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• In response to the mass shooting that occurred in the early hours of August 4, 2019, The Dayton Foundation has established the Dayton Oregon District Tragedy Fund.

• NBC Sports Group and World Rugby today signed a four-year partnership to exclusively present the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series across NBC Sports platforms in the U.S. through 2023. The HSBC Sevens Series was an NBC Sports property from 2010-2016.

• ESPN, X Games and MLB said that four more MLB clubs have joined the Shred Hate initiative, described as a “multi-faceted, innovative bullying prevention program striving to put an end to bullying in schools by encouraging youth to choose kindness.

The Boston Red Sox, New York Mets, New York Yankees and Oakland A’s will “support Shred Hate bullying prevention efforts and have the No Bully methodology implemented within select schools in their markets throughout the 2019-2020 academic year.”

The Los Angeles Dodgers and Pittsburgh Pirates are returning to the initiative for a second consecutive year. Other MLB clubs have also been part of the initiative, which launched in 2017.

• The Museum of Ice Cream — a hands-on destination that serves homemade ice cream and offers such activities as cookie carousel to a slide that leads into a pool filled with rainbow sprinkles — will add to its original (2016) San Francisco location with the opening of a second location, in New York City’s Soho (555 Broadway), spanning almost 25,000 square feet over three floors.

• On the same day that Naomi Osaka was named the No. 1 seed for the upcoming U.S. Open, the two-time Grand Slam winner has signed a deal with Hyperice, a recovery and performance technology brand that specializes in vibration and percussion fitness devices. She joins such athletes as Blake Griffin and Lindsey Vonn on the roster. Full story here.
 

• Kellogg's Frosted Flakes has signed a deal to become title sponsor for the renamed Tony the Tiger Sun Bowl.  The postseason CFB game will feature teams from the ACC and Pac-12 in the Sun Bowl, El Paso, Texas, on Dec. 31, 2019, and will air for the 52nd consecutive year on CBS. The game was known as the Hyundai Bowl from 2010-18.

• The NFL said the Pro Bowl would return to Orlando's Camping Ground Stadium for the fourth successive year, scheduled for Jan. 26, 2020. It will air live on ESPN and ESPN Deportes and be simulcast on ABC (3 PM ET). Full story here.

• Pete Frates and Pat Quinn, co-founders of ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, have launched with The ALS Assn. the 5th anniversary of “Challenge Me” with a “new call to action to reignite the passion and generosity of the millions of people who dumped ice water on their heads in the summer of 2014.”

POLL POSITION

XFL Teams (scheduled to begin play Februty 2020)

• Dallas Renegades
Globe Life Park

• Houston Roughnecks
TDECU Stadium

• Los Angeles Wildcats
Dignity Health Sports Park

• New York Guardians
MetLife Stadium

• St. Louis Battlehawks
The Dome

• Seattle Dragons
CenturyLink Field

• Tampa Bay Vipers
Raymond James Stadium

• Washington DC Defenders
Audi Field

KEEPING SCORE

The 32 men and 32 women who will be seeded in the singles draws at the 2019 U.S. Open (Aug. 26-Sept. 8) have named by the USTA:

U.S. Open Men’s Top Ten Seeds
1. Novak Djokovic, Serbia
2. Rafael Nadal, Spain
3. Roger Federer, Switzerland
4. Dominic Thiem, Austria
5. Daniil Medvedev, Russia
6. Alexander Zverev, Germany
7. Kei Nishikori, Japan
8. Stefanos Tsitsipas, Greece
9. Karen Khachanov, Russia
10. Roberto Bautista Agut, Spain

U.S. Open Women’s Top Ten Seeds
1. Naomi Osaka, Japan
2. Ashleigh Barty, Australia
3. Karolina Pliskova, Czech Republic
4. Simona Halep, Romania
5. Elina Svitolina, Ukraine
6. Petra Kvitova, Czech Republic
7. Kiki Bertens, Netherlands
8. Serena Williams, United States
9. Aryna Sabalenka, Belarus
10. Madison Keys, United States

BUY SELL

Weekend Box Office Aug. 16-18
1. Good Boys $21M
2. Hobbs & Shaw $14.1M
3. The Lion King $11.9M
4. Angry Birds 2 $10.5M
5. Scary Stories $10M
6. 47 Meters Down $9M
7. Dora and the Lost City of Gold $8.5M
8. Once Upon a Time in Hollywood $7.6M
9. Blinded By the Light $4.5M
10.The Art of Racing in the Rain $4.4M
Source: Box Office Mojo

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NFL UK 2019
• Oct. 6 Chicago Bears v Oakland Raiders Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
• Oct. 13 Carolina Panthers v Tampa Bay Buccaneers Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
• Oct. 27  Cincinnati Bengals v Los Angeles Rams Wembley Stadium
• Nov. 3 Houston Texans v Jacksonville Jaguars Wembley Stadium

NFL Mexico 2019
• Nov. 18 Kansas City  Chiefs v Los Angeles Chargers Mexico City Estadio Azteca (ESPN Monday Night Football).

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Coming Soon: Cheribund Tart Cherry, Bad Boy Mowers And 37 Other CFB Bowl Games

Special to NYSportsJournalism.com

December 4, 2017: The 2017-18 College Football Championship is scheduled for Jan. 8, 2018 in Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta.

On Jan. 1, four teams will compete in the CFP semi-finals: No. 1 Clemson will take on No. 4 Alabama in the Sugar Bowl, and No. 2 Oklahoma vs. No. 3 Georgia in the Rose Bowl.

Before then, there will be 38 other bowl games from Dec. 16-Jan. 1, including the Cheribund Tart Cherry Boca Raton Bowl, the Las Vegas Bowl, the Bad Boy Mowers Gasparilla Bowl, Famous Idaho Potato Bowl, Dollar General Bowl, Quick Lane Bowl, New Era Pinstripe Bowl, Foster Farms Bowl, Goodyear Cotton Bowl, Taxslayer Bowl, PlayStation Fiesta Bowl, Capital One Orange Bowl and the Outback Bowl.

Schedule, venues and TV from the NCAA (subject to change).

Dec. 16, 2017
• CELEBRATION BOWL 
North Carolina A&T vs. Grambling State
NOON ET ABC
Mercedes-Benz Stadium, Atlanta

• NEW ORLEANS BOWL 
Troy vs. North Texas
1 PM ET ESPN
Mercedes-Benz Superdome, New Orleans

• CURE BOWL 
Georgia State vs. Western Kentucky
2:30 PM ET CBS Sports Network
Camping World Stadium, Orlando

LAS VEGAS BOWL 
Oregon vs. No. 25 Boise State
3:30 PM ET ABC
Sam Boyd Stadium, Las Vegas

• GILDAN NEW MEXICO BOWL
Marshall vs. Colorado State
4:30 PM ET ESPN
Branch Field at Dreamstyle Stadium, Albuquerque, NM

• RAYCOM MEDIA CAMELLIA BOWL
Middle Tennessee vs. Arkansas State
8 PM ET ESPN
Cramton Bowl, Montgomery, AL

Dec. 19, 2017
• CHERIBUNDI TART CHERRY BOCA RATON BOWL
Akron vs. Florida Atlantic   
7 PM ET ESPN
Howard Schnellenberger Field at FAU Stadium, Boca Raton, FL

Dec. 20, 2017
• DXL FRISCO BOWL
SMU vs. Louisiana Tech
8 PM ET ESPN
Toyota Stadium, Frisco, TX

Dec. 21, 2017
BAD BOY MOWERS GASPARILLA BOWL 
Temple vs. Florida International
8 PM ET ESPN
Tropicana Field, St. Petersburg, FL

Dec. 22, 2017
• BAHAMAS BOWL
UAB vs. Ohio 
12:30 PM ET ESPN
Thomas A. Robinson National Stadium, Nassau, Bahamas

FAMOUS IDAHO POTATO BOWL 
Wyoming vs. Central Michigan
4 PM ET ESPN
Lyle Smith Field at Albertsons Stadium, Boise, ID

Dec. 23, 2017
• BIRMINGHAM BOWL 
Texas Tech vs. South Florida
NOON ET ESPN
Legion Field, Birmingham, AL

• LOCKHEED MARTIN ARMED FORCES BOWL
Army vs. San Diego State
3:30 PM ET ESPN
Amon G. Carter Stadium, Fort Worth, TX

• DOLLAR GENERAL BOWL 
Appalachian State vs. Toledo
7 PM. ET ESPN
Ladd-Peebles Stadium, Mobile, AL

Dec. 24, 2017
• HAWAI'I BOWL
Fresno State vs. Houston 
| 8:30 PM ET ESPN
Hawaiian Tel Federal Credit Union Field at Aloha Stadium, Honolulu

Dec. 26, 2017
• ZAXBY'S HEART OF DALLAS BOWL
Utah vs. West Virginia
1:20 PM ET ESPN
Cotton Bowl, Dallas

• QUICK LANE BOWL
Duke vs. Northern Illinois
5:15 PM ET ESPN
Ford Field, Detroit, Michigan

• CACTUS BOWL 
Kansas State vs. UCLA
10 PM ET on ESPN
Chase Field, Phoenix,

Dec. 27, 2017
• WALK-ON INDEPENDENCE BOWL 
Florida State vs. Southern Miss
1:30 PM ET ESPN
Independence Stadium, Shreveport, Louisiana

• NEW ERA PINSTRIPE BOWL 
Boston College vs. Iowa
5:15 PM ET ESPN
Yankee Stadium, Bronx, NY

• FOSTER FARMS BOWL 
Arizona vs. Purdue
8:30 PM ET Fox
Levi's Stadium, Santa Clara, CA

• ACADEMY SPORTS + OUTDOORS TEXAS BOWL 
Texas vs. Missouri
9 PM ET ESPN
NRG Stadium, Houston

• MILITARY BOWL PRESENTED BY NORTHRUP GRUMMAN
Virginia vs. Navy
1:30 PM ET ESPN
Jack Stephens Field at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium, Annapolis, MD

Dec. 28, 2017
• CAMPING WORLD BOWL
No. 19 Oklahoma State vs. No. 22 Virginia Tech
5:15 PM. ET ESPN
Camping World Stadium, Orlando

Dec. 28, 2017
• VALERO ALAMO BOWL
No. 13 Stanford vs. No. 15 TCU
9 PM ET ESPN
Alamodome, San Antonio

• SAN DIEGO COUNTY CREDIT UNION HOLIDAY BOWL
No. 16 Michigan State vs. No. 18 Washington State
9 PM ET Fox
Qualcomm Stadium, San Diego, California

Dec. 29, 2017
• BELK BOWL
Wake Forest vs. Texas A&M
1 PM. ET ESPN
Bank of America Stadium, Charlotte, NC

• HYUNDAI SUN BOWL
No. 24 NC State vs. Arizona State
2 PM. ET CBS
Sun Bowl, El Paso, TX

• FRANKLIN AMERICAN MORTGAGE MUSIC CITY BOWL
Kentucky vs. No. 21 Northwestern
4:30 PM ET ESPN
Nissan Stadium, Nashville, TN

• NOVA HOME LOANS ARIZONA BOWL
Utah State vs. New Mexico State
5:30 PM ET CBS Sports Network  
Arizona Stadium, Tucson, AZ

• GOODYEAR COTTON BOWL CLASSIC
No. 8 USC vs. No. 5 Ohio State
8:30 PM ET ESPN
AT&T Stadium, Arlington, Texas

Dec. 30, 2017
• TAXSLAYER BOWL
Louisville vs. No. 23 Mississippi State
NOON ET
EverBank Field, Jacksonville, Florida

• AUTOZONE LIBERTY BOWL
Iowa State vs. No. 20 Memphis
12:30 PM ET ABC
Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium, Memphis, Tennessee

PLAYSTATION FIESTA BOWL
No. 11 Washington vs. No. 9 Penn State
4 PM ET ESPN
University of Phoenix Stadium, Glendale, Arizona

• CAPITAL ONE ORANGE BOWL
No. 6 Wisconsin vs. No. 10 Miami
8 PM ET ESPN
Hard Rock Stadium, Miami Gardens, Florida

Jan. 1, 2018
• OUTBACK BOWL
Michigan vs. South Carolina
NOON ET ESPN2
Raymond James Stadium, Tampa, Florida

• CHICK-FIL-A PEACH BOWL
No. 7 Auburn vs. No. 12 UCF
12:30 PM ET ESPN
Mercedes-Benz Stadium, Atlanta

• OVERTON'S CITRUS BOWL
No. 14 Notre Dame vs. No. 17 LSU
1 PM ET ABC
Camping World Stadium, Orlando, Florida

• ROSE BOWL PRESENTED BY NORTHWESTERN MUTUAL (CFP SEMI-FINAL)
No. 2 Oklahoma vs. No. 3 Georgia
5 PM. ET ESPN
Rose Bowl, Pasadena, California

• ALLSTATE SUGAR BOWL (CFP SEMI-FINAL)
No. 1 Clemson vs. No. 4 Alabama
8:45 PM. ET ESPN
Mercedes-Benz Superdome, New Orleans

Jan. 8, 2018
COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYOFF NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP
Teams TBD
8 PM. ET ESPN
Mercedes-Benz Stadium, Atlanta

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