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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.

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MLB has released the leaders by position for the 2018 All-Star Game (as of June 19), with voting sponsored by Camping World. (Voting ends July 5 at 11:59 PM ET.)

American League: 1B José Abreu (Chicago White Sox), 2B José Altuve (Houston Astros), SS Manny Machado (Baltimore Orioles), 3B  José Ramirez (Cleveland Indians); OF Mike Trout (Los Angeles Angels). Aaron Judge (New York Yankees), Mookie Betts (Boston Red Sox); Wilson Ramos (Tampa Bay Rays), Gary Sanchez (New York Yankees); DH Victor Martinez (Detroit Tigers).

National League: 1B Freddie Freeman (Atlanta Braves), 2B Ozhaino Albies (Atlanta Braves), SS Brandon Crawford (San Francisco Giants), 3B Nolan Arenado (Colorado Rockies); OF Matt Kemp (Los Angeles Dodgers), Nick Markakis (Atlanta Braves), Bryce Harper (Washington Nationals); C Wilson Contreras (Chicago Cubs),Buster Posey (San Francisco Giants).

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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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Jun142010

Sony Taking Activation Action On 2010 Dew Tour

June 14, 2010: Sony said its has joined an all-star action sports marketing roster supporting the 2010 Dew Tour, a series of five events featuring competition in skateboard, BMX and freestyle motocross athletes. Among the athletes scheduled to participate are Shaun White, Ryan Sheckler and Chaz Ortiz.

Sony will be part of the Tour beginning June 25 in Boston and running until Oct. 17 in Las Vegas. Financial terms were not disclosed.

Other Dew Tour partners include title sponsor Mountain Dew (a division of PepsiCo); event title sponsors Nike 6.0, Wendy's and Toyota; and associate partners Ball Park, JCPenney, Matador by Jack Link's, Paul Mitchell, PlayStation, PowerBar and Verizon.

As part of the deal, Sony will get event signage and have an on-site "Innov8 Park," three separate Sony tents where fans can "See It, Hear It, Play It & Share It Here First."  In addition to showcasing a variety of new products, the tents will host appearances and signings from top athletes competing on tour. Among those scheduled to appear are Ortiz (2008 Dew Cup Champion), Daniel Dhers (three-time Dew Cup Champion), Ryan Decenzo, Adam Taylor, Tyler Hendleyand Jordan Hoffart.

Sony also is supporting with social media including dedicated destinations at Twitter and Facebook.

Among the products Sony said it plans to feature is the PlayStation Move motion controller and 3D Gaming, with fans able to interact with such titles as WipEout, MotorStorm:Apocalypse, Pain and Super Stardust. Other products scheduled to be featured are Bloggie cameras, the TRIK iPod/iPhone Dock Speaker System and PIIQ headphones.

The Tour is under the auspices of Alli (Alliance of Action Sports) and includes such media partners as NBC Sports, MTV and USA Network. The Dew Tour is also distributed on Fuel TV, Universal HD, and internationally on Eurosport 2, Fox Australia, Extreme Channel and Allarco Superchannel.

2010 Dew Tour Event Schedule:
• June 25-26: Boston, Skate Open, ISF Skateboarding World Championships
• July 23-24: Chicago,  Nike 6.0 BMX Open
• Aug. 12-15: Portland, Ore. Wendy's Invitational
• Sept. 16-19: Salt Lake City,  Toyota Challenge
• Oct. 14–17: Las Vegas, Dew Tour Championships

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