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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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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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Real Madrid Tops ManU For Title As Most Valuable Soccer Franchise In Europe

NYSJ Sports-Entertainment Business News Service

May 29, 2019: In soccer, numbers on the pitch mean everything.

And so do the numbers in the bank.

Real Madrid has much to kick about in both areas, coming in as the No. 1 most valuable soccer team in Europe, $3.68 billion, according to "The European Elite 2019: Football Clubs' Valuation" from global financial services firm KPMG.

Real Madrid replaces Manchester United, valued at  $3.65 billion.

ManU had been No. 1 three previous years.

At $3.1billion, Bayern Munich drops from No. 2 to No. 3, but remains one of just three clubs valued by KPMG at more then $3 billion.

The Top Five also includes Barcelona ($2.8 billion) and Manchester City ($2.8 billion).

The most recent global franchise value report from Forbes has the NFL’s Dallas Cowboys as the world’s most valuable sports team, valued at $4.8 billion; followed by three soccer clubs: Manchester United ($4.123 billion), Real Madrid ($4.088 billion) and Barcelona ($4.064 billion).

That, in effect, makes the three clubs atop the KPMG list with Bayern Munich also the most valuable soccer franchises in the world.

The KPMG report, which covers the 2016-17 and 2017-18 seasons — when Real Madrid was the two-time Champions League title winner —  uses as the basis for finances: account profitability, broadcasting rights, popularity, sporting potential and stadium value.

KPMG valued 32 clubs overall.

“The transition of major clubs into media and entertainment companies, with global brand exposure . . . helps create more stable and predictable cash flows and consequently better warranties to investors and financiers,” Andrea Sartori, KPMG’s global head of sports and author of "The European Elite 2019: Football Clubs' Valuation,” wrote in the report.

“It comes by no surprise, that such remarkable growth has heated the debate concerning the transformation of European clubs’ competition structure.”

The representation of the English Premier League “(confirms) its dominance having nine clubs on the list and accounting for 43% of the total aggregate value.”

Tottenham Hotspur, which just opened its new stadium and has an alliance with the NFL, was up 31% in value versus the previous KPMG report. Real Madrid was up 10%  Inter Milan was up 41%.

Top 15 Most Valuable Soccer Clubs
1. Real Madrid $3.68B
2. Manchester United $3.65B
3. Bayern Munich $3.1B
4. Barcelona $2.8B
5. Manchester City $2.8B
6. Chelsea $2.5B
7. Liverpool $2.4B
8. Arsenal $2.3B
9. Tottenham $1.9B
10. Juventus $1.75B
11. Paris Saint-Germian $1.5B
12. Borussia Dortmund $1.25B
13. Atletico Madrid $1.15B
14. FC Schalke $851.3M
15. Inter Milan $770.1M

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