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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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Channel Chasers

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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When Games Collide: Winners And Losers From A Mashed-Up Sports Weekend

February 15, 2010: Was that a busy sports weekend or what!? NBC had the Olympics, Fox had Nascar's Daytona 500 and the Nascar Nationwide Series debut of Danica Patrick, TNT aired the NBA All-Star Game and related exhibitions, and other events filled what might have been the most competitive sports weekend of 2010. Who came out on top and who crashed?

WINNERS
1. NBA All-Star Game at Cowboys Stadium on Sunday, Feb. 14 drew a basketball record 108,713, topping the 78,129 who attended a college basketball game between Kentucky and Michigan State at Ford Field in Detroit on Dec. 13, 2003. The game itself was more about the crowd than the action on the court until the closing moments when Chauncey Billups of the West tied the score at 137-137, then Dwyane Wade, later named MVP, of the East stole the ball from Deron Williams and scored on the final possession to give the East a two-point win.

2. Opening Ceremonies of the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver attracted an average of 32.6 million viewers on NBC on Feb. 12. The Opening Ceremonies of the 2006 Winter Games in Torino drew an average of 22.2 million viewers.

3. Anton Apolo Ohno of the U.S. scored a silver medal in the 1,500 meter short track speed skating event on Saturday, Feb. 13 after two North Korean skaters ahead of him wiped out. It was his sixth career Olympic medal, tying Bonnie Blair for most Winter medals by a U.S. athlete (Ohon still has events to follow). Fellow U.S. teammate JR Celski, who faced a life-and-death situation six months ago after an on-ice accident, took bronze. NBC reported an average audience of 26.2 million for the night.

4. NBC won the ratings competition on Sunday, Feb. 14 with more Olympic Games coverage, averaging 26.3 million viewers.

5. Danica Patrick's Nascar debut at the Nationwide Series event at Daytona on Saturday, Feb. 13 ended in the 67th lap when she was unable to avoid a crash in front of her. But she handled herself well before, during and after the race, giving fans, sponsors and racing executives reason to watch her 2010 schedule, which is scheduled to continue on Feb. 20 in the Nationwide Series Stater Bros. 300 event at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, Calif.

LOSERS
1. TNT scored well in the ratings with NBA All-Star Saturday Night with an average of 5.5 million viewers, second best all-time to the 6.5 million who tuned in last year. But the Sprite Slam Dunk contest was listless and uncreative. And the Geico H*O*R*S*E event earlier in the evening was B*O*R*I*N*G and even embarrassing as the players - it was eventually won by Kevin Durant over Rajon Rando on three-point shots - couldn't make the mostly uninspired shots they were attempting to take. The league might not re-invent All-Star Saturday Night in 2011 but it clearly has jumped the shark.

2. Jamie McMurray won the Daytona 500 on Sunday, Feb. 14 on Fox, but track problems and other logistics delayed the race for about 2 1/2 hours and kept it from getting into any high-speed flow until the final ten laps, when Dale Earnhardt Jr. moved from tenth to second but couldn't quite overtake McMurray.

3. MW Oracle team won the America's Cup over Alinghi on Feb. 14 in Valencia, Spain. Not many people know or care that the trophy is back in the U.S. for the first time since 1995.

4. Tony Stewart won the 2010 Nationwide Series opener Feb. 13 at Daytona. You can overlook the fact that relatively few fans who weren't at the race know that as it was Danica Patrick who grabbed all the headlines for finishing 35th.

5. One possible drawback to the NBA's attendance record at Cowboys Stadium: The venue will host Super Bowl XL in February, so Jerry Jones and the NFL need to go beyond the NBA's figure, if the Fire Marshal will allow it. And even if they hit 110,000, that's only a mere 2K more than the All-Star Game.

Special Mention: The NBA All-Star Game half time show featured Alicia Keys, Shakira and Usher. It's time for the NFL to again invigorate its Super Bowl half time show with some musical blood younger than 60.

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