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• In response to the mass shooting that occurred in the early hours of August 4, 2019, The Dayton Foundation has established the Dayton Oregon District Tragedy Fund.

• NBC Sports Group and World Rugby today signed a four-year partnership to exclusively present the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series across NBC Sports platforms in the U.S. through 2023. The HSBC Sevens Series was an NBC Sports property from 2010-2016.

• ESPN, X Games and MLB said that four more MLB clubs have joined the Shred Hate initiative, described as a “multi-faceted, innovative bullying prevention program striving to put an end to bullying in schools by encouraging youth to choose kindness.

The Boston Red Sox, New York Mets, New York Yankees and Oakland A’s will “support Shred Hate bullying prevention efforts and have the No Bully methodology implemented within select schools in their markets throughout the 2019-2020 academic year.”

The Los Angeles Dodgers and Pittsburgh Pirates are returning to the initiative for a second consecutive year. Other MLB clubs have also been part of the initiative, which launched in 2017.

• The Museum of Ice Cream — a hands-on destination that serves homemade ice cream and offers such activities as cookie carousel to a slide that leads into a pool filled with rainbow sprinkles — will add to its original (2016) San Francisco location with the opening of a second location, in New York City’s Soho (555 Broadway), spanning almost 25,000 square feet over three floors.

• On the same day that Naomi Osaka was named the No. 1 seed for the upcoming U.S. Open, the two-time Grand Slam winner has signed a deal with Hyperice, a recovery and performance technology brand that specializes in vibration and percussion fitness devices. She joins such athletes as Blake Griffin and Lindsey Vonn on the roster. Full story here.
 

• Kellogg's Frosted Flakes has signed a deal to become title sponsor for the renamed Tony the Tiger Sun Bowl.  The postseason CFB game will feature teams from the ACC and Pac-12 in the Sun Bowl, El Paso, Texas, on Dec. 31, 2019, and will air for the 52nd consecutive year on CBS. The game was known as the Hyundai Bowl from 2010-18.

• The NFL said the Pro Bowl would return to Orlando's Camping Ground Stadium for the fourth successive year, scheduled for Jan. 26, 2020. It will air live on ESPN and ESPN Deportes and be simulcast on ABC (3 PM ET). 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.”

POLL POSITION

XFL Teams (scheduled to begin play Februty 2020)

• Dallas Renegades
Globe Life Park

• Houston Roughnecks
TDECU Stadium

• Los Angeles Wildcats
Dignity Health Sports Park

• New York Guardians
MetLife Stadium

• St. Louis Battlehawks
The Dome

• Seattle Dragons
CenturyLink Field

• Tampa Bay Vipers
Raymond James Stadium

• Washington DC Defenders
Audi Field

KEEPING SCORE

The 32 men and 32 women who will be seeded in the singles draws at the 2019 U.S. Open (Aug. 26-Sept. 8) have named by the USTA:

U.S. Open Men’s Top Ten Seeds
1. Novak Djokovic, Serbia
2. Rafael Nadal, Spain
3. Roger Federer, Switzerland
4. Dominic Thiem, Austria
5. Daniil Medvedev, Russia
6. Alexander Zverev, Germany
7. Kei Nishikori, Japan
8. Stefanos Tsitsipas, Greece
9. Karen Khachanov, Russia
10. Roberto Bautista Agut, Spain

U.S. Open Women’s Top Ten Seeds
1. Naomi Osaka, Japan
2. Ashleigh Barty, Australia
3. Karolina Pliskova, Czech Republic
4. Simona Halep, Romania
5. Elina Svitolina, Ukraine
6. Petra Kvitova, Czech Republic
7. Kiki Bertens, Netherlands
8. Serena Williams, United States
9. Aryna Sabalenka, Belarus
10. Madison Keys, United States

BUY SELL

Weekend Box Office Aug. 16-18
1. Good Boys $21M
2. Hobbs & Shaw $14.1M
3. The Lion King $11.9M
4. Angry Birds 2 $10.5M
5. Scary Stories $10M
6. 47 Meters Down $9M
7. Dora and the Lost City of Gold $8.5M
8. Once Upon a Time in Hollywood $7.6M
9. Blinded By the Light $4.5M
10.The Art of Racing in the Rain $4.4M
Source: Box Office Mojo

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Channel Chasers

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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Jul022019

T-Mobile Steps Up To The Plate At Home Run Derby For Little League Baseball

By Barry Janoff

July 2, 2019: T-Mobile, the official wireless provider for MLB, will return to the All-Star Game with a full plate of activation, led by a donation of $250,000 to Little League Baseball and Softball that will increase based on long balls hit during the T-Mobile Home Run Derby.

The T-Mobile Home Run Derby, scheduled for July 8 in Cleveland’s Progressive Field (ESPN), will feature eight players.

They include Ronald Acuña Jr. (Atlanta Braves), Pete Alonso (New York Mets), Josh Bell (Pittsburgh Pirates), Vladimir Guerrero Jr. (Toronto Blue Jays), Carlos Santana (Cleveland Indians) and Christian Yelich (Milwaukee Brewers).

The T-Mobile Home Run Derby match-ups will be named during a special T-Mobile Home Run Derby Bracket Show on July 3 (ESPN).

In addition to the $250,000, T-Mobile will donate an extra $1,000 per home run and $5,000 per magenta bonus ball home run.

Last year, the T-Mobile Home Run Derby donation was $450,000.

This past April, T-Mobile and CEO John Legere donated $100,000 to support local leagues rebuilding in Puerto Rico.

T-Mobile in March extended its alliance with MLB and also added Little League Baseball to its partnerships.

T-Mobile has been an official partner with MLB since 2013, and in 2016 became title sponsor for the T-Mobile Home Run Derby during All-Star Game week.

In December, T-Mobile enhanced its MLB presence by signing a 25-year naming rights deal for the Seattle Mariners home venue, formerly Safeco Field, not T-Mobile Park.

The deal was put at $3-$4 million annually by industry analysts.

“We love showing up big for baseball fans — and at this year’s T-Mobile Home Run Derby, it’s no different,” Legere said via the Bellevue, Wash.-based company.

The telecom company is currently in the final stages of a multibillion-dollar merger with Sprint.

“We’re all in, supporting our future baseball and softball sluggers with a $250K-plus donation to Little League, making America’s game more accessible for kids and families around the country.”

T-Mobile said funds raised would help make local Little League programs more “accessible for kids and families around the country through equipment grants and financial assistance to help make youth participation more affordable.”

T-Mobile is brining people into the action via the T-Mobile Home Run Derby Bracket Challenge, offering an opportunity to win $250,000 via a dedicated Web site or the MLB AtBat app. (Details here).

The company will have presence in Cleveland throughout the All-Star Game event, including  the 2019 T-Mobile All-Star Hat Shop and T-Mobile All-Star Zipline at Play Ball Park.

“We love showing up big for baseball fans — and at this year’s T-Mobile Home Run Derby, it’s no different."

On T-Mobile Home Run Derby night, T-Mobile will host an exclusive Derby After Dark event, hosted by Francisco Lindor (Cleveland Indians), with scheduled performances from Shaquille O’Neal and DJ Irie., as well as celebrity guests and MLB All-Stars.

According to Legere, “We’re here for the fans, with so much fun on the ground in Cleveland and on social, so everyone can get in on the action. Let’s play ball!”

In addition to the traditional T-Mobile Home Run Derby telecast on ESPN, ESPN2 will offer an alternative viewing experience for the second straight year.

The T-Mobile Home Run Derby Statcast edition powered by AWS will feature an analytics-driven presentation including 3D spray charts of home run paths and exit velocity.

Naming Rights Deal Adds To T-Moblie’s MLB Presence

T-Mobile Extends With MLB, Adds Little League To Roster

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