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• Per will have to make the French Open Grand Slam field as an unseeded player. "This year again, tournament officials will establish the list and ranking of the women’s seeds based on the WTA ranking," via the French Tennis Federation. She currently is ranked No. 453 in the world by the WTA.

• Per offering his Isleworth estate (9927 Giffin Court) Orlando for $28M. Includes 31K sq ft living space, 6K sq ft indoor hoops court, 2.1K sq ft garage with dance & recording studios.

• The NBA said that 40 players are expected to attend the NBA Global Camp 2018, a pre-Draft showcase scheduled for June 2-5 at La Ghirada Sports Center in Treviso, Italy, for top Draft-eligible prospects from outside the U.S. The camp will include team interview sessions, five-on-five games, shooting drills, and strength and agility testing in front of representatives from all 30 NBA teams, all under the direction of NBA personnel.

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1. Phoenix Suns
2. Sacramento Kings
3. Atlanta Hawks
4. Memphis Grizzlies
5. Dallas Mavericks
6. Orlando Magic
7. Chicago Bulls
8. Cleveland Cavaliers (from Brooklyn Nets)
9. New York Knicks
10. Philadelphia 76ers (from Los Angeles Lakers)

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1. Deadpool 2 - 20th Century Fox - $125M
2. Avengers: Infinity War - Disney - $28.7M
3. Book Club - Paramount - $12.5M
4. Life Of The Party - Warner Bros. - $7.7M
5. Breaking In - Universal - $6.5M
6. Show Dogs - Open Road - $6M
7. Overboard - Lionsgate - $4.7M
8. A Quiet Place - Paramount - $4M
9. Rampage - Warner Bros. - $1.5M
10. Feel Pretty - STX Entertainment - $1.2M
11. Super Troopers 2 - 20th Century Fox - $1.1M
12. Black Panther - Disney - $0.8M
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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.
Read more at http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/quotes/j/johnfkenn121400.html#JZxA5jXY4rCwemgZ.99
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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Jun122012

P&G Using Social Media To Initiate, Integrate Duracell's Role In NFL Deal

By Barry Janoff

June 12, 2012: In 2009, Procter & Gamble signed a deal with the NFL that made several of its brands official league "locker room" products.

P&G has now added Duracell to the list of brands working in marketing unison with the NFL, joining such siblings as Head & Shoulders, Gillette, Vicks, Old Spice, Dawn, Febreze and Tide, which recently expanded its role by signing to become the only brand besides PepsiCo's Gatorade to have an official product status with each of the league's 32 franchises.

P&G said the new deal would enable Duracell the use of official NFL marks, including Super Bowl XLVII, Pro Bowl, NFL Draft and NFL Playoffs. Financial terms were not disclosed.

The multi-year alliance will come with a marketing campaign featuring San Francisco 49ers all-pro linebacker Patrick Willis in multi-media efforts including retail, digital, social and event-based initiatives.

The activation supports the recent launch of Duracell batteries with "Duralock Power Preserve Technology," which are "guaranteed to stay powered for up to ten years in storage," according to the company.

“With this sponsorship, we’re reaching millions of passionate and dedicated NFL fans that rely on battery power in their everyday lives,” Volker Kuhn, GM for Duracell North America, said in a statement. “As an innovator in the category, we can provide peace of mind for consumers and the NFL.”

P&G is also an official partner of the U.S. Olympic Committee and the International Olympic Committee and currently has several marketing campaigns aiming toward the Summer Olympics in London.

To jump-start the alliance, P&G enlisted Willis in a series of event throughout San Francisco to exemplify the power of Duracell. According to the company, people were asked to use Twitter to request Willis to use his "powerful arms and legs to help complete tasks or errands that require reliability and power. Willis and Duracell took to the streets to fulfill some of those wishes for help with seemingly mundane tasks, from hauling furniture to carrying groceries."

According to Willis, “I am thrilled to be able to work with a brand that prides itself on trust, reliability and power. These are traits that I take pride in and that I admire in a product. I also appreciate that the brand can have a little fun with it. It was exciting to help out the people of San Francisco with their personal ‘power’ needs.”

P&G is also using Facebook to get the alliance up and running. As the 2012 NFL season approaches, Willis is expected to appear in multi-media marketing such as print and Internet ads.

“Patrick is an inspiring athlete and person and we are thrilled to be working with him to bring to life this partnership,” said Kuhn. “When we think about a player that embodies Duracell’s two greatest strengths – power and reliability – there is no one better suited than Patrick. Starting this fall, whether it is in a living room or an NFL stadium on Sunday afternoons, Duracell will provide the trusted battery power needed to enjoy or play the game on and off the field.

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