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• "Following an exciting and successful event in Dallas, we're thrilled to take the NFL draft to Nashville. The city has a passionate fan base and offers iconic locations that will enable us to expand the Draft in unique ways," said NFL commissioner Roger Goodell: April 25-27, 2019, spanning across multiple landmarks in Nashville's historic downtown district.

• The University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Arizona will host Super Bowl LVII in 2023 and the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans will host Super Bowl LVIII in 2024, per the NFL.

• ESPN and the UFC have agreed to a new five-year deal that will move the entire rights package from Fox Sports to ESPN, according to ESPN.

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2018 NBA Draft Presented by State Farm Order (To Date)
(Barclays Center Brooklyn, NY June 21 (ESPN)

1. Phoenix Suns
2. Sacramento Kings
3. Atlanta Hawks
4. Memphis Grizzlies
5. Dallas Mavericks
6. Orlando Magic
7. Chicago Bulls
8. Cleveland Cavaliers (from Brooklyn Nets)
9. New York Knicks
10. Philadelphia 76ers (from Los Angeles Lakers)

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WEEKEND BOX OFFICE (May 18-20)
1. Deadpool 2 - 20th Century Fox - $125M
2. Avengers: Infinity War - Disney - $28.7M
3. Book Club - Paramount - $12.5M
4. Life Of The Party - Warner Bros. - $7.7M
5. Breaking In - Universal - $6.5M
6. Show Dogs - Open Road - $6M
7. Overboard - Lionsgate - $4.7M
8. A Quiet Place - Paramount - $4M
9. Rampage - Warner Bros. - $1.5M
10. Feel Pretty - STX Entertainment - $1.2M
11. Super Troopers 2 - 20th Century Fox - $1.1M
12. Black Panther - Disney - $0.8M
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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.
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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
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Oct052015

Moving Day: Trucks Arrive As Harden Officially Switches From Nike To Adidas

By Barry Janoff

October 5, 2015: When James Harden woke up on Oct. 1, it marked the official beginning of his 13-year, $200 million deal with adidas.

Harden celebrated with breakfast at home.

Adidas celebrated by delivering two truck loads of basketball kicks to Harden's front door, making a marketing and social media splash to signify Harden's move from Nike.

"The Wait Is Over" read the back panels on two adidas trucks parked in the front courtyard of Harden's home.

According to adidas, the all-star point guard for the Houston Rockets will wear Crazylight Boost in a variety of Rockets colors this season. A signature shoe being planned.

"Doing what's expected isn't enough for me. I've taken chances to put myself in a position to be successful and I'm hungry for more," Harden said in a statement. "I want to be true to who I am, even if that means taking risks or doing things different from the status quo or what other people expect,"

Initial marketing was tied to the "unannounced" delivery to Harden, with a 30-second "The Wait Is Over" spot showing Harden wearing a bathrobe answering the door, then ultimately being surrounded by a bevy of boxes filled with adidas kicks.

Adidas supported with shout-outs on social media, including Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

Future marketing likely will play into the low-key, fun-loving persona that Harden has shown in other ad campaigns.

Harden also has deals that include BodyArmor, BBVA Compass, Foot Locker and 2K Sports.

An upcoming event with Foot Locker — likely the first national spot in which Harden will wear adidas shoes — will see him shoot basketballs with suggestions printed on them as submitted by people via Twitter. He will seek to fulfill the requests written on the balls of missed shots.

The Foot Locker "Play My Tweet" challenge is scheduled to go down in Houston on Oct. 8 beginning at 7 PM (ET). People can watch via Foot Locker's YouTube channel or Twitter page.

Early requests include having him run a clinic at a high school, donate time and money to fighting cancer and challenging Stephen Curry's daughter, Riley, in a Nae-Nae dance-off.

According to Harden, "After meeting with adidas I knew we could create something people won't see coming. They want to celebrate me for who I am and what I stand for. They want to help me be closer to my fans, tell my story and make incredible product together. This is my chance to do something that can't be done anywhere else."

Harden Takes On (Almost) All Challenges In Foot Locker Twitter Push

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