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• NBA All-Star James Harden has joined the ownership group of the Houston Dynamo. According to the MLS club, the 2018 NBA MVP with the Houston Rockets becomes the fifth member of an ownership group led by Gabriel Brener, which also includes boxing icon Oscar De La Hoya, Ben Guill and Jake Silverstein.

In addition to the Dynamo, the group also owns the NWSL's Houston Dash and BBVA Stadium, the home venue for both clubs.

“I’m very excited about the opportunity to join the ownership group of the Houston Dynamo and Houston Dash and proud to be a part of a club with tremendous history and a great future,” Harden said via the team.

• Spend a "Day in the Life Of Blake Griffin." Full story here.

• Cavs Legion Gaming Club, the NBA 2K League affiliate of the Cleveland Cavaliers, has unveiled plans for an eSports center in Cleveland’s Battery Park neighborhood. The 2,700 square foot venue is scheduled to open this fall,

• The NFL Network is planning 129 hours of “Inside Training Camp Live” coverage July 22-Aug. 7 Additional coverage will appear across NFL media platforms including NFL.com, NFL Films, NFL app and NFL RedZone.

ESPN also said it would provide comprehensive coverage of the opening week of the 2019 NFL training camps beginning July 22 on daily editions of SportsCenter and NFL Live.

• NBC’s Golf Channel unveiled details for its next Golf Films project, “Tiger Woods: Chasing History,” to premiere July 22  The film will present viewers with a chronological look at the “sights and sounds from each of Woods’ 81 professional victories, from his first at the Las Vegas Invitational in 1996, through the most recent win at the Masters earlier this year.”

• 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

AT&T WNBA All-Star 2019 Starter Pool

  • Liz Cambage, Aces
  • Elena Delle Donne, Mystics
  • Chelsea Gray, Sparks
  • Brittney Griner, Mercury
  • Natasha Howard, Storm
  • Jonquel Jones, Sun
  • Jewell Loyd, Storm
  • Kayla McBride, Aces
  • Kia Nurse, Liberty
  • A‘ja Wilson, Aces

AT&T WNBA All-Star 2019, featuring Team Delle Donne vs. Team Wilson, is scheduled for July 27 in the Mandalay Bay Events Center, Las Vegas (ABC 3:30 PM ET).

KEEPING SCORE

The Top 25 MiLB Teams With Best-Selling Merchandise (alphabetically, with MLB affiliate):

  • Albuquerque Isotopes (Rockies)
  • Charleston RiverDogs (Yankees)
  • Charlotte Knights (White Sox)
  • Columbia Fireflies (Mets)
  • Columbus Clippers (Indians)
  • Corpus Christi Hooks (Astros)
  • Durham Bulls (Rays)
  • El Paso Chihuahuas (Padres)
  • Fort Wayne TinCaps (Padres)
  • Gwinnett Stripers (Braves)
  • Hartford Yard Goats (Rockies)
  • Indianapolis Indians (Pirates)
  • Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp (Marlins)
  • Lehigh Valley IronPigs (Phillies)
  • Nashville Sounds (Rangers)
  • Pawtucket Red Sox (Red Sox)
  • Portland Sea Dogs (Red Sox)
  • Richmond Flying Squirrels (Giants)
  • Rochester Red Wings (Twins)
  • Sacramento River Cats (Giants)
  • Salt Lake Bees (Angels)
  • San Antonio Missions (Brewers)
  • Tacoma Rainiers (Mariners)
  • Toledo Mud Hens (Tigers)
  • Trenton Thunder (Yankees)

SOURCE: MiLB

BUY SELL

Weekend Box Office July 12-14
1. Spider-Man:Far From Home $45.3M
2. Toy Story 4 $20.7M
3. Crawl $12M
4. Stuber $8M
5. Yesterday $6.8M
6. Aladdin $5.9M
7. Annabelle Comes Home $5.6M
8. Midsommar $3.4M
9. Secret Life of Pets 2 $3.1M
10. MIB International $2.2M
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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Jul272018

Making The Cut: LeBron James And Friends Talk Life, Family, Sports On HBO’s The Shop

By Barry Janoff

July 26, 2018: LeBron James has had a busy off-season, signing with the Los Angeles Lakers, attending NBA Summer League games, watching his sons play AAU Basketball and now launching The Shop on HBO.

James, partner Maverick Carter and their Uninterrupted digital media company are the powers behind The Shop.

It is a casual talk show-type setting that seeks to emulate experiences James and many others have had in which the local barbershop is the focal point for sometimes easy, sometimes heated, conversation among friends and others from the neighborhood.

The Shop is exactly why we created Uninterrupted,” James said in a statement. “Anyone who has been in a real barbershop, like the ones where I grew up, knows why this show can be so incredible.

"I’m really excited HBO believed in our idea and is helping us create something special.”

The Shop, is scheduled to debut on HBO Aug. 28. It will air periodically throughout the year, according to HBO.

This is the second programming alliance between HBO Sports and James and Carter’s media enterprises.

Earlier this year, HBO Sports unveiled a SpringHill Entertainment production of the college sports documentary film, Student Athlete, set to debut Oct. 2.

The Shop will visit barber shops around the country to "gather distinguished individuals who can speak honestly on sports, music, pop culture, world events, business and other culturally relevant topics."

Among the guests on the first show are rap icon Snoop Dogg, NFL wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. (New York Giants), running back Alvin Kamara (New Orleans Saints), three-time NBA champion Draymond Green (Golden State Warriors), two-time WNBA MVP Candace Parker (Los Angeles Sparks) and writer, producer, director, and political commentator Jon Stewart.

The guests play a huge role. Snoop Dogg, for example, talks about the motivations that drive him.

“I never was cool with being second. I don’t know what second place feels like. I don’t like being in second place. Sometimes I feel I have to reinvent myself because I fell back to second. (I know) I’m not that young rapper anymore; I’m not that fly MC. But I still can pull a move on them m-f’ers real quick. Pop-pop-pop.”

According to Peter Nelson, evp-HBO Sports, “LeBron James told us he wanted to create a place where athletes and artists can come together to share points of view freely.

“We are honored they want HBO to be the home of that conversation. We are pleased to partner with LeBron, Maverick Carter and Uninterrupted on The Shop.”

In the first episode, James, sitting in a barbershop chair, talks about signing with the Lakers, watching his kids play basketball and getting into an argument during an AAU Basketball game with another kid’s mother.

“The first thing I did (after the argument) was apologize to my mom (Gloria James), who was sitting right next to me,” James recalls. “She used to go crazy during my AAU games and I would yell, ‘Mom, sit down!’ And I went crazy about my kids and I said to her, ‘Mom, I’m sorry (for yelling at you)’”

He also talks about growing up without a father (he was raised by his mom) and says that he now wants to give his kids experiences he didn’t have.

“I'm going to do everything this man (his father) didn’t do. They will experience things I didn’t experience. I will give them a blueprint and let them take their own course when the time comes.”

Executive producers for The Shop are James, Carter, Peter Nelson and Rick Bernstein; supervising producer is Bentley Weiner.

It will also be available on HBO NOW, HBO GO, HBO On Demand and partners’ streaming platforms.

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