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• Puma, which is rebooting its hoops division with the signing of potential top NBA draft picks Deandre Jordan and Michael Bagley III to shoe deals, said it has named producer/musician/businessman Jay-Z as president of basketball operations. The company said it has been working with Jay-Z run Roc Nation “for quite some time.” In addition, Hall of Famer Walt "Clyde" Frazier, a Puma partner for its first signature shoe in the 1970’s and long-time endorser, has signed a lifetime contract with the shoe brand.

• Panini America has signed an exclusive autograph trading card memorabilia agreement with All-American point guard Trae Young, a projected Top Ten pick in this week's 2018 NBA Draft. Young led the nation in both scoring (27.4 ppg) and assists (8.8 apg) during a his freshman season with the University of Oklahoma.

• Xyience said it would be an official sponsor and the official energy drink for the 2018 International Champions Cup presented by Heineken, a premier  occer tournament featuring top clubs and players from Europe. The ICC runs from July 20- Aug. 7 and includes 17 matches played across 14 U.S. cities. (ESPN, ESPN2, ESPN Deportes and SiriusXM.) Sponsors also  include Heineken, Ally, Hertz, MasterCard, Gatorade, Konami and Vivid Seats.

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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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MiLB Adds Terminix, Maids, Other Service Providers In Wide-Ranging Corporate Deal

By Barry Janoff

March 21, 2017: Although the name ServiceMaster Global Holdings may not be top-of-mind with baseball fans, some of the companies under its umbrella might be more familiar, including Terminix, Merry Maids and American Home Shield.

ServiceMaster Global Holdings will now get front-and-center attention with the 244 member teams and more than 41 million fans who attend Minor League Baseball games.

MilB and Memphis-based ServiceMaster have signed a multi-year deal naming the company a corporate partner of the baseball organization.

"ServiceMaster's commitment to local community partners echoes Minor League Baseball's commitment to delivering a first-class, family-friendly ballpark experience for our fans," David Wright, CMO and chief commercial officer for MiLB, said in a statement.

"Through this partnership, we will connect MiLB's devoted and engaged fan base with ServiceMaster and its impressive list of brands and services,” said Wright.

ServiceMaster's brands will become the official designator of MiLB in several different categories:

• American Home Shield is now the official home warranty for MiLB.

• AmeriSpec is the official home and commercial property inspector.

• Furniture Medic is the official furniture repair and restoration specialist.

• Merry Maids is the official home cleaning provider.

• ServiceMaster Clean is the official commercial cleaning provide.

• ServiceMaster Restore is the official disaster restoration specialist.

• Terminix is now the official pest control specialist for MiLB.

Financial terms of the deal were not released.

ServiceMaster said it would have multi-platform activation to support the alliance, including a "ServiceMaster Ballpark Tour" at select MiLB ballparks nationwide.

MiLB corporate partners also include Esurance, Bush’s, Uncle Ray’s, E&J Gallo, Crayola, John Deere and SunRun.

According to Pete Tosches, ServiceMaster's svp-corporate communications, "ServiceMaster is built on a foundation of providing essential services – both to our customers and the communities where our employees live and work.

“Much like Minor League Baseball, ServiceMaster employees, franchisees and contractors are committed to their local communities. This partnership will help connect consumers to the trusted service professionals who protect and maintain 75,000 U.S. homes and businesses each day,” said Tosches.

The ServiceMaster Experience traveling display is a 53-foot, double-expandable trailer custom-built to resemble a home. It provides people with an interactive experience outside the ballpark, along with branded giveaways, games and other touch-points.

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