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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.

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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

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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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Dec282016

Top Sports Marketer Of The Year: Sager 'Time Is Simply How You Live Your Life'

By the Staff of NYSportsJournalism.com

December 26, 2016: In July, Craig Sager received the Jimmy V Perseverance ESPY Award in July, presented by Vice President Joseph Biden, where he delivered an emotional yet uplifting speech about his cancer battle.

His words from the ceremony will resonate for a long time to come.

'Time is simply how you live your life," were among the thoughts Sager shared.

Sager, who was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia (AML) in 2014, revealed this past March that his cancer was no longer in remission.

After two-year battle, he passed away on Dec. 15.

But not before leaving a legacy of strength, courage and tenacity, supported by Turner Sports, the NBA and an extended family across all walks of life.

In the NBA and other sports immediately after his passing, coaches, players and fans wore special Sager T-shirts to honor the man. The outpouring has continued with players, coaches and media worldwide showing their respect for Sager while driving awareness of the Sager Strong Foundation.

A Turner Sports NBA sideline reporter who joined the company in 1980, Sager impacted millions, and continues to impact them, via the #SagerStrong battle cry and the Sager Strong Foundation, launched with his wife, Stacy.

In October, in cooperation with the Sager Strong Foundation, TNT/Bleacher Report and Auction Cause, NIKEiD auctioned off 100 pairs of Air Force One’s designed by the fashion icon himself, complete with paisley print panels, a seersucker tongue tab and multi-colored laces.

A portion of the proceeds went to the Sager Strong Foundation, which is raising funds and driving awareness to help those battling leukemia.

The Golden State Warriors also created a "Sager Strong" T-shirt that was given to all fans attending the team’s Opening Night game against the San Antonio Spurs.

Upon his passing Warriors coach Steve Kerr was among the countless friends who remember Sager.

"He had a spirit and an energy that very few people I’ve been around have ever possessed," Kerr said. "It’s not an easy day."

"Craig Sager was a beloved member of the Turner family for more than three decades and he has been a true inspiration to all of us," David Levy, president for Turner, said in a statement upon Sager’s passing. "There will never be another Craig Sager. His incredible talent, tireless work ethic and commitment to his craft took him all over the world covering sports.

"While he will be remembered fondly for his colorful attire and the TNT sideline interviews he conducted with NBA coaches and players, it’s the determination, grace and will to live he displayed during his battle with cancer that will be his lasting impact. Our thoughts and prayers are with Craig’s wife, Stacy, and the entire Sager family during this difficult time. We will forever be Sager Strong," said Levy.

At Sager’s funeral, in response to the words from the man himself, Turner broadcaster and analyst and long-time friend of Sager, Ernie Johnson, said, "There’s no way to gauge the days we have and no way to tell how long, But know this, Craig, we’ll do our best to live them Sager strong."

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