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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.”

POLL POSITION

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

The 32 men and 32 women who will be seeded in the singles draws at the 2019 U.S. Open (Aug. 26-Sept. 8) have named by the USTA:

U.S. Open Men’s Top Ten Seeds
1. Novak Djokovic, Serbia
2. Rafael Nadal, Spain
3. Roger Federer, Switzerland
4. Dominic Thiem, Austria
5. Daniil Medvedev, Russia
6. Alexander Zverev, Germany
7. Kei Nishikori, Japan
8. Stefanos Tsitsipas, Greece
9. Karen Khachanov, Russia
10. Roberto Bautista Agut, Spain

U.S. Open Women’s Top Ten Seeds
1. Naomi Osaka, Japan
2. Ashleigh Barty, Australia
3. Karolina Pliskova, Czech Republic
4. Simona Halep, Romania
5. Elina Svitolina, Ukraine
6. Petra Kvitova, Czech Republic
7. Kiki Bertens, Netherlands
8. Serena Williams, United States
9. Aryna Sabalenka, Belarus
10. Madison Keys, United States

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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Pro Bull Riders RidePass Channel: ‘Western Sports. Anywhere. Anytime. No Limits’

By Barry Janoff

January 5, 2018: Even as they take over New York to launch their 25th anniversary tour, Pro Bull Riders has bigger plans: Bringing their nitty, gritty, hard-riding competitions to the masses.

Pro Bull Riders has unveiled details for RidePass, a streaming and on-demand channel scheduled launch in February, described as “Western Sports. Anywhere. Anytime. No Limits.”

RidePass will stream exclusive live and on-demand action from the PBR 25th Anniversary Tour and the Real Time Pain Velocity Tours, and will also be loaded with content to include premier rodeos, original series, news, behind-the-scenes features and opinion available via computer, tablet or smart phone.

The channel comes as Pro Bull Riders said its coverage on CBS Sports would be expanding this year to 52 telecasts from the PBR 25th Anniversary Tour that will be aired on either CBS or CBS Sports Network.

The PBR 25th Anniversary Tour launched this weekend (Jan. 5-7) with the Monster Energy Buck Off at the Garden in New York’s Madison Square Garden.

”Complementing our great TV offering on CBS and CBS Sports Network, we are excited to announce that our new digital streaming service, RidePass, will launch in February 2018,” PBR CEO Sean Gleason said during a recent news event.
 
“We have been working diligently to create a robust digital platform that will provide fans with more live bull riding action, spanning multiple PBR tours, as well as original programming exclusive to RidePass.”

Not limited to PBR events, Gleason said that RidePass would also bring “other live western lifestyle sports and original content to members.“

Marketing partners and sponsors will be integrated in to RidePass programming and events.

National partners include Bass Pro Shops, Caterpillar,Cooper Tires, Ford, Jack Daniel’s. Kawasaki, Visit Las Vegas, MGM Grand Las Vegas, Monster Energy and Wranger.

A preview spot offers highlights of action interspersed with some details of what RidePass will offer:

• Stay on top of the latest news, insight, and opinion from the top PBR and Rodeo personalities from around the world.

• Catch live action you can't get anywhere else: PBR 25th Anniversary Tour, Global Cup and Velocity and international tours!

• Dive deeper into the world of rodeo and western sports with new scripted and original series, as well as documentaries on your favorite riders and bulls.

According to Gleason, “RidePass is just one of many ways we continue to invest to ensure that PBR — and now other complementary western lifestyle sports — are accessible to our fans.

“While the first few events of the year will not be broadcast digitally as we prepare for the February launch, I am confident that you will be pleased with RidePass as a comprehensive experience for the most passionate fans in sports,” said Gleason.

PBR did not yet indicate which events would be the first to air exclusively on RidePass.

The PBR 25th Anniversary Tour upcoming schedule includes the Chicago Invitational (Jan. 13-14), The Express Employment Pro Invitational (Oklahoma City, Jan. 20-21), Wrangler Long Live Cowboys Classic (Sacramento, Jan. 26-28), the Anaheim Invitational (Feb. 2-3), the Caterpillar Classic (Kansas, Mo., Feb. 9-11), the St. Louis Invitational (Feb. 17-18), the Winstar World Casino and Resort Iron Cowboy Powered by Kawasaki (Arlington, Texas, Feb. 24-25) and the Pro Bull Riders Batboy Lowdown (North Little Rock, Ark., March 2-3).

(See the full Pro Bull Riders 25th Anniversary Tour schedule here).

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