• In response to the mass shooting that occurred in the early hours of August 4, 2019, The Dayton Foundation has established the Dayton Oregon District Tragedy Fund.

• NBC Sports Group and World Rugby today signed a four-year partnership to exclusively present the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series across NBC Sports platforms in the U.S. through 2023. The HSBC Sevens Series was an NBC Sports property from 2010-2016.

• ESPN, X Games and MLB said that four more MLB clubs have joined the Shred Hate initiative, described as a “multi-faceted, innovative bullying prevention program striving to put an end to bullying in schools by encouraging youth to choose kindness.

The Boston Red Sox, New York Mets, New York Yankees and Oakland A’s will “support Shred Hate bullying prevention efforts and have the No Bully methodology implemented within select schools in their markets throughout the 2019-2020 academic year.”

The Los Angeles Dodgers and Pittsburgh Pirates are returning to the initiative for a second consecutive year. Other MLB clubs have also been part of the initiative, which launched in 2017.

• The Museum of Ice Cream — a hands-on destination that serves homemade ice cream and offers such activities as cookie carousel to a slide that leads into a pool filled with rainbow sprinkles — will add to its original (2016) San Francisco location with the opening of a second location, in New York City’s Soho (555 Broadway), spanning almost 25,000 square feet over three floors.

• On the same day that Naomi Osaka was named the No. 1 seed for the upcoming U.S. Open, the two-time Grand Slam winner has signed a deal with Hyperice, a recovery and performance technology brand that specializes in vibration and percussion fitness devices. She joins such athletes as Blake Griffin and Lindsey Vonn on the roster. Full story here.

• Kellogg's Frosted Flakes has signed a deal to become title sponsor for the renamed Tony the Tiger Sun Bowl.  The postseason CFB game will feature teams from the ACC and Pac-12 in the Sun Bowl, El Paso, Texas, on Dec. 31, 2019, and will air for the 52nd consecutive year on CBS. The game was known as the Hyundai Bowl from 2010-18.

• The NFL said the Pro Bowl would return to Orlando's Camping Ground Stadium for the fourth successive year, scheduled for Jan. 26, 2020. It will air live on ESPN and ESPN Deportes and be simulcast on ABC (3 PM ET). 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.”


XFL Teams (scheduled to begin play Februty 2020)

• Dallas Renegades
Globe Life Park

• Houston Roughnecks
TDECU Stadium

• Los Angeles Wildcats
Dignity Health Sports Park

• New York Guardians
MetLife Stadium

• St. Louis Battlehawks
The Dome

• Seattle Dragons
CenturyLink Field

• Tampa Bay Vipers
Raymond James Stadium

• Washington DC Defenders
Audi Field


The 32 men and 32 women who will be seeded in the singles draws at the 2019 U.S. Open (Aug. 26-Sept. 8) have named by the USTA:

U.S. Open Men’s Top Ten Seeds
1. Novak Djokovic, Serbia
2. Rafael Nadal, Spain
3. Roger Federer, Switzerland
4. Dominic Thiem, Austria
5. Daniil Medvedev, Russia
6. Alexander Zverev, Germany
7. Kei Nishikori, Japan
8. Stefanos Tsitsipas, Greece
9. Karen Khachanov, Russia
10. Roberto Bautista Agut, Spain

U.S. Open Women’s Top Ten Seeds
1. Naomi Osaka, Japan
2. Ashleigh Barty, Australia
3. Karolina Pliskova, Czech Republic
4. Simona Halep, Romania
5. Elina Svitolina, Ukraine
6. Petra Kvitova, Czech Republic
7. Kiki Bertens, Netherlands
8. Serena Williams, United States
9. Aryna Sabalenka, Belarus
10. Madison Keys, United States


Weekend Box Office Aug. 16-18
1. Good Boys $21M
2. Hobbs & Shaw $14.1M
3. The Lion King $11.9M
4. Angry Birds 2 $10.5M
5. Scary Stories $10M
6. 47 Meters Down $9M
7. Dora and the Lost City of Gold $8.5M
8. Once Upon a Time in Hollywood $7.6M
9. Blinded By the Light $4.5M
10.The Art of Racing in the Rain $4.4M
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).


Sanchez, Trout, Springer Early Leaders In 2019 MLB All-Star Game AL Voting

By Barry Janoff

June 10, 2019: With the 2019 MLB All-Star Game presented by MasterCard just four weeks off, the league has unveiled the first fan ballot results presented by Google for the American League — and the numbers are very good for Gary Sanchez, Mike Trout and George Springer.

New York Yankees catcher Sanchez holds the largest lead among players at all positions — more than 600,000 votes over James McCann of the Chicago White Sox — while Los Angeles Angeles outfield Trout and outfielder George Springer of the Houston Astros are No. 1 and No 2, respectively, in their position to date.

Trout has the most votes to date among all AL players at more than 900,000, some 200,000 ahead of Springer, who in turn is about 300,000 ahead of Austin Meadows of the Tampa Bay Rays.

Alex Bregman of the Astros has a commanding lead of more than 300,000 votes at third base over Gio Urshela of the Yankees.

The voting and selection of AL teams is far from over.

People can vote in "The Primary" at and at all 30 club sites, the MLB At Bat and MLB Ballpark apps up to five times in any 24-hour period. People in the U.S. and Canada can also vote at Google Search for every position, or up to 17 unique players per day, by searching "MLB Vote" or the names of their favorite players.

Primary voting ends at June 21 (4 PM ET).

Under new guidelines, the top three vote-getters in "The Primary" at each position — including nine outfielders — in each league move to The Starters Election., which begins Noon ET on June 26.

The votes will reset for a 28-hour voting time through June 27 (4 PM ET).

Starters for the 2019 All-Star Game will be unveiled on ESPN that night (7 PM ET).

Pitchers and reserves will be on June 30.

The 90th MLB All-Star Game, at Progressive Field in Cleveland, will air nationally Fox on July 9; in Canada by Rogers Sportsnet and RDS; and worldwide by partners in more than 180 countries.

Fox Deportes will provide Spanish-language coverage in the U.S.

The T-Mobile Home Run Derby is scheduled for July 8, to air on ESPN.

The 2019 Home Run Derby winner will receive a $1 million prize

1. Gary Sanchez, Yankees 737,107
2. James McCann, White Sox 289,475
3. Jason Castro, Twins 199,497
4. Robinson Chirinos, Astros 197,976
5. Christian Vazquez, Red Sox 183,291
6. Jonathan Lucroy, Angels 139,059
7. Josh Phegley, Athletics 89,795
8. Mike Zunino, Rays 64,167
9. Martin Maldonado, Royals 56,763
10. Roberto Perez, Indians 55,799

1. Luke Voit, Yankees  393,356
2. C.J. Cron, Twins 302,586
3. Jose Abreu, White Sox 286,145
4. Carlos Santana, Indians 250,615
5. Albert Pujols, Angels 192,816
6. Yuli Gurriel, Astros 188,318
7. Miguel Cabrera, Tigers  180,803
8. Mitch Moreland, Red Sox 116,979
9. Ji-Man Choi, Rays 77,847
10. Chris Davis, Orioles 70,010

1. Tommy La Stella, Angels 487,598
2. Jose Altuve, Astros 448,131
3. DJ LeMahieu, Yankees 379,820
4. Jonathan Schoop, Twins 179,792
5. Michael Chavis, Red Sox 156,208
6. Whit Merrifield, Royals 146,670
7. Brandon Lowe, Rays 110,507
8. Dee Gordon, Mariners 63,483
9. Yolmer Sanchez, White Sox 55,079
10. Jason Kipnis, Indians  50,065

1. Alex Bregman, Astros 630,159
2. Gio Urshela, Yankees 269,716
3. Hunter Dozier, Royals  216,809
4. Rafael Devers, Red Sox 202,569
5. Matt Chapman, Athletics  159,155
6. Vladimir Guerrero Jr., Blue Jays 150,074
7. Marwin Gonzalez, Twins 132,235
8. Yoan Moncada, White Sox 122,121
9. David Fletcher, Angels 90,761
10. Yandy Diaz, Rays 62,930

1. Jorge Polanco, Twins 395,210
2. Carlos Correa, Astros 329,421
3. Gleyber Torres, Yankees 322,958
4. Tim Anderson, White Sox 281,862
5. Xander Bogaerts, Red Sox 220,317
6. Francisco Lindor, Indians 175,868
7. Andrelton Simmons, Angels 130,774
8. Adalberto Mondesi, Royals 81,777
9. Elvis Andrus, Rangers 73,559
10. Willy Adames, Rays  60,392

1. Mike Trout, Angels 951,002
2. George Springer, Astros 776,352
3. Austin Meadows, Rays 468,111
4. Michael Brantley, Astros  458,577
5. Mookie Betts, Red Sox 450,407
6. Eddie Rosario, Twins 344,215
7. Aaron Judge, Yankees 308,134
8. Joey Gallo, Rangers 281,179
9. Josh Reddick, Astros 220,079
10. Max Kepler, Twins 202,822
11. Byron Buxton, Twins 192,230
12. Andrew Benintendi, Red Sox 138,911
13. Brett Gardner, Yankees 138,426
14. Jackie Bradley Jr., Red Sox 124,490
15. Tommy Pham, Rays 119,691
16. Aaron Hicks, Yankees 110,139
17. Trey Mancini, Orioles  100,457
18. Shin-Soo Choo, Rangers 95,875
19. Kevin Kiermaier, Rays 76,526
20. Kole Calhoun, Angels 74,625

1. J.D. Martinez, Red Sox 491,955
2. Hunter Pence, Rangers 329,321
3. Nelson Cruz, Twins  214,702
4. Shohei Ohtani, Angels 166,275
5. Giancarlo Stanton, Yankees 157,411
6. Aledmys Diaz, Astros 152,614
7. Khris Davis, Athletics 140,227
8. Daniel Vogelbach, Mariners 131,700
9. Avisail Garcia, Rays 127,731
10. Yonder Alonso, White Sox 71,174

Bellinger, Yelich Top One Million Votes In Early ASG NL Ballot

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