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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
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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. 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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Sep192017

NFL Teams Valued At $2.5B, With Cowboys ($4.8B) Still Leaders Of The Pack

By Barry Janoff

September 19, 2017: Just call the NFL the Teflon of sports organizations.

People point to TV ratings that are taking a hit, shifting franchises that to some reflect instability and a less-than-stellar track record when it comes to dealing with such issues as domestic violence, player health and "Deflate-Gate."

None the less, the average NFL franchise is worth $2.5 billion, up 8% versus last year, with 27 of the league’s 32 franchises valued at least $2 billion.

The league leader, for the 11th straight year and the world's most valuable sports franchise, is the Dallas Cowboys, valued at $4.8 billion, up 14%, with profits of $350 million, according to a new report from Forbes.

How well is the NFL doing?

A recent survey conducted by E-Poll Market Research showed that people consider the NFL to be "the most entertaining sports organization" and the "most marketable sports organization" in the U.S.

"The $3.2 billion in league-wide income is $500 million more than the combined earnings of teams in the NBA, NHL and MLB," according to Forbes.

In addition, the NFL’s 32 teams generated $1.4 billion in revenue last season from sponsorships, ad signage and stadium naming rights.

In Atlanta, the Falcons showed the biggest percentage gain over last season, with their $1.5 billion value up 16%, thanks in large part to moving into a new venue, Mercedes-Benz Stadium.

The New England Patriots, coming off their 32-28 victory over the Falcons in Super Bowl LI, are second behind the Cowboys in value at $3.7 billion.

The Top Five most valuable NFL franchises also include the New York Giants ($3.3 billion), Washington Redskins ($3.1 billion) and the San Francisco 49ers ($3.05 billion).

In a related Forbes report, the Top Five highest-paid players in 2017 (based on salary and endorsements) are Matthew Stafford (QB Detroit Lions, $52.5 million), Cam Newton (QB Carolina Panthers, $34.7 million), Andrew Luck (QB Indianapolis Colts, $30 million), Derek Carr (QB Oakland Raiders, $27.2 million) and Kawann Short (DT Carolina Panthers, $26.1 million).

The Giants co-New York/Met Life Stadium resident, the Jets, came in at No. 9, valued at $2.75 billion.

The Los Angeles Rams, relocated from St. Louis, are No. 6, and the only other franchise valued at $3 billion or more, per Forbes.

The Oakland Raiders, which during the off-season unveiled plans to relocate to Las Vegas for the 2019 campaign, are valued at $2.38 billion, up 13% from last season.

Los Angeles’ other new team, the Chargers, come in valued at $2.27 billion, up 9%.

Other franchises that showed double-digit value increases over 2016 include the New Orleans Saints ($2 billion, up 14%), Kansas City Chiefs ($2.1 billion, up 12%) and the Carolina Panthers ($2.3 billion, up 11%).

Five franchises at the bottom of the list each were valued below $2 billion by Forbes:

28. Tampa Bay Buccaneers $1.97B
29. Cleveland Browns $1.95B
30. Cincinnati Bengals $1.8B
31. Detroit Lions $1.7B
32. Buffalo Bills $1.6B

See full list here.

NFL ‘Most Powerful’ Sports Organization In The U.S.

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