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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.

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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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Feb262014

Reese's Hitting March Madness With Sweeps, Products, Final Four Takeover

By Barry Janoff

February 26, 2014: Hershey's brand Reese's will put its hoops money where its peanut butter cups are, unveiling initial elements to support the upcoming NCAA Div. I Men's Basketball Tournament that include a prize-laden sweepstakes, March Madness-specific products and title sponsorship of Final Four Friday.

Reese's, the official candy partner of the NCAA, is releasing Fan Edition Printed Cups, a line of peanut butter cups with basketball designs printed on them. Reese's said this would be the first time it is using "edible printing technology" for its peanut butter cups.

The product, which will come in ten different designs, will be available in Target and Walgreens stores now throughout the NCAA Division I Men's and Women's Basketball Championships.

Reese's will also launch a March Madness "Make the Crowd Go Wild" sweepstakes. Being offered are prizes including a 32-inch LG Plasma TV, basketballs, Reese's sweets and a gym bag loaded with workout goodies,. A grand prize offers a trip to the 2015 NCAA Men's Final Four, which will take place in Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis. (Details here.)

The 2014 Final Four will be held in AT&T Stadium in Dallas April 5 and April 7.

In addition, Reese's has title sponsorship for Final Four Friday, a free event open to fans that includes one of the last practice sessions by the hoops teams that make it to the Final Four, comments from each head coach, on-court promotions and the Reese’s College All Star-Game, which stars the top Div. I senior basketball student-athletes from around the nation.

Reese's will support with TV, print, Internet, social media including Facebook and Twitter and other fan-specific activations.

Among the edible peanut butter cup designs are basketball jerseys, basketballs, March Madness brackets and such hoops terms as "Double Team," "Nothing But Net" and "Dual Threat." Fan Edition packaging includes the NCAA logo and a basketball player silhouette.

"We are very excited to introduce this new printing technology for Reese's college basketball fans, just in time for NCAA March Madness," John Maitrejean, senior manager for Reese's brand, said in a statement. "The basketball-related designs complement our role as the official candy partner of the NCAA and title sponsor of the Reese's College All-Star Game. This is new and exciting territory for us and one that holds a lot of promise for our fans."

NCAA top tier corporate partners are AT&T, Capital One and Coca-Cola.

In addition to Reese's, official marketing partners include Allstate, Buffalo Wild Wings, Buick, Burger King, Enterprise, infiniti, LG, Lowe's, Nabisco, Northwest Mutual, Unilever and UPS.

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