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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

The 32 men and 32 women who will be seeded in the singles draws at the 2019 U.S. Open (Aug. 26-Sept. 8) have named by the USTA:

U.S. Open Men’s Top Ten Seeds
1. Novak Djokovic, Serbia
2. Rafael Nadal, Spain
3. Roger Federer, Switzerland
4. Dominic Thiem, Austria
5. Daniil Medvedev, Russia
6. Alexander Zverev, Germany
7. Kei Nishikori, Japan
8. Stefanos Tsitsipas, Greece
9. Karen Khachanov, Russia
10. Roberto Bautista Agut, Spain

U.S. Open Women’s Top Ten Seeds
1. Naomi Osaka, Japan
2. Ashleigh Barty, Australia
3. Karolina Pliskova, Czech Republic
4. Simona Halep, Romania
5. Elina Svitolina, Ukraine
6. Petra Kvitova, Czech Republic
7. Kiki Bertens, Netherlands
8. Serena Williams, United States
9. Aryna Sabalenka, Belarus
10. Madison Keys, United States

BUY SELL

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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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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