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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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Panasonic Ramps Up Global Marketing For Summer Games With Neymar, Social Media

Special to NYSportsJournalism.com

May 22, 2016: With the 2016 Summer Olympics just about ten weeks away, global International Olympic Committee partner Panasonic has unveiling its plans to support athletes and the Games, which will intensify as the Opening Ceremonies approach.

Global marketing will fall under "Sharing the Passion,” Panasonic’s theme for both the Olympic sand Paralympic Games that follow.

A multi-media effort with soccer star Neymar da Silva Santos Júnior (Neymar Jr.), who has been a Panasonic corporate ambassador since 2010, includes TV, Internet and social media.

Panasonic has built an online platform to share Neymar Jr.’s passion for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games as well as "enthusiasm of the people throughout the world pursuing their respective dreams."

On site,  Panasonic has signed a partnership agreement with Sugarloaf Mountain, located in the Urca district of Rio de Janeiro, to establish a corporate pavilion, being called "Stadium of Wonders," that will be open to visitors during the Rio 2016 Olympics.

The venue will include a retrospect of Panasonic’s 25-plus-year support of the Olympic Games and interactive exhibits to "experience the Olympic competition through the athletes’ eyes."

Among other platforms, Panasonic has entered into an AV technology partnership agreement with Rio 2016 as technical partner of the Torch Relay.

Panasonic said it would exhibit the torch from the past Olympic Games inside and present information and video content pertaining to the torch relay of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games in the Stadium of Wonders.

In addition, Panasonic will supply LED large-screen display systems to the Live Site, an outdoor entertainment area in Rio de Janeiro, where spectators can watch the competition.

At the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games, Panasonic said it would implement a next-generation education program, "KWN (Kid Witness News),” during the Paralympic Games to "foster children’s creativity, communication skills, and teamwork through video production."

The Summer Games run Aug. 5-21, 2016

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