+ seasons) and the Houston Rockets, scoring more than 22,100 points, and totalling 6,100-plus assists and more than 2,200 steals. He was a member of Houston's NBA championship team in 1994-95, was a ten-time All-Star and in 1996 was named to the NBA's 50th Anniversary All-Time Team.

Currently a TV announcer/commentator for the Rockets home games, Drexler was elected into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame as a player in 2004 and in 2010 as a member of the Dream Team that won a gold medal in the 1992 Summer Olympics in Barcelona.
 
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