• Recently retired NBA star Tony Parker has been named president of NorthRock Sports, Artists and Entertainment, a division of Northrock Partners, a finance and lifestyle advisory firm that currently oversees $1.5 billion in assets, whose holdings include Golf Magazine, and the Nicklaus Companies in partnership with golf legend Jack Nicklaus.

• Cody Bellinger, Christian Yelich, Mike Trout and Javier Baez are the leading vote-getters in new All-Star Game ballot results released by MLB. Full story here.

• The WTA will premiere the NYJTL Bronx Open, Aug. 16-24, in the Cary Leeds Center for Tennis & Learning in The Bronx, NY. The women’s tournament will take place the week before the U.S. Open in New York and offer $250,000 in prize money.

• SunTrust and BB&T financial firms said that Truist Financial would be the name of the company following their merger later this year. The name — “intended to give the bank a single, fresh identity” — could also become the new name for the home venue for the Atlanta Braves, now known as SunTrust Stadium.

• BBVA Compass Stadium, home to the MLS Houston Dynamo, has been renamed BBVA Stadium as part of financial company BBVA Group's overall rebranding process.

• The LPGA said it would “implement a comprehensive integrity program, in partnership with Genius Sports, to deliver sports-betting related monitoring, education and structures for the management of investigations.”

“Sports betting is certainly coming and we’ll have to get our hands around it," LPGA commissioner Mike Whan said via the organization. “Sports betting may bring another wave of worldwide sports fans to the LPGA, but it will require us to be protected and supported by experts like Genius."

• 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.” 


The Top Ten World’s Highest Paid Athletes
1, Leo Messi soccer $127M
2. Cristiano Ronaldo soccer $109M
3. Neymar Jr. soccer $105M
4. Canelo Alvarez boxing $94M
5. Roger Federer tennis $93.4M
6. Russell Wilson NFL $89.5M
7. Aaron Rodgers NFL $89.3M
8. LeBron James NBA $89M
9. Stephen Curry NBA $79.8M
10. Kevin Durant NBA $65.4M

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2019 Top Selling Summer Acts
Based on total sales on StubHub for U.S. tour dates from Memorial Day to Labor Day 2019
1. The Rolling Stones
2. Queen with Adam Lambert
3. Paul McCartney
4. Ariana Grande
5. Shawn Mendes
6. Billie Eilish
7. JoJo Siwa
8. Twenty One Pilots
9. Hootie and the Blowfish
10. Florida Georgia Line

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Weekend Box Office June 7-9
1. The Secret Life of Pets 2 $47.1M
2. Dark Phoenix $33M
3. Aladdin $24.5M
4. Godzilla $15.4M
5. Rocketman $14M
6. Ma $7.8M
7. John Wick 3 $7.4M
8. Avengers: Endgame $4.8M
9. Pokémon Detective Pikachu $3M
10. Booksmart $1.6M
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.
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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

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• 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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