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• Puma, which is rebooting its hoops division with the signing of potential top NBA draft picks Deandre Jordan and Michael Bagley III to shoe deals, said it has named producer/musician/businessman Jay-Z as president of basketball operations. The company said it has been working with Jay-Z run Roc Nation “for quite some time.” In addition, Hall of Famer Walt "Clyde" Frazier, a Puma partner for its first signature shoe in the 1970’s and long-time endorser, has signed a lifetime contract with the shoe brand.

• Panini America has signed an exclusive autograph trading card memorabilia agreement with All-American point guard Trae Young, a projected Top Ten pick in this week's 2018 NBA Draft. Young led the nation in both scoring (27.4 ppg) and assists (8.8 apg) during a his freshman season with the University of Oklahoma.

• Xyience said it would be an official sponsor and the official energy drink for the 2018 International Champions Cup presented by Heineken, a premier  occer tournament featuring top clubs and players from Europe. The ICC runs from July 20- Aug. 7 and includes 17 matches played across 14 U.S. cities. (ESPN, ESPN2, ESPN Deportes and SiriusXM.) Sponsors also  include Heineken, Ally, Hertz, MasterCard, Gatorade, Konami and Vivid Seats.

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Top-Selling MLB Jerseys (Jan.-May 2018)

1. Jose Altuve Houston Astros
2. Aaron Judge New York Yankees
3. Clayton Kershaw Los Angeles Dodgers
4. Giancarlo Stanton New York Yankees
5. George Springer Houston Astros
6. Anthony Rizzo Chicago Cubs
7. Kris Bryant Chicago Cubs
8. Shohei Otani Los Angeles Angels
9. Carlos Corea Hoston Astros
10. Mookie Betts Boston Red Sox
11. Mike Trout Los Angeles Angels
12. Cody Bellinger Los Angeles Dodgers
13. Buster Posey San Francisco Giants
14. Javier Baez Chicago Cubs

SOURCE: MLBShop.com

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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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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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.
Read more at http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/quotes/j/johnfkenn121400.html#JZxA5jXY4rCwemgZ.99
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.
Read more at http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/quotes/j/johnfkenn121400.html#46Ul8rBF4XpB4lo0.99
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Dec182017

Fans Favor Steelers Bell, Brown, QBs Brady, Wentz, Brees In Final '18 Pro Bowl Voting

By Barry Janoff

UPDATED December 19, 2017: NFL fans have spoken, and it appears they favor players from the Pittsburgh Steelers as well as quarterbacks such as Tom Brady, Carson Wentz and Drew Brees.

The Steelers had two players among the Top Three and quarterbacks took half of the Top Ten spots in the final voting for the 2018 Pro Bowl.

Pittsburgh RB Le’Veon Bell received 855,539 total fan votes to lead all NFL players in balloting while teammate WR Antonio Brown finished third with 832,446 votes,

New England Patriots QB Tom Brady (833,481 votes) was second to lead all NFL quarterbacks.

Quarterbacks who also finished among the Top Ten were No. 4. Carson Wentz-Philadelphia Eagles (829,174 votes); No. 5. Drew Brees-New Orleans Saints (743,355), No. 7. Russell Wilson-Seattle Seahawks (651,592) and No. 8. Jared Goff-Los Angeles Rams (571,565).

Wentz, who tore his left knee ACL on Dec. 10 and underwent season-ending surgery, will be replaced on the roster.

Editor's Note: The 2018 Pro Bowl rosters were revealed exclusively on Dec. 19 live on NFL Network’s Pro Bowl special NFL Total Access: Pro Bowl Players Revealed. The Steelers placed a league-high eight players on the team, the Saints and Eagles six players eash. See the full Pro Bowl rosters here (subject to change due to injury and other issues).

Players for the game are determined by the consensus votes of fans, players and coaches, with each group’s vote counting  a third toward determining the 88 All-Star players who will be selected to the Pro Bowl.

Fan voting ended on Dec. 14.

NFL players and coaches cast their votes on Dec. 15.

The 2018 Pro Bowl will air live from Camping World Stadium Jan. 28 on ESPN and ESPN Deportes and simulcast on ABC (3 PM ET).

Live audio coverage will also be available on Westwood One, SiriusXM NFL Radio and on the TuneIn app.

The NFL will host Pro Bowl Week events throughout include the Pro Bowl Skills Challenge and NFL Pro Bowl Experience, a free football festival, located in the ESPN Wide World of Sports.

Pro Football Hall of Famers Derrick Brooks, Warrick Dunn, Jason Taylor and LaDainian Tomlinson will serve as 2018 Pro Bowl Legends Captains.

NFL Pro Bowl 2018 Top Ten Votes
1. LeVeon Bell RB Pittsburgh Steelers 855,539
2. Tom Brady QB New England Patriots 833,481
3. Antonio Brown WR Pittsburgh Steelers 832,446
4. Carson Wentz QB Philadelphia Eagles 829,174
5. Drew trees QB New Orleans Saints 743,355
6. Todd Gurley RB Los Angeles Rams 693,697
7. Russell Wilson QB Seattle Seahawks 651,592
8. Jared Goff QB Los Angeles Rams 571,565
9. Rob Gronkowski TE New England Patriots 551,058
10. Leonard Fournette RB Jacksonville Jaguars 544,068

Among other top vote getters by position were:

FB Kyle Juszczky-San Francisco 49ers (361,196 votes), T Zack Martin-Dallas Cowboys (211,690), G David DeCastro-Pittsburgh Steelers (253,504), C Travis Frederick-Dallas Cowboys (246-255), DE Joey Bosa-Los Angeles Rams (406,873), DT Aaron Donald-Los Angeles Rams (314,522), OLB Von Miller-Denver Broncos (248,278), ILB Luke Kuechly-Carolina Panthers (288,830), CB A.J. Boule-Jacksonville Jaguars (319,638), SS Kam Chancellor-Seattle Seahawks (149,793) and FS Kevin Byard-Tennessee titans (157,036).

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