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• Kraft Heinz division Devour Food has joined with the American Cornhole League to uncover from among its ranks the "Devour Man of the Year," with the winner earning $10,000 and free Devour Pizza for a year. Details here.

• Maria Sharapova has withdrawn from the Grand Slam at French Open, citing her shoulder injury and recovery.

• Earvin “Magic” Johnson and Larry Bird will be the co-recipients of the NBA Lifetime Achievement Award, to be honored during the NBA Awards on June 24 (TNT).

• The American Gaming Assn. has released a new set of self-regulations on advertising and marketing legal sports betting, the “Responsible Marketing Code for Sports Wagering. The code, developed in coordination with its members, “extends commitments made by individual companies through their own responsible marketing activities and those adhered to by all association members through the Responsible Gaming Code of Conduct. “The new code includes self-imposed restrictions on target audiences, outlets and materials branding, while mandating responsible gaming inclusion.” 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.” 

POLL POSITION

U.S. Women’s National Team head coach Jill Ellis has named the 23 players who will represent the U.S. in France and seek to defend their FIFA Women’s World Cup crown (July 7-Aug.7).

GOALKEEPERS

Adrianna Franch* (Portland Thorns FC), Ashlyn Harris** (Orlando Pride), Alyssa Naeher** (Chicago Red Stars)
DEFENDERS
Abby Dahlkemper* (NC Courage), Tierna Davidson* (Chicago Red Stars), Crystal Dunn* (NC Courage), Ali Krieger*** (Orlando Pride), Kelley O’Hara*** (Utah Royals FC), Becky Sauerbrunn*** (Utah Royals FC), Emily Sonnett* (Portland Thorns FC)
MIDFIELDERS
Morgan Brian** (Chicago Red Stars), Julie Ertz** (Chicago Red Stars), Lindsey Horan* (Portland Thorns FC), Rose Lavelle* (Washington Spirit), Allie Long* (Reign FC), Samantha Mewis* (NC Courage)
FORWARDS
Tobin Heath*** (Portland Thorns FC), Carli Lloyd**** (Sky Blue FC), Jessica McDonald* (NC Courage), Alex Morgan*** (Orlando Pride), Christen Press** (Utah Royals FC), Mallory Pugh* (Washington Spirit), Megan Rapinoe*** (Reign FC)
* First Women’s World Cup
** Second Women’s World Cup
*** Third Women’s World Cup
**** Fourth Women’s World Cup

KEEPING SCORE

Results from NBA Draft Lottery 2019 presented by State Farm — aka the Zion Williamson Lottery:
1. New Orleans  
2. Memphis        
3. New York        
4.Los Angeles Lakers     
5. Cleveland
6. Phoenix          
7. Chicago
8. Atlanta
 9. Washington
10. Atlanta (from Dallas)
11. Minnesota
12. Charlotte        
13.  Miami
14.  Boston (from Sacramento via Philadelphia)

BUY SELL

Weekend Box Office May 17-19
1. John Wick 3 $57M
2. Avengers: Endgame $29.4M
3. Pokemon Detective Pikachu $24.8M
4. A Dog’s Journey $8M
5. The Hustle $6M
6. The Intruder $4M
7. Long Shot $3.4M
8,. The Sun Is Also A Star $2.6M
9. Poms $2M
10. Uglydolls $1.6M
Source: Box Office Mojo

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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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Nov142013

NBA Thinking BIG With LeBron, Durant, Rose In 'Jingle Hoops' Holiday Effort

By Barry Janoff

November 14, 2013: The NBA has scheduled a slate of five games on national TV for Christmas Day, and six weeks out the league has already launched a campaign to support its programming blitz on ESPN and ABC.

No by coincidence, the multi-media marketing push also supports new NBA sleeved jersey shirts from adidas that players on all ten teams will wear on Dec. 25.

The sleeved jerseys, which were unveiled in limited use last season, are part of adidas' NBA “BIG Logo” Holiday Collection, which includes new warm-up jackets and shooting shirts with print graphics "inspired by knit holiday sweaters."

The campaign is anchored by a TV spot, "Jingle Hoops," in which six players whose teams will be in action on Christmas Day shoot basketballs through nets adorned with sleigh bells in order to play, One-Horse Open Sleigh," a variation of the holiday song, "Jingle Bells."

The spot features LeBorn James (Miami Heat), Kevin Durant (Oklahoma City Thunder), Derrick Rose (Chicago Bulls), James Harden (Houston Rockets), Steve Nash (Los Angeles Lakers) and Stephen Curry (Golden State Warriors). James ends the spot with an emphatic dunk, smiles and says, "Please tell me the camera was on!"

Each of the players is seen wearing the short-sleeved jerseys of their respective teams. (See the full spot here.)

d “Jingle Hoops” breaks this week during games across the league’s national broadcast partners, including ABC, ESPN, TNT and NBA TV, as well as its regional sports networks. The NBA said it would also air international versions of the spot in such key regions as China, Europe, Mexico, Brazil, Africa, and the Middle East.

Support includes Internet and social media destinations such as Twitter, Facebook and YouTube.

Last year, the NBA unveiled a “BIG Color” campaign for the holidays, with a TV spot in which five players, including Dwight Howard, Carmelo Anthony and Dwyane Wade, are seen dribbling basketballs to the holiday tune, "Carol of the Bells."

The league said that spot garnered more than eight million YouTube views. As happened with the 2012 spot, players seen in "Jingle Hoops" were shot at different locations and then mashed-up for the final version.

"Last season’s 'BIG Color' holiday campaign was an overwhelming success that grabbed fans' attention, and we wanted to find a way to top it,” Jamie Gallo, evp-marketing for the NBA, said in a statement. “This season, we’re back with the game’s biggest stars to deliver an engaging and festive sequence that creatively showcases our players' skills.”

The adidas NBA “BIG Logo” Holiday Collection is available at NBAStore.com, the NBA Store on Fifth Avenue in New York and team retailers.

According to Sal LaRocca, the NBA's evp-global merchandising, “We worked closely with adidas to create an innovative new uniform design for our Christmas Day game. The BIG Logo collection will provide a unique look on-court and a variety of products for our fans."

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