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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• Maria Sharapova has withdrawn from the Grand Slam at French Open, citing her shoulder injury and recovery.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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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.
Read more at http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/quotes/j/johnfkenn121400.html#JZxA5jXY4rCwemgZ.99
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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Channel Chasers

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).

Tuesday
Nov252014

Name Game: TicketCity Punches Ticket As New Title Sponsor For CFB Cactus Bowl

By Barry Janoff

November 25, 2014: The game of musical chairs continued in college football today (Nov. 25) with word that TicketCity had signed a deal to become title sponsor for the Cactus Bowl, which is played in Sun Devil Stadium in Tempe, Az.

The post-season game had been known as the Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl (2012-13) before Buffalo Wild Wings left and in October became title sponsor of the Citrus Bowl, which previously had been the Capital One Bowl. (Capital One this season replaced Discover as title sponsor for the Orange Bowl.)

This marks TicketCity's second foray into college football Bowl naming rights, having been title sponsor in 2011-12 for what is now known as the Zaxby's Heart of Dallas Bowl in the Cotton Bowl.

Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

TicketCity will support with multi-media efforts including print, in-stadium signage, Internet and social media, as well as activations during fan-fest and other events leading up to the game.

“We are pleased to partner with TicketCity to present the TicketCity Cactus Bowl,” Mike Nealy, executive director for the Fiesta Bowl committee, which oversees both the Cactus and Fiesta Bowl games, said in a statement. “They are such a natural partner for a college football bowl game and will only help us to enhance the game day experience.”

The Fiesta Bowl earlier this season also saw a change in title sponsors when Vizio signed a deal to put its name on the game played in the University of Phoenix Stadium that previously had been known as the Tostitos Bowl (1997-2014).

"TicketCity has a long tradition of creating memorable experiences and we are excited to continue that with the new TicketCity Cactus Bowl."

The TicketCity Cactus Bowl, which dates back to 1989, has also been known as the Copper Bowl (1989, 1996), Domino's Pizza Bowl (1992-95), Insight.com Bowl (1997-2001) and the Insight Bowl (2002-2011).

The TicketCity Cactus Bowl will feature teams from the Pac-12 and Big-10 and is scheduled for Jan. 2, 2015 (ESPN).

According to Randy Cohen, founder and CEO for Austin, Texas-based TicketCity, “We are thrilled to be sponsoring such a premier event. TicketCity has a long tradition of creating memorable experiences and we are excited to continue that with the new TicketCity Cactus Bowl. Our relationships with the Pac-12 and over a dozen NCAA teams make this event the perfect partnership for us.”

(See the full list of 2014-15 Bowl Games here.)

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