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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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Apr012019

MLB Serving Expanded FoodFest, Adds L.A., London To N.Y. For Second Course

By Barry Janoff

April 1, 2019: The first serving was so successful that MLB is bringing FoodFest back this year, with more locations, international offerings, merchandise and a presenting sponsor.

MLB FoodFest Presented by Budweiser — to include food offerings from all 30 league teams — will hit Los Angeles this month, then return to New York where the league held its first FoodFest in 2018 and add London during the second half of the season.

MLB is also working with league partner MasterCard for pre-sale tickets for card holders.

As with the premiere event last season in New York, food items will range from “ballpark classics to stadium-exclusive fan favorites and original menu items debuting in their ballpark this season.”

In addition to the 30 club food selections, MLB said that one unique item from each of this season’s international event host cities will also be available.

That includes Fish and Chips with Mushy Peas from London (Mitel & MLB Present London Series 2019), Japanese Curry from Tokyo (MGM Resorts Opening Series 2019) and Sultanes de Monterrey “Monster Dog” from Monterrey, Mexico (MLB Mexico Series 2019 Monterrey).

For the MLB Mexico Series 2019 Monterrey, the Colorado Rockies and Arizona Diamondbacks played a pair of Spring Training games (March 9-10), the Cincinnati Reds will host the St. Louis Cardinals for two regular-season games (April 13-14) and the Los Angeles Angels and the Houston Astros will play two regular-season games (May 4-5).

The Los Angeles FoodFest is scheduled for April 28-30 in the Magic Box (1933 South Broadway). Ticket details here.

The London event could tie-in with MLB’s first regular-season games in the city, the Mitel & MLB Present London Series 2019 between the New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox scheduled for June 29-30 in London Stadium.

As the first presenting sponsor for MLB FoodFest, Budweiser will have a Brewmaster and custom beer bar on-site for attendees 21 years of age or older.

Anheuser-Busch will also provide a recommended food and beer pairing for each of the 33 ballpark items.

As part of the events, Anheuser-Busch will introduce the Budweiser Innovation Discovery Reserve, an American Red Lager celebrating the 50th anniversary of the U.S. putting the first men on the Moon.

A MLB FoodFest merchandise shop will offer limited-edition caps, T-shirts including the Seattle Mariners Toasted Grasshoppers and the Arizona Diamondbacks Churro Dogs as well as collectibles on-site at each event. 

Each ticket — which is for a pre-designated two-hour period — includes half-size servings of the portions of those find in ball parks; soft drinks and water are complimentary.

Anyone purchasing and using a ticket that includes alcohol must be 21 years of age or older.

Ticket levels for this year’s event include:

• Standard Ticket: Eight different food items ($45) or eight different items and three beers ($60)

• MVP Ticket: 33 different food items ($75) or 33 different food items and three beers ($90)

MLB said that all tickets must be secured online prior to arrival at the venue.

Among the items scheduled to be offered:

American League
• Baltimore Orioles: Chesapeake Waffle Fries
• Boston Red Sox: Hot Lobster Roll
• Chicago White Sox: Elote Nuggets
• Cleveland Indians: Fat Rooster
*  Detroit Tigers: Bahn Mi
• Houston Astros: Frito Pie Corndog
• •Kansas City Royals: BBQ Burger
• Los Angeles Angles:  Kung Pao Chicken Drumstick,
• Minnesota Twins: Tony O’s Cuban Sandwich
• New York Yankees: NYY Steak Sandwich
• Oakland A’s: Brisket Nachos
• Seattle Mariners: Toasted Grasshoppers
• Tampa Bay Rays: Beef Braised Rib Grilled Cheese Sandwich
• Toronto Blue Jays: BBQ Watermelon Pulled Pork Sandwich

National League
• Atlanta Braves: Dagwood Grilled Cheese
• Chicago Cubs: Chicago Dog
• Cincinnati Reds: Cincinnati Hot Port Schnitzel
• Colorado Rockies: Rocky Mountain Oysters
• Los Angeles Dodgers: Sisig Fries
• Miami Marlins: Chicken & Bubble Waffle
• Milwaukee Brewers: Wisconsin Ultimate Cheese Fry
• New York Mets: Classic New York Deli Pastrami Sandwich
• Philadelphia Phillies: Philly Cheesesteak
• Pittsburgh Pirates: Pulled Pork Pierogie Hoagie
• St. Louis Cardinals: Four Hands Nachos
• San Diego Padres: Mahi Mahi Taco
• San Francisco Giants: Cha Cha Bowl
• Washington Nationals: Original Half-Smoke “All the Way”

FoodFest 2018 MLB Field Of Dreams (And Pulled Pork)

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