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• The NBA London Game 2019 will feature a regular-season game between the Washington Wizards and the New York Knicks in The O2 on Thursday, Jan. 17. Marketing partners include Foot Locker, Gatorade, Nike, SAP and Tissot, with additional partners to be unveiled in the coming months.

• The Denver Broncos home field is getting a temporary name change to Broncos Stadium at Mile High. It had been Sports Authority Field at Mile High, but the national sporting goods retailer, which had been based in Englewood, Col., ceased operations in July 2016. A search for a more permanent naming rights holder is currently underway.

• Per AP Sports: Burger King in Russia ran a promotion on social media offering a lifetime supply of Whoppers to any women who become pregnant by World Cup players. The offer was then deleted, In a statement Wednesday to AP, Burger King said, “We are sorry about the clearly offensive promotion that the team in Russia launched online. (It) does not reflect our brand or our values and we are taking steps to ensure this type of activity does not happen again.”

• The PGA TOUR has signed a deal with Facebook to distribute exclusive Saturday and Sunday live competition coverage, on a free basis, from eight tournaments leading into the FedExCup Playoffs for the 2017-18 season. Airing on Facebook Watch in the U.S., coverage begins at the Travelers Championship on June 23-24. Other events in 2018 include: Quicken Loans National; A Military Tribute at The Greenbrier; John Deere Classic; RBC Canadian Open; World Golf Championships-Bridgestone Invitational; Wyndham Championship; and The Northern Trust.

KEEPING SCORE

MLB has released the leaders by position for the 2018 All-Star Game (as of June 19), with voting sponsored by Camping World. (Voting ends July 5 at 11:59 PM ET.)

American League: 1B José Abreu (Chicago White Sox), 2B José Altuve (Houston Astros), SS Manny Machado (Baltimore Orioles), 3B  José Ramirez (Cleveland Indians); OF Mike Trout (Los Angeles Angels). Aaron Judge (New York Yankees), Mookie Betts (Boston Red Sox); Wilson Ramos (Tampa Bay Rays), Gary Sanchez (New York Yankees); DH Victor Martinez (Detroit Tigers).

National League: 1B Freddie Freeman (Atlanta Braves), 2B Ozhaino Albies (Atlanta Braves), SS Brandon Crawford (San Francisco Giants), 3B Nolan Arenado (Colorado Rockies); OF Matt Kemp (Los Angeles Dodgers), Nick Markakis (Atlanta Braves), Bryce Harper (Washington Nationals); C Wilson Contreras (Chicago Cubs),Buster Posey (San Francisco Giants).

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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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Mar082017

Jack Sock Joins Kobe, Trout, Rizzo, Posey, Dustin Johnson On BodyArmor Roster

By Barry Janoff

March 8, 2017: If you want to be considered among the best athlete in your sport, it certainly helps to associate with other athletes who are considered among the best athletes in their respective sports.

Which may be one big reason why tennis player Jack Sock has signed a multi-year deal with BodyArmor sports energy drink.

Included on BodyArmor’s endorsement roster:

Klay Thompson has won an NBA title with the Golden State Warriors, Dustin Johnson is the No. 1 ranked golfer in the world, Anthony Rizzo is a member of the MLB defending World Champion Chicago Cubs, Mike Trout is a two-time American League MVP, Kevin Love is a member of the NBA defending World Champion Cleveland Cavaliers, Buster Posey is a three-time World Series champion with the San Francisco Giants, Richard Sherman of the Seattle Seahawks has an NFL Super Bowl XLVIII title ring.

And Kobe Bryant won five NBA championships with the Los Angeles Lakers before he retired in 2016.

"Hyped to join the awesome @DrinkBODYARMOR team!" Sock posted on his Twitter page. "#DitchArtificialSportsDrinks #Switch2BODYARMOR."

According to his bio on the BodyArmor Web site, his preferred flavor is Watermelon Strawberry.

The alliance with Sock, who currently is ranked No. 18 — but the top-ranked male American in the world, according to the ATP World Tour — is BodyArmor’s first with a tennis player. According to the brand, "This partnership marks BodyArmor’s first foray into the world of tennis, where proper nutrition and hydration has long been a very important part of player performance."

BodyArmor said that Sock would be "instrumental in helping to raise awareness for the fast-growing sports drink worldwide."

Marketing support will include print, POP, digital social media and on-site activation at local events.

Marketing uses the tag line, "Team BodyArmor: There’s nothing artificial about these athletes."

Sock, who is represented by WME-IMG, also has deals that include Nike and Babolat.

BodyArmor has been expanding its roster beyond the core MLB-NFL-NBA deals. The company in January signed a multi-year pact with 16-year-old snowboarding phenom Maddie Mastro, which marked BodyArmor’s first action sports athlete deal.

Other athletes on its roster include Andrew Luck, Skylar Diggins, Dez Bryant and Kristaps Porzingas.

Bryant is the third-largest investor in the company behind chairman and co-founder Mike Repole and Dr Pepper Snapple Group, which has a 15.5%, according to the company.

Sock, 28, turned pro 2011 and has been ranked as high as No. 6 (2015). During the 2016 Summer Games in Rio, he won a gold medal in mixed doubles and a bronze in doubles.

This year, he has won the ASB Classic championship (Auckland, New Zealand) and the Del-Rey Beach (Fla.) Open title.

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