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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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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

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• Nov. 18 Kansas City  Chiefs v Los Angeles Chargers Mexico City Estadio Azteca (ESPN Monday Night Football).

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Nascar, eBay Offer Unique Racing Items, Experiences To Benefit Kids Foundation

NYSJ Sports-Entertainment Business News Service

October 22, 2018:
eBay and Nascar have joined forces to launch a site where people have the opportunity to bid on autographed memorabilia and unique racing experiences.

Now through Nov. 1, visitors to eBay.com/Nascar and bid on 20 items, including a Martin Truex Jr. autographed side panel, Joey Logano autographed hood, Dale Earnhardt, Jr. autographed replica full-size helmet, Nascar on NBC Sports behind-the-scenes experience, a meet-and-greet with  Chase Elliott and a 2018 Nascar Champion's Week package in Las Vegas.

One hundred percent of the proceeds from each item will benefit The Nascar Foundation programs for children.

"Nascar is synonymous with a truly passionate fan base, and eBay fuels this passion while helping people come together to make an impact," Suzy Deering, CMO-eBay Americas, said via the company.

"We understand the apparel, memorabilia and merchandise are ways for fans to show allegiance for their favorite drivers — and show support for causes they believe in. In collaboration with the Nascar community, eBay is now offering a wide-range of exclusive inventory that helps children finish first through programs of the Nascar Foundation and our eBay for Charity platform."

The Nascar Foundation “believes every child should have a chance at a healthy life and deserves to get across the finish line.”

Through the Speediatrics Children's Fund and Betty Jane France Humanitarian Award, the Foundation is “making children's health and medical needs its top priority.”

According to Nichole Krieger, Nascar Foundation executive director, ”We are thrilled to partner with eBay to provide these very unique items to their customers.”

“At the end of the day, it's all about the kids. Funds raised through this auction will help us provide much needed health care services to children in our racing communities across the country."

Added eBay’s Deering, “True to our mission of opportunity for all, eBay brings new ways for the racing community to give back to the next generation of fans."

Items and experiences for auction:

• 2019 Daytona 500 VIP Experience

• 2018 Homestead-Miami Speedway VIP Experience with Nascar Suite Passes

• Richard Petty Meet and Greet Experience

• iRacing Experience with William Byron

• Meet-and-Greet with Chase Elliott

• Nascar on NBC Sports Behind-the-Scenes Experience

• Meet-and-Greet with Joey Logano

• 2018 Nascar Champion's Week Package in Las Vegas

• American Ethanol Green Flag autographed by Monster Energy Nascar Cup Series Drivers

• Martin Truex Jr. Autographed Side Panel Sheet Metal

• Joey Logano Autographed Hood

• Dale Earnhardt, Jr. Autographed Replica Full-Size Helmet

• Ty Dillon Autographed Race-Used Firesuit

• Helmet Visor signed by Richard Petty and Bubba Wallace

• Paralyzed Veterans of America Hat Autographed by Brad Keselowski

• Alex Bowman Autographed Diecast

• Jeff Gordon Autographed 24EVER Framed Photo

• Nascar Replica Hood autographed by Monster Energy Nascar Cup Series Drivers

• The Glass Case of Emotion autographed Poster

• Full Size Replica Helmet autographed by Monster Energy Nascar Cup Series Drivers

Bid here.

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