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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. 23-25
1. Angel Has Fallen $21.3M
2. Good Boys $11.8M
3. Overcomer $8.2M
4. The Lion King $8.2M
5. Hobbs & Shaw $8.1M
6. Ready or Not $7.8M
7. Angry Birds 2 $6.4M
8. Scary Stories $6M
9. Dora and the Lost City of Gold $5.2M
10. Once Upon a Time in Hollywood $5M
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).

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With Eye On 2020 Olympics, USA Hoops Squad Preps For FIBA World Cup China

NYSJ Sports-Entertainment Business News Service

August 5, 2019:
With a berth in the 2020 Summer Games in Tokyo on the line, USA Basketball this week begins practice and then exhibition games leading to the FIBA Basketball World Cup in China, scheduled for Aug. 31-Sept. 15.

The 15-member USA National Team training camp roster and the 14-member USA Select Team opened training camp today (Aug. 5) in UNLV’s Mendenhall Center.

The official, 12-member roster for the 2019 USA Basketball Men’s World Cup Team is scheduled to be named on Aug. 17.

A record 32 nations will compete in the 18th edition of the FIBA Basketball World Cup, which will take place in China for the first time.

Also for the first time, the 2019 FIBA Basketball World Cup will qualify seven teams directly for the Olympics (July 24-Aug. 9, 2020).

They include the top-ranked team from Africa, Asia and Oceania, respectively; and the top two ranked teams each from the Americas and Europe.

The 16 next best teams at the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019 will each be granted a place in one of the four FIBA Olympic Qualifying Tournaments in 2020, where they will have another chance to qualify for the Olympic Games.

USA is in Group E with Turkey, Czech Republic and Japan, playing six games each before moving to the next round. In all, there will be 92 games played in 16 days.

USA is the two-time defending champion (2010, 2014).

ESPN holds the U.S. broadcast rights to the 2019 FIBA World Cup.

NBA TV will televise all five USA Basketball Men’s National Team scheduled exhibition games presented by Nike (see schedule below).

USA Basketball Men’s National Team coverage throughout August and September will include game highlights and practice reports via NBA TV’s signature studio show, NBA GameTime.

The training roster has made news recently following a number of withdrawals.

They included James Harden, Anthony Davis, Damian Lillard, Bradley Beal, CJ McCollum, Tobias Harris, Kevin Love, Eric Gordon, Paul Millsap, Andre Drummond, Julius Randle  and Zion Williamson.

USA National Team members expected at the World Cup training camp include Bam Adebayo (Miami Heat); Harrison Barnes (Sacramento Kings); Jaylen Brown (Boston Celtics); Kyle Kuzma (Los Angeles Lakers); Brook Lopez (Milwaukee Bucks); Kyle Lowry (Toronto Raptors); Khris Middleton (Milwaukee Bucks); Donovan Mitchell (Utah Jazz); Mason Plumlee (Denver Nuggets), Marcus Smart (Boston Celtics); Jayson Tatum (Boston Celtics); P.J. Tucker (Houston Rockets); Myles Turner (Indiana Pacers); Kemba Walker (Boston Celtics); and Thaddeus Young (Chicago Bulls).

USA Basketball is now in Las Vegas under the guidance of head coach Gregg Popovich (San Antonio Spurs).

Serving as USA assistant coaches are Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr, Atlanta Hawks head coach Lloyd Pierce and Villanova University head coach Jay Wright.

Concurrently, the 14-man USA Basketball Select Team is expected to include Jarrett Allen (Brooklyn Nets); Marvin Bagley III  (Sacramento Kings); Mikal Bridges (Phoenix Suns); Jalen Brunson (Dallas Mavericks); John Collins (Atlanta Hawks); Pat Connaughton (Milwaukee Bucks); Craig; De’Aaron Fox (Sacramento Kings); Joe Harris (Brooklyn Nets); Jonathan Isaac (Orlando Magic); Jaren Jackson Jr. (Memphis Grizzlies); Mitchell Robinson (New York Knicks); Derrick White (San Antonio Spurs); and Trae Young (Atlanta Hawks).
 
Jeff Van Gundy, former NBA head coach and current ESPN NBA analyst — who served as head coach of the 2017-19 USA Basketball’s six World Cup Qualifying Teams and the gold medalist 2017 USA AmeriCup Team — will serve as head coach of the 2019 USA Basketball Select Team.

Gonzaga head coach Mark Few, who was head coach of the 2015 U.S. Pan American Games Team, will serve as the USA Select Team assistant coach.

Other international NBA players are expected to compete for spots with their respective countries.

Daily practices will be held Aug. 5-8, highlighted by a USA Blue-USA White exhibition game that is scheduled for Aug. 9 in T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, which will feature members of the World Cup training and USA Select teams.

Following the Las Vegas camp, selected team finalists will reassemble in Los Angeles to train Aug. 13-15 , then play an exhibition contest versus FIBA’s No. 2 world ranked team, Spain, at the Honda Center in Anaheim on Aug. 16.
 
The USA Basketball squad will continue its World Cup preparations Aug. 19-24 in Melbourne, Australia, and play a pair of exhibition games versus Australia (Aug. 22, Aug. 24) in Marvel Stadium.

The USA will complete its pre-World Cup tour Aug. 25-28 in Sydney, Australia.

Scheduled to conduct training camps on Aug. 25, 27 and 28, the U.S. will close out its exhibition tour on Aug. 26 facing Canada in Qudos Bank Arena.

NBA TV offer re-airs for all five exhibition games, including same day replays for all three games from Australia.

FIBA World Cup partners include Beijing Enterprises Group, Ganten, Molten, Nike, TCL, Tencent, Tissot and Wanda Group.

Th full USA Basketball Men’s National Team schedule is here.

The 2019 FIBA Basketball World Cup schedule is here.

NBA TV USA Men’s Basketball Exhibition schedule (subject to change):

• Aug. 9: USA Men’s National Team: Blue Team vs. White Team 10 PM (ET)
• Aug.16: USA Men’s National Team vs. Spain 10 PM (ET)
• Aug. 22: USA Men’s National Team vs. Australia  5:30 AM (ET)
• Aug. 24: USA Men’s National Team vs. Australia 12 Midnight (ET)
• Aug. 26: USA Men’s National Team vs. Canada 5:30 AM (ET)

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