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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.

KEEPING SCORE

Top-Selling MLB Jerseys (Jan.-May 2018)

1. Jose Altuve Houston Astros
2. Aaron Judge New York Yankees
3. Clayton Kershaw Los Angeles Dodgers
4. Giancarlo Stanton New York Yankees
5. George Springer Houston Astros
6. Anthony Rizzo Chicago Cubs
7. Kris Bryant Chicago Cubs
8. Shohei Otani Los Angeles Angels
9. Carlos Corea Hoston Astros
10. Mookie Betts Boston Red Sox
11. Mike Trout Los Angeles Angels
12. Cody Bellinger Los Angeles Dodgers
13. Buster Posey San Francisco Giants
14. Javier Baez Chicago Cubs

SOURCE: MLBShop.com

BUY SELL

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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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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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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Thursday
Dec242015

If It's Rob Gronkowski's World, Do We (Including Brother Dan) Just Live In It?

By Barry Janoff

December 24, 2015: Dan Gronkowski finally gets a celebrity life. It turns out, however, that it belongs to his brother, Rob.

Based on the premise that "every experience, every possibility and every adventure begins with a purchase that’s made using Visa," Dan dons brother Rob's New England Patriots' jersey and hits the town.

The result: Kids love him, grandmas bake goodies for him, he gets prime tables in restaurants, strangers want his autograph and deli's give him the best cuts of meat.

In other words, using Visa Checkout to purchase his brother's No. 87 jersey online turned into Dan's "best day ever."

Dan and Rob star in the 30-second spot, "The Big Gronkowski," for Visa Checkout, the latest in a series that has also featured players from the NHL ("Team Movember"), wide receiver Eric Decker ("Footballentine's Day") and a spot with Larry Fizgerald catching passes from quarterbacks Andrew Luck, Drew Brees and Colin Kaepernick ("One-Handed").

Dan had his own journey in the NFL, including stints from 2009-2011 as a tight end with the Detroit Lions, Denver Broncos, Cleveland Browns and Patriots. His time and actions were limited to 21 games and nine receptions for 69 yards.

But he has been getting national attention of late appearing alongside his younger brother for Visa and Mobile Strike, the latter in a series of spots, "At Home with the Gronkowskis," featuring the entire Gronkowsi clan battling each other in a game of one-upmanship.

The Visa Checkout spot also comes on the heels of a Visa spot with the NFL tight end in which he takes people on a "360-Degree Experience" of Gillette Stadium, home for the Patriots, and the team's training facility.

Gronkowski (Rob) also has deals that include Dunkin' Donuts, Nike, Monster energy drink, Capital One, EA Sports, JetBlue and DraftKings.

His other endeavors include the recently launched Gronk Fitness Products, part of the family-owned G&G Fitness.

Earlier this year, he published his autobiography, It's Good to Be Gronk (Simon And Shuster).

He also has his own "media outlet," housed on LeBron James Uninterrupted platform.

Gronkowski earns about $5-$6 million annual from endorsements, according to industry analysts. By comparison, Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning tops all NFL players with annual endorsements at about $12-$13 million.

Marketing Maven Gronkowski Joins Ronda At Monster

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