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• Serena Williams has withdrawn from the Miami Open (March 23) due to knee issues.

• Picking up the mantle of National Women’s Month, and anticipating what next year will be its 70th anniversary, the LPGA has unveiled “Drive On,” a multi-platform refined brand position. According to the LPGA, “Drive On is clearly rooted in golf, but it's a bigger idea. It captures the power and potential in each of us and celebrates the hard work, focus and tenacity that it takes to achieve our goals.” Full story here.

• The NBA said that the Chinese and Croatian National Teams would join all 30 NBA teams to compete at MGM Resorts NBA Summer League 2019 in Las Vegas, marking the first time that the league will feature two international teams, with 83 games over 11 days (July 5-15).

• The 2019 Alliance of American Football Championship, originalluy scheduled for April 27 in Las Vegas, will be played in Ford Center at The Star in Frisco, Texas., which is owned and operated by Jerry Jones and the Dallas Cowboys.

• MLB and the MLB Players’ Assn. have unveiled numerous changes to the game to be installed over the next two seasons that will impact game length, marketing broadcast partners, the All-Star Game and the Home Run Derby. Full story here.

POLL POSITION

Top Ten Most In-Demand MLB Tickets (based on total ticket sales on StubHub thru March 14):
1. New York Yankees
2. Boston Red Sox
3. San Francisco Giants
4. Chicago Cubs
5. St. Louis Cardinals
6. Los Angeles Dodgers
7. Philadelphia Phillies
8. Texas Rangers
9. New York Mets
10. Houston Astros

SOURCE: STUBHUB

KEEPING SCORE

The Most-In-Demand MLB Home Openers
(based on total ticket sales on StubHub thru March 14, all on March 28):

• Arizona Diamondbacks at the Dodgers (average ticket price $229.
• Baltimore Orioles at New York Yankees (average ticket price $202)
• Atlanta Braves at Philadelphia Phillies (average ticket price $84)
• Chicago Cubs at Texas Rangers (average ticket price $254)
• Pittsburgh Pirates at Cincinnati Reds (average ticket price $122)

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Weekend Box Office March 15-17
1. Captain Marvel $69.3M
2. Wonder Park $16M
3. Five Feet Apart $13.2M
4. How To Train Your Dragon: Hidden World $9.4M
5. Madea Family Funeral $8M
6. No Manches Frida 2 $3.9M
7. Captive State $3.2M
8. Lego Movie 2 $2.1M
9. Alita: Battle Angel $1.9M
10. Green Book $1.3M
Source: Box Office Mojo

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May012018

NBC Sports Signs Six-Year Deal To Add IMSA To Nacar, IndyCar Roster

NYSJ Sports-Entertainment Business News Service

April 30, 2018: NBC Sports Group, which already broadcasts Nascar and IndyCar, is adding to its auto racing platform via a six-year deal with the International Motor Sports Assn. for its flagship IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship. beginning with the 2019 season.

The competition, currently known as the Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge and the IMSA Prototype Challenge Presented by Mazda, has been on Fox.

Financial terms of the deal were not released.

In March, NBC Sports Group and IndyCar unveiled a multi-year media rights agreement under which NBC Sports has acquired the rights to present all IndyCar races — including crown jewel event the Indy 500 — as well as qualifying, practices, and Indy Lights races across its platforms beginning in 2019.

The Indy 500 has aired every year since 1965 on ABC, including the upcoming race May 27.

According to NBC Sports, the U.S. media rights partnership with IMSA includes a “significant increase in network coverage of the WeatherTech Championship over 2018.”

Three races will be broadcast on NBC, with more than 45 hours of WeatherTech Championship action on NBCSN throughout the season.

In addition, NBC Sports said it would have more than 100 hours of IMSA coverage across its broadcast, cable and digital platforms. And the NBC Sports App and NBCSports.com will offer flag-to-flag live streaming coverage of every WeatherTech Championship race to authenticated subscribers.

The new media rights coincides with Daytona Beach-Fla.-based IMSA celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2019.

“As the U.S. home of motorsports, we are excited to present IMSA’s high-quality and diverse racing circuit to our abundance of racing fans,” Jon Miller, president-programming, NBC Sports and NBCSN, said in a statement.

“By utilizing our wide-array of broadcast, cable, and digital platforms, we can service IMSA and motorsports fans with more coverage and in more ways than ever before.”

Among recent highlights of IMSA racing are record attendance at each race this year, unique TV viewership for the year anticipated to surpass last year’s record of 6.5 million viewers and significant digital and social media growth.

There has also been a 50% increase in hours of live race coverage streamed by fans, and a 14% increase in combined video views over previous years.

Top drivers include Helio Castroneves, Juan Pablo Montoya and Fernando Alonso.

According to IMSA CEO Ed Bennett.“We have enjoyed a long and rewarding partnership with Fox and they have helped grow our sport over the years.

“Fox has been an outstanding partner and been instrumental in elevating the status of IMSA and its championships. We want to send our deepest appreciation to them for their unwavering support.”

The 2019 season begins with the 57th Rolex 24 At Daytona on Jan. 26-27, 2019 and the entire season broadcast schedule will be announced in the coming months.

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