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• FIFA has postponed plans to expand the World Cup from 32 to 48 teams for the 2022 event in Qatar. The plan is still being considered for the 2026 World Cup, which will be staged in the U.S., Canada and Mexico. According to FIFA, “(There was not enough) time for a detailed assessment of the potential logistical impact.” The World Cup is scheduled for Nov. 21-Dec. 18, 2022.

• The NFL and NFL Players Association have unveiled two joint agreements that are intended to “support further resources directed to address pain management and behavioral health.” Full story here.

• The U.S. Women’s National Team Players Association, LinkedIn CEO Jeff Weiner, and social impact education innovator EVERFI, Inc. have oined the students of Santee Elementary School in San Jose to launch The Compassion Project for the 2019-2020 school year, described as a “national nonprofit dedicated to providing compassion education to elementary school students across the U.S.”

• The U.S. Golf Association has aligned with Marvel Entertainment to create exclusive golf education products to “engage junior golfers on the essential elements to learning the game." Scheduled to launch in June at the 2019 U.S. Open Championship at Pebble Beach, the collaboration features printed and digital comic books with many of Marvel’s super heroes The story follows Tony Stark (Iron Man) and other Avengers as they teach the next generation of Marvel Super Heroes about golf. Limited-edition Marvel-themed golf posters will be distributed (while supplies last) at the Junior Experience at the 2019 U.S. Open.

• Major League Lacrosse has signed a deal with Anheuser-Busch to have its Bud Light brand become the official beer partner for the 2019 MLL All-Star Game, being played in Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium, Annapolis, MD on July 27. The deal includes “prominent signage on the playing field, fan zone activation and various on-site promotions at several sports bars and retail locations in the Greater Annapolis area leading up to the All-Star Game.”

• Stating that “we are continually seeking opportunities to evolve our product offerings,’ Kohl’s has signed an exclusive long-term alliance with Fanatics, a global leader in licensed sports merchandise with the addition of “hundreds of thousands of items.” 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.” 

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U.S. Women’s National Team head coach Jill Ellis has named the 23 players who will represent the U.S. in France and seek to defend their FIFA Women’s World Cup crown (July 7-Aug.7).

GOALKEEPERS

Adrianna Franch* (Portland Thorns FC), Ashlyn Harris** (Orlando Pride), Alyssa Naeher** (Chicago Red Stars)
DEFENDERS
Abby Dahlkemper* (NC Courage), Tierna Davidson* (Chicago Red Stars), Crystal Dunn* (NC Courage), Ali Krieger*** (Orlando Pride), Kelley O’Hara*** (Utah Royals FC), Becky Sauerbrunn*** (Utah Royals FC), Emily Sonnett* (Portland Thorns FC)
MIDFIELDERS
Morgan Brian** (Chicago Red Stars), Julie Ertz** (Chicago Red Stars), Lindsey Horan* (Portland Thorns FC), Rose Lavelle* (Washington Spirit), Allie Long* (Reign FC), Samantha Mewis* (NC Courage)
FORWARDS
Tobin Heath*** (Portland Thorns FC), Carli Lloyd**** (Sky Blue FC), Jessica McDonald* (NC Courage), Alex Morgan*** (Orlando Pride), Christen Press** (Utah Royals FC), Mallory Pugh* (Washington Spirit), Megan Rapinoe*** (Reign FC)
* First Women’s World Cup
** Second Women’s World Cup
*** Third Women’s World Cup
**** Fourth Women’s World Cup

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Luka Dončić, Trae Young Head NBA All-Rookie Team
Dallas Mavericks guard-forward Luka Dončić and Atlanta Hawks guard Trae Young have been unanimously selected to the 2018-19 NBA All-Rookie First Team.

Dončić and Young both received NBA All-Rookie First Team votes on all 100 ballots to finish with 200 points each.  They are joined on the NBA All-Rookie First Team by Phoenix Suns center Deandre Ayton (195 points; 95 First Team votes), Memphis Grizzlies forward-center Jaren Jackson Jr. (159 points; 60 First Team votes) and Sacramento Kings forward Marvin Bagley III (156 points; 56 First Team votes).

The 2018-19 NBA All-Rookie Second Team includes LA Clippers guard Shai Gilgeous-Alexander (138 points), Cleveland Cavaliers guard Collin Sexton (132), Clippers guard Landry Shamet (85), New York Knicks center Mitchell Robinson (77) and Hawks guard Kevin Huerter (45).

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Weekend Box Office May 17-19
1. John Wick 3 $57M
2. Avengers: Endgame $29.4M
3. Pokemon Detective Pikachu $24.8M
4. A Dog’s Journey $8M
5. The Hustle $6M
6. The Intruder $4M
7. Long Shot $3.4M
8,. The Sun Is Also A Star $2.6M
9. Poms $2M
10. Uglydolls $1.6M
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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Sep042018

State Farm Continues Name Game, Adds NFL Super Bowl Stadium To Roster

By Barry Janoff

September 4, 2018: One week after taking naming rights to the arena that is home to the NBA’s Atlanta Hawks, State Farm has added another venue to its roster, signing an 18-year naming rights deal to the home of the NFL’s Arizona Cardinals.

The stadium that since its opening in August 2006 has been known as University of Phoenix Stadium will now be called State Farm Stadium, with signage to be installed in time for the team’s home opener on Sept. 9 against the Washington Redskins.

Arizona Sports & Tourism Authority is the owner of the stadium.

Financial terms of the deal were not shared.

Among other recent NFL stadium naming rights deals, Mercedes-Benz in 2015 signed a 27-year deal for the Atlanta Falcons new home, valued at upward of $324 million; U.S. Bank in 2015 signed a 25-year deal for the Minnesota Vikings new stadium valued at $220 million; and Hard Rock International in 2016 signed an 18-year deal for the Miami Dolphins home stadium valued at $250 million, all according to industry analysts.

“We were intent on finding a relationship that was an ideal fit with our organization and this community in terms of values, priorities and culture,” Cardinals president Michael Bidwill said in a statement.

“With State Farm, we absolutely did that.”

The Stadium is scheduled to host Super Bowl LVII in February 2023 — its third following Super Bowl XLII (2008) and Super Bowl XLIX (2015) — and the NCAA Div. I Men’s Final Four in 2024 (which the venue hosted in 2017).

In addition, State Farm Stadium is scheduled to be the site for a College Football Playoff semifinal game three times between now and 2026.

It also hosts the annual college football Fiesta Bowl.

State Farm now has naming rights to sports venues in two of its three regional hubs, Atlanta and Phoenix. The third hub is Dallas, according to the firm.

The Bloomington, Ill.-headquartered insurance firm has naming rights to the multipurpose State Farm Arena in Hidalgo, Texas., located about 500 miles south of Dallas.

In 2013, State Farm signed a 30-year deal with the University of Illinois, valued at $60 million, for naming rights to sports venue, State Farm Center.

On September 26, 2006 the University of Phoenix acquired the naming rights to the stadium valued at $154.5 million over 20 years.

In April 2017, University of Phoenix said it would end its naming rights deal after 11 years, citing financial problems.

University of Phoenix will remain a team sponsor as the Cardinals' "official education partner."

The stadium has undergone a $28 million renovation over the past two years, according to Arizona Cardinals ownership. “The stadium has never looked better,” Bidwill said in a statement.

“We were intent on finding a relationship that was an ideal fit with our organization and this community in terms of values, priorities and culture."

As in its other regional hubs. State Farm said it is an active member of the local community.

According to Michael Tipsord, State Farm chairman and CEO, “State Farm is committed to making a difference and so are the Arizona Cardinal.

“Working with them gives s the chance to build even stronger communities in Arizona and helps us build our brand nationally.”

“While this is a comprehensive marketing agreement, there will be a major focus on community programs that will have a positive impact across our state,” the Cardinals’ Bidwlll said in a statement.

“State Farm is one of the most-respected and recognizable brands in the world and Phoenix is fortunate to be one of its three hub markets.”

Although financial information for State Farm’s naming rights deal in Atlanta was put at $175 million over 20 years, a company spokesperson said in a statement “that was not correct.”

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