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• Spend a "Day in the Life Of Blake Griffin." Full story here.

• Cavs Legion Gaming Club, the NBA 2K League affiliate of the Cleveland Cavaliers, has unveiled plans for an eSports center in Cleveland’s Battery Park neighborhood. The 2,700 square foot venue is scheduled to open this fall,

• ESPN’s X Games Minneapolis 2019 (Aug. 1-4 U.S. Bank Stadium, ESPN, ESPN2, ABC) has signed Wendy’s as an official sponsor, joining returning sponsors Harley-Davidson, Hotels.com, Monster Energy, Nexcare First Aid Products, Pacifico, SoFi and The Real Cost (FDA). Geico will again serve as the official music stage sponsor.

On-site activation in X Fest is provided by Marvel, Go RVing, US Marines, TINCUP Whiskey, TRIA, FloWater, Star Tribune, Shred Hate, 93X, The CW, Minnesota Timberwolves, Minnesota Lynx, MN United, City Pages, GO MN, iHeart Radio and Minnesota Wild.

• 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

AT&T WNBA All-Star 2019 Starter Pool

  • Liz Cambage, Aces
  • Elena Delle Donne, Mystics
  • Chelsea Gray, Sparks
  • Brittney Griner, Mercury
  • Natasha Howard, Storm
  • Jonquel Jones, Sun
  • Jewell Loyd, Storm
  • Kayla McBride, Aces
  • Kia Nurse, Liberty
  • A‘ja Wilson, Aces

AT&T WNBA All-Star 2019, featuring Team Delle Donne vs. Team Wilson, is scheduled for July 27 in the Mandalay Bay Events Center, Las Vegas (ABC 3:30 PM ET).

KEEPING SCORE

The Top 25 MiLB Teams With Best-Selling Merchandise (alphabetically, with MLB affiliate):

  • Albuquerque Isotopes (Rockies)
  • Charleston RiverDogs (Yankees)
  • Charlotte Knights (White Sox)
  • Columbia Fireflies (Mets)
  • Columbus Clippers (Indians)
  • Corpus Christi Hooks (Astros)
  • Durham Bulls (Rays)
  • El Paso Chihuahuas (Padres)
  • Fort Wayne TinCaps (Padres)
  • Gwinnett Stripers (Braves)
  • Hartford Yard Goats (Rockies)
  • Indianapolis Indians (Pirates)
  • Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp (Marlins)
  • Lehigh Valley IronPigs (Phillies)
  • Nashville Sounds (Rangers)
  • Pawtucket Red Sox (Red Sox)
  • Portland Sea Dogs (Red Sox)
  • Richmond Flying Squirrels (Giants)
  • Rochester Red Wings (Twins)
  • Sacramento River Cats (Giants)
  • Salt Lake Bees (Angels)
  • San Antonio Missions (Brewers)
  • Tacoma Rainiers (Mariners)
  • Toledo Mud Hens (Tigers)
  • Trenton Thunder (Yankees)

SOURCE: MiLB

BUY SELL

Weekend Box Office July 12-14
1. Spider-Man:Far From Home $45.3M
2. Toy Story 4 $20.7M
3. Crawl $12M
4. Stuber $8M
5. Yesterday $6.8M
6. Aladdin $5.9M
7. Annabelle Comes Home $5.6M
8. Midsommar $3.4M
9. Secret Life of Pets 2 $3.1M
10. MIB International $2.2M
Source: Box Office Mojo

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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).

 

 

 

 

 UPCOMING EVENTS


March 17-18-19: World Baseball Classic Final Four, AT&T Park, San Francisco
March 31: Start of 2013 MLB season


April 6 & 8: NCAA Men's Div. I Basketball Final Four, Georgia Dome, Atlanta
April 7 & 9: NCAA Women's Div. I Basketball Final Four, New Orleans Arena
April 8-14: The Masters, Augusta National GC, Augusta, Ga.
April 11 & 13: NCAA Men's Div. I Frozen Four Hockey Championship, Pittsburgh
April 15: Boston Marathon

April 21: Virgin London Marathon

April 17: End of NBA regular season
April 20: Start of NBA playoffs
April 25-27: NFL Draft, Radio City Music Hall, New York (ESPN)
April 27: End of NHL regular season

April 29: NHL Draft Lottery
April 30: Start of NHL Stanley Cup playoffs

May 4: Kentucky Derby, Churchill Downs, Louisville
May 12-15: PGA Tour The Players Championship, Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla.
May 18: Preakness, Pimlico Race Track, Baltimore

May 26-June 9: French Open Tennis Grand Slam, Roland Garros, Paris
June 6-8: NBA Finals begin
June 8: Belmont Stakes, Belmont Race Track, Belmont, NY
June 10-16: U.S. Golf Open, Merion CG, Ardmore, PA
June 24-July 7: Wimbledon Tennis Grand Slam, LondonJune 27: NBA DraftJune 28: Last possible day of Stanley Cup Finals
June 30: NHL Draft, Prudential Center, NY

July 9: Home Run Derby, Citi Field, New York (ESPN)
July 10: MLB All-Sar Game, City Field, New York (Fox)
July 14-17: British Golf Open, Kent, England

Aug. 11-14: PGA Champoinship, Atlanta Athletic Club, Johns Creek, Ga.

Aug. 26-Sept. 9: U.S. Open Tennis Grand Slam, Billie Jean King Natl. Tennis Center, Flushing, NY
Sept. 28: End of MLB regular season

Oct. 13: Bank of America Chicago Marathon

Nov. 4: ING NYC Marathon


Sites of Upcoming Super Bowls 

Super Bowl XLVIII: Feb. 2, 2014 New Meadowlands Stadium, NJ Feb. 2014
Super Bowl XLIX: February 2015 University of Phoenix Stadium, Feb. 2015 
Super Bowl L: February 2016 NFL will name site May 2014 between Sun Life Stadium, Miiami; and Santa Clara Stadium, Calif. (San Francisco 49ers)
Super Bowl LI: February 2017 NFL will name site May 2014 between Reliant Stadium, Houston; and the stadium not named to host Super Bowl L


Sites of Upcoming NBA All-Star Games  
Feb. 16, 2014: New Orleans Arena
February 2015: tBD

Sites of Upcoming MLB All-Star Game  

July 16, 2013: Citi Field, New YorkJuly 15, 2014: Target Field, Minneapolis

Sites of Upcoming Olympic Games


2014 Winter Olympics: Sochi, Russia, Feb. 7-23
2016 Summer Olympics: Rio de Janeiro
2018 Winter Olympics: PyeongChang, South Korea
2020 Summer Olympics: To be named October 2013



NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Final Four Sites
April 6-8, 2013: Atlanta, Georgia Dome
April 5-7, 2014: Dallas, Cowboys Stadium
April 4-6, 2015: Indianapolis, Lucas Oil Stadium
April 2-4, 2016: Houston, Reliant Stadium


NCAA Division I Women's Basketball Final Four Sites
April 7-9, 2013 - New Orleans, Superdome
April 6-8, 2014 - Nashville
April 5-7, 2015 - Tampa Bay
April 3-5, 2016 - Indianapolis, Lucas Oil Stadium

BCS National Championship   
January 7, 2014: Pasadena, Calif.

FIFA World Cup 
June-July 2014: Brazil
June-July 2018: Russia
June-July 2022: Qatar


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