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• Topps, the exclusive trading card partner of MLB, has named retired slugger David Ortiz as a spokesperson and Topps Now "lead scout." In this role, "Ortiz will work with the Topps team in picking the best moments of the MLB season and support Topps' initiatives throughout the year, including National Baseball Card Day."

• On Location Experiences, the official hospitality partner for the NFL, said that premium ticket and hospitality packages for Super Bowl LIII are now available for purchase at NFLOnLocation.com. Super Bowl LIII will be played in Mercedes-Benz Stadium, Atlanta on Feb. 3, 2019.  “Excitement for Super Bowl LIII in Atlanta next year is already building, and we’re proud to be part of it,” said John Collins, CEO of On Location Experiences.

• Reebok has named Karen Reuther as global creative director. Reuther will head brand- and consumer-focused creative leadership across all design disciplines for Reebok, including working alongside product and marketing teams to deliver innovative, performance-led products for consumers across both fitness and lifestyle sides of the brand.  
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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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Marshall Faulk Runs With Cover Of 'Madden NFL 12' Hall Of Fame Edition

Marshall Faulk on the cover of the 'Madden NFL 12 Hall of Fame Edition.'May 31, 2011: EA Sports, which recently saw fans vote for Cleveland Browns running back Peyton Hillis as the cover athlete for its Madden NFL 12, is following that up by naming  former St. Louis Rams running back Marshall Faulk as the cover athlete for its limited Madden NFL 12 Hall of Fame Edition.

In August,  Faulk will become the first Madden NFL cover athlete to be inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Faulk appeared on the cover of Madden NFL 03.

The Hall of Fame Edition will be available on Aug. 30, with a limited run of 125,000 copies exclusively in the U.S. for the PlayStation3 and Xbox 360. MSRP is $89.99.
 
The Madden NFL 12 Hall of Fame version will come with several unique offerings. Under a deal with card company Panini America,  each copy of the Hall of Fame Edition will include one of four exclusive Marshall Faulk trading cards, each hand-signed by Faulk.

In addition, a "solid, 18k gold autographed card" will be randomly inserted into one Xbox 360 and one PlayStation3 copy of the Hall of Fame Edition.

Panini America's 'Madden NFL 12 Hall of Fame' card set.Panini America is also creating an exclusive "Madden Ultimate Team Platinum Pack." The Hall of Fame Edition Platinum Pack will feature a combination of 13 NFL Hall of Famers and former Madden NFL cover athletes. This includes Faulk, Barry Sanders, Jerry Rice, Rod Woodson, Eddie George, Michael Vick, Donovan McNabb, Ray Lewis, Shaun Alexander, Vince Young, Larry Fitzgerald, Troy Polamalu and Drew Brees.

All cards feature ratings from each player’s most productive season in the NFL and are fully renewable with contract extensions.

The Madden NFL 12 videogame featuring Hills on the cover will also be available in August. Hillis was chosen by fans as the Madden NFL 12 cover athlete through a five week voting campaign anchored by ESPN SportsNation. The Madden NFL 12 cover vote was called  the "most successful fan engagement campaign in EA and ESPN history" with more than 12 million votes in total.

NFL Madden 12: Players' Choice

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