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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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• Pat Benatar
• Dave Matthews Band
• Depeche Mode
• Doobie Brothers
• Whitney Houston
• Judas Priest
• Kraftwerk
• MC5
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• Nine Inch Nails
• Notorious B.I.G.
• Rufus feat. Chaka Khan
• Todd Rundgren
• Soundgarden
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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. 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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Mar082016

Stephen Curry Shoots Money Ball, Scores Big Deal With JP Morgan Chase

By Barry janoff

March 7, 2016: Stephen Curry is being called "money" due to prowess on the basketball court, including helping to lead the Golden State Warriors to the 2015 NBA title, being named league MVP and setting numerous scoring marks, which all are being enhanced this season

His off-court status to make money is being enhanced, as well, with his latest deal being a multi-year contract with JP Morgan Chase.

Curry will do marketing and promotions for the financial firm's Chase Master program, which includes people who "correspond with passion pillars of the Chase target consumer," such as tennis great Serena Williams.

The deal comes just weeks after JP Morgan Chase unveiled plans to acquire naming rights for the Warriors new venue in San Francisco, currently planned to be built and open for the 2019-20 NBA season, Chase Center.

"We've announced the Chase Center and now Stephen Curry is a Chase Master. We're all in," the company wrote on its Twitter account.

"I'm excited to be part of the Chase family and looking forward to great things," Curry said in a video that was posted as part of the news. "Let's all keep winning."

In reply, Serena Williams wrote to Curry on her Twitter account, "Welcome to the Chase Masters team."

A marketing campaign to support Chase Masters offers that endorsers who have signed on "are stars who have spent many years perfecting a craft — (and) show how easy it is to master digital banking at Chase."

Marketing with Curry is expected to follow the theme of Chase Masters spots with Serena Williams, fencing champion Tim Morehouse and the Rockettes, which show how "hard work and dedication" helped them to earn rewards in and out of their respective areas of expertise.

A recent TV spot featured animated stars from the movie, Kung Fu Panda 3, which offered, "Teaching Kung Fu is hard . . . but paying for Kung Fu lessons is easy with Chase QuickPay. Technology designed for you so you can easily master the way you bank."

Curry, who earns about $10 million in endorsements, according to industry analysts, also has deals that include Under Armour, Unilever (Degree), JBL, Muscle Milk, Kaiser Permanente and Fanatics.

Curry has also joined with others to launch Slyce, described as a "mobile social platform looking to transform the way athletes, fans, and brands interact."

Naming rights for the proposed 18,000-seat future home of the Warriors, located in San Francisco's Mission Bay, is a 20-year agreement, running through 2039, valued in excess of $200 million, according to industry analysts. The team has played in Oracle Arena in Oakland since 1971.

Chase Center is expected to cost upward of $1 billion to construct, under the auspices of Manica Architecture (which also is overseeing the new NFL stadium in Los Angeles).

In addition to the arena, It is expected to include 11 acres of restaurants, cafes, offices, public plazas and a five-and-a half-acre public waterfront park.

“The Bay Area is a beacon for technology, innovation and education, and we expect that the Chase Center will become a beacon of great art, culture, sports and entertainment for this great community,” Chase CEO Jamie Dimon said in a statement. "This is a long-term commitment. It's just the beginning of something beautiful."

Curry, NFL, Tech Big Movers For Under Armour

Chase Center Photo Rendered By Steelblue, Courtesy Of Manica Architecture

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