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• Puma, which is rebooting its hoops division with the signing of potential top NBA draft picks Deandre Jordan and Michael Bagley III to shoe deals, said it has named producer/musician/businessman Jay-Z as president of basketball operations. The company said it has been working with Jay-Z run Roc Nation “for quite some time.” In addition, Hall of Famer Walt "Clyde" Frazier, a Puma partner for its first signature shoe in the 1970’s and long-time endorser, has signed a lifetime contract with the shoe brand.

• Panini America has signed an exclusive autograph trading card memorabilia agreement with All-American point guard Trae Young, a projected Top Ten pick in this week's 2018 NBA Draft. Young led the nation in both scoring (27.4 ppg) and assists (8.8 apg) during a his freshman season with the University of Oklahoma.

• Xyience said it would be an official sponsor and the official energy drink for the 2018 International Champions Cup presented by Heineken, a premier  occer tournament featuring top clubs and players from Europe. The ICC runs from July 20- Aug. 7 and includes 17 matches played across 14 U.S. cities. (ESPN, ESPN2, ESPN Deportes and SiriusXM.) Sponsors also  include Heineken, Ally, Hertz, MasterCard, Gatorade, Konami and Vivid Seats.

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1. Jose Altuve Houston Astros
2. Aaron Judge New York Yankees
3. Clayton Kershaw Los Angeles Dodgers
4. Giancarlo Stanton New York Yankees
5. George Springer Houston Astros
6. Anthony Rizzo Chicago Cubs
7. Kris Bryant Chicago Cubs
8. Shohei Otani Los Angeles Angels
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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
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10. Book Club - Paramount - $1.9M
11. A Wrinkle In Time - Disney - $1.8M
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NFL's Dolphins VP-M Chris Overholt Named Canadian Olympic Committee CMO

April 19, 2010: Fresh off what has been deemed as a successful display of massive Olympic undertaking, the Canadian Olympic Committee has revamped its executive and marketing departments. The COC said that Jean Dupre has been named as CEO and secretary general and that Chris Overholt was named COO and CMO.

Dupre, who had been director general of Speed Skating Canada, replaces Chris Rudge, who resigned as CEO April 15.

Overholt, a native of Toronto, returns to Canada from the NFL, where since 2006 he had been vp-marketing partnerships and new media for the Miami Dolphins. He recently was involved in the efforts to land a naming rights deal for the Dolphins' home stadium, which was christened Sun Life Stadium just before hosting the 2010 NFL Pro Bowl and Super Bowl XLIV.

Prior to that he spent three years with the NHL's Florida Panthers, and worked with the NBA's Toronto Raptors and NHL's Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment before leaving Canada in 2003.

"We were looking for two individuals with unique skill sets and a strong passion for sport," Marcel Aubut, the COC's president-elect, said in a statement,. ""The road ahead is challenging, but I am deeply convinced that for this new leadership team, our successes [at the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver] were only the beginning of so much more."

DuPre and Overholt wlll hit the ground running to prepare for the 2012 Summer Games in London, the 2014 Winter Games in Sochi and as part of the group of organizations overseeing the 2015 Pan American Games in Toronto, which will be a major destination for athletes eyeing the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.

“Canada has experienced tremendous recent Olympic success in Vancouver and Beijing and the opportunity to play a key leadership role in building upon it is truly an honor," Overholt said in a statement. "The COC has a very clear and inspiring vision upon which we will build great organizational strength, and lasting relationships with all our partners and stakeholders. I’m thankful for this once-in-a-life time opportunity.”

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