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• Stating that “we are continually seeking opportunities to evolve our product offerings,’ Kohl’s has signed an exclusive long-term alliance with Fanatics, a global leader in licensed sports merchandise. Kohl’s said that the addition of “hundreds of thousands of items across team apparel, jerseys and additional merchandise categories will give Kohl’s customers access to a deeper selection of products.” Full story 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• Maria Sharapova has withdrawn from the Grand Slam at French Open, citing her shoulder injury and recovery.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 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 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.
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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).

Wednesday
Apr052017

It Goes To Figure: Phil Mickelson Signs Pre-Masters Deal With Workaday

By Barry Janoff

April 4, 2017: Phil Mickelson knows about numbers and figures on many levels.

He is among the most icon golfers in the world and the highest-paid, taking in some $3 million last year in earnings and $50 million endorsements, according to Forbes.

Mickelson, who recently parted ways with financial firm Barclays and signed with Intrepid Financial Partners, has another new partner in the financial category: Workaday, a leader in enterprise cloud applications for finance and human resources.

Financial terms were not released.

To launch the alliance, Mickelson wearing the Workday logo on his golf shirt this week at The Masters in Augusta, Georgia.

"Workday is proud to invest in activities that extend our brand beyond business and into the daily lives of our customers, including partnering with athletes who reflect our values," the Pleasanton, Calif.-based firm said in a statement.

"That’s why we are so honored to announce that our newest brand ambassador is none other than Phil Mickelson, a modern-day golf legend known for his passion, commitment, and famous 'Lefty' short game that has inspired fans and aspiring golfers alike for more than 20 years."

Mickelson, who enters The Masters ranked No. 18 in the world, also has alliances that include accounting firm KPMG, Rolex, Amgen and Callaway. He is represented by Lagardère Sports.

"Workday is proud to invest in activities that extend our brand beyond business and into the daily lives of our customers."

According to Mickelson, "This is a perfect fit. Whether you’re delivering technology that helps organizations grow or trying to win major tournaments, you have to approach those goals with total dedication and commitment to success. That’s why I’m proud to team up with Workday."

Not all of Mickelson’s financial situations have been rewarding. Last year, he was involved in an SEC investigation regarding a federal insider trading lawsuit. He was cleared of wrong-doing but agreed to pay back earnings he made on a stock transaction.

His status as a high-profile golfer and endorser remains important with partners such as Workaday.

"It  isn’t just Phil’s commitment to excellence and standing as ninth on the all-time PGA Tour winners list that we respect and admire," according to the firm. "What’s most important and reflective of the Workday community is his leadership on and off the course.

"Whether it’s his engagement with fans or focus on giving back in charitable ways, Phil is known as one of the nicest guys in the game who brings a sense of humor and a focus on pulling the best out of every individual to truly tap the full potential of a team — which he once again demonstrated last year by helping the U.S. score its 26th Ryder Cup win.

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