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• Serena Williams has withdrawn from the Miami Open (March 23) due to knee issues.

• Picking up the mantle of National Women’s Month, and anticipating what next year will be its 70th anniversary, the LPGA has unveiled “Drive On,” a multi-platform refined brand position. According to the LPGA, “Drive On is clearly rooted in golf, but it's a bigger idea. It captures the power and potential in each of us and celebrates the hard work, focus and tenacity that it takes to achieve our goals.” Full story here.

• The NBA said that the Chinese and Croatian National Teams would join all 30 NBA teams to compete at MGM Resorts NBA Summer League 2019 in Las Vegas, marking the first time that the league will feature two international teams, with 83 games over 11 days (July 5-15).

• The 2019 Alliance of American Football Championship, originalluy scheduled for April 27 in Las Vegas, will be played in Ford Center at The Star in Frisco, Texas., which is owned and operated by Jerry Jones and the Dallas Cowboys.

• 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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Sports Marketing Partners


AMERICAN COLLEGIATE INTRAMURAL SPORTS (ACIS)
Bic, Chattem, General Mills, GM, Hersey's Jelly Belly, Kodak, Microsoft, Nike, P&G, Philips, Playtex. For more info: www.aciscollege.com

ASSN. of VOLLEYBALL PROFESSIONALS (AVP)

American Laser, Banana Boat, Barefoot Wine, Bud Light, Comcast, Crocs, Cuervo, Gatorade, KFC, Paul Mitchell, Naked Juice, Nature Valley, Nautica, PNY, Real Water, Russell Athletic, Trikke, Wilson. For more info: www.avp.com

FEDERATION INTERNATIONAL DE FOOTBALL ASSN.(FIFA)
Adidas, Coca-Cola, Emirates, Kia, Sony, Visa
FIFA 2010 World Cup Sponsors: Budweiser, Castrol, Continental, McDonald's MTN, Satyam
For more information: www.fifa.com/worldcup/index.html

LPGA
Acushnet Co. (Titleist, FootJoy, Cobra), Andrews Sports Medicine & Orthopaedic Center, Anheuser-Busch: Michelob Ultra, Arpin Van Lines, Bank of America, BearCom, Blue Diamond Almonds, Canyon Ranch, Choice Hotels International, DriGrip, Kolon, Mirassou Winery, RolexWatch U.S.A., Ronald McDonald House Charities, Rosetta Stone, The J.M. Smucker Co., State Farm. For more info: www.lpga.com

MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL
Anheuser-Busch, Bank of America, Bayer, DHL, Frito-Lay, Gatorade, General Mills, General Motors, Gillette, Intercontinental Hotels, KPMG, MasterCard, Nestle, Nike, Pepsi, Sharp, Taco Bell, XM Satellite. For more info: http://mlb.mlb.com/mlb/official_info/official_sponsors.jsp

MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL CANADA
Copa Airlines, Frito Lay, Gatorade, Gillette, Miller Lite, Pepsi

MAJOR LEAGUE SOCCER
adidas, AmericanAirlines.com Aquafina, Budweiser, Chase, Dick's Sporting Goods, Gatorade, Glidden, The Home Depot, Makita, NAPA, Panasonic, Sierra Mist, VISA, Volkswagen, XBox 360.
For more info: www.MLSnet.com

NASCAR
Aflac, Bank of America, Best Western, Camping World, Chevrolet, Cintas, Coca-Cola, Coors Light, Craftsman Tools, Daytona USA, Diageo, DIRECTV, Domino's Pizza, DuPont Performance, Duracell, Eastman Kodak, Enterprise Rent-A-Car, Featherlite, Ford Trucks, Freightliner Trucks, Gillette, Goodyear, Gulfstream, Ingersoll-Rand, Kellogg's, Mars Snackfood & Petfood US, Mobil 1, Nabisco, Nationwide, NicoDerm, Office Depot, Old Spice, Prilosec OTC, Safety-Kleen, Sirius Satellite Radio, Sony, Sprint, Sunoco, The Home Depot, Tissot, Toyota, Tylenol, Unilever, UPS, USG, Visa, Yardman.
Entitlement Sponsors: Sprint (Sprint Cup Series), Nationwide Nationwide Series), Craftsman (Craftsman Truck Series), Camping World (Camping World Series), Whelen (Whelen Modified Tour, Whelen Southern Modified Tour and Whelen All-American Series), Canadian Tire (Canadian Tires Series).
For more info: www.Nascar.com

NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSN.
adidas, Amway, American Airlines (international), Anheuser-Busch, Chevron, Coca-Cola, Colgate Palmolive, DHL, EA Sports, Garanti Bank, Gatorade, Haier, Kia, HP, Mongolian Milk, New Marketlink (Philippines), Nike, Parmalat (Canada), Peak (China), Southwest Air (domestic), Spalding, Taco Bell, Tsingtao Beer (China), Wrigley's.
For more info: www.NBA.com

NCAA
Corporate Champions: AT&T, Coca-Cola, Pontiac
Corporate Partners: Enterprise, The Hartford, Lowe's, Sheraton, State Farm. For more info: www.NCAA.org

NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE
Bank of America, Bridgestone, Canon USA, Dairy Management, Expedia, FedEx, Frito-Lay, Gatorade, Greenlife, The Home Depot, IBM, Mars, MillerCoors, Motorola, Pepsi, P&G, Samsung, Sprint, State Farm, Ticketmaster, Tropicana, Visa.
For more info: www.NFL.com

NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE
Anheuser-Busch, Aquafina, Bridgestone, ConAgra, Frito Lay, Gatorade, The Home Depot, Honda, Kraft, Labatt, McDonald's, Pepsi, Reebok, ScotiaBank, XM Satellite, Verizon.
For more info: www.NHL.com

OLYMPICS

VANCOUVER WINTER 2010
IOC Worldwide Partners: Coca-Cola,. ACER, Atos Origin, General Electric, McDonald's, Omega, Panasonic, Samsung, Visa

National Partners: Bell, Hudson's Bay, RBC, GM Canada, Petro Canada, RONA
Official Supporters: Air Canada, BC Hydro, Bombardier, British Columbia Lottery, Canadian Pacific, ICBC, Jet Set Sports, Ricoh Canada, Royal Canadian Mint, Teck
Official Suppliers: 3M Canada, Acklands-Grainger, Aggreki, Alda Pharmaceuticals, Aquilini Investment Group, Birks, Britco, Canada Post, Cold-FX, Deloitte, Dow Canada, Epcor, Garrett Metal Detectors, General Mills, Hain Celestial Canada, Haworth, Jackson-Triggs, Karl's Global Events, Milennium Development, Molson, Nike Canada, Nortal, Offsetters, Port Metro Vancouver, Purolator Courier, Saputo, Sleep Country Canada, Sun Microsystems Canada, Tickets.com, TransCanada, Vancouver Airport Authority, Weston Bakeries, Workopolis, Wrigley Canada.
Official Media Suppliers: Canwest Publishing, The Globe and Mail, La Presse

LONDON SUMMER 2012
IOC Worldwide Partners: Coca-Cola,. ACER, Atos Origin, General Electric, McDonald's, Omega, Panasonic, Samsung, Visa
Tier One Partners: adidas, BP, British Airways, BT, Cadbury, EDF Energy, Lloyds TSB, Nortel.
Tier Two Supporters: Adecco and Deloitte.
Tier Three Suppliers and Providers: Airwave, Atkins, Boston Consulting Group, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP, Trident.
For more info: www.london2012.com

PRO BULL RIDERS
Cooper Tires, Copenhagen, Cripple Creek, Daisy, Dickies, Enterprise Rent-a-Car, Ford, Jack Daniel's, Manadlay Bay, Only Vegas, ScottTrade, US Bank, Wranglers.
For more info: www.pbrnow.com

TREK WOMEN TRIATHLON SERIES
Title Sponsor: Trek Bicycle Corp.
Platinum Level Sponsors: MassMutual Financial Group, BIC Soleil Shavers
Silver Level Sponsor: Sport Beans by Jelly Belly
For more info: www.trekwomenstriathlonseries.com

USOC
Partners: Anheuser-Busch, AT&T, Atos Origin, Bank of America, Coca-Cola, GE, John Hancock, Johnson & Johnson, Lenovo, McDonald's, Omega, Panasonic, Samsung, Visa
Sponsors: 24 Hour Fitness, Allstate, The Hilton Family, Jet Set Sports, Kellogg's, Nike, Tyson, United Airlines.
For more info: www.USOC.org

U.S. TENNIS OPEN (2009)
American Express, Canon, Chase, Citizen, Continental Airlines, Evian, George Foreman, Heineken, IBM, JP Morgan, Juvederm, Lever 2000, Lexus, Mass Mutual, The New York Times, Olympus, Polo Ralph Lauren, Tiffany, Valspar, Wilson.
For more info: www.USOpen.org

WNBA
adidas, AOL, Beringer, Craisins, Discover Card, EA Sports, Gatorade, Hanns-G, IHOP, Kia, Kohler, Lamisil McDonald's, Nike, Peak, Pitney Bowes, Russell, Southwest, Starwood Hotels and Resorts, Spalding, Toyota, T-Mobile, Wheaties. For more info: www.WNBA.com