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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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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).

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New Era Reignites Yankees-Red Sox Rivalry With Alec Baldwin, John Krasinski 

Alec Baldwin loves the Yankees . . . April 11, 2011: Actor Alec Baldwin is a major fan of the New York Yankees. Actor John Krasinski is a major fan of the rival Boston Red Sox. They both show their true colors in a new campaign from New Era, the official on-field cap of Major League Baseball, that takes sports rivalries to extreme comedic lengths.

The campaign, "Rivals Are Forever," will include TV, social media including Twitter, in-stadium and POP to support New Era's Authentic Collection on-field cap.

In-store, ads will feature such classic baseball rivalries as the San Francisco Giants and Los Angeles Dodgers; and Chicago Cubs and St. Louis Cardinals.

TV will run during Yankees and Red Sox games throughout the season on ESPN, FOX, YES Network and NESN. Cable buy includes Comedy Central, Adult Swim, Spike, FX and SNY.

Consumers can become part of the Yankees-Red Sox rivalry at New Era's Web site and Facebook destination, people can vote for their favorite team and player, "trash talk" and find baseball content throughout the season.

. . . John Krasinski sides with the Boston Red Sox in New Era's new campaign."We've created a campaign that celebrates the most talked about aspect of Major League Baseball – the rivalry," Christopher Koch, CEO for New Era, Buffalo, NY, said in a statement. "And we've taken one of baseball's most recognizable rivalries and used it as a catalyst to inspire fans everywhere."

In the first spot with the two actors, "The Trash Talking Begins," which broke this past weekend when the Red Sox won two of three games during a series at Fenway Park, Baldwin is at a party when he gets a call on his cell phone from Krasinski.

"Are you a Phillies fan now, since [the Yankees] couldn't get Cliff Lee and he went to Philadelphia for less money?" Krasinski asks.

"Yankee fans don't consider Philadelphia to be a legitimate sports town, John," Baldwin replies, striking the cord of another baseball rivalry. "You know that."

"Are you prepared for what's coming?" Krasinski, who is wearing a New Era Red Sox cap, inquires regarding the 2011 season. "It's going to be the worst misery you've ever experience in the history of this rivalry."

"John. John. John," Baldwin, fresh off his stint during March Madness as spokesman for Capital One, answers. "For the last time — this is not a rivalry. Just like fire does not have a rivalry with kindling. Lawnmowers don't have a rivalry with grass. America does not have a rivalry with Costa Rica."

Krasinski, who has heard this all before and is able to mimic Baldwin's words as he speaks them, is not deterred. "Seriously. How are you a Yankees fan at all? It's like being a huge fan of fascism."

"We've taken one of baseball's most recognizable rivalries — Yankees and Red Sox — and used it as a catalyst to inspire fans everywhere."

"No," responds Baldwin. "It's like being a hugh fan of winning. Which we do. Relentlessly." "Not this year," Krasinski says. "Go ahead," replies Baldwin. "Celebrate in April. We'll dance in October."

That sends Krasinski a bit over the edge. "You will be dead in October!!" After a few moments of awkward silence, Krasinski asks, "Was that a little too much? Sorry. I just got a little worked up."

New Era said the Baldwin-Krasinski debate would continue through the 2011 MLB campaign. (See full TV spot here.)

In addition to MLB, New Era has alliances with the NBA, NFL and Canadian Football League.

"We're truly engaging those die-hard, passionate fans who have pledged undying allegiance to their team, its players and their city," said Koch.

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