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• Puma, which is rebooting its hoops division with the signing of potential top NBA draft picks Deandre Jordan and Michael Bagley III to shoe deals, said it has named producer/musician/businessman Jay-Z as president of basketball operations. The company said it has been working with Jay-Z run Roc Nation “for quite some time.” In addition, Hall of Famer Walt "Clyde" Frazier, a Puma partner for its first signature shoe in the 1970’s and long-time endorser, has signed a lifetime contract with the shoe brand.

• Panini America has signed an exclusive autograph trading card memorabilia agreement with All-American point guard Trae Young, a projected Top Ten pick in this week's 2018 NBA Draft. Young led the nation in both scoring (27.4 ppg) and assists (8.8 apg) during a his freshman season with the University of Oklahoma.

• Xyience said it would be an official sponsor and the official energy drink for the 2018 International Champions Cup presented by Heineken, a premier  occer tournament featuring top clubs and players from Europe. The ICC runs from July 20- Aug. 7 and includes 17 matches played across 14 U.S. cities. (ESPN, ESPN2, ESPN Deportes and SiriusXM.) Sponsors also  include Heineken, Ally, Hertz, MasterCard, Gatorade, Konami and Vivid Seats.

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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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Thursday
Jun172010

Snapper Adds Fuel To The Lastest Saga Of Brett Favre's NFL 'Great Debate

June 17, 2010: It is a question that has consumed mankind for countless eons — or at least for the past several NFL seasons: Will Brett Favre permanently retire?

The topic has become such a part of Favre's makeup that marketing partners have been incorporating it into campaigns. Sears ran a series of TV ads during the 2009 season in which Favre waffled over buying electronic equipment, Now, Snapper is asking fans to vote on whether or not he will come back in the fall for what would be his 20th professional season and second with the Minnesota Vikings.

Now through Aug. 15, consumers are being directed to a dedicated Facebook page to vote on whether Favre will "Throw or Mow."  Although the outcome might not affect Favre's decision, one consumer who registers to vote will receive a Brett Favre autographed football. (Details here.)

A supporting ad that will run on Internet, including YouTube and Facebook lays out the game plan. "Brett Favre, one of the all-time greats, clearly loves to throw the football. He also loves to mow his lawn with his Snapper mower," offers a voice over as we see Favre doing both. "So which do you think he should do next season? Throw? Or mow? Give us your vote and sign up for a chance to win a Brett Favre autographed football."

Favre recently underwent ankle surgery but has yet to reveal his intentions for the 2010 season. "This is to confirm that I did have a procedure to remove some scar tissue and bone spurs from my ankle which had been bothering me for a period of time," Favre posted on his official Web site, which still features photos of hims in his Vikings uniform. "I appreciate your concerns."

Favre, who turns 41 in October, would be in the second year of a deal with the Vikings that would pay him $13 million, according to NFL analysts. Last season, Favre threw 33 TDs against just seven interceptions and led the Vikings to a 12-4 and the NFC championship game. The Vikings lost to the eventual Super Bowl XLIV champion New Orleans Saints.

Brett Favre Decides On A Team — Sears

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