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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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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. 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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Channel Chasers

NFL UK 2019
• Oct. 6 Chicago Bears v Oakland Raiders Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
• Oct. 13 Carolina Panthers v Tampa Bay Buccaneers Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
• 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).

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Oct102013

Jersey Boys: Kaepernick, Manning, Russell Have The NFL's Best Selling Uniforms

By Barry Janoff

October 9, 2013: Colin Kaepernick is in his third NFL season as quarterback for the San Francisco 49ers, which last year reached the Super Bowl and this year are predicted to again go deep into the playoffs.

Add to that a new $1.4 billion Levi's Stadium, scheduled to open for the 2014 campaign and which has been designated as host venue for the NFL's historic Super Bowl L in 2016, plus highly visible ad campaigns for McDonald's and EA Sports, and you get a lot of national exposure for Kaepernick.

It is not too surprising, then, that Kaepernick has had since April the top-selling jersey among all NFL players, according to NFLShop.com.

IMG Worldwide, the global sports, fashion and media company, this week signed Kaepernick for exclusive marketing, sponsorships and endorsements. Kaepernick will continue to be represented by XAM Sports and Entertainment for his on-field representation.

"We are extremely pleased to have Colin as a client," Sandy Montag, IMG senior corporate vp and managing director-IMG Clients Division, said in a statement. "He's an incredibly talented and athletic quarterback and has quickly become one of the game’s most exciting players. We believe he will be of great interest to companies that want to be associated with excellence,"

Kaepernick's No. 7 Nike jersey replaced Robert Griffin III of the Washington Redskins at the top of the list and beat out Peyton Manning's No. 18 Denver Broncos' jersey for the top spot. Manning moved up from fifth on the to second in the latest list released by NFLShop.com, which covered April-September 2013.

RG3 had the best-selling jersey in any fiscal year since 2001, when the league began to compile and release such data, from March 2012-April 2013.

No sales figures were disclosed.

Eight of the top ten best selling jerseys belong to quarterbacks. In addition to Kaepernick, Manning, and RG3, they are Russell Wilson (Seattle Seahawks), Ryan Tannehill (Miami Dolphins), Tom Brady (New England Patriots), Aaron Rodgers (Green Bay Packers) and Drew Brees (New Orleans Saints).

Eli Manning's New York Giants jersey was No. 12.

The other two jerseys belong to NFL MVP and Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson and J.J. Watt, defensive end for the Houston Texans. Watt and  Brees were not among the Top Ten in the previous list, but replaced Ray Lewis and Brian Urlacher, respectively, both of whom retired from active play.

In a separate list, NFLShop.com listed the Top Ten most searched for team merchandise on its Web site. That list included: Dallas Cowboys, Seattle Seahawks, San Francisco 49ers, Pittsburgh Steelers, Green Bay Packers, Chicago Bears, New York Giants, New England Patriots, Tennessee Titans and Denver Broncos.

NFL Best-Selling Jerseys (Previous Rank)

1. (3) Colin Kaepernick San Francisco 49ers

2. (5) Peyton Manning Denver Broncos

3. (2) Russell Wilson Seattle Seahawks

4. (4) Adrian Peterson Minnesota Vikings

5. (1) Robert Griffin III Washington Redskins

6. (6) Ryan Tannehill Miami Dolphins

7. (7) Tom Brady New England Patriots

8. (9) Aaron Rodgers Green Bay Packers

9. J.J. Watt Houston Texans

10. Drew Brees New Orleans Saints

Source: NFLShop.com

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