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• The NBA London Game 2019 will feature a regular-season game between the Washington Wizards and the New York Knicks in The O2 on Thursday, Jan. 17. Marketing partners include Foot Locker, Gatorade, Nike, SAP and Tissot, with additional partners to be unveiled in the coming months.

• The Denver Broncos home field is getting a temporary name change to Broncos Stadium at Mile High. It had been Sports Authority Field at Mile High, but the national sporting goods retailer, which had been based in Englewood, Col., ceased operations in July 2016. A search for a more permanent naming rights holder is currently underway.

• Per AP Sports: Burger King in Russia ran a promotion on social media offering a lifetime supply of Whoppers to any women who become pregnant by World Cup players. The offer was then deleted, In a statement Wednesday to AP, Burger King said, “We are sorry about the clearly offensive promotion that the team in Russia launched online. (It) does not reflect our brand or our values and we are taking steps to ensure this type of activity does not happen again.”

• The PGA TOUR has signed a deal with Facebook to distribute exclusive Saturday and Sunday live competition coverage, on a free basis, from eight tournaments leading into the FedExCup Playoffs for the 2017-18 season. Airing on Facebook Watch in the U.S., coverage begins at the Travelers Championship on June 23-24. Other events in 2018 include: Quicken Loans National; A Military Tribute at The Greenbrier; John Deere Classic; RBC Canadian Open; World Golf Championships-Bridgestone Invitational; Wyndham Championship; and The Northern Trust.

KEEPING SCORE

MLB has released the leaders by position for the 2018 All-Star Game (as of June 19), with voting sponsored by Camping World. (Voting ends July 5 at 11:59 PM ET.)

American League: 1B José Abreu (Chicago White Sox), 2B José Altuve (Houston Astros), SS Manny Machado (Baltimore Orioles), 3B  José Ramirez (Cleveland Indians); OF Mike Trout (Los Angeles Angels). Aaron Judge (New York Yankees), Mookie Betts (Boston Red Sox); Wilson Ramos (Tampa Bay Rays), Gary Sanchez (New York Yankees); DH Victor Martinez (Detroit Tigers).

National League: 1B Freddie Freeman (Atlanta Braves), 2B Ozhaino Albies (Atlanta Braves), SS Brandon Crawford (San Francisco Giants), 3B Nolan Arenado (Colorado Rockies); OF Matt Kemp (Los Angeles Dodgers), Nick Markakis (Atlanta Braves), Bryce Harper (Washington Nationals); C Wilson Contreras (Chicago Cubs),Buster Posey (San Francisco Giants).

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WEEKEND BOX OFFICE (June 15-17)

1. Incredibles 2 - Disney - $180 M ($231.5M worldwide)
2. Ocean's 8 - Warner Bros. - $19.6M
3. Tag - Warner Bros. - $14.6M
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
9. Adrift - STX Entertainment - $2.1M
10. Book Club - Paramount - $1.9M
11. A Wrinkle In Time - Disney - $1.8M
12. Gotti - Vertical Entertainment - $1.7M

NOTE: Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom - Universal $173.6M international (opens in U.S. June 22)

SOURCE: COMSCORE.com

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Thursday
Feb252010

New York Knicks Team With Twitter Co-Founder Jack Dorsey To Tweet Fans

February 25, 2010: With everyone from the NFL to the NBA to the IOC to MLB's Chicago White Sox enforcing policies regarding the use of Twitter, the NBA's New York Knicks are going in a different direction. The team said it would host  the “2010 @thenyknicks Tweet Up,” have even signed a presenting sponsor - @DiscountTire - and will include a panel discussion led by the man who has changed tweeting from an obscure form of messaging to a staple of everyday life -  Jack Dorsey, creator, co-founder and chairman of Twitter.

The event will be held on Feb. 27 prior to the Knicks home game against the Memphis Grizzlies at Madison Square Garden. According to the team, this is the Knicks' "first Tweet Up event for fans, and the first sports industry Tweet Up event to feature an interactive panel of social media experts."

In addition to Dorsey, the panel will feature Peter Robert Casey, vp-marketing for NBA Team Chemist; Jim DeLorenzo, vp for Octagon Digital and the creator of Twackle.com; and Amy Martin, founder of Digital Royalty. The panel discussion regarding social media, the use of Twitter and other related topics will be streamed live on UStream. (Fans can tweet questions for the panelists using hash tag #NYKTweetup during the panel.)

Tickets for the “2010 @thenyknicks Tweet Up” ($40) include admission to the pregame panel discussion, access to the Knicks and Grizzlies pregame warm-ups, a game ticket in the specially designated “Tweep Zone”, official “Declare Your Following” Knicks Tweet Up T-shirt and post-game meet and greet with Knicks forward Wilson Chandler. Throughout the Knicks-Grizzlies game fans in-arena will be able to tweet comments to the center-hung scoreboard GardenVision.

The event comes as the NBA and other leagues are paying strict attention to tweats from players, coaches and managers. Chicago White Sox manager Ozzie Gullen this week drew the ire of team officials for launching an official Twitter account.
 
“We are excited to be hosting this groundbreaking event, bringing together Knicks fans and leaders of the social media industry,” Howard Jacobs, svp-marketing and ticket sales for MSG Sports, said in a statement. “The Knicks Tweet Up is an opportunity for fans to gain behind the scenes access to the team combined with unique interaction with some of the individuals that are shaping the social media landscape.”

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