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• The Cleveland Browns have been named as the team to be featured in HBO’s 2018 series Hard Knocks. The Browns were 0-16 last season and then selected QB Baker Mayfield with the overall No. 1 pick. This year’s series is schedule to debut Aug. 7.

• The Alliance of American Football named Alliance Salt Lake City as its fourth market (Atlanta, Memphis, Orlando) and Dennis Erickson as the team’s head coach. Alliance Salt Lake home games will be played at Rice-Eccles Stadium, home to University of Utah football. Phoenix is expected to be named the fifth city today.

• For the third year, NFL partner Hyundai is hosting the Hyundai Youth Football Camp giving children ages 7 to 13 the chance to take the field and learn from their favorite teams and players. Sessions will be held in Pittsburgh, South Florida, Minnesota, Arizona, Los Angeles, the New York City area and Houston.

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1. Phoenix Suns
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. Avengers: Infinity War $61.8M
2. Life of the Party $18.5M
3. Breaking In $16.5M
4. Overboard $10.1M
5. A Quiet Place $6.4M
6. I Feel Pretty $3.7M
7. Rampage $3.4M
8. Tully $2.2M
9. Black Panther $1.9M
10. Blockers $1.1M
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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.
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Tuesday
Dec172013

Brooklyn's Barclays Center Planning Events To Piggyback NFL Super Bowl In New York

Special to NYSportsJournalism.com

December 16, 2013: New York will be a busy sports place in the week prior to and then the weekend of Super Bowl XLVIII this February.

The NHL already has two outdoor games in place planned for Yankee Stadium, which will feature all three local teams: The Rangers, Islanders and New Jersey Devils.

Now, Barclays Center is getting into the mix. The home venue for the NBA's Nets will host a "Kickoff In Brooklyn," which will see three consecutive nights of events from Jan. 30-Feb. 1.

Super Bowl XLVIII is scheduled to be played on Feb. 2 in MetLife Stadium, home to the New York Giants and Jets.
 
Two former welterweight champions, ‘Vicious’ Victor Ortiz and Luis Collazo, will open the festivities on Jan. 30 when they meetfor the WBA International Welterweight title. In the ten-round co-main event, Eddie ‘E-Boy’ Gomez will meet Daquan ‘King’ Arnett in a clash of unbeaten junior middleweight.

The next night, the middleweight Nets will host NBA heavyweights Kevin Durant, Russell Westbrook and the Oklahoma City Thunder.

"Barclays Center is looking forward to welcoming fans from across the globe and kicking off this unprecedented super week.”

On Feb. 1, radio station WFAN will hold its "Big Hello to Brooklyn" concert, with headliners Red Hot Chili Peppers, as well as New Politics, MS MR, J. Roddy Walston & The Business and Basic Vacation.

“We’re excited to introduce 'Kickoff In Brooklyn' with three marquee events as part of a major week of sports and entertainment in the New York area,” Brett Yormark, CEO for Barclays Center and the Nets, said in a statement. "Barclays Center is looking forward to welcoming fans from across the globe and kicking off this unprecedented super week.”

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