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• Tony Wyllie has been named regional president and managing director for Special Olympics North America. Wyllie most recently was svp-communications for the NFL’s Washington Redskins since 2010. His three-decade career also includes PR/communications with the St. Louis (now Los Angeles) Rams, Tennessee Titans and Houston Texans.

• The Los Angeles Clippers have signed a deal with Los Angeles-based tech firm Honey, which includes naming rights to team's renovated Honey Training Center: Home of the L.A. Clippers and its logo on team practice jerseys. According to Honey, "10 million-plus members worldwide use Honey's suite of free tools daily to save time and money when shopping online.”

• Washington Mystics forward-guard Elena Delle Donne has been named 2019 WNBA MVP.  It is the second MVP award for seven-year player, making her the first player in WNBA history to earn the honor with two different teams (2015 Chicago Sky).

• BMW Group Russia has signed a deal with tennis star Daniil Medvedev, currently ranked No. 4 in the world, who fell in five sets to Rafael Nadal in the recent U.S. Open Grand Slam finals. Medvedev, who will represent Russia in the inaugural ATP Cup tournament in Australia this January, will participate in various brand activities, including a BMW patch on his shirt, in Russia and worldwide .

• SoFi Stadium, which will be the new $6 billion home venue for the NFL’s Los Angeles Rams and Chargers beginning in 2020, will open July 25-26 with two Taylor Swift concerts.

• CBD edible company Bhang, Miami, has acquired Red Ace, a leading organic beverage company. Bhang plans to launch a Red Ace-branded line of CBD/terpene-style beverages and products, including functional sparkling beverages. Athlete ambassadors include Christian Ramirez, Russell Canouse and Kelyn Rowe (MLS) and Spencer Keiboom (Washington Nationals).

• The Paley Center for Media, NY, will honor the 100th season of the NFL with a new exhibit: "A Century of Football: Celebrating the NFL’s 100th Season," free and open to the public (Sept. 14-Oct. 27), which includes the first public screening of the only known complete broadcast of Super Bowl I (then known as the AFL-NFL World Championship Game) in January 1967 between the Green Bay Packers and the Kansas City Chiefs

• 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.”


 Pro Football Hall of Fame First-Time Candidates Class of 2020
• DE John Abraham
• LB Lance Briggs
• WR/Special Teams Josh Cribbs
• RB Maurice Jones-Drew
• S Troy Polamalu
• DE Justin Smith
• WR Reggie Wayne
• LB Patrick Willis

The full list includes 122 players eligible to be selected to next year's class. Full story here.


Top Brands in 2019 Brand Keys “Consumer Loyalty Index”
• Airline: JetBlue
• Athletic Footwear:Nike
* Automotive: Hyundai
• Banks: Chase
• Beer: Corona Extra (regular), Miller Lite (Lite)
• Bottled Water: Dasani
• Casual Dining: Panera
• Coffee (OOH): Dunkin’
• Energy Drinks: Red Bull
• Headphones: Bose
• Ice Cream: Ben & Jerry’s
• Major League Sports: MLB
• Online Music: Slacker
* Online Retailer: Amazon
• Online Travel Booking:
• Pizza: Domino’s
• QSR: Chick-fil-A
• Retail Sporting Goods: Dick’s
• Social Networking Sites: Instagram
• Soft Drinks: Coca-Cola (regular), Diet Coke
• Tequila: Jose Cuervo
• Ticketing Services: StubHub
• Vodka: Zubrowka
• Whiskey: Jack Daniel’s



Weekend Box Office Sept. 13-15
1. It 2 $40.7M
2. Hustlers $33.2M
3. Angel Has Fallen $4.4M
4. Good Boys $4.3M
5. Lion King $3.6M
6. Hobbs & Shaw $2.8M
7. Overcomer $2.7M
8. The Goldfinch $2.6M
9. Peanut Butter Falcon $1.9M
10. Dora and the City of Lost Bold $1.9M
Source: Box Office Mojo

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Let us not seek the Republican answer or the Democratic answer, but the right answer. Let us not seek to fix the blame for the past. Let us accept our own responsibility for the future.
Let us not seek the Republican answer or the Democratic answer, but the right answer. Let us not seek to fix the blame for the past. Let us accept our own responsibility for the future.
Let us not seek the Republican answer or the Democratic answer, but the right answer. Let us not seek to fix the blame for the past. Let us accept our own responsibility for the future.
Let us not seek the Republican answer or the Democratic answer, but the right answer. Let us not seek to fix the blame for the past. Let us accept our own responsibility for the future.
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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).


Bellinger, Yelich, Trout Power Players In MLB All-Star Game ‘Starters Election’ Voting

By Barry Janoff

June 23, 2019: Cody Bellinger, Christian Yelich and Mike Trout were the only players who collected more than three million votes each; and Gary Sánchez, Willson Contreras, Freddie Freeman, Ozzie Albies, Ronald Acuña Jr., George Springer, Nolan Arenado, Alex Bregman  and Javier Baez were among the handful who amassed more than two million votes each.

But that all goes back to zero with the Primary voting section over and finalists for the MLB All-Star Game presented by MasterCard moving on to the Starters Election phase under new guidelines for the 2019 game.

The three-week Primary phase of the 2019 Google MLB All-Star Ballot, which  ran May 28-June 2, saw the top three from each position in each league — and top nine outfielders from each league — move on to the Starters phase.

The Starters Election begins June 26 (12 PM ET) and ends on June 27 (4 PM ET).

People can vote at and also on Google.

The winners will be unveiled on ESPN June 27 (starting at 7 PM ET).

All-Star pitchers and reserves will be announced on June 30 (5:30 PM ET).

The 2019 All-Star Game presented by Mastercard is scheduled for July 9 in Progressive Field, Cleveland.

It will air nationally on Fox; in Canada by Rogers Sportsnet and RDS; and worldwide by partners in more than 180 countries.

Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Bellinger recorded the most votes overall in both leagues (3,685,170), followed by Milwaukee Brewers outfielder  Yelich (3,646,071) and Los Angeles Angeles outfielder Trout (3,370,499).

Outfielder Bryce Harper of the Philadelphia Phillies fell short of the Top Nine NL outfielders, but could still be in the game if he is selected as a reserve.

The teams with the most players in the Starters Election, with seven each, include the Atlanta Braves, Chicago Cubs and Houston Astros.

Among both leagues, 17 teams are represented in the Starers Election: the Braves, Cubs, Astros, New York Yankees, Minnesota Twins, Angeles, Brewers, Dodgers, Texas Rangers, Colorado Rockies, Boston Red Sox, Arizona Diamondbacks, Cleveland Indians, Chicago White Sox, Kansas City Royals, Pittsburgh Pirates and Tampa Bay Rays.

Players Eligible For Starters Voting By Position


Gary Sánchez (Yankees) 2,266,469
James McCann (White Sox) 1,085,254
Robinson Chirinos (Astros) 946,823

Willson Contreras (Cubs) 2,384,622
Brian McCann (Braves) 1,762,917
Yasmani Grandal (Brewers) 1,193,3

Luke Voit (Yankees) 1,205,706
Carlos Santana (Indians) 1,180,719
C.J. Cron (Twins) 1,045,120


Freddie Freeman (Braves) 2,214,793
Josh Bell (Pirates) 1,831,933
Anthony Rizzo (Cubs) 1,545,682)


Tommy La Stella (Angels) 1,713,094
José Altuve (Astros) 1,629,148
DJ LeMahieu (Yankees) 1,312,490


Ozzie Albies (Braves) 2,190,518
Mike Moustakas (Brewers) 1,758,636
Ketel Marte (D-backs) 1,102,419

Jorge Polanco (Twins) 1,450,913
Carlos Correa (Astros) 1,115,469
Gleyber Torres (Yankees) 976,163)

Javier Báez (Cubs) 2,598,426
Dansby Swanson (Braves) 1,719,262
Trevor Story (Rockies) 961,384

Alex Bregman (Astros) 2,341,355
Gio Urshela (Yankees),857,474
Hunter Dozier (Royals),746,742

Nolan Arenado (Rockies) 2,483,867
Kris Bryant (Cubs) 1,400,401
Josh Donaldson (Braves) 1,376,228


Mike Trout (Angels) 3,370,499
George Springer (Astros) 2,565,706
Michael Brantley (Astros) 1,667,430
Austin Meadows (Rays) 1,344,031
Mookie Betts (Red Sox) 1,325,117
Eddie Rosario (Twins) 1,172,657
Aaron Judge (Yankees) 995,903
Josh Reddick (Astros) 928,606
Joey Gallo (Rangers) 904,563


Cody Bellinger (Dodgers) 3,685,170
Christian Yelich (Brewers) 3,646,071
Ronald Acuña Jr. (Braves) 2,553,169
Nick Markakis (Braves) 1,425,889
Charlie Blackmon (Rockies) 1,242,552
Albert Almora Jr. (Cubs) 1,071,664
Jason Heyward (Cubs) 1,040,260
Kyle Schwarber (Cubs) 997,340
Joc Pederson (Dodgers) 961,515

J.D. Martinez (Red Sox) 1,564,520
Hunter Pence (Rangers) 1,054,282
Nelson Cruz (Twins) 974,788

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