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The newly unveiled logo for the Paris 2024 Summer Olympic and Paralympics Games combines two iconic symbols associated with the Games – a gold medal and the Olympic torch – which combine to form an image of Marianne, a female figure representing the French Republic  This is the first time the Olympic logo will be shared with the Paralympic Games.

• The late golf icon Arnold Palmer will be commemorated with a Forever Stamp from the U.S. Postal Service in 2020. The stamp features James Drake's action photo of Palmer at the 1964 U.S. Open at Congressional Country Club in Bethesda, Md. Art director Antonio Alcalá designed the stamp.

• Dr Teal's Epsom Salts has signed All Pro TE Jason Witten (Dallas Cowboys) and two-time defending Defensive Player of the Year Aaron Donald (Los Angeles Rams) to explain in marketing the “benefits of balancing rigorous workouts with regimented muscle recovery in order to achieve and maintain peak performance.”

• Sacramento, California's capital city, has been awarded an MLS expansion team with Sacramento Republic FC becoming the league's 29th team and beginning play in MLS in 2022. The club will build a new, $300 million, 20,100-seat soccer stadium in the downtown Railyards District. 

• The Professional Baseball Agreement between MLB and minor league teams expires at the end of the 2020 season. But if a new MLB proposal were to become reality, more than three dozen cities with affiliated minor league teams will lose those teams a year from now and thousands of minor league players will be out of work as well. Full story here.

• Halloween this year is Oct. 31, and retailers, marketers and consumers are ready for another season of trick-or-treat. Total spend on Halloween 2019 is expected to reach $8.8 billion according to the National Retail Federation, Washington, DC. Full story here. 

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Rock & Roll Hall of Fame 2020 Nominees

• Pat Benatar
• Dave Matthews Band
• Depeche Mode
• Doobie Brothers
• Whitney Houston
• Judas Priest
• Kraftwerk
• MC5
• Motorhead
• Nine Inch Nails
• Notorious B.I.G.
• Rufus feat. Chaka Khan
• Todd Rundgren
• Soundgarden
• T. Rex
• Thin Lizzy

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Most Popular NBA Player Jerseys (based on eBay sales October 2018-October 2019)
1. LeBron James Los Angeles Lakers
2. Stephen Curry Golden State Warriors
3. Kyrie Irving Brooklyn Nets
4. Giannis Antetokounmpo Milwaukee Bucks
5. Kevin Durant Brooklyn Nets
6. Dwyane Wade Miami Heat (retired)
7. Kawhi Leonard Los Angeles Clippers
8. Zion Williamson New Orleans Pelicans
9. Carmelo Anthony (most recently with Houston Rockets)
10. Russell Westbrook Houston Rockets

Most Popular Player Merchandise (based on eBay sales October 2018-October 2019)
1. LeBron James Los Angeles Lakers
2. Stephen Curry Golden State Warriors
3. Kevin Durant Brooklyn Nets
4. Kyrie Irving Brooklyn Nets
5. Giannis Antetokounmpo Milwaukee Bucks
6. Paul George Los Angeles Clippers
7. James Harden Houston Rockets
8. Dwyane Wade Miami Heat (retired)
9. Kawhi Leonard Los Angeles Clippers
10. Russell Westbrook Houston Rockets
SOURCE: STUBHUB.COM

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Weekend Box Office Oct. 18-20
1. Maleficent: Mistress Of Evil $36M
2. Joker $29.2M
3. Zombieland 2 $26.7M
4. Addams Family $16M
5. Gemini Man $8.5M
6. Abominable $3.5M
7. Downton Abbey $3M
8. Judy $2M
9. Hustlers $2M
10. It 2 $1.5M
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Let us not seek the Republican answer or the Democratic answer, but the right answer. Let us not seek to fix the blame for the past. Let us accept our own responsibility for the future.
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Let us not seek the Republican answer or the Democratic answer, but the right answer. Let us not seek to fix the blame for the past. Let us accept our own responsibility for the future.
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Let us not seek the Republican answer or the Democratic answer, but the right answer. Let us not seek to fix the blame for the past. Let us accept our own responsibility for the future.
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NFL UK 2019
• 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)

NBA 2019 Opening Nights
• Oct. 22 New Orleans Pelicans vs. Toronto Raptors TNT 8 PM (ET)
• Oct. 22 Los Angeles Lakers vs. Los Angeles Clippers TNT 10:30 PM (ET)

• Oct. 23 Boston Celtics vs. Philadelphia 76ers ESPN 8 PM (ET)
• Oct. 23 Denver Nuggets vs. Portland Trail Blazers ESPN 10 PM (ET)

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Apr132019

adidas, Marvel Enhance NBA Post-Season Theme, Turn Players Into ‘Shoe-per’ Heroes

By Barry Janoff

April 12, 2019: The NBA’s umbrella playoff campaign “Heroes Wanted,” launched with a spot that turned superstars into comic book super heroes.

They included Giannis Antetokounmpo (Milwaukee Bucks), James Harden (Houston Rockets), Damian Lilliard (Portland Trail Blazers), Kawhi Leonard (Toronto Raptors), Kevin Durant (Golden State Warriors) and Kyrie Irving (Boston Celtics).

adidas has picked up on the theme, joining with Marvel to create a line of limited-edition “Heroes Among Us”  collection of kicks that unite NBA and WNBA stars and adidas endorsers and turn them into Marvel ‘shoe-per’ stars.

The team includes Harden, Lilliard, John Wall, Candace Parker and former All-Star Tracy McGrady.

The footwear is inspired by such Marvel heroes as Iron Man (Harden), Black Panther (Lillard), Captain Marvel (Parker), Captain America (Wall) and Nick Fury (McGrady).

The footwear is scheduled to drop April 26, the same day that Marvel’s “Avengers: Endgame” hits theaters nationwide.

Harden and Lillard are expected to wear their respective shoes prior to that, with the NBA playoffs beginning April 13.

Support includes a sub-site linked to adidas’ home page, "Heroes Among Us," digital, social media and POP.

According to adidas, “Basketball players, like super heroes, have alter-egos. Just as super heroes don masks, players don uniforms, and each athlete represents a different power and skill.

“These unique powers, once assembled, create an unstoppable force of good. With the world watching, these heroes take center stage, placing their teams, their cities and their communities on their backs.”

On the Web site, the five hoops stars are seen as their comic book alter-egos, dressed in their respective Marvel-themed footwear and NBA uniforms. adidas did not indicate whether the Iron Man, Black Panther, Captain Marvel and other super hero jerseys and shorts would also be available.

According to the apparel and footwear brand, “Inspired by the Marvel super heroes that captivate fans both in the comics and on the big screen, adidas has iconized some of basketball’s mightiest heroes — players who motivate fans and athletes both on and off the court.

“The result is a footwear collection that pairs the unique ability of NBA and WNBA . . . with the unmistakable flair of iconic Marvel characters."

Marvel is owned by Disney Co., which also owns NBA media partners ESPN and ABC.

adidas and Marvel recently united for a shoe themed to support the release of Captain Marvel.

The NBA’s “Heroes Wanted” spot is voiced by actor Michael B. Jordan, who has been in super hero movies (“Black Panther,” “Fantastic Four”) and is poised to become arguably the ultimate superhero, Superman, in a planned upcoming movie.

According to the league, “The 2019 NBA Playoffs are upon us. And there's no better super hero story than the one that's unfolding on the hardwood.”

NBA Playoff Push Turns Super Stars Into Super Heroes

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