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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• Maria Sharapova has withdrawn from the Grand Slam at French Open, citing her shoulder injury and recovery.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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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).

Thursday
Jul122018

MLB Makes It Clear: Biometric Ticketing Technology Is Here, Beginning At ASG

By Barry Janoff

July 12, 2018: Clear, a New York-based firm that has developed a biometric identity technology for security, ticketing and other consumer platforms, has signed a deal to become the official biometric identity and ticketing partner with MLB.

The ticketing technology, created in conjunction with Tickets.com, a MLB wholly owned ticketing technology company, offers people a “faster, more secure entry experience” by using “biometrics to enter ballparks, eliminating the need to present a paper or mobile ticket,” as well as at concession stands and other consumer touch-points.

Financial terms of the pact were not releases.
 
According to Clear, “Enter the game like a V.I.P. Say goodbye to waiting in security lines. With Clear, you are your ticket.”

The technology will be used during MLB All-Star Week for events in Nationals Park in Washington DC, where a dedicated entrance near the third base side of the stadium will allow Clear members to enter.

Clear will also have two enrollment stations outside the stadium.

MLB and Clear said the biometric ticketing technology would be tested at select MLB ballparks later this season, with broader roll-out to Clear and Tickets.com-enabled ballparks beginning in 2019.

Tickets.com is the primary ticketing partner for 23 MLB clubs.

The technology allows Clear members who link their Clear profile with their MLB.com account to gain entry “with just the tap of a finger or, in the near future, facial recognition technology . . . enabling fans to pay for food, beer and validate legal age.”

Clear said its ongoing expansion in sports builds on the company’s success in “delivering secure, frictionless customer experiences in major airports around the country.”

Clear said it is certified as a Qualified Anti-Terrorism Technology by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

“Our collaboration with Clear is an important new technology initiative, delivering safe, simple and seamless experiences for fans,” Noah Garden, evp-business for MLB, said in a statement.

“Developing a partnership that will unify emerging identity technology and ticketing is reflective of our commitments to always improving ballpark accessibility and maintaining critical security standards.”

Clear said it is also working with MLB to roll out Clear Lanes at ballparks hosting MLB Jewel Events after All-Star Week, including post-season games at participating ballparks.

Participating Clear MLB  teams and their home venues currently include the Atlanta Braves, Colorado Rockies, Detroit Tigers, Miami Marlins, New York Mets, New York Yankees, Oakland A’s, San Francisco Giants and Seattle Mariners.

Among its 13 professional sports partnerships are MLS’ NYCFC (which plays in Yankee Stadium), LAFC and the San Jose Earthquakes, according to Clear.

Enrollment for Clear Sports is free at any participating venue, takes less than five minutes and can be used at the game immediately. (Details here.)

"We are thrilled to partner with MLB to make game days more enjoyable and secure for fans with biometric ticketing,” Caryn Seidman-Becker, CEO & co-founder for Clear.

“We look forward to continuing to innovate alongside the League and the sports community to transform the fan experience from ticketing to concessions and more.”

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