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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• Maria Sharapova has withdrawn from the Grand Slam at French Open, citing her shoulder injury and recovery.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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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.
Read more at http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/quotes/j/johnfkenn121400.html#46Ul8rBF4XpB4lo0.99
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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Jul092018

MLB, Marketing Partners Unwrap Plans For All-Star Game FanFest Activation

NYSJ Sports-Entertainment Business News Service

July 9, 2018:
Now that the starting line-ups for the 2018 MLB All-Star Game are in, league marketing partners are ready to focus on one of All-Star Week’s biggest events in Washington DC: the Geico All-Star FanFest.

The Geico All-Star FanFest will be held in Walter E. Washington Convention Center, scheduled for July 13-17.

Among MLB partners that will have activation and a presence are 5-hour Energy, Arm & Hammer, Budweiser, Chevrolet, Coca-Cola, Doosan, Franklin (batting globes), MasterCard, Mitel, MLB Network, Nathan’s Famous, New Era, Old Dominion Freight, OxiClean, Papa John’s, Rawlings (baseballs), Scotts, Snapple, Sony,  SuperCuts, Tiffany and Topps.

There also will be a major showcase from the National Baseball Hall of Fame, auctions conducted by Hunt Auctions, a pin-trading center; and areas featuring, respectively, The Negro Leagues, World Baseball Classic and the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League.

Washington DC will also be well-presented, including a Hometown Heroes section (a collection of memorabilia and artifacts from the former Washington Senators and Nationals' histories) and by the local chapter of Kindervision (a non-profit community service organization aimed to teach children, teens and young adults' personal safety education).

Topps will have a roster of activation on-site, including exclusive wrapper redemption cards, the 2018 Topps All-Star Game Baseball Complete Sets, prizes such as Topps cards and hobby boxes, Make Your Own Card with the 2018 design, Pack Wars and Batter Up from Topps Bunt.

Available now online, are the 2018 Topps NOW National League and American League All Star Card Team Set, featuring eight starters from each league ($29.99 each), 2018 Tpoos NOW National League All Star Team Autograph Set ($119.99 ) and the 2018 Topps NOW American League All Star Team Autograph Set ($199.99).

Among the other events in the FanFest:

• All-Star Clubhouse presented by Majestic
• Sony PlayStation 4.All-Star Video Game Zone
• All-Star Playground presented by Chevrolet
• Budweiser Beer Garden Experience and the The Negro Leagues presented by Budweiser
• Coca-Cola All-Star Experience
• FanFest Batting Practice presented by SuperCuts
• FanFest Fielding Practice presented by Papa John’s
• Field of Dreams presented by Snapple
• Fields of Play presented by Scotts
• Virtual Home Run Derby presented by T-Mobile
• Autograph Stages presented by Mitel & Nathan's Famous
• All 160 Minor League Baseball clubs New Era caps on the Minor League Cap Wall
• Old Dominion Freight to the Plate Challenge
• Strike Out (batters and) Stains presented by Arm & Hammer and OxiClean
• MLBShop.com presented by MasterCard

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