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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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Feb282017

NBA Celebrates Noches éne•bé•a With Games, Marketing, Media, Merchandise

By Barry Janoff

March 1, 2017: The NBA is entering el mes de Marzo como un leon, unveiling a multi-platform campaign to support its 11th annual Noches éne•bé•a (eh-nay-bay-ah) Latin nights platform.

The effort will include all 30 teams and celebrate "NBA fans and players across Latin American and U.S. Hispanic communities."

The effort includes a TV spot, "Vive la Pasión" ("Live the Passion"), under the league’s umbrella "This Is Why We Play" campaign, which will air throughout NBA media partners on-air and online.

Support encompasses special telecasts, in-arena festivities, Internet, original content on the league’s Spanish-language Web site (enebea.com) and on the league’s English and Spanish-language social media channels.

Noches éne•bé•a uniforms will be worn during select games by five NBA teams: Brooklyn Nets (Los Nets), Chicago Bulls (Los Bulls), Miami Heat (El Heat), New York Knicks (Nueva York) and Phoenix Suns (Los Suns).

In addition, all 30 NBA teams will wear specially designed Noches éne•bé•a shooting shirts from adidas, the league’s official on-court apparel provider, during the first two weeks of March.

The lead TV spot, in Hispanic, shows NBA players in action — grabbing rebounds, taking three-point shots, setting picks — interspersed with scenes of Hispanic fans mimicking the moves in supermarkets, offices and at home.

According to the NBA, "'Vive la Pasión' celebrates the Latino fans who weave the NBA into everyday life. It's not just about watching the NBA, but living it. True fans live NBA passion both on and off the court.”

Key Noches éne•bé•a games include the Cleveland Cavaliers at the Boston Celtics (March 1, ESPN), Houston Rockets at the Los Angeles Clippers (March 1, ESPN), Clippers at the Bulls (March 4, ABC), Cleveland at Miami (March 4), the Golden State Warriors at the Knicks (March 5, ABC), the Bulls at the Detroit Pistons (March 6), Charlotte Hornets at Miami (March 6), Toronto Raptors at Miami (March 11), the Knicks at Brooklyn (March 12), Detroit at Chicago (March 22) and the Clippers at Phoenix (March 30).

Noches éne•bé•a merchandise is available at NBAStore.com and at the NBA Store in New York.

Items include adidas jerseys, T-shirts and hats; Stance socks and WinCraft pins.

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