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• Tony Wyllie has been named regional president and managing director for Special Olympics North America. Wyllie most recently was svp-communications for the NFL’s Washington Redskins since 2010. His three-decade career also includes PR/communications with the St. Louis (now Los Angeles) Rams, Tennessee Titans and Houston Texans.

• The Los Angeles Clippers have signed a deal with Los Angeles-based tech firm Honey, which includes naming rights to team's renovated Honey Training Center: Home of the L.A. Clippers and its logo on team practice jerseys. According to Honey, "10 million-plus members worldwide use Honey's suite of free tools daily to save time and money when shopping online.”

• Washington Mystics forward-guard Elena Delle Donne has been named 2019 WNBA MVP.  It is the second MVP award for seven-year player, making her the first player in WNBA history to earn the honor with two different teams (2015 Chicago Sky).

• BMW Group Russia has signed a deal with tennis star Daniil Medvedev, currently ranked No. 4 in the world, who fell in five sets to Rafael Nadal in the recent U.S. Open Grand Slam finals. Medvedev, who will represent Russia in the inaugural ATP Cup tournament in Australia this January, will participate in various brand activities, including a BMW patch on his shirt, in Russia and worldwide .

• SoFi Stadium, which will be the new $6 billion home venue for the NFL’s Los Angeles Rams and Chargers beginning in 2020, will open July 25-26 with two Taylor Swift concerts.

• CBD edible company Bhang, Miami, has acquired Red Ace, a leading organic beverage company. Bhang plans to launch a Red Ace-branded line of CBD/terpene-style beverages and products, including functional sparkling beverages. Athlete ambassadors include Christian Ramirez, Russell Canouse and Kelyn Rowe (MLS) and Spencer Keiboom (Washington Nationals).

• The Paley Center for Media, NY, will honor the 100th season of the NFL with a new exhibit: "A Century of Football: Celebrating the NFL’s 100th Season," free and open to the public (Sept. 14-Oct. 27), which includes the first public screening of the only known complete broadcast of Super Bowl I (then known as the AFL-NFL World Championship Game) in January 1967 between the Green Bay Packers and the Kansas City Chiefs

• 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

 Pro Football Hall of Fame First-Time Candidates Class of 2020
• DE John Abraham
• LB Lance Briggs
• WR/Special Teams Josh Cribbs
• RB Maurice Jones-Drew
• S Troy Polamalu
• DE Justin Smith
• WR Reggie Wayne
• LB Patrick Willis

The full list includes 122 players eligible to be selected to next year's class. Full story here.

KEEPING SCORE

Top Brands in 2019 Brand Keys “Consumer Loyalty Index”
• Airline: JetBlue
• Athletic Footwear:Nike
* Automotive: Hyundai
• Banks: Chase
• Beer: Corona Extra (regular), Miller Lite (Lite)
• Bottled Water: Dasani
• Casual Dining: Panera
• Coffee (OOH): Dunkin’
• Energy Drinks: Red Bull
• Headphones: Bose
• Ice Cream: Ben & Jerry’s
• Major League Sports: MLB
• Online Music: Slacker
* Online Retailer: Amazon
• Online Travel Booking: Booking.com
• Pizza: Domino’s
• QSR: Chick-fil-A
• Retail Sporting Goods: Dick’s
• Social Networking Sites: Instagram
• Soft Drinks: Coca-Cola (regular), Diet Coke
• Tequila: Jose Cuervo
• Ticketing Services: StubHub
• Vodka: Zubrowka
• Whiskey: Jack Daniel’s

FULL LIST HERE

BUY SELL

Weekend Box Office Sept. 13-15
1. It 2 $40.7M
2. Hustlers $33.2M
3. Angel Has Fallen $4.4M
4. Good Boys $4.3M
5. Lion King $3.6M
6. Hobbs & Shaw $2.8M
7. Overcomer $2.7M
8. The Goldfinch $2.6M
9. Peanut Butter Falcon $1.9M
10. Dora and the City of Lost Bold $1.9M
Source: Box Office Mojo

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BodyArmor Into NCAA
No. 1 Colleges Since '92
Notre Dame Builds Brand
Cancer Drives Home
Men's Hoops Are 'Toxic'

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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).

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Feb242018

MLB, Topps Honor, Support Stoneman Douglas Victims, Families, Friends

By Barry Janoff

(UPDATED February 26)

February 24, 2018: MLB came to bat this weekend for Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, honoring league-wide the 17 victims, their relatives, friends and supporters by wearing special caps from New Era with SD on them.

Topps supported the cause, as well, issuing a limited-time Topps NOW card featuring MLB players wearing Stoneman Douglas caps and T-shirts that read “MSDStrong.”

Teams held a moment of silence for the victims before each game.

Signed caps will be put up for auction, with proceeds to benefit the Broward Educational Foundation to support the official Stoneman Douglas Victims' Fund.

Topps said that 100% of proceeds from the sale of its card would also be donated to the Broward Educational Foundation.

"It's a tragedy. It was a tragedy that hit the state of Florida, where we have two teams, but obviously has very specific baseball connections," MLB commissioner Rob Manfred said in a statement, referring to the events of Feb. 14 during which 14 students and three staff members were killed. "Really a very strong sentiment among the clubs that this was the appropriate thing to do immediately."

According to MLB, the effort began with a few Grapefruit League teams, which wanted to wear the caps pre-game. All 30 teams soon opted to join in the support and fund-raising effort for the school community.

The caps made for the fund-raising effort were provided to all players, coaches and umpires.

A video from MLB shows players, coaches and umps wearing the caps and meeting with students and teachers from Stoneman Douglas.

“We’re not just wearing (the caps), we are on-board,” Joe Madden, Chicago Cubs manager, says in the clip. “None of us ever want to see anything like that happen again. We have to do everything possible in order to prevent that from happening again."

The tragedy was felt especially hard by Anthony Rizzo, first baseman for the Cubs, who attended Stoneman Douglas.

Rizzo spoke at a prayer vigil at Pine Trails Park the day after the shooting.

"It was the hardest thing I've ever had to do," Rizzo said earlier this week in a statement after meeting with families of the victims of the shooting. "You don't know what to say, there's nothing you can say. When people get shot, you're grateful they're alive.

“When they pass away, you're grateful you knew them. Just to see how real it is, it's sad and it's why I'm so proud of what they're doing back in Parkland and how everyone is coming together. They're going to turn this tragedy into something positive,” said Rizzo.

Rizzo has started a fund-raising auction with Fanatics Authentic to benefit families impacted by the Feb. 14 tragedy.

Items for bid include an on-field meet-and-greet at Wrigley Field with Rizzo, a Rizzo autographed Sports Illustrated cover featuring Rizzo and Cubs, an autographed photo of Rizzo and the Cubs meeting President Obama in the White House,a  meet-and-greet on-field with Miami Marlins manager Don Mattingly, lunch for two with Johnny Bench and NFL Hall of Famer Joe Namath at the PGA National Gold Club; and such non-baseball items as golfing with Miami Dolphins Hall of Famer Jason Taylor, a Dolphins Training Camp VIP Experience with Dan Marino and a Dolphins Premium Seat Package for four that includes tickets versus the New England Patriots, pre-game field passes and post-game press conference passes.

More items are expected to be added. All of the money generated by bidders will be donated to Marjory Stoneman Douglas victims with help from the Rizzo Family Foundation.

The auction will run through March 25.

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