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• Picking up the mantle of National Women’s Month, and anticipating what next year will be its 70th anniversary, the LPGA has unveiled “Drive On,” a multi-platform refined brand position. According to the LPGA, “Drive On is clearly rooted in golf, but it's a bigger idea. It captures the power and potential in each of us and celebrates the hard work, focus and tenacity that it takes to achieve our goals.” Full story here.

• The NBA said that the Chinese and Croatian National Teams would join all 30 NBA teams to compete at MGM Resorts NBA Summer League 2019 in Las Vegas, marking the first time that the league will feature two international teams, with 83 games over 11 days (July 5-15).

• The 2019 Alliance of American Football Championship, originalluy scheduled for April 27 in Las Vegas, will be played in Ford Center at The Star in Frisco, Texas., which is owned and operated by Jerry Jones and the Dallas Cowboys.

• Amazon has launched MLB.TV on Prime Video Channels, allowing Prime members to subscribe to MLB.TV and stream regular season out-of-market baseball games live and on-demand, all from the Prime Video service.

• 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.

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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

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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)

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Weekend Box Office March 15-17
1. Captain Marvel $69.3M
2. Wonder Park $16M
3. Five Feet Apart $13.2M
4. How To Train Your Dragon: Hidden World $9.4M
5. Madea Family Funeral $8M
6. No Manches Frida 2 $3.9M
7. Captive State $3.2M
8. Lego Movie 2 $2.1M
9. Alita: Battle Angel $1.9M
10. Green Book $1.3M
Source: Box Office Mojo

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MLB, MLB TV Unveil Multi-Media Marketing Support For Hispanic Heritage Month

NYSJ Sports-Entertainment Business News Service

September 13, 2018:
MLB has been and will continue to commemorate Hispanic Heritage Month in September with events and efforts to spotlight the contributions to baseball by Hispanic and Latino players.

The campaign is an extension of the league’s “Ponle Acento” (“Put an accent on it”), launched in 2016.

MLB will debut a TV spot this weekend with Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Enrique "Kiké" Hernández, "Ponle Acento: Herencia Hispana," which follows the step-by-step journey a “Ponle Acento” accented jersey takes from conception to utilization on the field.

The spot is complemented by short animated films on social media highlighting both the history and heritage of Hispanic contributions to MLB and the impact of past and present players on the game.

The spot will air nationally on Fox, FS1, ESPN, TBS, MLBN, ESPN Deportes and Fox Deportes, as well as on MLB digital and social assets.

A Spanish version will air on CNN En Español, ESPN Deportes, Fox Deportes and LasMayores.com, MLB’s official Spanish-language Web site.MLB said that, to date, more than 170 MLB players and coaches have changed their name presentation to include diacritics (e.g. accent, tilde, etc.) as a result of the efforts of the #PonleAcento campaign.

MLB said that on Opening Day 2018, 258 players — almost 30% of the league — were of Latino descent.

MLB Network said it would produce several new vignettes to air on the network and on its social media platforms throughout the month, each focusing on current Hispanic MLB players.

Those being featured include Ronald Acuña Jr., José Altuve, Miguel Andújar, Javier Báez, Johan Camargo, Maikel Franco, Francisco Lindor, Yasiel Puig and José Ramirez.

MLB said that all of its teams have developed both Spanish-Language Facebook and Twitter accounts to further engage Hispanic and Latino audiences.

MLB.com, Las Mayores and all of MLB’s Spanish-Language platforms will celebrate the contributions of Hispanic and Latino players past and present putting special emphasis during Hispanic Heritage Month.

MLB has also debuted media platforms designed to provide real-time, quality content to the Spanish-speaking Hispanic and Latino audience, including @Corte4 and Corte4.com — the Spanish-Language counterparts of "Cut4."

All MLB teams are celebrating Hispanic and Latino culture through a series of in-park activities throughout Hispanic Heritage Month.

Activations include pregame ceremonies, theme nights at ballparks, alternate uniforms, unique food options and wearing “Ponle Acento” BP shirts on a date of their club’s choice in the month of September,

MLB Hispanic Heritage Month T-shirts and other items are available at the league’s online shopping Web site as well as at individual team Web sites.

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