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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.

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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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Apr242013

One Leg At A Time: Drew Brees Joins Favre, Earnhardt Jr. As Wrangler Spokesmen

By Barry Janoff

April 23, 2013: What makes an NFL team with a great quarterback even better? How about adding another great quarterback.

Wrangler took that route, signing New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees to an endorsement deal. Brees joins retired quarterback Brett Favre and high-profile Nascar driver Dale Earnhardt Jr. as brand spokesmen.

Wrangler said that the trio would be featured in upcoming campaigns, scheduled to launch in August to coincide with the 2013 NFL pre-season. An online print ad with Favre, Brees and Earnhardt Jr, was released to time with the news of Brees' signing. "Here's to football, racing and more football," text reads under a shot of the three men. "Introducing Drew Brees." Followed by the tag line: "Wrangers. Real. Comfortable. Jeans."

Financial details were not disclosed.

The brand said that Brees would be featured in national advertising, promotions and in-store signage for the Wrangler Five Star Premium Denim line,, which is available at such retailers as Walmart, Kmart and Target.

“Both on and off the field, Drew has proven himself to be a determined, down-to-earth man that many people look up to and respect,” Craig Errington, vp-marketing for Wrangler, said in a statement. “His dependability, work ethic and family values make him a natural fit for Wrangler. He epitomizes the core values of our brand, and we look forward to cheering him on during the 2013 season and beyond.”

“His dependability, work ethic and family values make him a natural fit for Wrangler. He epitomizes the core values of our brand."

Brees' endorsement deals also include Nike, Vicks, Verizon, So Delicious ice cream, Cox Communications, Penta water, Power Balance and TRX.

Brees and his wife, Brittany, also spend much of their time supporting The Brees Dream Foundation. The Foundation's mission is to "improve the quality of life for cancer patients as well as providing care, education and opportunities for children and families in need." Since 2003, and Brees and the Brees Dream Foundation "have collectively committed more than $17,000,000 to worthy causes globally," according to the Foundation's Web site.

Both Brees and Favre have won Super Bowl titles (Super Bowls XLIV and XXXI, respectively). Brees was also named MVP of the game in his Super Bowl win.

According to Brees, “When I’m off the field I just want to be comfortable. Wrangler jeans help me do just that. I’ve always admired Wrangler and what the brand stands for, and am honored to be a part of this partnership.”

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