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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.

KEEPING SCORE

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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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.
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Sep162013

NFL Series Has 20/20 Vision Of The Future Of The League, Players, Fans, Technology

By Barry Janoff

September 16, 2013: Monday morning quarterbacks are infamous for looking back at events that have already happened and taking credit for and/or criticizing them.

The NFL is taking the opposite position by looking seven years ahead to forecast or explain things that will happen.

NFL.com, in conjunction with NFL Network, has launched an exclusive eight-part series, NFL 2020, that examines the future of the NFL and what football will be like on and off the field in 2020.

NFL 2020 topics include the health of players, changing rules, fans, the participation of gay players, how science and technology at home and in stadiums will impact the game and the NFL's expansion worldwide.

NFL 2020 is hosted by Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson. It includes input from such current and former NFL players as Ryan Clark, Justin Tuck, Eric Davis, Terrell Davis, Lavar Arrington and Jeff Garcia; Baltimore Ravens head coach John Harbaugh; and NFL reporters including Peter King, Armen Keteyian, and Sam Farmer.

Executives from a number of global companies currently working on innovative designs and products that could alter pro football also are part of the mix.

The premiere episode, "Look and Feel," which was unveiled last week, included how the physical look of players will change and how their skill sets would have advanced by 2020 and how openly gay players would acclimate into the league. (See the episode here.)

New Webisodes are scheduled to air on Thursdays through Dec. 19. NFL Network's NFL AM will review each Webisode the day after it airs and "dissect the speculation of what NFL players will be like, physically and mentally, in 2020."

Upcoming Webisodes include: "International Players" (Sept. 26); "Global Game" (Oct. 10); "Analytics and Officiating" (Oct. 24); "Making View" (Nov. 7), which will examine such technology as 360-degree cameras in every NFL helmet and other advanced equipment and monitoring devices; "The Fan Experience" (Nov. 21); "Player Health: Advances in Head Injury Technology" (Dec. 5); and "Culture of the Game" (Dec. 19).

The Web site, which is presented by Samsung Galaxy S4, also includes comparisons between veteran NFL players and younger stars. In one section, second-year quarterbacks are compared to NBA stars, such as Robert Griffin III and John Wall, Russell Wilson and Chris Paul and Andrew Luck and James Harden.

The hypothesis: "The modern day quarterback is more comparable to athletes in other sports like NBA guards than the standard old quarterback."

FYI: Although the site is not yet known, Super Bowl LIV is scheduled for February 2020.

See Story at Brief

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