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• The NBA London Game 2019 will feature a regular-season game between the Washington Wizards and the New York Knicks in The O2 on Thursday, Jan. 17. Marketing partners include Foot Locker, Gatorade, Nike, SAP and Tissot, with additional partners to be unveiled in the coming months.

• The Denver Broncos home field is getting a temporary name change to Broncos Stadium at Mile High. It had been Sports Authority Field at Mile High, but the national sporting goods retailer, which had been based in Englewood, Col., ceased operations in July 2016. A search for a more permanent naming rights holder is currently underway.

• Per AP Sports: Burger King in Russia ran a promotion on social media offering a lifetime supply of Whoppers to any women who become pregnant by World Cup players. The offer was then deleted, In a statement Wednesday to AP, Burger King said, “We are sorry about the clearly offensive promotion that the team in Russia launched online. (It) does not reflect our brand or our values and we are taking steps to ensure this type of activity does not happen again.”

• The PGA TOUR has signed a deal with Facebook to distribute exclusive Saturday and Sunday live competition coverage, on a free basis, from eight tournaments leading into the FedExCup Playoffs for the 2017-18 season. Airing on Facebook Watch in the U.S., coverage begins at the Travelers Championship on June 23-24. Other events in 2018 include: Quicken Loans National; A Military Tribute at The Greenbrier; John Deere Classic; RBC Canadian Open; World Golf Championships-Bridgestone Invitational; Wyndham Championship; and The Northern Trust.

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MLB has released the leaders by position for the 2018 All-Star Game (as of June 19), with voting sponsored by Camping World. (Voting ends July 5 at 11:59 PM ET.)

American League: 1B José Abreu (Chicago White Sox), 2B José Altuve (Houston Astros), SS Manny Machado (Baltimore Orioles), 3B  José Ramirez (Cleveland Indians); OF Mike Trout (Los Angeles Angels). Aaron Judge (New York Yankees), Mookie Betts (Boston Red Sox); Wilson Ramos (Tampa Bay Rays), Gary Sanchez (New York Yankees); DH Victor Martinez (Detroit Tigers).

National League: 1B Freddie Freeman (Atlanta Braves), 2B Ozhaino Albies (Atlanta Braves), SS Brandon Crawford (San Francisco Giants), 3B Nolan Arenado (Colorado Rockies); OF Matt Kemp (Los Angeles Dodgers), Nick Markakis (Atlanta Braves), Bryce Harper (Washington Nationals); C Wilson Contreras (Chicago Cubs),Buster Posey (San Francisco Giants).

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WEEKEND BOX OFFICE (June 15-17)

1. Incredibles 2 - Disney - $180 M ($231.5M worldwide)
2. Ocean's 8 - Warner Bros. - $19.6M
3. Tag - Warner Bros. - $14.6M
4. Solo: A Star Wars Story - Disney - $9.1M
5. Deadpool 2 - 20th Century Fox - $8.8M
6. Hereditary - A24 - $7M
7. Superfly - Sony - $6.3M
8. Avengers: Infinity War - Disney - $5.3M
9. Adrift - STX Entertainment - $2.1M
10. Book Club - Paramount - $1.9M
11. A Wrinkle In Time - Disney - $1.8M
12. Gotti - Vertical Entertainment - $1.7M

NOTE: Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom - Universal $173.6M international (opens in U.S. June 22)

SOURCE: COMSCORE.com

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NBA, GE Healthcare Seek To Reduce Injuries By Understanding Cause, Effect

Special to NYSportsJournalism.com

May 8, 2016: According to the NBA the most prevalent injuries that sideline players are those involving ankles (19.5%), knees (13.9%), thighs (9.7%) and the neck and/or back (9.3%).

In the current post-season alone, Stephen Curry, Chris Paul and Blake Griffin were among the players who missed games due to significant injury. (Chris Bosh has missed the entire playoffs due to a blood-clot issue.)

In 2013, the NFL joined with GE Healthcare and Under Armour to "find and fund ideas to develop new solutions to diagnose and protect against traumatic brain injury."

In 2015, in an effort to "better understand, prevent, diagnose and treat musculoskeletal injuries," the NBA and GE Health united to launch the Sports Medicine and Orthopedics Collaboration.

As with the NFL-GE Healthcare alliance, the NBA-Ge Healthcare alliance issued a call for proposals from doctors, researchers, hospitals and others that would address the issue, with several to be selected to receive grants to help fund their work.

“Tendinopathy — and specifically that involving the patellar tendon — is a common issue among basketball players at all levels,” Dr. John DiFiori, the NBA’s director of sports medicine, said in a statement. “The NBA is pleased to work with GE Healthcare to fund additional research in this area to increase our understanding of this condition as we seek to improve health outcomes and limit the impact on athletic performance for NBA players and the general population.”

Last week, the NBA and GE Healthcare unveiled he first round of winning research proposals, which focus on tendon injuries, specifically in the knee and ankle.

The proposals came from La Trobe University, Melbourne, Australia (Dr. Jill Cook); two from the University of Calgary (Dr. W. Brent Edwards, Dr. Carolyn Emery), the University of Wisconsin-Madison (Dr. Kenneth Lee); the Hospital for Special Surgery, NY (Dr. O. Kenechi Nwawka); and Erasmus University Medical Center, Rotterdam (Dr. Edwin H.G. Oei).

Full details on the proposals can be found here.

A second call for proposals, to deal with acute myotendinous injuries (focusing on injuries related to the knee), is scheduled for June.

“NBA players are among the best in the world, and the NBA is committed to their health and well-being, which is why we’re excited to team up with GE Healthcare and leading researchers for the benefit of the players and our game,” David Weiss, NBA vp/assistant general counsel, said in a statement.

“The projects we’re announcing today include important areas of focus for the NBA including injury prevention and youth health, as well as advanced technologies and methods such as new approaches to imaging, wearable technology and biomechanics," said Weiss.

According to John M. Sabol, PhD, chief scientist for GE Healthcare’s Global Research Organization,“The collaboration between GE Healthcare and the NBA has provided a unique opportunity to do high impact research.

"This call for proposals attracted dozens of high-quality submissions from leading tendinopathy researchers. Selection of the winning projects was a challenging task, relying on an independent scientific review panel of 22 academic and clinical experts to evaluate the scientific merit of the submitted research projects," said Sabol.

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