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• Stating that “we are continually seeking opportunities to evolve our product offerings,’ Kohl’s has signed an exclusive long-term alliance with Fanatics, a global leader in licensed sports merchandise. Kohl’s said that the addition of “hundreds of thousands of items across team apparel, jerseys and additional merchandise categories will give Kohl’s customers access to a deeper selection of products.” Full story here.

• Maria Sharapova has withdrawn from the Grand Slam at French Open, citing her shoulder injury and recovery.

• Earvin “Magic” Johnson and Larry Bird will be the co-recipients of the NBA Lifetime Achievement Award, to be honored during the NBA Awards on June 24 (TNT).

• The American Gaming Assn. has released a new set of self-regulations on advertising and marketing legal sports betting, the “Responsible Marketing Code for Sports Wagering. “The new code includes self-imposed restrictions on target audiences, outlets and materials branding, while mandating responsible gaming inclusion.” Full story here.

• 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

U.S. Women’s National Team head coach Jill Ellis has named the 23 players who will represent the U.S. in France and seek to defend their FIFA Women’s World Cup crown (July 7-Aug.7).

GOALKEEPERS

Adrianna Franch* (Portland Thorns FC), Ashlyn Harris** (Orlando Pride), Alyssa Naeher** (Chicago Red Stars)
DEFENDERS
Abby Dahlkemper* (NC Courage), Tierna Davidson* (Chicago Red Stars), Crystal Dunn* (NC Courage), Ali Krieger*** (Orlando Pride), Kelley O’Hara*** (Utah Royals FC), Becky Sauerbrunn*** (Utah Royals FC), Emily Sonnett* (Portland Thorns FC)
MIDFIELDERS
Morgan Brian** (Chicago Red Stars), Julie Ertz** (Chicago Red Stars), Lindsey Horan* (Portland Thorns FC), Rose Lavelle* (Washington Spirit), Allie Long* (Reign FC), Samantha Mewis* (NC Courage)
FORWARDS
Tobin Heath*** (Portland Thorns FC), Carli Lloyd**** (Sky Blue FC), Jessica McDonald* (NC Courage), Alex Morgan*** (Orlando Pride), Christen Press** (Utah Royals FC), Mallory Pugh* (Washington Spirit), Megan Rapinoe*** (Reign FC)
* First Women’s World Cup
** Second Women’s World Cup
*** Third Women’s World Cup
**** Fourth Women’s World Cup

KEEPING SCORE

Results from NBA Draft Lottery 2019 presented by State Farm — aka the Zion Williamson Lottery:
1. New Orleans  
2. Memphis        
3. New York        
4.Los Angeles Lakers     
5. Cleveland
6. Phoenix          
7. Chicago
8. Atlanta
 9. Washington
10. Atlanta (from Dallas)
11. Minnesota
12. Charlotte        
13.  Miami
14.  Boston (from Sacramento via Philadelphia)

BUY SELL

Weekend Box Office May 17-19
1. John Wick 3 $57M
2. Avengers: Endgame $29.4M
3. Pokemon Detective Pikachu $24.8M
4. A Dog’s Journey $8M
5. The Hustle $6M
6. The Intruder $4M
7. Long Shot $3.4M
8,. The Sun Is Also A Star $2.6M
9. Poms $2M
10. Uglydolls $1.6M
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

NFL Mexico 2019
• Nov. 18 Kansas City  Chiefs v Los Angeles Chargers Mexico City Estadio Azteca (ESPN Monday Night Football).

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Nov132017

The Jury Is In: NY Yankees Aaron Judge Signs With Pepsi As National Spokesman

By Barry Janoff

November 13, 2017: Pepsi this past season lost its official status with MLB when it was replaced by rival Coca-Cola, but it retained official status with teams including the New Yankees.

Pepsi today took that alliance a major step forward by signing Yankees rookie outfield Aaron Judge to an endorsement deal.

Judge, who hit a MLB rookie-record 52 home runs this season, on Monday also was named the American League Jackie Robinson Rookie of the Year.

In addtion, he won a Silver Slugger Award and is among the top players being considered for AL MVP.

Financial terms of the multi-year deal were not shared.

The endorsement comes on the heels of Judge being named cover athlete for MLB The Show 18.

Judge also has alliances that include Under Armour and Fanatics.

"We are thrilled to welcome Aaron to the Pepsi family," Justin Toman, senior director-sports marketing for PepsiCo, said in a statement.

"He's one of the biggest rising stars in baseball and we're looking forward to working together to engage baseball enthusiasts in new and unique ways next season and beyond."

Judge will appear in multi-media marketing for Pepsi, Diet Pepsi and Pepsi Zero Sugar, which will ramp up as the 2018 MLB season approaches.

PepsiCo employees actually got a sneak preview of the alliance last week when Judge visited the company's headquarters in Purchase, NY, to speak with executives and was introduced at a meeting as Pepsi's newest spokesman. ("Aaron Judge's First Day At Pepsi.")

According to Judge, "I am very excited to be working with Pepsi. Having grown up with Pepsi in my home, it makes this partnership even more special.

“Just like Pepsi, I always try to find ways to celebrate this great sport with our fans. They're now providing me another way to share my passion for the game."

Judge MLB rookie one-season record of 52 homers topped Mark McGwire’s 49 in 1987, and his 33 home runs in Yankee Stadium broke Babe Ruth’s team record of 32 set in 1921 (in the Polo Grounds).

This past year, Judge became only the second rookie in baseball history to lead MLB in jersey sales for the entire season, joining Kris Bryant of the Chicago Cubs, who accomplished the feat during this rookie season in 2015.

Judge is among 14 players in the running for the No. 1 card in Topps 2018 Baseball Series 1, to be decided by fan voting.

The winner will be unveiled "a couple of weeks" before the release of 2018 Topps Baseball Series 1, which is scheduled for Jan. 31, 2018., according to Topps.

Sales of Judge’s Topps NOW cards this season neared 100,000, including a one-card mark 16,138 copies of the card commemorating his rookie record-breaking 50th home run.

Judge’s 50th home run Topps NOW card broke the single-card record of 11,550 commemorating Ichiro Suzuki’s 3,000th career hit in 2016.

Judge's 2017 Topps NOW Home Run Derby championship card is third all-time (8,997).

Judge Tops MLB Jersey Sales, Helps Topps Break Records

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