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• Topps, the exclusive trading card partner of MLB, has named retired slugger David Ortiz as a spokesperson and Topps Now "lead scout." In this role, "Ortiz will work with the Topps team in picking the best moments of the MLB season and support Topps' initiatives throughout the year, including National Baseball Card Day."

• On Location Experiences, the official hospitality partner for the NFL, said that premium ticket and hospitality packages for Super Bowl LIII are now available for purchase at NFLOnLocation.com. Super Bowl LIII will be played in Mercedes-Benz Stadium, Atlanta on Feb. 3, 2019.  “Excitement for Super Bowl LIII in Atlanta next year is already building, and we’re proud to be part of it,” said John Collins, CEO of On Location Experiences.

• Reebok has named Karen Reuther as global creative director. Reuther will head brand- and consumer-focused creative leadership across all design disciplines for Reebok, including working alongside product and marketing teams to deliver innovative, performance-led products for consumers across both fitness and lifestyle sides of the brand.  
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Top-Selling MLB Jerseys (Jan.-May 2018)

1. Jose Altuve Houston Astros
2. Aaron Judge New York Yankees
3. Clayton Kershaw Los Angeles Dodgers
4. Giancarlo Stanton New York Yankees
5. George Springer Houston Astros
6. Anthony Rizzo Chicago Cubs
7. Kris Bryant Chicago Cubs
8. Shohei Otani Los Angeles Angels
9. Carlos Corea Hoston Astros
10. Mookie Betts Boston Red Sox
11. Mike Trout Los Angeles Angels
12. Cody Bellinger Los Angeles Dodgers
13. Buster Posey San Francisco Giants
14. Javier Baez Chicago Cubs

SOURCE: MLBShop.com

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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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Burger King Takes Charge With USA Hoops Selection Show, Pre-Olympic Fete

By Barry Janoff

July 2, 2012: In its first national media push since becoming the official QSR partner of USA Basketball, Burger King will be the presenting sponsor for the USA Basketball Selection Show, which will unveil the 12-man roster that will represent America at the 2012 Summer Olympics.

NBA-TV will exclusively televise the USA Basketball Selection Show presented by Burger King on Saturday, July 7 (7 PM ET).

Among the top players vying for spots on the Olympic roster are LeBron James, Kevin Durant, Chris Paul, Blake Griffin, Kobe Bryant, Carmelo Anthony, Kevin Love and Russell Westbrook

The hour-long program will include interviews with select players, head coach Mike Krzyzewski and Jerry Colangelo, chairman of USA Basketball. Following the USA Basketball Selection Show presented by Burger King, NBA-TV will air the USA Basketball press conference from the Wynn Las Vegas.

Burger King, which unveiled its alliance with USA Basketball in May, has also introduced five commemorative cups to celebrate USA Basketball’s memorable teams over the last two decades. A 20th anniversary cup honors the 1992 gold medal Dream Team, whose roster included Michael Jordan, Charles Barkley, Magic Johnson, Larry Bird and Patrick Ewing.

The commemorative cups currently available for free at Burger King locations nationwide with the purchase of any large fountain drink.

Burger King is supporting with a social media-driven sweepstakes via Facebook and Twitter offering such rewards as autographed USA Basketball jerseys and balls as well as Burger King reward cards.

Burger King will also be part of other pre-Olympic events with other USA Basketball partners. Among them, NBA-TV will air NBA Real Training Camp: USA Basketball Presented by Jeep on July 11, which is described as a live behind-the-scenes look at the USA Basketball Men’s National Team’s practice.

NBA-TV will televise the semifinals of the FIBA World Olympic Qualifying Tournament on July 7 and the Finals on July 8.

NBA-TV will also air an exhibition game against Argentina's national team on July 22. The Olympics in London will begin July 27.

According to Alex Macedo, Burger King svp-North America marketing, "We know the passion that America has for USA Basketball."

Other USA Basketball marketing partners include Nike, Gatorade, American Express, Cisco, Tiffany, State Farm, Dr Pepper Snapple Group, Right Guard, 24 Hour Fitness, Metro PCS, Got Chocolate Milk? and Only Vegas.

Burger King Joins USA Basketball Roster For London Olympics

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