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• The NBA London Game 2019 will feature a regular-season game between the Washington Wizards and the New York Knicks in The O2 on Thursday, Jan. 17. Marketing partners include Foot Locker, Gatorade, Nike, SAP and Tissot, with additional partners to be unveiled in the coming months.

• The Denver Broncos home field is getting a temporary name change to Broncos Stadium at Mile High. It had been Sports Authority Field at Mile High, but the national sporting goods retailer, which had been based in Englewood, Col., ceased operations in July 2016. A search for a more permanent naming rights holder is currently underway.

• Per AP Sports: Burger King in Russia ran a promotion on social media offering a lifetime supply of Whoppers to any women who become pregnant by World Cup players. The offer was then deleted, In a statement Wednesday to AP, Burger King said, “We are sorry about the clearly offensive promotion that the team in Russia launched online. (It) does not reflect our brand or our values and we are taking steps to ensure this type of activity does not happen again.”

• The PGA TOUR has signed a deal with Facebook to distribute exclusive Saturday and Sunday live competition coverage, on a free basis, from eight tournaments leading into the FedExCup Playoffs for the 2017-18 season. Airing on Facebook Watch in the U.S., coverage begins at the Travelers Championship on June 23-24. Other events in 2018 include: Quicken Loans National; A Military Tribute at The Greenbrier; John Deere Classic; RBC Canadian Open; World Golf Championships-Bridgestone Invitational; Wyndham Championship; and The Northern Trust.

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MLB has released the leaders by position for the 2018 All-Star Game (as of June 19), with voting sponsored by Camping World. (Voting ends July 5 at 11:59 PM ET.)

American League: 1B José Abreu (Chicago White Sox), 2B José Altuve (Houston Astros), SS Manny Machado (Baltimore Orioles), 3B  José Ramirez (Cleveland Indians); OF Mike Trout (Los Angeles Angels). Aaron Judge (New York Yankees), Mookie Betts (Boston Red Sox); Wilson Ramos (Tampa Bay Rays), Gary Sanchez (New York Yankees); DH Victor Martinez (Detroit Tigers).

National League: 1B Freddie Freeman (Atlanta Braves), 2B Ozhaino Albies (Atlanta Braves), SS Brandon Crawford (San Francisco Giants), 3B Nolan Arenado (Colorado Rockies); OF Matt Kemp (Los Angeles Dodgers), Nick Markakis (Atlanta Braves), Bryce Harper (Washington Nationals); C Wilson Contreras (Chicago Cubs),Buster Posey (San Francisco Giants).

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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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Thursday
Mar102016

With Help From Elvis, Muhammad Ali's Life Honored At U.K. Exhibition, U.S. Auction

By Barry Janoff

March 10, 2016: Thanks in part to the late, great Elvis Presley — or, more accurately, the company that handles estate of the late, great King of Rock 'n' Roll — iconic athlete Muhammad Ali is being honored with an exhibition in London, appropriately titled "I Am The Greatest," featuring more than 100 artifacts covering his life and career.

The "I Am the Greatest: Muhammad Ali" exhibit is running now through Aug. 31, 2016, in The O2, which recently staged an exhibition of memorabilia covering the life of Elvis Presley.

A follow-up auction in the U.S. to include rare items from Ali's personal collection is being planned for this year.

Graceland Auctions, the exclusive auction house and authenticator for both Muhammad Ali and the estate of Elvis Presley, said it would oversee the official Muhammad Ali Enterprises Auction, in conjunction with Authentic Brands Group, NY.

The Ali auction will take place this fall in the U.S., with a date, location and official online site to be determined.

ABG, which owns the likeness rights to Ali and Presley, as well as Marilyn Monroe and Michael Jackson, this past December signed deal to "own and manage the intellectual property" of Shaquille O'Neal worldwide.

Presley and Ali met several times prior to Elvis' death in 1977. Some Presley-related items, such as Elvis' personal pair of gold boxing gloves signed by Ali under his previous name Cassius Clay, are included in the exhibition.

The show in London "tells the Ali story from his humble beginnings to his historic fights, including his name change and refusal to serve in Vietnam," according to the organizers.

Artifacts include a medal and other items from the 1960 Rome Olympics where he won a gold medal; the famous ripped glove from his fight with Henry Cooper; a door frame from his Louisville, Kentucky, childhood home; his "Two Time World Champion" ring from 1974; Ali's Three Times World Champion’ ring from 1978; 1980 Muhammad Ali worn headgear inscribed to Sylvester Stallone; a pair of boxing shorts and a pair of boxing gloves, signed in 2007 as "Cassius Clay;" and rare footage and photographs.

Organizers said that they expect most visitors to spend "up to 90 minutes" in the exhibit, including a 15-minute video performance in the auditorium at the end of the tour, specially created for the exhibition by the team at The Muhammad Ali Center in Louisville.

Along with the exhibition in London is a retail space in The O2 as well as an online store with exclusive Muhammad Ali at The O2 products as well as an extensive range of general Muhammad Ali items.

Graceland Holdings is the majority owner of Elvis Presley Enterprises, Memphis, which handles Graceland Auctions.

ABG also oversees such brands as Hart Schaffner Marx, Bobby Jones, Spyder, Prince, Ektelon, Viking and TapouT.

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