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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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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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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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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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Apr222009

Disney, MLB Play Long Odds With All-Star Game Promo

April 22, 2009: About the hardest thing for a batter to do during an All-Star Game is to hit a grand slam home run. In fact, that feat has been done only once in 79 All-Star Games since 1993, by Fred Lynn in 1983 at Chicago's Comisky Park. However, in what was called "the most comprehensive promotional sponsorship of Major League Baseball by a major motion picture," MLB has aligned with Walt Disney Pictures and Jerry Bruckheimer Films 3-D production, G-Force, for a "Grand Slam Sweepstakes." If a grand slam homer is hit during the 2009 All-Star Game on July 14 at Busch Stadium in St. Louis, the first million people who have entered at the official Disney Web site between now and midnight on July 14 will win a free ticket to see G-Force on opening day, July 24. In addition, fans who attend the All-Star Game will each receive a promotional card with a ticket code redeemable for a free ticket on opening day if an All-Star Game grand slam is hit. Even if a grand slam is not hit, MLB and Disney are banking on the pre-publicity to help offset the effect of the release of Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs on July 1 and Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince on July 15.

G-Force also has been designated as the exclusive sponsor of in-stadium All-Star balloting, which will be tagged on more than 20 million ballots now being distributed at the 30 MLB ballparks, at more than 100 Minor League ballparks and through in-stadium messaging and announcements. Prior to the All-Star Game, MLB will host “Walt Disney Pictures G-Force Days” including G-Force-themed trading card giveaways and movie ticket/prize-pack giveaways during games. MLB said this would be the first movie promoting its debut during the All-Star Game since Disney’s Angels in the Outfield in 1994. In G-Force, a specially trained squad of guinea pigs is dispatched to stop a diabolical billionaire from taking over the world. Go to Disney.com/g-force for the G-Force "Grand Slam Sweepstakes" rules. Back to Home Page