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• The Oakland Raiders, playing their last season in the Bay Area before a planned move to Las Vegas for the 2020 NFL season, said they have signed a deal with AEG Facilities to operate their $2 billion, 65,000-seat stadium, now under construction. Full story here.

• SAP has launched “Call the Shots,” an interactive, online game that puts people in the shoes of Wimbledon champ Angelique Kerber the day before a big match. Players use SAP Tennis Analytics to get Kerber match-ready, by using data and insights to make decisions that will help – or potentially hurt – her success on the court the next day.

• FIBA, the international governing body for basketball, said the annual FIBA 3x3 World Tour Final would be held in Los Angeles 2020-23 in partnership with the Los Angeles Times media group. ‘This will undoubtedly cement the FIBA 3x3 culture in the build up to the Los Angeles 2028 Games,” said Andreas Zagklis, FIBA secretary general. 

• The IOC said that breaking (break-dancing), skateboarding, sport climbing and surfing have been provisionally included on the sports program for the 2024 Olympic Games in Paris. Skateboarding, sport climbing and surfing will make their debut on the Olympic program in Tokyo 2020.

• 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

Wimbledon 2019
Gentlemen's Singles Seeding
1. DJOKOVIC, Novak (SRB)
2. FEDERER, Roger (SUI)
3. NADAL, Rafael (ESP)
4. ANDERSON, Kevin (RSA)
5. THIEM, Dominic (AUT)
6. ZVEREV, Alexander (GER)
7. TSITSIPAS, Stefanos (GRE)
8. NISHIKORI, Kei (JPN)
9. ISNER, John (USA)
10. KHACHANOV, Karen (RUS)

Ladies' Singles Seeding
1. BARTY, Ashleigh (AUS)
2. OSAKA, Naomi (JPN)
3. PLISKOVA, Karolina (CZE)
4. BERTENS, Kiki (NED)
5. KERBER, Angelique (GER)
6. KVITOVA, Petra (CZE)
7. HALEP, Simona (ROU)
8. SVITOLINA, Elina (UKR)
9. STEPHENS, Sloane (USA)
10. SABALENKA, Aryna (BLR)
11. WILLIAMS, Serena (USA)

Source: All England Lawn and Tennis Club

KEEPING SCORE

2019 Top Selling Summer Acts
Based on total sales on StubHub for U.S. tour dates from Memorial Day to Labor Day 2019
1. The Rolling Stones
2. Queen with Adam Lambert
3. Paul McCartney
4. Ariana Grande
5. Shawn Mendes
6. Billie Eilish
7. JoJo Siwa
8. Twenty One Pilots
9. Hootie and the Blowfish
10. Florida Georgia Line

Full story here.

BUY SELL

Weekend Box Office June 21-23
1. Toy Story 4 $121M
2. Child’s Play $14M
3. Aladdin $13.2M
4. Men In Black International $10.7M
5. Secret Life of Pets 2 $10.3M
6. Rocketman $5.6M
7. John Wick 3 $4M
8. Godzilla $3.8M
9. Anna $3.6M
10. Dark Phoenix $3.5M
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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Nov272018

NFL Expands My Cause, My Cleats Platform Through 2018 Season, Playoffs

By Barry Janoff

November 27, 2018: Having seen tremendous response to its first two My Cause, My Cleats activation, the NFL is expanding and enhancing its third annual event beginning this week to encompass the remainder of the regular season and through the playoffs.

Today has been designated as My Cause, My Cleats Unboxing Day, when teams will debut their players' custom cleats for this weekend's launch of the 2018 My Cause, My Cleats campaign.

During Weeks 13-15, each NFL team will designate one home game as their My Cause, My Cleats game, when players will wear customized cleats reflecting their commitment to charitable causes during these games.

More than 800 players are planning to showcase their causes on-field during My Cause, My Cleats games.

Players and teams worked directly with local customizers, as well as Nike, Under Armour and adidas, to design their cleats.

According to the NFL, 25% of player causes support health and wellness, 19% youth-related programs, 16% cancer awareness and prevention, 6% military, 6% social justice, 3% mental health issues and 25% various causes such as anti-bullying, domestic violence, prevention of animal cruelty, gun violence prevention, drunk driving prevention, literacy and special needs.

"The philanthropic passions of NFL players come to life in incredible ways all year long," NFL commissioner Roger Goodall said via the league .”We are proud to expand our efforts to highlight the extraordinary impact of NFL players and teams in communities across the country."

Throughout January and February, the NFL said it would focus specifically on the cause of social justice as part of a new Inspire Change initiative.

This new platform will highlight league, player and team programs and initiatives that reduce barriers to opportunity, with a priority on supporting improvements in education and economic advancement, community-police relations, and the criminal justice system.

Support will include a new PSA, digital content, social media with the hash tags #mycausemycleats and #inspirechange, grassroots funding, community activation and new nationwide programming.

In addition, the NFL Network multi-part series Impact & Influence — currently airing in short form on NFL Network and digitally and through NFL social channels — will broadcast episodes in January and February focusing on player-led work to promote social and racial equality.

Players have the opportunity to raise funds for the causes of their choosing by auctioning their cleats at NFL Auction, with 100% of funds raised will be donated to charities selected by players.

People can bid on game-issued player cleats to help players raise funds for their chosen causes.

Working with Pizza Hut, Todd Gurley of the Los Angeles Rams will support literacy efforts for the NFL's My Cause My Cleats initiative by wearing custom-designed Nike cleats dedicated to reading during the Rams' home game on Dec. 16.

The cleats feature Todd's children's book of choice, "The Magician's Hat," written by NFL player Malcolm Mitchell; and Pizza Hut partner First Book, a non-profit dedicated to creating equal access to quality education for children in need.

Among the other players and their causes:


• Jaron Brown WR Seattle Seahawks Make-a-Wish
• Russell Wilson QB Seattle Seahawks Why Not You Foundation Supporting Friends of the Children
• Von Miller LB Denver Broncos Von’s Vision Foundation
• Detrez Newsmen RB Los Angeles Chargers National Down Syndrome Society (pictured, right)
• Patrick Mahomes QB Kansas City Chiefs Team Luke  (Brain Injury Prevention & Awareness)
• Khalil Mack LB Chicago Bears Lupus Foundation of America
• Mitchell Trubisky QB Chicago Bears Thumbs Up Mission
• Matthew Slater WR New England Patriots International Justice Mission
• DeSean Jackson WR Tampa Bay Buccaneers DeSean Jackson Foundation
• Lamar Jackson RB Houston Texans Chauncy Glover Project
• Christian McCaffrey RB Carolina Panthers Wounded Warrior Project (pictured above)

More details will be unveiled on each element of the player cause platform as it launches.

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