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• The Cleveland Browns have been named as the team to be featured in HBO’s 2018 series Hard Knocks. The Browns were 0-16 last season and then selected QB Baker Mayfield with the overall No. 1 pick. This year’s series is schedule to debut Aug. 7.

• The Alliance of American Football named Alliance Salt Lake City as its fourth market (Atlanta, Memphis, Orlando) and Dennis Erickson as the team’s head coach. Alliance Salt Lake home games will be played at Rice-Eccles Stadium, home to University of Utah football. Phoenix is expected to be named the fifth city today.

• For the third year, NFL partner Hyundai is hosting the Hyundai Youth Football Camp giving children ages 7 to 13 the chance to take the field and learn from their favorite teams and players. Sessions will be held in Pittsburgh, South Florida, Minnesota, Arizona, Los Angeles, the New York City area and Houston.

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1. Phoenix Suns
2. Sacramento Kings
3. Atlanta Hawks
4. Memphis Grizzlies
5. Dallas Mavericks
6. Orlando Magic
7. Chicago Bulls
8. Cleveland Cavaliers (from Brooklyn Nets)
9. New York Knicks
10. Philadelphia 76ers (from Los Angeles Lakers)

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4. Overboard $10.1M
5. A Quiet Place $6.4M
6. I Feel Pretty $3.7M
7. Rampage $3.4M
8. Tully $2.2M
9. Black Panther $1.9M
10. Blockers $1.1M
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Top Sports Marketers Of The Year 2015: AT&T Goes The Whole 100 Yards

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By the Staff of NYSportsJournalism.com

January 11, 2016: AT&T got a nice chunk of media value change —  more than $46.7 million  — on Jan. 12, 2015, during the ESPN telecast of the college football National Championship Game won by Ohio State, according to Front Row Analytics.

Not only was the National Championship Game played in AT&T Stadium — home to the NFL's Dallas Cowboys — but it was presented by AT&T, the start of a distinct year for the telecom company. Marketing support included TV spots with four college football (and later NFL) legends: Doug Fluite, Bo Jackson, Joe Montana and Herschel Walker.

AT&T, an official "corporate champion" partner with the NCAA since 2007, then used its presence as a major player during basketball's March Madness to tout its message of having the "strongest 4G LTE signal."

Marketing featured four men who  played in the NBA following stellar roles in past NCAA Tournaments: Shaquille O'Neal, Julius Erving, Clyde Drexler, Christian Laettner. The multi-media campaign was anchored by TV spots from BBDO Worldwide siblings BBDO NY and BBDO Atlanta.

AT&T platforms such as the U-Verse app enabled people to watch live NCAA March Madness games on their TV, computer, tablet  or smartphone. It came with a stand-alone integrated campaign, "Where Will You Be?"

In September, AT&T returned full-force to the 2015 college football season with a continuation of its "Legends" college football campaign, this time starring a group of football icons who competed in a series of physical and mental challenges to determine which one would be strong enough to watch the College Football Playoff with Bo Jackson at his house.

AT&T's overall measured-media marketing budget tops $3 billion, according to Kantar Media, NY, and other marketing and research firms. AT&T spends the second-most on sponsorships in college sports behind Nike, according to a new report from marketing and research from IEG, Chicago.

In July, AT&T completed its acquisition of DirecTV, and now provides service to more than 26 million customers in the U.S.; more than 191 million customers in Latin America, including Mexico and the Caribbean; more than 132 million wireless subscribers and connections in the U.S. and Mexico; and offering 4G LTE mobile coverage to nearly 310 million people in the U.S.

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