• 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.”


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


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


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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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).






March 17-18-19: World Baseball Classic Final Four, AT&T Park, San Francisco
March 31: Start of 2013 MLB season

April 6 & 8: NCAA Men's Div. I Basketball Final Four, Georgia Dome, Atlanta
April 7 & 9: NCAA Women's Div. I Basketball Final Four, New Orleans Arena
April 8-14: The Masters, Augusta National GC, Augusta, Ga.
April 11 & 13: NCAA Men's Div. I Frozen Four Hockey Championship, Pittsburgh
April 15: Boston Marathon

April 21: Virgin London Marathon

April 17: End of NBA regular season
April 20: Start of NBA playoffs
April 25-27: NFL Draft, Radio City Music Hall, New York (ESPN)
April 27: End of NHL regular season

April 29: NHL Draft Lottery
April 30: Start of NHL Stanley Cup playoffs

May 4: Kentucky Derby, Churchill Downs, Louisville
May 12-15: PGA Tour The Players Championship, Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla.
May 18: Preakness, Pimlico Race Track, Baltimore

May 26-June 9: French Open Tennis Grand Slam, Roland Garros, Paris
June 6-8: NBA Finals begin
June 8: Belmont Stakes, Belmont Race Track, Belmont, NY
June 10-16: U.S. Golf Open, Merion CG, Ardmore, PA
June 24-July 7: Wimbledon Tennis Grand Slam, LondonJune 27: NBA DraftJune 28: Last possible day of Stanley Cup Finals
June 30: NHL Draft, Prudential Center, NY

July 9: Home Run Derby, Citi Field, New York (ESPN)
July 10: MLB All-Sar Game, City Field, New York (Fox)
July 14-17: British Golf Open, Kent, England

Aug. 11-14: PGA Champoinship, Atlanta Athletic Club, Johns Creek, Ga.

Aug. 26-Sept. 9: U.S. Open Tennis Grand Slam, Billie Jean King Natl. Tennis Center, Flushing, NY
Sept. 28: End of MLB regular season

Oct. 13: Bank of America Chicago Marathon

Nov. 4: ING NYC Marathon

Sites of Upcoming Super Bowls 

Super Bowl XLVIII: Feb. 2, 2014 New Meadowlands Stadium, NJ Feb. 2014
Super Bowl XLIX: February 2015 University of Phoenix Stadium, Feb. 2015 
Super Bowl L: February 2016 NFL will name site May 2014 between Sun Life Stadium, Miiami; and Santa Clara Stadium, Calif. (San Francisco 49ers)
Super Bowl LI: February 2017 NFL will name site May 2014 between Reliant Stadium, Houston; and the stadium not named to host Super Bowl L

Sites of Upcoming NBA All-Star Games  
Feb. 16, 2014: New Orleans Arena
February 2015: tBD

Sites of Upcoming MLB All-Star Game  

July 16, 2013: Citi Field, New YorkJuly 15, 2014: Target Field, Minneapolis

Sites of Upcoming Olympic Games

2014 Winter Olympics: Sochi, Russia, Feb. 7-23
2016 Summer Olympics: Rio de Janeiro
2018 Winter Olympics: PyeongChang, South Korea
2020 Summer Olympics: To be named October 2013

NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Final Four Sites
April 6-8, 2013: Atlanta, Georgia Dome
April 5-7, 2014: Dallas, Cowboys Stadium
April 4-6, 2015: Indianapolis, Lucas Oil Stadium
April 2-4, 2016: Houston, Reliant Stadium

NCAA Division I Women's Basketball Final Four Sites
April 7-9, 2013 - New Orleans, Superdome
April 6-8, 2014 - Nashville
April 5-7, 2015 - Tampa Bay
April 3-5, 2016 - Indianapolis, Lucas Oil Stadium

BCS National Championship   
January 7, 2014: Pasadena, Calif.

FIFA World Cup 
June-July 2014: Brazil
June-July 2018: Russia
June-July 2022: Qatar

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