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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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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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Feb022015

After New England's Super Bowl XLIX Win, Edelman, Butler Are Going To Disneyland

By Barry Janoff

February 1, 2015: If you make big plays and help your team win the Super Bowl, you get to raise the NFL championship Lombardi Trophy.

Perhaps almost as prestigious, you may get to say, "I'm going to Disneyland."

Wide receiver Julian Edelman and cornerback Malcolm Butler became part of that tradition on Sunday when they stood on the field in the University of Phoenix Stadium after the New England Patriots had defeated the Seattle Seahawks, covered in confetti, and said in unison, "We're going to Disneyland."

Although that particular honor generally goes to the game's MVP, which in Super Bowl XLIX was Patriots' quarterback Tom Brady, Disney opted to go with two players who had game-changing and game-saving plays.

Edelman caught nine Brady passes for 109 yards and a touchdown; Butler, a rookie, intercepted Seattle quarterback Russell Wilson's pass at the one-yard line with seconds to play, preserving New England's 28-24 victory.

They both will be feted with a parade today down Main Street, U.S.A., at Disneyland Park in Los Angeles, according to Darrell Fry, Sports Media Director for Walt Disney World.

The 30-second commercial, under the umbrella theme, "What's Next," with the Patriots' duo began running today on-air and online and will be in regular rotation for at least a week.

Aside from a spot from the NFL touting championship merchandise for sale, the Disney ad is generally the first post-Super Bowl campaign to feature players from the winning team.

The commercial shows highlights from the game featuring Edelman and Butler and is played out to "When You Wish upon a Star" (which is currently sung by Idina Menzel), who performed the National Anthem prior to the game.

A voiceover asks, "Malcolm Butler and Justin Edelman, you and the New England Patriots just won the Super Bowl — what are you going to do next?"

"We're going to Disneyland," they sound as a shot of fireworks over Cinderella Castle appears.

Brady was in the commercial following New England's wins in Super Bowl XXXVI (2002) and XXXVIII (2004).

The campaign did not run in 2005, when New England won Super Bowl XXXIX.

According to Disney, the last time two players visited a Disney park after winning the NFL championship was 2009, when Santonio Holmes and Ben Roethlisberger led the Pittsburgh Steelers to victory in Super Bowl XLIII.

The TV spot is the 48th edition in the series, which dates back to 1987 when New York Giants quarterback Phil Simms said the sentence on-camera immediately following Super Bowl XXI.

Malcolm Smith of the Seahawks starred in the spot and went last year.

Among others who have appeared in the campaign are Eli Manning, Emmitt Smith, Michael Jordan, Kurt Warner,  Jon Gruden, Joe Montana, John Elway, Jerry Rice, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Doug Williams, Magic Johnson and Patrick Roy.

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