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• 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.

• "We said there's no chance that's happening. There’s no chance we’ll even discipline him." — NBA commissioner Adam Silver regarding China’s request that the league fire Houston Rockets GM Daryl Morey

• "The losses have already been substantial. Our games are not back on the air in China as we speak, and we'll see what happens next. I don't know where we go from here. The financial consequences have been and may continue to be fairly dramatic." — NBA commissioner Adam Silver at the Time 100 Summit on Thursday regarding the league’s on-going situation with China.

• Showtime Sports will launch on Oct. 21 a weekly podcast, All The Smoke with Matt Barnes and Stephen Jackson, in which the two NBA veterans (now retired) and NBA champs (Golden State Warriors and San Antonio Spurs, respectively), will “deliver an authentic, unfiltered perspective on the most polarizing topics in and around the game of basketball.”  It will air Thursdays on the Showtime Basketball YouTube Channel.  

• Bluberi Gaming has signed a deal with WWE to develop a series of licensed slot games featuring WWE Superstars and Legends. Among those to be featured include John Cena, Triple H, Becky Lynch, Roman Reigns and Ronda Rousey. The first WWE series of slot games is scheduled to hit casinos October 2020.

• HarperCollins Publishers said it has acquired world rights to Back, the first memoir authored by Tiger Woods. According to Woods, “This book is my definitive story. It’s in my words and expresses my thoughts.” A publication date was not given.

• 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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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
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Weekend Box Office Oct. 11-13
1. Joker $55M
2. Addams Family $30.3M
3. Gemini Man $20.5M
4. Abominable $6.2M
5. Downton Abbey $4.9M
6. Hustlers $3.9M
7. Judy $3.3M
8. It 2 $3.2M
9. Jexi $3.1M
10. Ad Astra $1.9M
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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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Coke Unveils Multi-Platform 'That's Gold' Global Campaign For Summer Games

By Barry Janoff

July 14, 2016: Calling it "perhaps our biggest-ever portfolio play at the Olympics," Coca-Cola, an official top-tier partner with the International Olympic Committee, has covered its multi-platform Summer Games marketing campaign with gold.

Breaking this week in 50 markets worldwide under the umbrella theme, "That's Gold," the campaign includes TV, print, Internet, social media, POP and on-site activation in Rio de Janeiro, in addition to Olympic-themed products.

Coca-Cola has also been presenting partner for the Olympic flame on its 95-day journey through Brazil as part of the Rio 2016 Olympic Torch Relay.

The campaign focuses on golden moments realized by athletes and others, and their golden reactions to those achievements.

Coca-Cola's roster of Olympic and Paralympic participants, hopefuls and legends includes Nathan Adrian (swimming), Ashton Eaton (track and field), Michelle Jenneke (Australian hurdler), Nastia Liukin (gymnastics legend), Tatyana McFadden (Paralympic track), Alex Morgan (U.S. Women's National Soccer Team), Leo Manzano (track and field) and Jodie Williams (Great Britain track & field).

The campaign encompasses Coca-Cola, Coca-Cola Light/Diet, Coca-Cola Zero and Coca-Cola Life.

Other Coca-Cola Co. brands aligned with Summer Games campaigns include Powerade, Minute Maid, Glaceau Vitaminwater, ZICO and Core Power.

Two Coke spots broke this week, "Gold Actions" and "Gold Feelings." Additional creative is expected to be unveiled prior to and during the Games, Aug. 5 - 21.

A series of three video vignettes, produced in partnership with NBC, focus on some of the "happiest and most triumphant moments" experienced by Morgan, Eaton, McFadden, Manzano, Liukin and Adrian, on and off the podium.

The vignettes are narrated by the athletes and feature a collection of images and video that share the emotion behind their favorite "That's Gold" moments.

A fourth vignette features a selection of Coca-Cola athletes "issuing a call to action to viewers, inspiring them to share their own 'That's Gold' moments through photos and video across social platforms" using the hashtag #ThatsGold.

The campaign was "co-led by Coca-Cola marketing teams in Atlanta and Rio," according to the company.

“While the gold medal is an icon of sporting success, Coca-Cola believes that gold moments can happen far beyond the podium," Rodolfo Echeverria, vp-global creative for the Coca-Cola Co., said in a statement. "They can happen every day and all around the world.

“For Coca-Cola, gold moments are made of special feelings — joyful, refreshing, sharable — all of those moments that make you feel gold, just like the feeling of drinking an ice-cold Coca-Cola," said Echeverria.

Limited-edition Coca-Cola, Diet Coke and Coca-Cola Zero 12-ounce cans will feature silhouette-style images of Coke athletes in motion (through the end of August or while supplies last).

“While the gold medal is an icon of sporting success, Coca-Cola believes that gold moments can happen far beyond the podium."

In Brazil, The Coca-Cola Olympic Station located in official Rio Live site, Praca Maua, will enable people to experience "That's Gold" via interactive stations and athletes, musicians and other influencers who will visit the location.

During the Olympic Games, Coca-Cola said it would employ young people from its ongoing Coletivo Coca-Cola project — a training program for young people from Rio de Janeiro’s favelas that aims to empower them through employment — to work within hospitality, venue operations and experiential roles, "giving them valuable work experience and a once-in-a-lifetime chance to be part of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games in their home city."

Other global IOC marketing partners include Atos, Bridgestone, Dow, GE, McDonald's, Omega, Panasonic, P&G, Samsung, Toyota and Visa.

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