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• For the 15th consecutive year, ESPN will present the NCAA Division I Men’s Ice Hockey Championship in its entirety, with the 15-game, 16-team tournament beginning with regional action March 29-31 and concluding with the Frozen Four on April 11 and 13. The Frozen Four will be in Buffalo, NY, with all three games on ESPN2.

• The NFL's 100th season will begin with the Chicago Bears hosting the Green Bay Packers in Soldier Field on Thursday, Sept. 5 (NBC, 8:20 PM ET). This will be the 199th meeting between the Bears and Packers, including regular- and post-season. Super Bowl champion New England Patriots will begin their season on NBC Sunday Night Football Sept. 8. Their opponent will be named when the full 2019 regular season schedule is released later this spring.

• Kraft Heinz, in partnership with the NHL and NHLPlayers’ Association (NHLPA) has unveiled the top four finalist communities competing for the coveted title of Kraft Hockeyville USA 2019. Voting begins March 30.

• NBA Experience, the new destination coming to Disney Springs at Walt Disney World Resort (Orlando) will officially open Aug. 12, 2019. In collaboration with the NBA, Disney is developing NBA Experience with 13 interactive elements and hands-on activities across 44,000 square feet and two floors, also including a NBA-themed retail store.

• D.G. Yuengling & Son brewery has signed a deal with Philadelphia Phillies' pitcher Aaron Nola, making him one of the first active, MLB players to have a partnership with a beer brand. Yuengling has been a sponsor of the Phillies since 2017,

• MLB and the MLB Players’ Assn. have unveiled numerous changes to the game to be installed over the next two seasons that will impact game length, marketing broadcast partners, the All-Star Game and the Home Run Derby. Full story here.

POLL POSITION

Top Ten Most In-Demand MLB Tickets (based on total ticket sales on StubHub thru March 14):
1. New York Yankees
2. Boston Red Sox
3. San Francisco Giants
4. Chicago Cubs
5. St. Louis Cardinals
6. Los Angeles Dodgers
7. Philadelphia Phillies
8. Texas Rangers
9. New York Mets
10. Houston Astros

SOURCE: STUBHUB

KEEPING SCORE

The Most-In-Demand MLB Home Openers
(based on total ticket sales on StubHub thru March 14, all on March 28):

• Arizona Diamondbacks at the Dodgers (average ticket price $229.
• Baltimore Orioles at New York Yankees (average ticket price $202)
• Atlanta Braves at Philadelphia Phillies (average ticket price $84)
• Chicago Cubs at Texas Rangers (average ticket price $254)
• Pittsburgh Pirates at Cincinnati Reds (average ticket price $122)

BUY SELL

Weekend Box Office March 22-24
1. Us $70.2M
2. Captain Marvel $35M
3. Wonder Park $9M
4. Five Feet Apart $8.8M
5. How To Train Your Dragon 3 $6.5M
6. A Madea Family Funeral $4.5M
7. Gloria Bell $1.8M
8. No Manches Frida 2 $1.8M
9. Lego Movie 2 $1.1M
10. Alita: Battle Angel $1M
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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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.
Read more at http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/quotes/j/johnfkenn121400.html#JZxA5jXY4rCwemgZ.99
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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Suspended Ramirez Fourth Among NL Outfielders In Early ASG Voting

May 26, 2009: Manny Ramirez may be proof that fans of MLB care less about the issue of performance-enhancing drugs than the watchdogs in the media and Congress. According to the first weekly update from MLB of voting for the 2009 All-Star Game (May 26), Ramirez is not only fourth among all National League outfielders, but his 442,763 votes is in the top ten among all NL players. This despite the fact that the Los Angeles Dodgers' left fielder is in the midst of a 50-game suspension and has played only 27 games to date, albeit with all-star level stats (.348, 6 homers, 20 RBIs) in his time on the field.  Ramirez has been doing conditioning workouts at Dodgers Stadium, which is allowed under MLB rules as long as they are not on the field when the stadium itself opens for fans.

Ryan Braun, outfielder with the Milwaukee Brewers, leads all NL outfielders with 663,164 votes, followed by Chicago Cubs outfield Alfonso Soriano (545,354 votes) and New York Mets outfielder Carlos Beltran (1476,843 votes). At other positions, Albert Pujois, first baseman of the St. Louis Cardinals leads all NL players (842.058 votes), second baseman Chase Utley of the 2008 World Series champion Philadelphia Phillies leads at his position (675,596 votes), Mets third baseman David Wright leads at his position (454,449 votes), the Brewers J.J. Hardy tops NL shortstops (403,269 votes), and the Cardinals' Yadler Molina tops NL catchers (451,368 votes). The closest races are between Braun and Soriano and at shortstop, where Hardy leads the Florida Marlins' Hanley Ramirez by less than 40,000 votes; the biggest margin is at first, where Puljois leads Brewers first baseman Prince Fielder by more than 400,000 votes.

Fans can cast their votes for starters up to 25 times with the 2009 All-Star Game Sprint Online Ballot at MLB.com and all 30 club sites until July 2 at 11:59 p.m. ET. Starting rosters for the July 14 game in St. Louis will be announced during the 2009 All-Star Game Selection Show presented by Chevrolet on TBS on July 5. Fans will then be able to select the final player on each team via the "2009 All-Star Game Sprint Final Vote" at MLB.com. Back to Home Page