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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. 23-25
1. Angel Has Fallen $21.3M
2. Good Boys $11.8M
3. Overcomer $8.2M
4. The Lion King $8.2M
5. Hobbs & Shaw $8.1M
6. Ready or Not $7.8M
7. Angry Birds 2 $6.4M
8. Scary Stories $6M
9. Dora and the Lost City of Gold $5.2M
10. Once Upon a Time in Hollywood $5M
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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NBA, USA Basketball Sign Twitch For Team USA, Jr. NBA Live-Stream Coverage

By Barry Janoff

August 6, 2019: Last month, the NBA signed Kate Jhaveri, who had been head of marketing for Amazon-owned Twitch since 2017, as its new CMO.

Today, the league and USA Basketball signed a streaming partnership with Twitch, making it the exclusive live streaming partner for USA Basketball.

USA Basketball this week began training in Las Vegas in preparation for the 2019 FIBA World Cup, being held in China (Aug. 31-Sept. 15).

The USA Team, which is scheduled to be named on Aug. 17, will play five exhibition games prior to the FIFA World Cup, and Twitch will stream all worldwide via its Twitch.TV/NBA platform.

The games will also air on NBA TV (see schedule below).

As part of the multi-year partnership with Twitch, the social video service will exclusively stream select Jr. NBA Global Championship games beginning today (pictured).

The second Jr. NBA Global Championship is being held through Aug. 11 in the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex at Disney World Resort, Orlando, featuring 32 of the top boys and girls teams from around the world.

The NBA and Twitch already had an alliance, including streaming G League games and rights to the NBA 2K League.

In addition, Twitch will stream select USA Women’s National Team friendly games, Red Bull USA Basketball 3X Regionals and Nationals and the 2020 Nike Hoop Summit hosted by Nike (a game featuring top young international players against the USA Basketball Men’s Junior Select Team).

There will also be coverage on Twitch of the men’s and women's training camps and other USA Basketball events. 

Financial terms of the deal were not released.

“Bringing USA Basketball programming to Twitch is an exciting next step in our partnership,” David Denenberg, NBA svp-global media distribution and business affairs, said via the league.

“Twitch shares in our commitment to innovation and using technology to improve the live game viewing experience for basketball fans around the world.”

Under terms of the deal, Twitch will offer the option to co-stream all events, giving people a “chance to connect with their community by offering their own commentary.”

Twitch said it would also “work closely with USA Basketball on additional content opportunities around each event to incorporate innovative elements, such as interactive custom overlays, to provide new fan engagement opportunities that further enhance the live game viewing experience.”

According to Michael Aragon, svp-content for Twitch, "The NBA was one of our first partners outside of gaming, so we're very familiar with the passion of their fans.

“Twitch and USA Basketball is a perfect fit for multiplayer entertainment."

At the Jr. NBA Global Championship, Twitch will live-stream up to 76 games during the weeklong tournament.

Following each live broadcast, games will also be available to view on-demand.
 
In addition, Twitch will work with the league to “incorporate innovative elements, such as interactive custom overlays, to provide new fan engagement opportunities that further enhance the live game viewing experience.”

“We look forward to working with Twitch to provide fans of youth basketball with an innovative viewing experience during the Jr. NBA Global Championship,” said Denenberg.

“Through this partnership, Twitch will spotlight more than 300 of the top youth players from around the world to a young and engaged global audience.”

USA Men’s Basketball Exhibition schedule (subject to change):

• Aug. 9: USA Men’s National Team: Blue Team vs. White Team 10 PM (ET)
• Aug.16: USA Men’s National Team vs. Spain 10 PM (ET)
• Aug. 22: USA Men’s National Team vs. Australia  5:30 AM (ET)
• Aug. 24: USA Men’s National Team vs. Australia 12 Midnight (ET)
• Aug. 26: USA Men’s National Team vs. Canada 5:30 AM (ET)

Marketers Support Players, Teams At Jr. NBA Championship

NBA Names Twitch's  Jhaveri New CMO

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