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UFC invited over new neighbor Knights

UFC welcomed the Vegas Golden Knights to town June 22 at the UFC corporate campus: Golden Knights Reid Duke, Brayden McNabb and Jason Garrison; UFC fighter Francis Ngannou; UFC President Dana White; UFC fighter Veronica Macedo and players Deryk Engelland and Marc-Andre Fleury.
Photo by: ZUFFA LLC
The Bucks are pumped

Milwaukee Bucks President Peter Feigin announces that the team will play a regular-season game during the 2017-18 season at their historic original home, the MECCA. Feigin made the announcement at the Bucks’ Summer Block Party last month.
Photo by: MILWAUKEE BUCKS
Second City for Hot Stove Cool Music

At the Hot Stove Cool Music charity concert at the Metro Chicago: Metro Chicago’s Joe Shanahan; Theo Epstein, Chicago Cubs president of baseball operations and Foundation To Be Named Later co-founder; former Cub Ryan Dempster; Allyce Najimy, Foundation To Be Named Later executive director; Cubs manager Joe Maddon; Len Brehmer of WXRT-FM; and Foundation To Be Named Later co-founder Paul Epstein.
Photo by: NUNU ZOMAT
Final fever

At Game 6 of the Stanley Cup Final last month in Nashville: country music performer Luke Bryan and the NHL’s Gary Bettman, Steve Mayer and Bill Daly.
Photo by: GETTY IMAGES
Celtics on the road

At the Boston Celtics’ annual partner summit last month in Newport, R.I.: Steve Pagliuca, Rich Gotham, Danny Ainge and Wyc Grousbeck.
Photo by: BOSTON CELTICS
Under Armour at home in Berkeley

Cal Athletics and Under Armour celebrated the launch of a 10-year agreement last month in Berkeley: Cal Athletics CRO Ashwin Puri, Under Armour’s Nick Carparelli, Cal men’s basketball coach Wyking Jones and Under Armour’s Michael McBride.
Photo by: CAL ATHLETICS
Coaches, Vitale fight cancer

West Virginia men’s basketball coach Bob Huggins and Notre Dame football coach Brian Kelly watch ESPN broadcaster Dick Vitale address the audience at Vitale’s gala to raise money for pediatric cancer research. The event in Sarasota, Fla., raised more than $3 million, which will go to The V Foundation for Cancer Research.
Photo: COURTESY OF THE V FOUNDATION
Bill Bidwill returns to prep school for honor

Arizona Cardinals owner Bill Bidwill is congratulated by son Michael at a recent ceremony recognizing his selection to the Georgetown Prep Athletics Hall of Fame. Bidwill played football and baseball at the school, near Washington, D.C.
Photo: COURTESY OF ARIZONA CARDINALS
NBA Cares, Finals edition

NBA Cares Learn & Play areas presented by State Farm and Kaiser Permanente opened as part of the Finals. Golden State’s Zaza Pachulia, NBA Commissioner Adam Silver and Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf cut the ribbon at Westlake Middle School in Oakland.
Photos: COURTESY OF NBA
Cleveland coach Tyronn Lue; Byron Spruell, NBA president of league operations; and Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson open a center at the Boys & Girls Teen Club at East Tech High School in Cleveland.











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