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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

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

BUY SELL

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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Aug122013

Dove Men+Care Uses Sports Stars To Convert Scents To (Dollars And) Cents

By Barry Janoff

August 12, 2013: It certainly makes sense for Dove Men+Care to use sports celebrities to talk about unwanted scents. Or, in manly terms, body odor.

Dove Men+Care has officially unveiled a campaign with tennis icon John McEnroe, the latest in a line of athletes who have endorsed the brand.

The move not only supports the brand's first-time official alliance with the ING New York City Marathon, which will take place in November, but also adds substance to a trend that has seen sales of men's grooming products increase over the past several years.

"Men’s grooming tools are among the largest dollar growth drivers in the overall personal care industry and product categories like men’s facial skincare continue to grow at a fast pace," according to a study from research and marketing firm NPD Group, based in New York,

NPD Group's "Men’s Grooming Consumer Report" showed that more than nine in 10 men use some type of grooming product. Facial cleansers (excluding bar soap), facial lotions/moisturizers and lip products "are the most commonly used products among male facial skincare users."

In terms of dollars, consumer research firm Packaged Facts, Rockville, Md., estimates that the worldwide male-specific grooming market will hit $28 billion by next year, up from about $19 billion in 2009.

In the campaign, "How to Fight Irritation," McEnroe talks to all athletes but offers tips specifically targeting runners who will participate in the ING NYC Marathon on Nov. 3, talking about smelling good and preventing underarm irritation.

Maratihon Tip No. 7, for example: "Taking  a Water Break." "In order to perform your best, you need to stay hydrated," McEnroe shares as he runs part of the Marathon route with a group of guys. "Drinking water on the go can be challenging. Water stations can be chaotic, so be prepared for anything."

McEnroe takes a drink of water, but doesn't offer any to his running mates . . . except for the last guy, who gets a cup of water splashed in his face. "I didn't mean to do that," McEnroe laughs.

Marathon Tip No. 24 is "Dealing with Distractions." "It's not a sprint. It's a marathon," McEnroe says. "Marathons take focus, and there will be a lot of distractions along the way . . . " Including cow bells, loud music and runners in funny costumes, such as McEnroe dressed as the Statue of Liberty. (See the full spot here.)

An online ad gets right to the point: Next to a shot of McEnroe that shows him yelling, text offers, "John McEnroe's stance on irritation? It stinks!"

In each of the spots, a voiceover relates, "Running has its irritations. Your deodorant shouldn't be one of them," then closes with text supporting the brand as the official deodorant sponsor of the ING NYC Marathon and directs viewers to the Dove Men+Care site for more videos and information.

In targeting men ages 25-54, Dove Men+Care, which was launched by parent company Unilever in 2010, has employed a roster of sports endorsers including Dwyane Wade (pictured), Drew Brees, Albert Pujols, Joe Girardi, Andy Pettitte, Magic Johnson, John Thompson III, Bobby Hurley, Stewart Cink and Davis Love III.

Unilever is a corporate partner of the NCAA, and Dove Men+Care had significant presence during the men's basketball March Madness tournament earlier this year. A multi-platform campaign featured the NBA's Wade and ESPN announcer/analyst Jay Bilas under the umbrella "Real Moments" theme, which supported new Dove Men+Care face and hair products as well as additions to existing personal wash and deodorant/antiperspirant lines.

Sports is not Dove Men+Care's only focus on male consumers. The brand's Mission: Care program unites service men stationed overseas with their families. This past Father's Day, the effort worked with Operation Homefront, a non-profit group that provides financial and other assistance to service members and their families, to bring 300 families together.

McEnroe's on-court demeanor earned him seven men's singles Grand Slam titles, nearly 80 career men's singles win and a reputation as the most irritable player in tennis. Dove Men+Care will play off that attitude in three spots in which McEnroe offers "anti-irritation advice" to men with the tag line, "Tough on sweat, not on skin."

"We want to help men end every-day underarm irritation," Matthew McCarthy, senior director of deodorants/antiperspirants for Unilever. "Dove Men+Care Deodorant is excited to partner with John McEnroe and the ING New York City Marathon to show men they can fight underarm discomfort by providing real care with our clinically proven non-irritant products."

D-Wade, J-Bilas Show Skin In Dove Men+Care March Madness Ads

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