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• Puma, which is rebooting its hoops division with the signing of potential top NBA draft picks Deandre Jordan and Michael Bagley III to shoe deals, said it has named producer/musician/businessman Jay-Z as president of basketball operations. The company said it has been working with Jay-Z run Roc Nation “for quite some time.” In addition, Hall of Famer Walt "Clyde" Frazier, a Puma partner for its first signature shoe in the 1970’s and long-time endorser, has signed a lifetime contract with the shoe brand.

• Panini America has signed an exclusive autograph trading card memorabilia agreement with All-American point guard Trae Young, a projected Top Ten pick in this week's 2018 NBA Draft. Young led the nation in both scoring (27.4 ppg) and assists (8.8 apg) during a his freshman season with the University of Oklahoma.

• Xyience said it would be an official sponsor and the official energy drink for the 2018 International Champions Cup presented by Heineken, a premier  occer tournament featuring top clubs and players from Europe. The ICC runs from July 20- Aug. 7 and includes 17 matches played across 14 U.S. cities. (ESPN, ESPN2, ESPN Deportes and SiriusXM.) Sponsors also  include Heineken, Ally, Hertz, MasterCard, Gatorade, Konami and Vivid Seats.

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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

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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

COLLECTIBLE CORNER

Topps Living Set Top-Selling Cards (To Date, Out of Print

1. No. 19 Ronald Acuna 46,809
2. No. 34 Gleyber Torres 28,550

3. No. 7 Shohei Ohtani 20,966
4. No. 32 Ozzie Albles 14,036

5. No. 1 Aaron Judge 13,256
6. No. 25 Ichiro Suzuki 10,713
7. No. 10 Derek Jeter 10,692*
8. No. 20 Jose Ramirez 9,671
9. No. 21 Matt Olson 9,631
10. No. 13 Bryce Harper 9,515
11. No. 22 Albert Puljois 9,403
12. No. 29 Rafael Devers 8,403

13. No. 23 Amed Rosario 7,637
14. No. 28 Rickey Henderson 6,851*

15. No. 24 Chase Headley 6,752
16. No. 31 Charlie Blackmon 6,585

17. No. 26 Yoan Moncada 6,382
18. No. 16 Jose Altuve 6,185
19. No. 27 Jose Berrios 6,065
20. No. 35 Adam Duvall 5,766
21. No. 36 Jordy Mercer 5,731

22. No. 30 Brandon Morrow 5,585
23 No. 33 Lewis Brinson 5,549
24. No. 4 Rhys Hoskins 5,446
25. No. 18 Paul DeJong 4.936
26 No. 17 Chris Taylor 4,837
27. No. 14 Mallex Smith 4,529
28. No. 15 AJ Pollock 4,221
29. No. 11 Alex Gordon 4,143
30. No. 12 Jean Segura 4,052
31. No. 9 Jackie Bradley Jr. 3,959
32. No. 8 Russell Martin 3,953
33. No. 2 Joe Panik 3.650
34. No. 3 Nicholas Castellanos 3.339
35 No. 5 Ian Happ 3,042
36. No. 6 Nick Markakis 2,678

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