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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.”

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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

World's Most Valuable Sports Franchises

1. Dallas Cowboys $5 billion, +4%
2. New York Yankees $4.6 billion +15%
3. Real Madrid $4.24 billion +4%
4. Barcelona $4.02 bilion
5. New York Knicks $4 billion +11%
6. Manchester United $3.81 billion
7. New England Patriots 43.8 billion
8. Los Angeles Lakers $3.7 billion +12%
9. Golden State Warriors $3.5 billion +13%
10. New York Giants $3.3 billion

11. Los Angeles Dodgers $3.3 billion
12. Boston Red Sox 43.2 billion
12. Los Angeles Rams $3,2 billion
14. Washington Redskins $3.1 billion
14. Chicago Cubs $3.1 billion
16. San Francisco 49ers $3.05 billion
17. Bayern Munich $3.01 billion
18. San Francisco Giants $3 billion
19. Chicago Bulls $2.9 billion
19. Chicago Bears $2.9 billion

SOURCE: FORBES

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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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Channel Chasers

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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Apr142019

Brooklyn Dodgers Jersey, Collectibles Hit Auction For Jackie Robinson Day

By Barry Janoff

April 14, 2019: April 15 is Jackie Robinson Day, and this year is all that more special because of the year-long celebration of what would have been Robinson’s 100th birthday (born Jan. 31, 1919).

MLB is honoring The Man league wide, and the Robinson Family and the Jackie Robinson Foundation have been busy with celebrations, activation and events leading to the scheduled opening of the Jackie Robinson Museum in New York this December.

Add to the plaudits a significant collection of Jackie Robinson memorabilia as part of the Goldin Auctions 2019 Spring Auction, from April 15 through May 11.

Included in the 1,200-lot auction are a dozen lots celebrating the 100th anniversary of the birth of Jackie Robinson, with a portion of the proceeds benefiting the Jackie Robinson Foundation.

Headlining the Robinson lots is his Brooklyn Dodgers home jersey from the 1951 season, which ended with Bobby Thomson's "Shot Heard Round the World,” sending the New York Giants to the World Series and the Dodgers back home for the off-season.

According to Goldin, it is “Graded a Mears 8; it is one of the most spectacular Robinson jerseys in existence.”

Last year a historically significant Robinson jersey from the 1947, season sold for $2.6 million, according to Goldin.

“Only a handful of Robinson jerseys have ever been sold at auction, which shows how rare and difficult they are to find,” said Goldin Autions.

Also part of the Jackie Robinson items: A game-used bat from 1953, a 1947 game-used ball signed by Robinson and 11 other members of the Dodgers; a Dodgers pennant from 1947 featuring an image of Robinson; and various Robinson-signed photos and paper items.

The Goldin Auctions 2019 Spring Auction has unique pieces from other players, as well.

Among them are the 1925 Lou Gehrig signed New York Yankees player's contract for his first full season (he was paid $3,750.00), Barry Bonds' final career home run ball (No. 762), Mark McGwire's career home run No. 500 baseball; and 40 lots of rare and unique Alex Rodriguez memorabilia, including the ball, bat, cleats and uniform from career home run No. 500.

The most historic non-sports item is the last autograph ever signed by President John F. Kennedy, on a spiral-bound notebook at Carswell Air Force Base as he boarded Air Force One for Dallas on Nov. 22, 1963.

Among the events on April 15, the Jackie Robinson Museum (75 Varick Street, NY) is hosting a pop-up Exhibit from 7 AM (ET) to 7 PM (ET).

The Los Angeles Dodgers are hosting Jackie’s widow, Rachel, and daughter, Sharon, and son, David.

The team plans to give away a Jackie Robinson replica No. 42 jersey presented by Bank of America to the first 40,000 ticketed fans in attendance (while supplies last). The game will air nationally on ESPN (10 PM ET).

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Jackie Robinson Site New Home For Youth Baseball

Jackie Robinson Being Honored With Centennial Bash

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