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• ESPN and Uninterrupted, the digital media company founded by LeBron James and Maverick Carter, will debut an original series, More Than An Athlete, Nov. 20, exclusively on ESPN+. The eight-episode series follows James’ journey from basketball prodigy to global sports icon, businessman and philanthropist via the bonds of friendship and partnership among four men over more than two decades: James, Carter, Randy Mims and Rich Paul.

• The NFL and Mexico's President-Elect Andrés Manuel López Obrador confirmed that the third game of the existing agreement signed in 2016 will be played in 2019 at Estadio Azteca. The date and time of the game will be determined in conjunction with the release of the 2019 NFL schedule next spring

• 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.

• 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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• Shohei Ohtani, RHP/DH Los Angeles Angels

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• Ronald Acuna Jr., OF Atlanta Braves

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• Bob Melvin Oakland A's

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• Brian Snitker Atlanta Braves

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• Mookie Betts, OF Boston Red Sox

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• Christian Yelich, OF Milwaukee Brewers

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• Blake Snell Tampa Bay Rays

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• 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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Tuesday
Jun192018

Late Show Host Corden Enlists Harry Kane, U.K. Team To Woo U.S. Fans In Cup Goal

By Barry Janoff

June 19, 2018: The Late Late Show with James Corden (CBS) is taping a week’s worth of show’s in Central Hall Westminster in London, and to hook onto the World Cup, Corden (who is from the U.K.) has taped an extended skit with members of England’s National Team.

The premise: Get Harry Kane (who scored both goals in England’s 2-1 Cup-opening win over Tunisia), Dele, Jamie Vardy, Jesse Lingard, Kyle Walker and Eric Dier to film a campaign that would encourage soccer fans in the U.S. — whose own national team failed to qualify — to support England’s quest to win the 2018 FIFA World Cup.

Of course, this being a comedy sketch, things go awry quickly (and stay that way), for the duration of the extended 6:30-long scene.

Corden meets the guys in a room and explains that they have a great opportunity.

“On the back of Harry and Megan getting married, America and England have never been closer,” he explains. “The American football team didn’t make it to the Cup, and I can use my TV show (of which the guys have no knowledge) to appeal to 325 million American fans who don’t have a team to back this summer to support England at the World Cup.”

“325 million people watch your show?” asks Dele.

“323 million less than that,” replies Corden. “But let’s not get bogged down in numbers.”

Corden explains what this could do for the careers of the members of England's team: “You'd become global superstars. Movies. TV shows. Pop career. Underwear commercials. Politics. Big sponsorships.”

A voiceover then says, “People of America — this is the England Football Team,” as England’s national anthem, "God Save the Queen," plays in the background. “But for this World Cup, they can be be your team, too,” as an American flag appears and the music switches to the U.S. National Anthem plays.

Among the proposals: U.S. sports fans should replace an NFL football with a soccer (football) ball, James Vardy changing his English accent to that of someone from Texas (“Yee-hah! Darn tootin’!”), getting the guys to actually say the word “soccer” (which they refuse to do), getting them to name all 50 states (which becomes “California, New York, Texas, Vegas, Chicago, Gotham, Wakanda, Toronto, the one they make all the jokes about — Florida”).

Then an offer some American’s can’t refuse: “Support England and we’ll invite you to the Royal Wedding  . . .  the next one.”

Harry Kane then makes a personal pitch: “Prince Harry, Harry Styles, Harry Kane. I can be your third favorite Harry.”

“Wait,” interrupts Corden. “We’re forgetting Harry Potter. He’s more popular (in America) than you, so you’d be the fourth favorite Harry.”

Next, getting the guys to speak like James Bond while holding a martini (shaken, not stirred).

One final pitch: “America, if you don’t support England this summer, we’re going to make you keep James Corden for even longer.”

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