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Entering the 25th year of its partnership with the USTA, American Express unveiled its slate of activations for Card Members and fans attending the 2018 US Open Tennis Championships. American Express will launch new services such as the Amex Band, a contactless payment wristband, and create an interactive tennis experience called Super Rally and will also open a Centurion Suite at the new Louis Armstrong Stadium. The brand is also continuing its long-standing relationship with four-time US Open champion Venus Williams as part of the brand’s 2018 US Open advertising campaign.
Major League Baseball, ESPN and X Games announced the addition of five MLB Clubs to the Shred Hate initiative, an joint program striving that seeks to end bullying in schools by encouraging youth to choose kindness. The Los Angeles Angels, Los Angeles Dodgers, Philadelphia Phillies, Pittsburgh Pirates and Texas Rangers and join an original list that includes the Chicago Cubs, Chicago White Sox, Minnesota Twins and Washington Nationals. The nonprofit trains schools how to activate student compassion to eradicate bullying and cyberbullying, and will work directly with local school districts in Los Angeles, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh and Dallas. Additionally, MLB will host a social media-driven, Shred Hate activation at the upcoming MLB Little League Classic presented by GEICO.
UEFA awarded certain media rights to Facebook in Latin America, which will see Facebook become the exclusive free-to-air home for designated UEFA Champions League live matches across Spanish-speaking territories during the 2018-21 cycle. The platform picks up rights to 32 live matches each season, including the final and UEFA Super Cup.
After 29 straight hours of fantasy football programming during ESPN’s Fantasy Football Marathon, the company reports that fans drafted nearly 2 million teams on ESPN Fantasy Football, hitting 1,970,742. The ESPN Fantasy Football Marathon is part of ESPN’s industry-leading Fantasy Football content presented to fans across television, app, web, audio, and more. ESPN Fantasy Football has begun its 23rd season with enhanced game play and expanded content on the ESPN Fantasy App and ESPN.com, along with the most comprehensive collection of expert analysis, news, statistical data, and easy-to-use tools.
- NBA 2K League picks up a quartet
- Twitch Rivals books Fortnite
- Call of Duty’s grand finale
- PUBG and FACEIT play duos
- Dr DisRespect eyes tourney trade
- The International clamps down
- Crafting content with Mike LaBelle
- OpTic’s VR nerve center
Ross Bernard joined the NHL as Vice President of Programming and Development. He will be responsible for programming and development of original content and helping to shape the NHL’s overall strategic content direction and work directly with internal and external production companies creatively. Prior to joining the NHL, Bernard was a Senior Vice President in Original Programming for EPIX.
Legends and JMI Sports announced the appointment of Theodore Loehrke as President of their recently established Joint Venture Business, which will collaborate with the University of Notre Dame in the promotion of its athletics programs. Loehrke will be responsible for oversight and day-to-day support for the property and all JV employee functions. Most recently, Loehrke served as Executive Vice President of Strategy and Development at the Milwaukee Bucks.
Cubs/Pirates on MLB Network at 7p.
ON THIS DAY in 1998: Jeff Gordon wins the Pepsi 400 at Michigan Speedway, becoming the seventh driver in NASCAR history to win four straight races in a season.
In the Know: This season saw two Monster Energy NASCAR Cup contending drivers each win three races in a row. Who are they? (Email firstname.lastname@example.org with your answer and be sure to include your name, company and city.)
Answer to Our Last Sports Trivia Question: Which NFL quarterback once recorded a punt of 91 yards, still one of the longest in league history? Answer: Randall Cunningham. Kudos: Len Appel-TMZ/TMZ Sports/NY; Noah Coslov-Paper Mill Pillars/NY; Marianne O’Leary-CBS/NY; Art Salisch-Hearst Television/NY; John Hein-Baltimore Golfing/Ellicott City; Mike Furman-GMMB/DC; Patrick McOwen-Comcast Spotlight/North Wales; Chris Hall-Valpak/St. Petersburg; Andy Pittman-TAMU/College Station; Tom Moore-Lalt Productions/LA; David Westberg-SAG-AFTRA Federal Credit Union/Burbank; Jaymz Wooden-Bottelsen American Dart Lines/Santa Maria; Damon Parry-NCC Media/LA
Later – Chris
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