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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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Apr102013

Baseball Moves Into The (Cereal) Bowl Game With Kellogg's Alliance

Special to NYSportsJournalism.com

April 9, 2013: Baseball games are mostly played in the afternoon or evening. But MLB is now a member of the "breakfast club."

Kellogg Co. has signed a multi-year agreement naming the cereal- and snack maker an official sponsor of Major League Baseball.

Kellogg will support the alliance with multi-media marketing, consumer activations, social media and branding on more than 27 million specially-marked packages of Kellogg's products. Although not detailed, Kellogg likely will ad TV, print and other traditional marketing to the mix.

Financial terms of the deal were not reveals.

Kellogg said it would launch the alliance with the "Kellogg's Triple Play" promotion, offering consumers the opportunity to win tickets to a 2013 World Series game, a 2014 Opening Day game and the 2014 MLB All-Star Game. The promotion is being touted on packaging, online, through additional text-to-win platforms and multiple activations with MLB teams.

To be eligible to enter, the Kellogg's Triple Play sweepstakes, consumers must first become registered members of the Kellogg's Family Rewards program. (Full details here.)

Among the brands that Kellogg is bringing to the MLB breakfast table are Frosted Flakes, Nutri-Grain Bars, Cheez-It Baked Snack Crackers, Keebler cookies and Rice Krispies Treats.

"Building the next generation of fans is an important priority for Major League Baseball, so we are pleased to welcome Kellogg Company, and its iconic and popular brands loved by families, as an official MLB sponsor," Tim Brosnan, evp-business, for MLB, said in a statement. "Thanks to Kellogg Co., winning fans will have the opportunity to experience the best that Baseball has to offer and see the most talented players in the world at Opening Day, the MLB All-Star Game and the World Series."

According to Todd Penegor, president, U.S. Snack for Kellogg, "Teaming up with MLB and the national pastime is a fun way to connect with our consumers across multiple brands. The Triple Play sweepstakes will allow baseball fans the opportunity to enjoy our brands, and have the chance to win some great prices."

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