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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

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ATP Continues To Swing Deals, Signing Historic Alliance With Emirates Airline

By Barry Janoff

November 23, 2015: On the same day that world No. 1 ranked men's tennis player Novak Djokovic won his record fourth consecutive Barclays ATP World Tour Finals crown, the ATP unveiled a deal that would see Emirates Airline move from platinum status to the premier partner of the ATP World Tour.

The five-year alliance begins with the 2016 season.

Financial terms were not shared, but ATP, the governing body of men’s pro tennis, said the agreement "represents the biggest sponsorship deal" in its history.

Industry analysts valued the deal at upward of $50 million, $10 million per year over five years.

Emirates replaces Corona as the Tour’s premier partner following the expiration of the agreement with the Mexican beer brand at the end of this year.

"It says a lot about where we are as a sport that an industry leader in Emirates, such a highly regarded and well-established player in the sports marketing world, has chosen to further increase its presence and association with the ATP World Tour,” Chris Kermode, ATP executive chairman and president, said in a statement.

“The partnership provides a long-term commitment and a true vote of confidence for the future health of our sport. We look forward to continuing and developing the successful partnership we have built over the years," said Kermode.

The deal comes on the heels of the ATP signing a multi-year deal with Tennis Channel to extend its alliance with the ATP World Tour and its broadcast arm, ATP Media. Tennis Channel and the ATP World Tour have been aligned since 2003, the network’s first year on-air.

In November, French automaker Peugeot signed a deal to become a platinum partner for the ATP World Tour as well as the official car at more than 20 ATP World Tour tennis tournaments, beginning in 2016.

Peugeot said it would use its primary tennis spokespersons, led by Djokovic and No. 8 ranked David Ferrer, in efforts to support the alliance.

Emirates has been a platinum partner of the ATP World Tour since 2013, as well as title sponsor of the Emirates ATP Rankings.

As official airline and premier partner for the ATP World Tour, Emirates said it would use its global marketing rights to deliver a "powerful and consistent presence via the Tour’s iconic net branding at approximately 60 tournaments worldwide to reach a cumulative broadcast audience in excess of 800 million."

In 2016, the ATP World Tour will include 62 tournaments in 31 countries in six continents.

Emirates' multi-platform marketing support will extend to TV, print, activation across its carrier network, on-site activation, Internet and social media. That includes the ATP Web site, which receives more than 35 million visits a year, per ATP.

According to Boutros Boutros, Emirates divisional svp-corporate communications, marketing and brand, “Emirates is pleased to enhance its partnership with the ATP World Tour,” said  “For Emirates, the global reach offered by sponsoring the ATP World Tour affords us the opportunity to connect and engage with millions of tennis fans around the globe."

ATP is the governing body of the men's professional tennis circuits the ATP World Tour, the ATP Challenger Tour and the ATP Champions Tour, with 62 tournaments in 32 countries,

Among other tennis alliances, Emirates is title sponsor for the U.S. Open Series and a partner with the Grand Slam events at the U.S. Open and the French Open, the BNP Paribas Open, Barcelona Open and the Rogers Cup.

Emirates also has a deal with Arsenal Football Club that includes stadium naming rights and a jersey-front sponsorship deal.

"Emirates offers direct flights to nearly 90% of the 32 countries visited by the ATP World Tour making this partnership particularly relevant for our customers," said Boutros. "Tennis truly is an international sport and it is our own appreciation of this sport that has been the catalyst behind our growing tennis sponsorship portfolio."

ATP platinum partners include Ricoh, FedEx and Infosys.

Gold partners include Moët & Chandon, Enel, Rolex and Vixlet.

Tennis Channel Extends Exclusive Multi-Platform Deal With ATP World Tour

Peugeot Aces Global Deal With ATP Tennis Tour, Brings Djokovic Along For The Ride

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