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• For the 15th consecutive year, ESPN will present the NCAA Division I Men’s Ice Hockey Championship in its entirety, with the 15-game, 16-team tournament beginning with regional action March 29-31 and concluding with the Frozen Four on April 11 and 13. The Frozen Four will be in Buffalo, NY, with all three games on ESPN2.

• The NFL's 100th season will begin with the Chicago Bears hosting the Green Bay Packers in Soldier Field on Thursday, Sept. 5 (NBC, 8:20 PM ET). This will be the 199th meeting between the Bears and Packers, including regular- and post-season. Super Bowl champion New England Patriots will begin their season on NBC Sunday Night Football Sept. 8. Their opponent will be named when the full 2019 regular season schedule is released later this spring.

• Kraft Heinz, in partnership with the NHL and NHLPlayers’ Association (NHLPA) has unveiled the top four finalist communities competing for the coveted title of Kraft Hockeyville USA 2019. Voting begins March 30.

• NBA Experience, the new destination coming to Disney Springs at Walt Disney World Resort (Orlando) will officially open Aug. 12, 2019. In collaboration with the NBA, Disney is developing NBA Experience with 13 interactive elements and hands-on activities across 44,000 square feet and two floors, also including a NBA-themed retail store.

• D.G. Yuengling & Son brewery has signed a deal with Philadelphia Phillies' pitcher Aaron Nola, making him one of the first active, MLB players to have a partnership with a beer brand. Yuengling has been a sponsor of the Phillies since 2017,

• MLB and the MLB Players’ Assn. have unveiled numerous changes to the game to be installed over the next two seasons that will impact game length, marketing broadcast partners, the All-Star Game and the Home Run Derby. Full story here.

POLL POSITION

Top Ten Most In-Demand MLB Tickets (based on total ticket sales on StubHub thru March 14):
1. New York Yankees
2. Boston Red Sox
3. San Francisco Giants
4. Chicago Cubs
5. St. Louis Cardinals
6. Los Angeles Dodgers
7. Philadelphia Phillies
8. Texas Rangers
9. New York Mets
10. Houston Astros

SOURCE: STUBHUB

KEEPING SCORE

The Most-In-Demand MLB Home Openers
(based on total ticket sales on StubHub thru March 14, all on March 28):

• Arizona Diamondbacks at the Dodgers (average ticket price $229.
• Baltimore Orioles at New York Yankees (average ticket price $202)
• Atlanta Braves at Philadelphia Phillies (average ticket price $84)
• Chicago Cubs at Texas Rangers (average ticket price $254)
• Pittsburgh Pirates at Cincinnati Reds (average ticket price $122)

BUY SELL

Weekend Box Office March 22-24
1. Us $70.2M
2. Captain Marvel $35M
3. Wonder Park $9M
4. Five Feet Apart $8.8M
5. How To Train Your Dragon 3 $6.5M
6. A Madea Family Funeral $4.5M
7. Gloria Bell $1.8M
8. No Manches Frida 2 $1.8M
9. Lego Movie 2 $1.1M
10. Alita: Battle Angel $1M
Source: Box Office Mojo

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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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