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• Events DC, the official convention and sports authority for the District of Columbia, and the Professional Fighters League said the PFL playoff semi-final matches would be held in the new Entertainment and Sports Arena on Oct. 20.

• According to Bob Ley, ‘As of October 1 I'll be taking a six-month sabbatical from my Outside the Lines duties on ESPN. The idea of stepping back to re-charge is fully 100% mine, and one I've been considering for a while.’ Per ESPN: 'We completely support Bob’s decision and look forward to his return April 1.’

• Serena Williams will star in marketing for American Express relating to the U.S. Open to support new services such as the AmEx Band (contactless payment wristband) and an interactive tennis experience Super Rally, as well as the AmEx Fan Experience at Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing, NY.

• The planned move of MLS’ Columbus Crew club to Austin, Texas, received a major boost on Wednesday when the Austin City Council approved a deal to build a soccer stadium. Backers said the  venue could be ready for the 2020 MLS season.

• Walk This Way: Aerosmith has unveiled plans for headlining residency in Las Vegas, Aerosmith: Deuces Are Wild. The first show is scheduled for April 6, 2019 in Park Theater, located in MGM Resorts International’s new Park MGM on the Vegas Strip. The residency is being promoted by Live Nation. There currently are18 dates scheduled for April-June-July 2019.

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NBA 2018

Kia NBA Tip-Off 2018 (Oct. 16-21)

• Oct. 16: Philadelphia 76ers vs. Boston Celtics (8 PM ET) TNT
• Oct. 16: Oklahoma City Thunder vs. Golden State Warriors 10:30 PM. ET). TNT

• Oct. 17: New Orleans Pelicans vs. Houston Rockets 8 PM (ET) ESPN
• Oct. 17: Dallas Mavericks vs. Phoenix Suns 10:30 PM  (ET) ESPN

• Oct. 18: Chicago Bulls vs. Philadelphia 76ers (8 PM. ET) TNT
• Oct. 18: Los Angeles Lakers vs. Portland Trail Blazers (10:30 PM ET) TNT

• Oct. 19: Boston Celtics vs.Toronto Raptors (8 PM ET) ESPN
• Oct. 19: Golden State Warriors vs. Utah Jazz (10:30 PM ET) ESPN

• Oct. 20: Toronto Raptors vs. Washington Wizards (7 PM. ET) NBA TV
• Oct. 20: Houston Rockets vs. Los Angeles Lakers (10:30 PM ET) ESPN

• Oct. 21: Houston Rockets vs. Los Angeles Clippers (9 PM ET) NBA TV

NBA Christmas Day Schedule
• Milwaukee Bucks vs. New York Knicks 12 Noon (ET) ESPN
• Oklahoma City Thunder vs. Houston Rockets 3 PM (ET) ABC
• Philadelphia 76ers vs. Boston Celtics 5:30 PM (ET) ABC
• Los Angeles Lakers vs. Golden State Warriors 8 PM (ET) ESPN
• Portland Trail Blazers vs. Utah Jazz 10:30 PM (ET) ESPN

Martin Luther King Jr. Day    
• New Orleans Pelicans vs. Memphis Grizzlies 5:30 PM (ET) TNT
• Houston Rockets vs. Philadelphia 76ers 8 PM (ET) TNT
• Golden State Warriors vs. Los Angeles Lakers 10:30 PM (ET) TNT

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WEEKEND BOX OFFICE (August 10-12)

1. The Meg $44.5M
2. Mission Impossible - Fallout $20M
3. Christopher Robin $12.4M
4. Slenderman $11.3M
5. BlacKkKlansman $10.8M
6. The Spy Who Dumped Me $6.6M
7. Mama Mia! $5.8M
8. Equalizer 2 $5.5M
9. Hotel Transylvania 3 $5.1M
10. Ant-Man and The Wasp $4M

SOURCE: COMSCORE.com

COLLECTIBLE CORNER

Topps Living Set Top-Selling Cards (To Date, Out of Print

1. No. 19 Ronald Acuna 46,809
2. No. 43 Juan Soto 28,572
3. No. 34 Gleyber Torres 28,550
4. No. 7 Shohei Ohtani 20,966
5. No. 32 Ozzie Albles 14,036
6. No. 1 Aaron Judge 13,256
7. No. 42 Jackie Robinson 13,147*
8. No. 49 Miguel Andujar 12,794
9. No. 60 Pat Neshek 12,736
10. No. 46 Hank Aaron 11.233*
11. No. 55 Ted Williams 10,927*
12. No. 25 Ichiro Suzuki 10,713
13. No. 10 Derek Jeter 10,692*
14. No. 20 Jose Ramirez 9,671
15. No. 21 Matt Olson 9,631
16. No. 13 Bryce Harper 9,515
17. No. 22 Albert Puljois 9,403
18. No. 29 Rafael Devers 8,403

19. No. 23 Amed Rosario 7,637
20. No. 58 Giancarlo Stanton 7,626

21. No. 53 Walker Buehler 7,503
22. No. 40 Scott Kingery 7,277
23. No. 64 Ryne Sandberg 7,212*
24. No. 28 Rickey Henderson 6,851*
25. No. 24 Chase Headley 6,752
26. No. 61 Francisco Lindor 6,714

27. No. 50 Noah Syndergaard 6,667
28. No. 31 Charlie Blackmon 6,585
29. No. 37 Manny Machado 6,516
30. No. 26 Yoan Moncada 6,382
31. No. 52 Max Scherzer 6,277

32. No. 62 Andrew Benintendi 6,239
33. No. 16 Jose Altuve 6,185
34. No. 47 Hordan Hicks 6,099

35. No. 27 Jose Berrios 6,065
36. No. 41 Joey Rickard 5.791

37. No. 35 Adam Duvall 5,766
38. No. 36 Jordy Mercer 5,731

39. No. 63 Austin Meadows 5,639
40. No. 44 Bartolo Colon 5,630
41. No. 30 Brandon Morrow 5,585
42. No. 33 Lewis Brinson 5,549
43. No. 48 Kevin Pillar 5,505
44. No. 4  Rhys Hoskins 5,446
45. No. 45 Brad Peacock 5,440

46. No. 51 Austin Hedges 5,354
47. No. 38 Christian Villanueva 5,296
48. No. 56 Brian Anderson 5,218
49. No. 54 Mitch Haniger 5,187
50. No. 18 Paul DeJong 4.936
50. No. 59  Freddy Peralta 4,915

51. No. 66 Yasiel Puig 4,886
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