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• DAZN, the live and on-demand sports streaming platform, named its boxing broadcast team, led by Hall of Fame boxer Sugar Ray Leonard, Brian Kenny, Kay Adams, Chris Mannix and LZ Granderson. They will work their inaugural event when world heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua faces Alexander Povetkin on Sept. 22 from Wembley Stadium.

• In recognition of the company’s 50th anniversary, Ralph Lauren has signed a deal with MLB and his hometown New York Yankees to create create a limited-edition Ralph Lauren Yankees collection, including a classic baseball jacket, New Era baseball cap, Wilson baseball glove and a Rawlings commemorative baseball. Lauren himself will throw out the ceremonial first pitch on Sept. 20 before the Yankees host the Boston Red Sox in Yankee Stadium.

• The NFL Foundation said it would contribute $1 million to Hurricane Florence relief efforts. The contribution will be distributed to organizations that will address the immediate needs of those impacted throughout the Carolinas and other areas.

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Top 10 Universities Ranked by Total Football Revenue (per Forbes)

1. Texas A&M: $148M
2. Texas: $133M
3. Michigan: $127M

3. Alabama: $127M
5. Ohio State: $120M

6. Oklahoma: $118M

7. Notre Dame: $112M

7. Auburn: $112M
7. LSU: $112M 

10. Florida: $111M

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(Sept. 14-16)
1 The Predator $24M
2. The Nun $18.2M
3. A Simple Favor $16.1M
4. White Boy Rick $8.8M
5. Crazy Rich Asians $8.7M
6. Peppermint $6.1M
7. The Meg $3.8M
8. Searching $3.2M
9. Unbroken $2.4M 
10. Mission Impossible – Fallout $2.3M

SOURCE: COMSCORE.com

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Jun192018

Late Show Host Corden Enlists Harry Kane, U.K. Team To Woo U.S. Fans In Cup Goal

By Barry Janoff

June 19, 2018: The Late Late Show with James Corden (CBS) is taping a week’s worth of show’s in Central Hall Westminster in London, and to hook onto the World Cup, Corden (who is from the U.K.) has taped an extended skit with members of England’s National Team.

The premise: Get Harry Kane (who scored both goals in England’s 2-1 Cup-opening win over Tunisia), Dele, Jamie Vardy, Jesse Lingard, Kyle Walker and Eric Dier to film a campaign that would encourage soccer fans in the U.S. — whose own national team failed to qualify — to support England’s quest to win the 2018 FIFA World Cup.

Of course, this being a comedy sketch, things go awry quickly (and stay that way), for the duration of the extended 6:30-long scene.

Corden meets the guys in a room and explains that they have a great opportunity.

“On the back of Harry and Megan getting married, America and England have never been closer,” he explains. “The American football team didn’t make it to the Cup, and I can use my TV show (of which the guys have no knowledge) to appeal to 325 million American fans who don’t have a team to back this summer to support England at the World Cup.”

“325 million people watch your show?” asks Dele.

“323 million less than that,” replies Corden. “But let’s not get bogged down in numbers.”

Corden explains what this could do for the careers of the members of England's team: “You'd become global superstars. Movies. TV shows. Pop career. Underwear commercials. Politics. Big sponsorships.”

A voiceover then says, “People of America — this is the England Football Team,” as England’s national anthem, "God Save the Queen," plays in the background. “But for this World Cup, they can be be your team, too,” as an American flag appears and the music switches to the U.S. National Anthem plays.

Among the proposals: U.S. sports fans should replace an NFL football with a soccer (football) ball, James Vardy changing his English accent to that of someone from Texas (“Yee-hah! Darn tootin’!”), getting the guys to actually say the word “soccer” (which they refuse to do), getting them to name all 50 states (which becomes “California, New York, Texas, Vegas, Chicago, Gotham, Wakanda, Toronto, the one they make all the jokes about — Florida”).

Then an offer some American’s can’t refuse: “Support England and we’ll invite you to the Royal Wedding  . . .  the next one.”

Harry Kane then makes a personal pitch: “Prince Harry, Harry Styles, Harry Kane. I can be your third favorite Harry.”

“Wait,” interrupts Corden. “We’re forgetting Harry Potter. He’s more popular (in America) than you, so you’d be the fourth favorite Harry.”

Next, getting the guys to speak like James Bond while holding a martini (shaken, not stirred).

One final pitch: “America, if you don’t support England this summer, we’re going to make you keep James Corden for even longer.”

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