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• In response to the mass shooting that occurred in the early hours of August 4, 2019, The Dayton Foundation has established the Dayton Oregon District Tragedy Fund.

• NBC Sports Group and World Rugby today signed a four-year partnership to exclusively present the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series across NBC Sports platforms in the U.S. through 2023. The HSBC Sevens Series was an NBC Sports property from 2010-2016.

• ESPN, X Games and MLB said that four more MLB clubs have joined the Shred Hate initiative, described as a “multi-faceted, innovative bullying prevention program striving to put an end to bullying in schools by encouraging youth to choose kindness.

The Boston Red Sox, New York Mets, New York Yankees and Oakland A’s will “support Shred Hate bullying prevention efforts and have the No Bully methodology implemented within select schools in their markets throughout the 2019-2020 academic year.”

The Los Angeles Dodgers and Pittsburgh Pirates are returning to the initiative for a second consecutive year. Other MLB clubs have also been part of the initiative, which launched in 2017.

• The Museum of Ice Cream — a hands-on destination that serves homemade ice cream and offers such activities as cookie carousel to a slide that leads into a pool filled with rainbow sprinkles — will add to its original (2016) San Francisco location with the opening of a second location, in New York City’s Soho (555 Broadway), spanning almost 25,000 square feet over three floors.

• On the same day that Naomi Osaka was named the No. 1 seed for the upcoming U.S. Open, the two-time Grand Slam winner has signed a deal with Hyperice, a recovery and performance technology brand that specializes in vibration and percussion fitness devices. She joins such athletes as Blake Griffin and Lindsey Vonn on the roster. Full story here.
 

• Kellogg's Frosted Flakes has signed a deal to become title sponsor for the renamed Tony the Tiger Sun Bowl.  The postseason CFB game will feature teams from the ACC and Pac-12 in the Sun Bowl, El Paso, Texas, on Dec. 31, 2019, and will air for the 52nd consecutive year on CBS. The game was known as the Hyundai Bowl from 2010-18.

• The NFL said the Pro Bowl would return to Orlando's Camping Ground Stadium for the fourth successive year, scheduled for Jan. 26, 2020. It will air live on ESPN and ESPN Deportes and be simulcast on ABC (3 PM ET). Full story here.

• 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.”

POLL POSITION

XFL Teams (scheduled to begin play Februty 2020)

• Dallas Renegades
Globe Life Park

• Houston Roughnecks
TDECU Stadium

• Los Angeles Wildcats
Dignity Health Sports Park

• New York Guardians
MetLife Stadium

• St. Louis Battlehawks
The Dome

• Seattle Dragons
CenturyLink Field

• Tampa Bay Vipers
Raymond James Stadium

• Washington DC Defenders
Audi Field

KEEPING SCORE

The 32 men and 32 women who will be seeded in the singles draws at the 2019 U.S. Open (Aug. 26-Sept. 8) have named by the USTA:

U.S. Open Men’s Top Ten Seeds
1. Novak Djokovic, Serbia
2. Rafael Nadal, Spain
3. Roger Federer, Switzerland
4. Dominic Thiem, Austria
5. Daniil Medvedev, Russia
6. Alexander Zverev, Germany
7. Kei Nishikori, Japan
8. Stefanos Tsitsipas, Greece
9. Karen Khachanov, Russia
10. Roberto Bautista Agut, Spain

U.S. Open Women’s Top Ten Seeds
1. Naomi Osaka, Japan
2. Ashleigh Barty, Australia
3. Karolina Pliskova, Czech Republic
4. Simona Halep, Romania
5. Elina Svitolina, Ukraine
6. Petra Kvitova, Czech Republic
7. Kiki Bertens, Netherlands
8. Serena Williams, United States
9. Aryna Sabalenka, Belarus
10. Madison Keys, United States

BUY SELL

Weekend Box Office Aug. 16-18
1. Good Boys $21M
2. Hobbs & Shaw $14.1M
3. The Lion King $11.9M
4. Angry Birds 2 $10.5M
5. Scary Stories $10M
6. 47 Meters Down $9M
7. Dora and the Lost City of Gold $8.5M
8. Once Upon a Time in Hollywood $7.6M
9. Blinded By the Light $4.5M
10.The Art of Racing in the Rain $4.4M
Source: Box Office Mojo

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Channel Chasers

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).

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Apr082011

Baseball Legends Tommy John, Andre Dawson Get Dirty To Launch Mobil Super

While former ballplayers will go under the hood to replace old oil with Mobil Super, a sweeps is offering a trip to 2012 Spring Training.April 8, 2011: Tommy John, Andre Dawson, Fred Lynn and Greg Luzinski are among the former MLB players who will help to support the nationwide launch of Mobil Super, a line of premium-quality motor oils formulated to help reduce wear, prevent sludge and extend engine life.

Now through May 6, the retired players will get back into uniform — not their baseball jerseys, but those of Mobil 1 Lube Express — where they will pitch in by going under the hoods of cars to replace old oil with Mobil Super.

The Changeup Day campaign will also enable consumers a chance to win baseball tickets and autographed merchandise. (Full details here.)

During April and May, former baseball stars in eight U.S. cities will team up with employees at select Mobil 1 Lube Express locations to introduce drivers to the new Mobil Super family of products. First up will be Milwaukee on April 8, where Jim Gantner, who spent his entire 17-year MLB career with the Brewers, will offer his services.

On April 15, 26-year MLB veteran Tommy John will appear at a New York Mobil 1 Lube Express. John, who won 288 regular season games, pitched for the New York Yankees for eight years, compiling a 91-60 record.

Consumers will get a double-header on April 22 when Ron Kittle gets the call in Chicago and Andre Dawson will appear in Miami. Dawson, who was inducted in the Baseball Hall of Fame in 2010, hit 438 home runs and had more than 1,500 RBI's in 21 seasons, the last two of which were with the Florida Marlins.

“The Mobil Super line is designed to promote long engine life, and since baseball is known for its long season, it is a natural fit."

The remaining schedule has Dante Bichette in Denver on April 29, Greg Luzinski in Philadelphia on April 29, and on May 6 Jim Sundberg in Dallas and Fred Lynn in Boston, where he was a mainstay with the Red Sox for the first seven years of his 17-year career.

Part of the launch campaign supporting Mobil Super.In a separate but related launch campaign, ExxonMobil and ESPN Radio are joining for the Mobil Super Protection Award. This program gives fans the opportunity to vote for the pitchers that they feel protected their team’s lead each week. At the end of each month, the winners will go head-to-head, with fans voting for one outstanding pitcher to receive the Mobil Super Protection Award.

Among the prizes being offered are a trip to a 2012 spring training location and $50 gift cards. (Full details here.)

“The Mobil Super line is designed to promote long engine life, and since baseball is known for its long season, it is a natural fit,” Rob Shearer, Americas marketing advisor, ExxonMobil Lubricants and Petroleum Specialties Co., said in a statement. “We believe that many Mobil Super purchasers are avid baseball fans and would enjoy an opportunity to rub elbows with a baseball legend. The Changeup Day events are an exciting way to introduce this family of premium motor oils to drivers.”
   
The Mobile Super line includes High Mileage (for vehicles with more than 75,000 miles), 5000 (to extend engine life and combat sludge) and Synthetic (high temperature protection). ExxonMobil Lubricants and Petroleum Specialties is a division of ExxonMobil Corp.

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