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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.

KEEPING SCORE

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).

BUY SELL

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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Jul052009

Shaq Marketing Machine Hits Cleveland

Shaq T-shirts at the Cleveland Cavaliers' Web site.July 5, 2009: Shaquille O'Neal made his first trip to Cleveland as a member of the Cavaliers, and it took only a few moments before he made his intentions clear: "My motto is simple: Win a ring for the King," he said regarding new teammate LeBron James to members of the media and Cavs owners and other personnel who gathered at St. Martin de Porres Family Center for his coming out press conference on July 2. "They say things happen in threes. I won with Kobe [Bryant and the Los Angeles Lakers, where they won three consecutive NBA titles] and with the great Dwyane Wade [with the Miami Heat]."

O'Neal was quick to sell his skills, which he said are still dominating even at 37, as well as his future in Cleveland. I'm not going to do it by myself, LeBron's not going to do it by himself," O'Neal said during the media event. "It takes a team, an organization. I'm just here to do my part and help a damn good team get over the hump. It's LeBron's team. I'm here. He's the captain. I'm here to protect The King."

O'Neal said that there are only "four or five good centers in this league, and I'm in that number. I'm still here. I'm a force to be reckoned with . . . You have to come take my spot, and not through Twitter and not through the media. Come take my spot. I'm ready to go . . . I'm still the Shogun."

O'Neal is in the last year of a five-year, $!00 million deal, but already looking beyond 2009-10. "I'd love an extension, who wouldn't? But we're not going to negotiate in public. If [the Cavaliers] offer me $35 million a year I'd sign it right now, I wouldn't even read it." Regarding the future of James, who can leave the team as a free agent after 2009-10, O'Neal referenced team owner Dan Gilbert and general manager Danny Ferry, who were there along with head coach Mike Brown. "[James] is an intelligent young man. [I'm] sure he is going to do the right thing. Mr. Gilbert and Mr. Ferry have given him the world right here. If we do what we came here to do, everything will fall into place."

Shaq 'N' LeBron: Let The Rock 'N' Roll Marketing (And Tweets) Begin

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