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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

MLB has released the leaders by position for the 2018 All-Star Game (as of June 19), with voting sponsored by Camping World. (Voting ends July 5 at 11:59 PM ET.)

American League: 1B José Abreu (Chicago White Sox), 2B José Altuve (Houston Astros), SS Manny Machado (Baltimore Orioles), 3B  José Ramirez (Cleveland Indians); OF Mike Trout (Los Angeles Angels). Aaron Judge (New York Yankees), Mookie Betts (Boston Red Sox); Wilson Ramos (Tampa Bay Rays), Gary Sanchez (New York Yankees); DH Victor Martinez (Detroit Tigers).

National League: 1B Freddie Freeman (Atlanta Braves), 2B Ozhaino Albies (Atlanta Braves), SS Brandon Crawford (San Francisco Giants), 3B Nolan Arenado (Colorado Rockies); OF Matt Kemp (Los Angeles Dodgers), Nick Markakis (Atlanta Braves), Bryce Harper (Washington Nationals); C Wilson Contreras (Chicago Cubs),Buster Posey (San Francisco Giants).

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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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Friday
Jul262013

Wanna Reach Jerry Jones And The Dallas Cowboys: Call AT&T Stadium

By Barry Janoff

July 25, 2013: The $1.2 billion stadium known since it opened in 2009 as Cowboys Stadium — and both affectionately and derisively as Jerry's World — has an official new name.

Jones, owner of the Dallas Cowboys, said Thursday that naming rights to home of the Cowboys have been sold to telecom giant AT&T.

Jones, who had been working to sell the naming rights since the stadium opened in 2009, called it, "A very special day in the history of our organization."

Although specific financial details were not released, industry analysts put the naming rights value at between $17--$19 million per year, estimated to be 15-20 years. AT&T Stadium signage is expected to be in place before the start of the 2013 Cowboys season.

"Buying the Cowboys, building and opening this stadium and now announcing this deal have been the highlights of my time with the team off the field," said Jones. "You know that those Super Bowl [victories] are pretty important on the field."

According to Cathy Coughlin, global marketing officer for AT&T, "Dallas is our hometown, and we’re proud to expand our successful relationship with the Cowboys, one of the most visionary sports franchises around."

AT&T already had been a cornerstone partner of the Cowboys and Cowboys Stadium.

In addition to marketing and media, she said the company would continue to invest in improvements to wireless technology in the stadium, the plazas and in parking lots. The change to AT&T Stadium already has been made on the team's and stadium's Web site.

AT&T also has naming rights for the venues for MLB's San Francisco Giants and the NBA's San Antonio Spurs.

Jones said that AT&T reflected the present and future of the stadium and the team. "We want this building to be innovative and to change as new ideas come up," he said. “This is not the most in dollars there has been for naming rights, but this is the best naming-rights relationship."

The $17-$19 million annual payments cited by industry analysts puts the deal puts AT&T Stadium in the neighborhood with MetLife Stadium (home to the NFL's New York Giants and New York Jets) at $17-$20 million; and Citi Field (MLB's New York Mets) at $20 million.

Levi's is paying the San Francisco 49ers $220 million over 11 years for naming rights to the new stadium set to open in Santa Clara, Calif., in 2015. The venue already has been selected to host Super Bowl L.

Farmers Insurance has a deal in place for naming rights to an as-yet unbuilt NFL stadium in Los Angeles that would kick in at $20 million annually, according to analysts, if on-going obstacles — including getting a franchise to relocate to the city — are resolved.

“This is not the most in dollars there has been for naming rights, but this is the best naming-rights relationship."

The venue hosted Super Bowl XLV and could be in the rotation for future Super Bowls. In addition to the Cowboys, AT&T Stadium will host the annual AT&T Cotton Bowl Classic and the 2014 NCAA Division I men's basketball Final Four.

“AT&T is an iconic American leader that has guided the path of communication in the world for more than 100 years,” said Jones. “Our stadium has always been about providing fans with an unsurpassed experience in the area of technology. With AT&T, we are growing our relationship with one of the world’s strongest and most innovative companies to ultimately provide fans with the latest cutting-edge technology for many years to come.”

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