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• NBA All-Star James Harden has joined the ownership group of the Houston Dynamo. According to the MLS club, the 2018 NBA MVP with the Houston Rockets becomes the fifth member of an ownership group led by Gabriel Brener, which also includes boxing icon Oscar De La Hoya, Ben Guill and Jake Silverstein.

In addition to the Dynamo, the group also owns the NWSL's Houston Dash and BBVA Stadium, the home venue for both clubs.

“I’m very excited about the opportunity to join the ownership group of the Houston Dynamo and Houston Dash and proud to be a part of a club with tremendous history and a great future,” Harden said via the team.

• Spend a "Day in the Life Of Blake Griffin." Full story here.

• Cavs Legion Gaming Club, the NBA 2K League affiliate of the Cleveland Cavaliers, has unveiled plans for an eSports center in Cleveland’s Battery Park neighborhood. The 2,700 square foot venue is scheduled to open this fall,

• The NFL Network is planning 129 hours of “Inside Training Camp Live” coverage July 22-Aug. 7 Additional coverage will appear across NFL media platforms including NFL.com, NFL Films, NFL app and NFL RedZone.

ESPN also said it would provide comprehensive coverage of the opening week of the 2019 NFL training camps beginning July 22 on daily editions of SportsCenter and NFL Live.

• NBC’s Golf Channel unveiled details for its next Golf Films project, “Tiger Woods: Chasing History,” to premiere July 22  The film will present viewers with a chronological look at the “sights and sounds from each of Woods’ 81 professional victories, from his first at the Las Vegas Invitational in 1996, through the most recent win at the Masters earlier this year.”

• 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

AT&T WNBA All-Star 2019 Starter Pool

  • Liz Cambage, Aces
  • Elena Delle Donne, Mystics
  • Chelsea Gray, Sparks
  • Brittney Griner, Mercury
  • Natasha Howard, Storm
  • Jonquel Jones, Sun
  • Jewell Loyd, Storm
  • Kayla McBride, Aces
  • Kia Nurse, Liberty
  • A‘ja Wilson, Aces

AT&T WNBA All-Star 2019, featuring Team Delle Donne vs. Team Wilson, is scheduled for July 27 in the Mandalay Bay Events Center, Las Vegas (ABC 3:30 PM ET).

KEEPING SCORE

The Top 25 MiLB Teams With Best-Selling Merchandise (alphabetically, with MLB affiliate):

  • Albuquerque Isotopes (Rockies)
  • Charleston RiverDogs (Yankees)
  • Charlotte Knights (White Sox)
  • Columbia Fireflies (Mets)
  • Columbus Clippers (Indians)
  • Corpus Christi Hooks (Astros)
  • Durham Bulls (Rays)
  • El Paso Chihuahuas (Padres)
  • Fort Wayne TinCaps (Padres)
  • Gwinnett Stripers (Braves)
  • Hartford Yard Goats (Rockies)
  • Indianapolis Indians (Pirates)
  • Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp (Marlins)
  • Lehigh Valley IronPigs (Phillies)
  • Nashville Sounds (Rangers)
  • Pawtucket Red Sox (Red Sox)
  • Portland Sea Dogs (Red Sox)
  • Richmond Flying Squirrels (Giants)
  • Rochester Red Wings (Twins)
  • Sacramento River Cats (Giants)
  • Salt Lake Bees (Angels)
  • San Antonio Missions (Brewers)
  • Tacoma Rainiers (Mariners)
  • Toledo Mud Hens (Tigers)
  • Trenton Thunder (Yankees)

SOURCE: MiLB

BUY SELL

Weekend Box Office July 12-14
1. Spider-Man:Far From Home $45.3M
2. Toy Story 4 $20.7M
3. Crawl $12M
4. Stuber $8M
5. Yesterday $6.8M
6. Aladdin $5.9M
7. Annabelle Comes Home $5.6M
8. Midsommar $3.4M
9. Secret Life of Pets 2 $3.1M
10. MIB International $2.2M
Source: Box Office Mojo

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• 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).

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Nascar, eBay Offer Unique Racing Items, Experiences To Benefit Kids Foundation

NYSJ Sports-Entertainment Business News Service

October 22, 2018:
eBay and Nascar have joined forces to launch a site where people have the opportunity to bid on autographed memorabilia and unique racing experiences.

Now through Nov. 1, visitors to eBay.com/Nascar and bid on 20 items, including a Martin Truex Jr. autographed side panel, Joey Logano autographed hood, Dale Earnhardt, Jr. autographed replica full-size helmet, Nascar on NBC Sports behind-the-scenes experience, a meet-and-greet with  Chase Elliott and a 2018 Nascar Champion's Week package in Las Vegas.

One hundred percent of the proceeds from each item will benefit The Nascar Foundation programs for children.

"Nascar is synonymous with a truly passionate fan base, and eBay fuels this passion while helping people come together to make an impact," Suzy Deering, CMO-eBay Americas, said via the company.

"We understand the apparel, memorabilia and merchandise are ways for fans to show allegiance for their favorite drivers — and show support for causes they believe in. In collaboration with the Nascar community, eBay is now offering a wide-range of exclusive inventory that helps children finish first through programs of the Nascar Foundation and our eBay for Charity platform."

The Nascar Foundation “believes every child should have a chance at a healthy life and deserves to get across the finish line.”

Through the Speediatrics Children's Fund and Betty Jane France Humanitarian Award, the Foundation is “making children's health and medical needs its top priority.”

According to Nichole Krieger, Nascar Foundation executive director, ”We are thrilled to partner with eBay to provide these very unique items to their customers.”

“At the end of the day, it's all about the kids. Funds raised through this auction will help us provide much needed health care services to children in our racing communities across the country."

Added eBay’s Deering, “True to our mission of opportunity for all, eBay brings new ways for the racing community to give back to the next generation of fans."

Items and experiences for auction:

• 2019 Daytona 500 VIP Experience

• 2018 Homestead-Miami Speedway VIP Experience with Nascar Suite Passes

• Richard Petty Meet and Greet Experience

• iRacing Experience with William Byron

• Meet-and-Greet with Chase Elliott

• Nascar on NBC Sports Behind-the-Scenes Experience

• Meet-and-Greet with Joey Logano

• 2018 Nascar Champion's Week Package in Las Vegas

• American Ethanol Green Flag autographed by Monster Energy Nascar Cup Series Drivers

• Martin Truex Jr. Autographed Side Panel Sheet Metal

• Joey Logano Autographed Hood

• Dale Earnhardt, Jr. Autographed Replica Full-Size Helmet

• Ty Dillon Autographed Race-Used Firesuit

• Helmet Visor signed by Richard Petty and Bubba Wallace

• Paralyzed Veterans of America Hat Autographed by Brad Keselowski

• Alex Bowman Autographed Diecast

• Jeff Gordon Autographed 24EVER Framed Photo

• Nascar Replica Hood autographed by Monster Energy Nascar Cup Series Drivers

• The Glass Case of Emotion autographed Poster

• Full Size Replica Helmet autographed by Monster Energy Nascar Cup Series Drivers

Bid here.

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