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• "Following an exciting and successful event in Dallas, we're thrilled to take the NFL draft to Nashville. The city has a passionate fan base and offers iconic locations that will enable us to expand the Draft in unique ways," said NFL commissioner Roger Goodell: April 25-27, 2019, spanning across multiple landmarks in Nashville's historic downtown district.

• The University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Arizona will host Super Bowl LVII in 2023 and the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans will host Super Bowl LVIII in 2024, per the NFL.

• ESPN and the UFC have agreed to a new five-year deal that will move the entire rights package from Fox Sports to ESPN, according to ESPN.

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2018 NBA Draft Presented by State Farm Order (To Date)
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2. Sacramento Kings
3. Atlanta Hawks
4. Memphis Grizzlies
5. Dallas Mavericks
6. Orlando Magic
7. Chicago Bulls
8. Cleveland Cavaliers (from Brooklyn Nets)
9. New York Knicks
10. Philadelphia 76ers (from Los Angeles Lakers)

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1. Deadpool 2 - 20th Century Fox - $125M
2. Avengers: Infinity War - Disney - $28.7M
3. Book Club - Paramount - $12.5M
4. Life Of The Party - Warner Bros. - $7.7M
5. Breaking In - Universal - $6.5M
6. Show Dogs - Open Road - $6M
7. Overboard - Lionsgate - $4.7M
8. A Quiet Place - Paramount - $4M
9. Rampage - Warner Bros. - $1.5M
10. Feel Pretty - STX Entertainment - $1.2M
11. Super Troopers 2 - 20th Century Fox - $1.1M
12. Black Panther - Disney - $0.8M
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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.
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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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Tuesday
Nov122013

Barcelona Extends With Unicef, Messi Out But Still Plays On With Samsung's Galaxy 11

By Barry Janoff

November 11, 2013: Barcelona FC, one of the most valuable sports clubs in the world, has renewed its alliance with Unicef through 2016, expanding upon a deal that began in 2006 and was due to expire in 2014.

The alliance includes Unicef — the United Nation's Children's Fund — receiving branding on the bottom rear of the team's jerseys.

Among other initiatives, Barcelona said it would donate 1.5 million euros a year (about $2 million U.S.) to joint projects with Unicef, which involve the promotion of education and sport among vulnerable children, as it had done under the previous alliance.

The extension comes as Barcelona revealed that Lionel Messi, arguably the top soccer player in the world, would miss 6-8 weeks due to a torn hamstring muscle in his left leg. Messi, the four-time reigning world player of the year, previously missed four weeks of action due to a bruised thigh and a muscle tear.

Messi was also in the news when he was named "captain" of the Samsung Galaxy 11 roster, being coached by soccer legend Franz Beckenbauer, as part of a global marketing push in which the players will try to prevent an alien invasion.

Barcelona is the third most valuable sports franchise in the world, with an estimated worth $2.6 billion, of behind Real Madrid and Manchester United, according to Forbes.

Other Barcelona marketing partners include jersey-front sponsor Qatar Airways, Nike, Audi, Gatorade, Coca-Cola, Seiko, EA Sports and Panasonic.

According to Toni Freixa, spokesman and secretary for Barcelona, “We are very satisfied with this alliance."

Messi, even while he is off the field, will continue to "play" for the Galaxy 11. His initial commercial for the Samsung push shows him being chased through the streets and ultimately coming face-to-face with his pursuers, who turn out to be recruiters for the Galaxy 11. (See the full spot here.)

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