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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

Top-Selling MLB Jerseys (Jan.-May 2018)

1. Jose Altuve Houston Astros
2. Aaron Judge New York Yankees
3. Clayton Kershaw Los Angeles Dodgers
4. Giancarlo Stanton New York Yankees
5. George Springer Houston Astros
6. Anthony Rizzo Chicago Cubs
7. Kris Bryant Chicago Cubs
8. Shohei Otani Los Angeles Angels
9. Carlos Corea Hoston Astros
10. Mookie Betts Boston Red Sox
11. Mike Trout Los Angeles Angels
12. Cody Bellinger Los Angeles Dodgers
13. Buster Posey San Francisco Giants
14. Javier Baez Chicago Cubs

SOURCE: MLBShop.com

BUY SELL

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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Jan152015

Novak Djokovic Ready For His '15 Closeup At Australian Open With Jacob's Creek

By Barry Janoff

January 15, 2015: Novak Djokovic, ranked No. 1 in the world, is ready for the first tennis Grand Slam event of the year and is bringing his game, and marketing partners, with him to Australia.

Djokovic to date has won seven Grand Slams, led by his four titles at the Australian Open (2008, 2011, 2012, 2013). If he needed any extra incentive this year, his run of three consecutive titles at the event was snapped last year by Stanislas Wawrinka, who beat Djokovic in the quarter-finals and then went on to win the 2014 title.

Before hitting the court at the Open, which begins Jan. 19 and runs through Feb. 1, Djokovic spent some time this week on the Red Carpet, attending in Melbourne for the premier of Made By Determination, a series from Jacob's Creek that tracks his life from Serbia to the top of the tennis world.

The partnership with Djokovic is part of Jacob's Creek's global tennis sponsorship platform, which includes the Australian Open, Wimbledon and the China Open.

Lead partners for the Australian Open also include lead sponsor Kia; associate sponsors Anz and Rolex; and official partners including IBM. Heinekin, Powerade,Toshiba and Lacoste.

According to Jacob's Creek, Made By Determination,is a documentary-style film series that "takes viewers back to the beginning of Novak's journey, from growing up in war-torn Serbia, to the dedication of his first coach Jelena Gencic, to his pivotal Grand Slam wins."

"Everything I experienced growing up has led me to become the person I am today," Djokoivic said in a statement about the documentary. "Creating the Jacob's Creek Made By film series has allowed me to tell my story, in my own words and share it with the world.

"My path to success has by no means been easy, but the people, places and passions that have shaped me are integral to my success. These films have given me the chance to acknowledge what I am made by."

That includes about $20 million in endorsements from sponsors including Uniqlo, adidas, Peugeot, Seiko and Head.

According to Djokovic, "My path to success has by no means been easy, but the people, places and passions that have shaped me are integral to my success. These films have given me the chance to acknowledge what I am made by."

The Made By Determination series on Djokovic has three chapters: "Birthed by Serbia," "Shaped by Jelena" and "Inspired by Dreams."

"Novak's Made By story is powerful, and the dedication and effort he has put into his career is similar to the people behind Jacob's Creek," Derek Oliver, global marketing director for Jacob's Creek, said in a statement. "Our partnership has been truly collaborative and that we are proud to take to the world."

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