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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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Top-Selling MLB Jerseys (Jan.-May 2018)

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
9. Carlos Corea Hoston Astros
10. Mookie Betts Boston Red Sox
11. Mike Trout Los Angeles Angels
12. Cody Bellinger Los Angeles Dodgers
13. Buster Posey San Francisco Giants
14. Javier Baez Chicago Cubs

SOURCE: MLBShop.com

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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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Let us not seek the Republican answer or the Democratic answer, but the right answer. Let us not seek to fix the blame for the past. Let us accept our own responsibility for the future.
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Let us not seek the Republican answer or the Democratic answer, but the right answer. Let us not seek to fix the blame for the past. Let us accept our own responsibility for the future.
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Jul262012

Pepsi Goes The Whole Ten Years, Returns To Super Bowl Halftime Show

By Barry Janoff

July 24, 2012: Pepsi said it has signed a multi-year deal to become the title sponsor of the Super Bowl halftime show, beginning with Super Bowl XLVII, to be played at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans on Feb. 3.

Pepsi takes over from Bridgestone, which has sponsored the last five halftime shows. Pepsi last sponsored the halftime show at Super Bowl XLI.

PepsiCo is an official marketing partner of the NFL via brands including Pepsi, Gatorade, Doritos, Quaker and Tropicana.

After New Orleans, Super Bowl XLVIII will be held at MetLife Stadium in New Jersey and Super Bowl XLIX will be held at the University of Phoenix Stadium. The site for the NFL's historic Super Bowl L has not yet been determined.

Madonna's performance during the halftime show at Super Bowl XLVI this past February attracted a record 114 million viewers, according to NBC, which broadcast the game and halftime festivities. The talent for Super Bowl XLVII has not yet been named.

"Pepsi's deep-rooted heritage with the Super Bowl and with music truly makes this relationship a natural fit," Adam Harter, vp-consumer engagement for PepsiCo Beverages, said in a statement. "As the most watched and highly-anticipated entertainment event of the year, the Super Bowl halftime show is right at the heart of sports and music. We are excited to provide a fully integrated fan engagement experience for NFL and Pepsi fans."

Bridgestone recently renewed its deal as the official tire of the NFL, with plans to extend into the NFL Draft and other segments, but elected not to remain Super Bowl halftime sponsor. Bridgestone said it would continue to have a presence during the Super Bowl via TV ads and other activation.

The 2012 season will be Pepsi's 11th as the NFL's official soft drink and presenting sponsor of the NFL Rookie of the Week and Rookie of the Year awards. Pepsi also has 16 NFL team deals in place, including a partnership with the Pittsburgh Steelers that was unveiled on Monday.

PepsiCo said that this deal "marks an important extension of Pepsi's 'Live for Now' campaign, which looks to capture the excitement of the moment and deliver experiences and content that is current in pop culture."

"On Super Bowl Sunday, the Big Game is at the center of the pop culture conversation," said Harter. "This is the perfect opportunity to inspire and invite Pepsi fans to Live for Now."

In addition to running ads during the Super Bowl broadcast on CBS, Pepsi said it would support through print, and radio advertisement, in-store retail activations, digital social media such as Twitter and Facebook and consumer engagement programs. PepsiCo said that other brands would also be part of the Super Bowl.

"As the most watched and highly-anticipated entertainment event of the year, the Super Bowl halftime show is right at the heart of sports and music."

"We are pleased to expand our relationship with Pepsi to include the Super Bowl halftime show," Keith Turner, the NFL's svp-sponsorship and media sales, said of Pepsi's decision. "The NFL and Pepsi have a history of bringing fans closer to the game through music.  We look forward to working with Pepsi to develop new and innovative ways to engage our fans starting with the Super Bowl XLVII halftime show in New Orleans."

Previous Super Bowl halftime sponsors have included E*Trade, Oscar Mayer, Walt Disney World, Progressive, AOL, AT&T, Ameriquest and Sprint.

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