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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).

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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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Jan052017

Bad News For Tom Brady NFL Opponents: With UA, He Trains Even When He Sleeps

By Barry Janoff

Janaury 5, 2017: NFL quarterback Tom Brady recently became, to his dismay, associated with science during "Deflategate," when PSI, air temperature, speed, distance and accuracy became as important as touchdowns.

Now, Brady is again being associated with science, but in a more positive way, thanks to one of his prime marketing partners.

Under Armour unveiled today what it called a "new revolutionary sleep and recovery system," anchored by the brand's first "Athlete Recovery Sleepwear powered by TB12," designed and developed with and named for Brady, who wears No. 12 on his New England Patriots’ jersey.

"Tom credits sleep as one of the most important components to his training regimen," according to Under Armour.

The point of differentiation for Recovery Sleepwear: "A bioceramics technology incorporated into a pattern lining the garments, which are designed to maximize comfort and fit, (with) particles that absorb infrared wavelengths emitted by the body and reflect back Far Infrared, helping the body recover faster while promoting better sleep."

Far Infrared therapy (FIR) involves the use of Far Infrared rays to gently heal, soothe, stimulate and detox the physical body, as well as the mind.

Under Armour said that its science-backed approach to sleep and recovery is "strengthened by a new collaboration with Johns Hopkins Medicine centered around tracking, understanding and analyzing sleep patterns."

In a supporting spot, "Recovery Sleepwear: Rest Win Repeat," Brady offers, "You can only work out as hard as your ability to recover. The harder you work out the faster you break down. To be able to rebuild my body with a good night’s sleep is important (for me) to continue to play football at a very high level.

"Without the Recovery Sleepwear, I don’t feel I would be able to achieve the things I have done and hope to continue to do."

Support also includes Internet, social media, POP and consumer activation. A dedicated Web site offers "Tom Brady’s Keys To Better Sleep" and other information on the Under Armour effort and products.

Brady, who earns upward of $10 million from endorsements, also has deals with Ugg, Movado and Simmons Beautyrest Black line of upscale mattresses, which he now can put to even better use with Recovery Sleepwear.

Brady said he is not keeping the technology to himself. Through the new UA Athlete Recovery Sleepwear, Brady and Under Armour "aim to provide all athletes with the off-field support that will maximize their ability to perform."

"At Under Armour our goal is to constantly innovate and uncover new solutions that take performance to the next level," Kevin Haley, president of innovation and category management for Under Armour, said during a media event at the CES Show in Las Vegas.

"We are providing athletes with untapped insight and guidance into the importance of sleep and recovery in a way that's truly unique to Under Armour — with a revolutionary Sleep Recovery System that was created for athletes, by athletes," said Haley.


Under Armour’s Recovery line also includes the recently unveiled recovery-focused Record Equipped running footwear and a new update to the UA Record mobile app: a Sleep Recovery System.

New features within UA Record include a sleep-tracking device, which automatically monitors sleep each night; a proprietary 14-day Sleep Score that assesses the quality of sleep; and custom coaching, which offers "timely reminders, insights, and tips to provide direct guidance on how to improve sleep habits and maximize recovery and performance."

Under Armour said that by using the Athlete Recovery Sleepwear and UA Record together as a system, "athletes will be able to accelerate recovery time and gain a deeper understanding of their sleep."

At 39, Brady is included in the conversation of being the G.O.A.T. NFL quarterback by winning four Super Bowls, two league MVPs, three Super Bowl MVPs and 12 Pro Bowl selections with the New England Patriots since 2000.

Brady, who has a strict, well-documented training, diet and workout regimen, recently proclaimed that he wants to play until he’s 45.

Under Armour is apparently doing all it can to make that happen.

"I firmly believe that sleep and recovery are critical aspects of an effective and holistic training program," Brady said in a statement. "Proper sleep has helped me get to where I am today as an athlete and it is something that I continue to rely on every day. 

Under Armour's Athlete Recovery Sleepwear is now available on UA.com and at select Under Armour Brand Houses. (SMRP $80 - $100. The new line of Record Equipped running footwear will laugh Feb. 1 (SMRP $140.00 - $160.00).

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