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• Telemundo Deportes said its complete presentation of all 64 2018 World Cup matches reached 36.6 million TV viewers, exceeding the Spanish-language reach for the 2010 tournament by +13% (32.3 million), and coming within 1.3 Million of the 2014 World Cup (37.9M).

• The San Francisco Marathon has signed a three-year deal naming Biofreeze topical pain relief product as title sponsor, beginning with the event July 29, as well as the The Berkeley Half Marathon.

• Rock & Brews Restaurants have joined with Def Leppard and Seattle-based Elysian Brewing Company to introduce Def Leppard Pale to their customers and are also offering a chance to win tickets to see Def Leppard on tour this year.

ESPN’s 14th Annual ESPYS Auction benefiting the V Foundation for Cancer Research has launched on eBay and will continue through Wednesday, July 18. This year’s auction will feature 80+ experience. Details at https://www.ebay.com/rpp/espn.

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2018 WNBA ALL-STARS BY POSITION
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• Seimone Augustus, Lynx    
• Sue Bird, Storm
• Skylar Diggins-Smith, Wings
• Chelsea Gray, Sparks
• Jewell Loyd, Storm
• Kayla McBride, Aces    
• Allie Quigley, Sky
• Diana Taurasi, Mercury
• Kristi Toliver, Mystics

Frontcourt
• DeWanna Bonner, Mercury
• Liz Cambage, Wings
• Tina Charles, Liberty
• Elena Delle Donne, Mystics
• Brittney Griner, Mercury
• Sylvia Fowles, Lynx
• Angel McCoughtry, Dream
• Maya Moore, Lynx
• Chiney Ogwumike, Sun
• Nneka Ogwumike, Sparks
• Candace Parker, Sparks
• Breanna Stewart, Storm
• A’ja Wilson, Aces

WNBA All-Star Gam July 28 in Target Center, Minneapolis (ABC)

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WEEKEND BOX OFFICE (July 13-15)

1. Hotel Transylvania 3 $44.1M
2. Ant-Man and the Wasp $28.8M
3. Skyscraper $25.4M
4. Incredibles 2 $16.2M
5. Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom $15.5M
6. The First Purge $9.1M
7. Sorry to Bother You $4.3M
8. Sicario $3.8M
9. Uncle Drew $3.2M
10. Ocean’s 8 $2.9M

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Bun & Done: MLB (Hot) Dog Days Are Here, With 19M To Be Consumed This Season

By Barry Janoff

March 29, 2018: This season, MLB stadiums will be offering more enticing, tempting and exotic food selections than ever. Options inlcude the Cleveland Indians Flamethrower pulled pork sandwich, Detroit Tigers Chicken Shawarma Nachos, Oakland A’s Monte Khrush Davis Cristo sandwich, Tampa Bay Rays Reuben Cuban Sandwich and the Milwaukee Brewers Cheddar Beer Bratwurst.

In fact, MLB is hosting its first “Fan Food Fest,” scheduled for April 21-22 in New York, during which each team will serve a specialty item from their respective stadium menu.

However, one item on MLB menus remain as much a part of the game as hitting, catching and pitching: Hot dogs.

This season, people in MLB ball parks are predicted to consume more than 19 million hot dogs, plus another 4.6 million sausages, according to the National Hot Dog and Sausage Council, Washington, DC.

“In a love affair that’s spanned decades, baseball and hot dogs remain inseparable,” Eric Mittenthal, president for the National Hot Dog and Sausage Council, said in a statement.

“Year after year, hot dogs continue to hit it out of the park at the concession stand, even as teams innovate to offer more food choices and inventive creations. There’s simply no replacing the unshakable bond baseball and hot dogs share.”

The predicted 19 million is the same figure as in 2017 and down slightly from the 19.4 million in 2016, but up from 18.5 million in 2015.

In 2011, people ate 22.5 million hot dogs in MLB ball parks; in 2014, the number topped 21.3 million.  

The No. 1 stadium hot dog consumers? The people who watch the Los Angeles Dodgers in Dodger Stadium, where more than three million hot dogs (Dodgers Dogs pictured above) are expected to be sold this season, according to the National Hot Dog and Sausage Council.

Based on last year’s attendance, that means that nearly 80% of fans at Dodger home games will eat a hot dog, according to the Council.

Not far behind: Colorado Rockies fans and Texas Rangers fans are tied for No. 2, predicted to consume more than 1.2 million in Coors Field and Globe Life Park, respectively.

Top hot dog eaters also include Wrigley Field-Chicago Cubs (one million), Progressive Field-Cleveland Indians (one million) and Busch Stadium-St. Louis Cardinals (959,700).

The San Francisco Giants are expected to defend their title as MLB’s sausage sale champions, with 475,000 anticipated to be purchased in AT&T Park, according to National Hot Dog and Sausage Council.

The Giants are followed by the St. Louis Cardinals (419,356 sausages) and Cubs (400,000).

The Milwaukee Brewers will maintain their position as the only team in MLB expected to sell more sausages than hot dogs, according to the National Hot Dog and Sausage Council

The Council also found what it called a “growing trend among teams to offer fans hot dog deals throughout the season.”

Among the promotions in 2018: Tampa Bay Rays fans can partake in $2 dog night during every Tuesday home game in Tropicana Field. “Dollar Dog Nights” are scheduled to be held by such teams as the White Sox, Philadelphia Phillies and Cleveland Indians.
 
Of course, even a hot dog is no longer you dad’s hot dog.

Among the new offerings cited by the National Hot Dog and Sausage Council:

Texas Rangers Dilly Dog: A dill pickle that is cored out and stuffed with an angus beef jumbo dog, then battered and fried to a golden brown (pictured).

Atlanta Braves Spec-Tater: A potato stuffed with a jalapeño-cheddar sausage and wrapped in bacon, then topped with cheese, cream, scallions and more jalapeno.

Detroit Tigers An Ode to Detroit Dog: Natural-casing hot dog smothered in brisket chili and drizzled with habanero queso sauce.

Arizona Diamondbacks Asada Dog: 18-inch Schreiner’s hot dog in a telera roll with fries, queso blanco, carne asada, pico de gallo and guacamole.

Colorado Rockies Triple Play Dog: Extreme dog topped with Carolina style pulled pork, crumbled bacon bits and purple slaw.

Pittsburgh Pirates Paella: Three-foot pan that features homemade kielbasa and traditional pierogis.

Kansas City Royals Teflon Don:  Hot dog topped with yellow mustard, Don Carlo’s slow roasted chili, jalapenos, chopped onion and parsley.

Tampa Bay Rays Bacon Fried Doggy: Deep-fried, bacon-wrapped hot dog topped with caramelized onions.

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