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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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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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Thursday
Jun132013

Why Woods, Palmer, Eastwood 'Respect' Dangerfield In New USGA Campaign

By Barry Janoff

June 12, 2013: The U.S. Golf Assn. is trying to get some respect by enlisting a group of legendary golfers and a Hollywood legend to support a new campaign, "While We're Young," described as "the movement to improve pace of play and reduce the time it takes to play" a round of golf.

The humorous effort stars Tiger Woods, Arnold Palmer, Paula Creamer, Annika Sorenstam and director/actor Clint Eastwood. The campaign takes its name from a line uttered by Rodney Dangerfield as Al Czervik in the 1980 movie, Caddyshack.

The campaign will break this week during coverage of the 2013 U.S. Open Championship, then air throughout the summer on broadcast and cable during coverage of the 2013 U.S. Women’s Open, U.S. Senior Open and U.S. Amateur on NBC, ESPN and Golf Channel. TV spots will also run during broadcasts of non-USGA golf events via the LPGA and The PGA of America.

“Pace of play is a big issue; rounds of golf take too long and no one enjoys it,” Woods said in a statement. “‘While we’re young’ is part of the golfing vocabulary, and Caddyshack is iconic in our sport. This campaign is lighthearted, but it also shows that we need to pick up the pace of play.”

Dangerfield, who passed away in 2004 and whose catch phrase was "I don't get no respect," utters the line after Ted Knight's character, Judge Elihu Smails, takes an inordinately long time to hit his drive on the first tee, with Czervik in the next foursome.

In his spot, Woods sizes up a putt for what seems like an eternity to the golfers behind him, who turn out to be a group of kids waiting for Woods to finish his round of miniature golf. "While we're young!" one of the kids admonishes Woods, who ends up missing his putt into the mouth of a plastic alligator. "He thinks it's a Major," observes another kid. (See the full spot here.)

In the Eastwood spot, Clint is on a golf course overlooking the Pacific Ocean. Before taking his shot, he runs through a series of options in his mind. "Okay, I have to stay out of this lousy bunker. What did I use last time: a wedge or a Nine? Probably a Nine." Finally, Palmer, 83, says to Eastwood, 83, "While we're young!" (See the full spot here.)

The USGA, citing a recent study by the National Golf Foundation, said that "91% of serious golfers are bothered by slow play and say it detracts from their golf experience; more than 70% believe pace of play has worsened over time; and half acknowledged that they walked off the course due to frustration over a marathon round of golf."

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