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• NBC Sports and the Premier League are partnering to present their second Premier League Mornings Live, scheduled to take place in New York on Saturday, Dec. 8. The event will include a turf pitch, the Premier League trophy, club mascots and special guests. The initial fan fest in September was attended by more than 2,000 on a rooftop overlooking the U.S. Capitol in Washington D.C.

• NBC Sports’ inaugural presentation of the IMSA SportsCar Championship begins Saturday, Jan. 26, 2019, with live coverage of the 57th Rolex 24 at Daytona (Daytona Beach, Fla.), as part of more than 100 hours of IMSA programming set to air across NBC, NBCSN, NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app throughout the upcoming 2019 season.

Forbes is reporting that the Seattle Mariners home stadium which has been known as Safeco Field since 1999, will be renamed via a new naming rights deal with T-Mobile beginning with the 2019 MLB season. The naming rights deal with Safeco Insurance — 20 years for $40 million — expired this past season and Safeco decided not to renew. The T-Mobile deal could be for upward of $6 million per year.

• Between now and Nov. 19, every use of #SaluteToService on Twitter will generate a $5 donation, up to $5 million, to the NFL’s military non-profit partners – including the Pat Tillman Foundation, TAPS, USO, Wounded Warrior Project and the Bob Woodruff Foundation.

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MLB MOY, MVP, CY Young, ROY

AL ROOKIE OF THE YEAR
• Shohei Ohtani, RHP/DH Los Angeles Angels

NL ROOKIE OF THE YEAR
• Ronald Acuna Jr., OF Atlanta Braves

AL MANAGER OF THE YEAR
• Bob Melvin Oakland A's

NL MANAGER OF THE YEAR
• Brian Snitker Atlanta Braves

AL MOST VALUABLE PLAYER
• Mookie Betts, OF Boston Red Sox

NL MOST VALUABLE PLAYER
• Christian Yelich, OF Milwaukee Brewers

AL CY YOUNG
• Blake Snell Tampa Bay Rays

NL CY YOUNG
• Jacob deGrom New York Mets

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All-Time NBA Scoring Leaders (To Date)

1. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar 38, 387
2. Karl Malone 36,928
3. Kobe Bryant 33,643
4. Michael Jordan 32.292
5. LeBron James 31.425*
6. Wilt Chamberlain 31.419
7. Dirk Nowitzki 31,187*
8. Shaquille O’Neal 28,596
9. Moses Malone 27,409
10. Elvin Hays 27,313
11. Hakeem Olajuwon 26,946
12. Oscar Robertson 26,710
13. Dominique Wilkins 26,668
14. Tim Duncan 26,496
15. Paul Pierce 26,397
19. Carmelo Anthony 25,551*
22. Vince Carter 24,967*
30. Dwayne Wade 22,211*
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Weekend Box Office Nov. 16-18
1. Fantastic Beasts Crimes of Grindelwald $62.2M
2. The Grinch $38.1M
3. Bohemian Rhapsody $15.7M
4. Instant Family $14.7M
5. Widows $12.3M
6. Nutcracker and the Four Realms $4.7M
7. A Star is Born $4.3M
8. Overlord $3.8M
9. Girl in the Spider’s Web $2.5M
10. Burn the Stage $2.3M

SOURCE: COMSCORE.com

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Oct182018

Brady Still Rules, But Mahomes Making Mark With Top-Selling NFL Merchandise

By Barry Janoff

October 18, 2018: Patrick Mahomes is making an impact in the NFL during his sophomore year, quarterbacking the Kansas City Chiefs to one of the best records in the league with stats that have him at or near the top of most charts.

The 24-year-old is also making an impact in NFL merchandise sales.

Mahomes, who played for three seasons at Texas Tech before being drafted by the Chiefs in 2017 is a fan favorite with college merchandise, topped sales of all women’s collegiate fashion tops from G-III Apparel Group.

His overall merchandise sales have him at No. 42 among all NFL players in sales of all licensed NFL merchandise during the off-season through the pre-season (March 1-Aug. 31), according to new figures from the NFL Players Assn.

His standing among the Top 50 best-selling NFL player merchandise is certain to rise with the release of in-season sales numbers, especially if his 2018 performance continues.

However, New England Patriots QB Tom Brady reclaimed the top spot in overall sales after finishing No. 2 to Nick Foles on the first quarter list.

The NFLPA did not release specific sales from retail merchandise.

Revenue from all 32 NFL teams was a record $13.7 billion in 2017, according to industry analysts, up from $13.1 billion in 2016 and $12.2 billion in 2015.

Dallas Cowboys QB Dak Prescott topped jersey sales and New York Giants rookie running back Saquon Barkley had the leading collegiate co-branded Fathead wall decals, according the the NFLPA.

Overall, 21 quarterbacks were among the Top 50 best sellers on the list, followed by running backs with ten.

Wide receivers occupied eight slots, and tight ends had three.

On the defensive side, eight players made the Top 50 list this quarter,

According to the NFLPA, “Brady is the only player to top the NFLPA’s quarterly Top 50 Players Sales List six different times — including twice as year-end retail king.”

This also marks a record 13th appearance for Brady in the Top Three since the Player Sales List’s inception in 2014, and he has never ranked outside of the top nine.

In specific categories, Brady led all players in socks sold by Strideline, FBF Originals and Freaker; Funko Pop! Vinyl sales; cornhole boards sold by Victory Tailgate and Wild Sports; licensed headwear from Lids and New Era; and jigsaw puzzles by MasterPieces.

He had to settle for No. 2  behind Prescott in jersey sales, including men’s, women’s and children’s versions.

Philadelphia Eagles QB and Super Bowl LII MVP Nick Foles sold the most autographed memorabilia from Fanatics Authentic and The Highland Mint, twice as much as the next closest player, Brady.

Seattle Seahawks QB Russell Wilson sold more licensed novelty products by Wincraft than any other player, including buttons, clocks, drinkware, flags, banners, jewelry, luggage tags, tattoos, towels and welcome mats.

The NFLPA Top 50 Player Sales List is a verified ranking of all officially licensed, NFL player-branded merchandise sold from online and traditional retail outlets as reported by over 70 NFLPA licensees.

They include Nike, Fanatics, Outerstuff, Fathead, McFarlane Toys, FOCO, Wincraft and Funko. Licensed product categories include men’s, women’s and youth game jerseys and T-shirts, player murals, figurines, matted and framed photos, bobbleheads, drinkware, jewelry and and electronic device accessories.

The Top 10 among all licensed product sold:

1. Tom Brady, QB, New England Patriots
2. Dak Prescott, QB, Dallas Cowboys
3. Carson Wentz, QB, Philadelphia Eagles
4. Ezekiel Elliott, RB, Dallas Cowboys
5. Aaron Rodgers, QB, Green Bay Packers
6. Saquon Barkley, RB, New York Giants
7. Jimmy Garoppolo, QB, San Francisco 49ers
8. Nick Foles, QB, Philadelphia Eagles
9. Antonio Brown, WR, Pittsburgh Steelers
10. Odell Beckham Jr., WR, New York Giants

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