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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.”

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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

World's Most Valuable Sports Franchises

1. Dallas Cowboys $5 billion, +4%
2. New York Yankees $4.6 billion +15%
3. Real Madrid $4.24 billion +4%
4. Barcelona $4.02 bilion
5. New York Knicks $4 billion +11%
6. Manchester United $3.81 billion
7. New England Patriots 43.8 billion
8. Los Angeles Lakers $3.7 billion +12%
9. Golden State Warriors $3.5 billion +13%
10. New York Giants $3.3 billion

11. Los Angeles Dodgers $3.3 billion
12. Boston Red Sox 43.2 billion
12. Los Angeles Rams $3,2 billion
14. Washington Redskins $3.1 billion
14. Chicago Cubs $3.1 billion
16. San Francisco 49ers $3.05 billion
17. Bayern Munich $3.01 billion
18. San Francisco Giants $3 billion
19. Chicago Bulls $2.9 billion
19. Chicago Bears $2.9 billion

SOURCE: FORBES

BUY SELL

Weekend Box Office Aug. 16-18
1. Good Boys $21M
2. Hobbs & Shaw $14.1M
3. The Lion King $11.9M
4. Angry Birds 2 $10.5M
5. Scary Stories $10M
6. 47 Meters Down $9M
7. Dora and the Lost City of Gold $8.5M
8. Once Upon a Time in Hollywood $7.6M
9. Blinded By the Light $4.5M
10.The Art of Racing in the Rain $4.4M
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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NFL Helmet Test: Findings Making Major Impact With Players, Companies, Football

By Barry Janoff

April 12, 2019: With the 2019 NFL Draft just two weeks off, the NFL and NFL Players Assn. have released the results of their annual laboratory study to assess the performance of helmets worn by NFL players.

The NFL and NFLPA said that after releasing last year's list, “Approximately 50% of NFL players upgraded to a better-performing helmet.

“The percentage of players wearing helmets in the top-performing category increased by one-third to 74% of all players by the end of the 2018 season.”

The NFL and NFLPA said that as of the final week of the 2018 season, only 32 players (less than 2% of total players) remained in one of the prohibited helmets.

This year, for the third consecutive time, the Vicis Zero1 helmet earned the No. 1 ranking. 

"The Zero1 was a technological breakthrough when first introduced and it remains No. 1 in NFL-NFLPA rankings three years later," Dave Marver, CEO and co-founder for Vicis said via the Seattle-based company.

"With the Zero1 Youth’s top rating in inaugural Virginia Tech Youth Helmet Ratings, Vicis is now the top choice for athletes at all levels of football."

Introduced to NFL and NCAA teams in 2017, the Zero1 has been adopted by more than 1,200 high school programs and 150 professional and college teams across the country, according to the company.

The Top Five rated helmets also include the Shutt F7 LTD, Riddell SpeedFlex Precision Diamond, Riddell SpeedFlex Precision and Shutt Air XP Pro VTDII.

The NFL and NFLPA's annual testing assesses the performance of all helmets in use in the NFL to determine their ability to best reduce the severity of head impacts, empowering athletes to make more informed decisions about their protective equipment.

There are 34 helmets on this year’s list, of which the NFL and NFLPA tested 11.

Helmets are listed as “Top Performing” in descending order.

An additional 11 helmets are listed as “Prohibited.”

The NFL and NFLPA said that the results of this study “should not be extrapolated beyond the NFL, including to collegiate, high school or youth football.”

Ninety-nine percent of NFL players wear helmet models tested in this study.

None of the 11 helmets tested this year were added to the list of prohibited helmets.

However, those helmets on the prohibited list in 2018 remain prohibited in 2019, “and no player will be grandfathered into being able to wear a prohibited helmet this season,” according to the NFL and NFLPA.

Analysis of on-field game concussions for the 2015-2018 seasons showed that players wearing top performing helmets “had a lower rate of reported concussions” than those wearing lower-rated products.

“The percentage of players wearing helmets in the top-performing category increased by one-third to 74% of all players by the end of the 2018 season.

Six of the 11 helmets tested this year “are among the Top Ten rated models, “signaling that industry-driven improvements in design, engineering and technology are yielding better results for reducing head impact severity in the tested conditions.”

All helmets tested met the current National Operating Committee on Standards for Athletic Equipment certification standards to protect players against severe traumatic skull and brain injuries.

Of the Top 25 rated helmets, Shutt had 11, Riddell 7, Zenith 6 and Vicis 1.

The tests were conducted by an independent helmet testing laboratory, Biokinetics Inc. of Ottawa, Canada. An independent biostatistician was retained to assist in the analysis of the data. Results were reviewed by NFL Chief Medical Officer Dr. Allen Sills and by NFLPA Medical Director Dr. Thom Mayer.

The experimental design and data analysis were performed by NFL-appointed consultants,

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