Top
QUICK HITS

deal w O via the NFL Players Inc. licensing- unit. "Since partnering in 2013, and have helped nearly 1,000 players connect with hundreds of brands to share campaigns, reaching more than 1 billion fans worldwide."

• The has named Shenzhen, as the host city for 2019-2028, a deal that includes the building of a 12K-seat venue, and doubling the prize money to $14M for the Top 8 singles players and Top 8 doubles teams.

• Overwatch League said that its first week of competition drew more than 10 million viewers via Twitch, MLG, and Chinese streaming partners ZhanQi TV, NetEase CC and Panda TV. Opening day had an average audience per minute of 408,000.

• Coca-Cola, International Speedway Corp. and Nascar have signed an extension to their partnerships under which Coca-Cola, would "continue its deep-rooted history in the sport by engaging racing fans across Nascar’s three national series and 12 ISC-operated race tracks" and events including the Coca-Cola 600 and the Coca-Cola 400. Coca-Cola-sponsored drivers include Austin Dillon, Denny Hamlin, Kyle Larson, Joey Logano, Ryan Newman, Daniel Suarez and Darrell “Bubba” Wallace Jr. Coca-Cola said it "has been involved with stock car racing for 50 years," and became an official partner with Nascar in 1998.

• NBC Olympics will debut Olympic Ice Presented by Toyota, a live, daily figure skating show airing nightly (7 PM ET) on NBCSN beginning Feb. 10 and continuing through Feb. 24. Live Olympic figure skating competition will follow the show in primetime. NBCOlympics.com and the NBC Sports app will present a digital-exclusive version of Olympic Ice Presented by Toyota immediately following prime-time coverage beginning Feb. 8.

POLL POSITION
Which Team Will Win Overwatch League 2018?
 
pollcode.com free polls
KEEPING SCORE

Top NBA All-Star Game Votes (To Date)
Eastern Conference
1.  Giannis Antetokounmpo (MIL) 863,416
2.  LeBron James (CLE) 856,080
3.  Kyrie Irving (BOS) 802,834
4.  Joel Embiid (PHI) 433,161
5. Kristaps Porzingis (NYK) 359,459
6.  DeMar DeRozan (TOR) 259,368
7.  Victor Oladipo (IND) 251,886
8.  Kevin Love (CLE) 221,969
9.  Ben Simmons (PHI) 210,085
10. John Wall (WAS) 175,990
Western Conference
1. Kevin Durant (GSW) 767,402
2. Stephen Curry (GSW) 735,115
3. James Harden (HOU) 602,040
4. Russell Westbrook (OKC) 438,469
5. Klay Thompson (GSW) 359,442
6. DeMarcus Cousins (NOP) 356,340
7. Draymond Green (GSW) 325,612
8. Manu Ginobili (SAS) 231,460
9. Kawhi Leonard (SAS) 212,650
10. Carmelo Anthony (OKC) 194,239

The 67th NBA All-Star Game will take place on Sunday, Feb. 18 at Staples Center in Los Angeles. TNT will televise (8 PM ET)

BUY SELL

Top-Selling NFL Jerseys By Team 2017 At Dick’s Sporting Goods
1. Dallas Cowboys
2. New England Patriots
3. Pittsburgh Steelers
4. Philadelphia Eagles
5. Denver Broncos
6. Carolina Panthers
7. New York Giants
8. Seattle Seahawks
9. Atlanta Falcons
10. Cincinnati Bengals
11. Houston Texans
12. Minnesota Vikings
13. Detroit Lions
14. Chicago Bears
15. Green Bay Packers
16. Oakland Raiders
17. Kansas City Chiefs
18. Baltimore Ravens
19. Washington Redskins
20. Arizona Cardinals

SOURCE: DICK'S SPORTING GOODS

SEARCH

NYSportsJournalism.com + Topic Of Requested Search

COLLEGE

CFB Title Games '21-24
No. 1 Colleges Since '92
NCAA: More Health $$$
Cancer Drives Home
NCAA Reballs Madness

Let us not seek the Republican answer or the Democratic answer, but the right answer. Let us not seek to fix the blame for the past. Let us accept our own responsibility for the future.
Read more at http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/quotes/j/johnfkenn121400.html#46Ul8rBF4XpB4lo0.99
Let us not seek the Republican answer or the Democratic answer, but the right answer. Let us not seek to fix the blame for the past. Let us accept our own responsibility for the future.
Read more at http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/quotes/j/johnfkenn121400.html#JZxA5jXY4rCwemgZ.99
Let us not seek the Republican answer or the Democratic answer, but the right answer. Let us not seek to fix the blame for the past. Let us accept our own responsibility for the future.
Read more at http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/quotes/j/johnfkenn121400.html#JZxA5jXY4rCwemgZ.99
Let us not seek the Republican answer or the Democratic answer, but the right answer. Let us not seek to fix the blame for the past. Let us accept our own responsibility for the future.
Read more at http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/quotes/j/johnfkenn121400.html#46Ul8rBF4XpB4lo0.99
Thursday
May292014

On The Road Again: NBA Unveils Schedule For 2014-15 International Games

By Barry Janoff

May 29, 2014: The NBA is still immersed in the 2013-14 season, awaiting to crown a champion among the final four teams still vying for the title. Which will be followed by the NBA Draft on June 26.

But that has not stopped the league from unveiling its global plans for 2014-15, which include a spate of pre-season games in such locations as China, Turkey, Brazil and the U.K.; and two regular season games in the U.K. and Mexico.

Including the 2013-14 season, the NBA has played 147 international games since 1978 when the then Washington Bullets played Maccabi Tel Aviv in Israel.

These will be the first under the watch of commissioner Adam Silver.

The Houston Rockets and Minnesota Timberwolves will play at the Mexico City Arena on Nov. 12, a return to the venue in which last season's game between the Timberwolves and San Antonio Spurs was postponed due to a generator malfunction, which produced smoke inside Mexico City Arena. The teams played the rescheduled the game on April 8 in the Target Center in Minneapolis.

The second international game during the season will feature the Milwaukee Bucks and New York Knicks in London's The O2 on Jan. 15.

"While London and Mexico City each have their own unique culture, they both have rich sports traditions and share a great passion for the NBA," Silver said in a statement. "These regular-season games will bring the excitement and incredible competition of our league to more fans in Europe and Latin America."

The pre-season games include the Spurs vs. Alba Berlin (Oct. 8 in The O2 World Berlin, Germany), the Spurs vs. Fenerbahçe Ülker Istanbul (Oct. 11, Ülker Sports Arena in Turkey), the Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Miami Heat (Oct. 11 HSBC Arena, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil); and two games in China between the Brooklyn Nets and Sacramento Kings (Oct. 12, Mercedes-Benz Arena, Shanghai; Oct. 15, MasterCard Center, Beijing).

The four teams participating in the regular-season portion of NBA Global Games "reflect the strong international makeup of the league," according to the NBA. At the end of the 2013-14 regular season, those four teams had a combined 18 international players from 17 countries on their rosters.

"While London and Mexico City each have their own unique culture, they both have rich sports traditions and share a great passion for the NBA."

The NBA said it began the 2013-14 season with 92 players who came from 39 countries or territories outside of the U.S., led by ten from France and eight from Canada.

Along with the on-court action, NBA Global Games 2014-15 will feature a variety of off-the-court activities. They include NBA Cares community programs and interactive fan events in each city, as well as support from a variety of marketing and merchandising partners.

People who can't attend the games will be able to get real-time updates through the NBA Game Time App, on NBA.com, NBA social media channels and via NBA TV and NBA League Pass International.

Back to Home Page