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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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2018 NBA Draft Presented by State Farm Order (To Date)
(Barclays Center Brooklyn, NY June 21 (ESPN)

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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WEEKEND BOX OFFICE (May 11-13)
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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Thursday
Dec232010

Drew Brees, Troy Aikman 'Rent' An Hour On Fox During Super Bowl Sunday

By Barry Janoff, Executive Editor

Drew Brees (center) with Rent-A-Center CMO Ann Davids and Brees Dream Foundation board member Chris Stuart. (Photo: RAC/Business Wire)December 22, 2010: Even if the defending Super Bowl champion New Orleans Saints fail to make it to Super Bowl XLV, their quarterback will be there as part of the day-long Super Bowl XLV Sunday festivities.

Rent-A-Center, a national chain that offers consumers rent-to-own items such as furniture, appliances and electronics, is putting the final touches on an hour-long special, Inside the Rings, with Troy Aikman. Among other stars of past Super Bowls, the show will feature quarterback Drew Brees, who was named MVP of Super Bowl XLIV when he led the Saints to a 31-17 victory over the Indianapolis Colts.

Inside the Rings, with Troy Aikman is scheduled to air nationally prior to Super Bowl XLV on Fox, Feb. 6, 2011. The show will focus on "championship plays and memorable teams of the past," according to Xavier Dominicis, vp-public affairs for Rent-A-Center. Financial terms were not disclosed.

Rent-A-Center is not officially affiliated with the NFL or the Super Bowl. But the company is taking advantage of the fact that Aikman, who will be part of the Super Bowl XLV broadcast team as a Fox announcer/analyst, is featured in its national marketing along with wrestler Hulk Hogan. In addition, Rent-A-Center is based in Plano, Texas, about 40 miles from Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, the site for Super Bowl XLV.

"The show [on Super Bowl Sunday] is a strong fit given our tie to Troy Aikman," said Dominicis.

Rent-A-Center spokesmen Troy AIkman (left) and Hulk Hogan,Rent-A-Center will be the lead sponsor for Inside the Rings but not the only company with TV spots during the hour-long broadcast. "There are more than four other advertisers, plus local commercials and Fox promotional spots," said Dominicis.

In addition to Brees, participants include Jerome Bettis, who played for the Pittsburgh Steelers when the team won Super Bowl XL; and Kurt Warner, who was MVP of Super Bowl XXXIV with the St. Louis Rams and also played in Super Bowl XLIII with the Arizona Cardinals. Aikman played his entire career with the Dallas Cowboys (1989-2000), was MVP of Super Bowl XXVII and also led the Cowboys to victory in Super Bowls XXVIII and XXX.

Following the taping of the special in New Orleans, Rent-A-Center donated the residential furnishings and TVs used on the set to the Brees Dream Foundation, which is committed to advancing research in the fight against cancer and providing care, education and opportunities for children in need.

Rent-A-Center, which was founded in 1973, has more than 3,000 locations and 18,000 employees nationwide.

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