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The newly unveiled logo for the Paris 2024 Summer Olympic and Paralympics Games combines two iconic symbols associated with the Games – a gold medal and the Olympic torch – which combine to form an image of Marianne, a female figure representing the French Republic  This is the first time the Olympic logo will be shared with the Paralympic Games.

• The late golf icon Arnold Palmer will be commemorated with a Forever Stamp from the U.S. Postal Service in 2020. The stamp features James Drake's action photo of Palmer at the 1964 U.S. Open at Congressional Country Club in Bethesda, Md. Art director Antonio Alcalá designed the stamp.

• Dr Teal's Epsom Salts has signed All Pro TE Jason Witten (Dallas Cowboys) and two-time defending Defensive Player of the Year Aaron Donald (Los Angeles Rams) to explain in marketing the “benefits of balancing rigorous workouts with regimented muscle recovery in order to achieve and maintain peak performance.”

• Sacramento, California's capital city, has been awarded an MLS expansion team with Sacramento Republic FC becoming the league's 29th team and beginning play in MLS in 2022. The club will build a new, $300 million, 20,100-seat soccer stadium in the downtown Railyards District. 

• 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.

• 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

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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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1. Maleficent: Mistress Of Evil $36M
2. Joker $29.2M
3. Zombieland 2 $26.7M
4. Addams Family $16M
5. Gemini Man $8.5M
6. Abominable $3.5M
7. Downton Abbey $3M
8. Judy $2M
9. Hustlers $2M
10. It 2 $1.5M
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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

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• 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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ESPN, Tennis Channel, Marketers, Players Load Up For Down Under Australian Open

By Barry Janoff

January 13, 2019: ESPN and Tennis Channel will leave no Outback stone unturned in covering the the Australian Open, the first Grand Slam of the year. which runs through the Women’s Singles Championship on Jan. 26 and the Men’s Singles Championship on Jan. 27.

A record of almost $3 million ($2,883,190 U.S.) will be awarded to each of the men’s and women’s singles winner and more than $1.4 million each for the men’s and women’s runner-up.

Roger Federer and Caroline Wozniacki are the defending single’s title winners.

Marketers are also ready to go for match point during the two weeks of the event.

Australian Open partners include lead sponsor Kia, associate partners Anz, Rolex and China-based alcohol firm Luzhou Laojiao; and such brand partners as Accor Hotels, Barilla, Blackmores, Canadian Club, Dunlop, Emirates, Haagen-Dazs, Infosys, MasterCard, Toshiba, Vegemite and Yonex.

The field has a bevy of storylines that will set the standard for the rest of the tennis season to match or beat, including Serena Williams seeking her 24th Grand Slam title, Naomi Osaka competing in her first Grand Slam since winning the 2018 U.S. Open and the on-going resurgence of Federer, Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal.

The men’s side will be without Juan Martin del Potro, who withdrew due to injury.

It may also be the last tournament for Andy Murray, former world No. 1 and a three-time Grand Slam winner, who last week said he was retiring from the pro circuit — seeking to play until Wimbledon but waiting to see how his Australian Open match(es) progress — mainly due to on-going pain from hip surgery he underwent last January which may require another significant operation.

“The players are the stars of the show,” Craig Tiley, tournament director for the Australian Open, said via the organization.

“They bring in the crowds and fill the stadiums, they inspire the next generation to pick up a racquet, and the rest of us to always keep trying, and push the boundaries of what is possible.”

This will be the Tennis Channel’s 12th straight year of live coverage of the Australian Open.

As it did in 2017, the network will have 13 consecutive days of live matches covering 35 hours.

In addition, Tennis Channel will have a full schedule of programming, including a live lead-in show, studio analysis and daily encore matches, nearly 200 hours in total.

Every match will be available across ESPN, ESPN2, ESPN3 and ESPN+.

ESPN Deportes will present extensive, live coverage of the tournament across multiple platforms.

Daily telecasts from Melbourne will total more than 100 hours on broadcast plus 1,400 hours streaming.

ESPN.com will once again feature Courtcast, a cutting-edge application presented by IBM, featuring official IBM tournament and real-time statistics, Hawk-Eye technology, a rolling Twitter feed and interactive poll questions.

ESPN coverage culminates with the Women’s and Men’s Championships (both at 3:30 AM. ET).

Among partner activation:

Kia is celebrating its 18th consecutive year as lead sponsor for the Australian Open. A multi-platform effort includes brand ambassador Nadal and 120 Kia vehicles to “transport players, match officials and VIPs throughout the two-week tournament.

Kia said that customers from 28 countries have been invited to the tournament to participate in an exclusive tennis clinic with pros and watch the men’s singles semi-final matches.

Barilla has extended its role as the official pasta partner of the Australian Open, and also is returning 20-time Grand Slam champion Federer as its official “Masters of Pasta” ambassador as part of multi-media marketing.

Dunlop is entering its first Australian Open as the official tennis ball, having signed a five-year deal to replace Wilson this past summer.

The brand — which also signed five-year deals last week to become the official ball of the ATP Tour and the Nitto ATP Finals — will support with marketing that includes celebrating the 50th anniversary of brand ambassador and Australia and tennis icon Rod Laver's 1969 Australian Open Grand Slam singles title.

Haagen-Dazs will have various activation on-site and locally, including brand ambassador Grigor Dimitrov (ranked No. 21 in the world, pictured above).

Infosys, which was the presenting partner for the Australian Open live draw last week, will “provide statistical insight and data” for the tournament’s Web site as well as on-air broadcasts.

Emirates will run TV spots, have live in-flight coverage of the tournament and have on-site presence.

LavAzza, which said it served more than one million cups of coffee at the 2018 Australian Open, will have some 200 coffee machines throughout the grounds and use brand ambassador and former tennis star Andre Agassi in marketing.

Australia mainstay Vegemite again is the official ball kid partner and will have signage, food and merchandise on-site.

Among the players, Federer comes in with sponsors including Uniqlo, Rolex, Mercedes-Benz, Credit Suisse, Moet & Chandon, Jura, Lindt and the aforementioned Barilla.

Williams includes among her marketing partners Nike, Bumble, Intel, JPMorgan Chase, Lincoln Motors, Gatorade and Beats by Dre, Berlei lingerie, Accor Hotels and Tempur-Pedic mattresses.

Osaka’s marketing roster includes adidas, Nissan, newly signed All Nippon Airways, Nissin Food, Citizen Watch, Nissan Motor, Shiseido, WowWow and Yonex.

Adidas has launched the first tennis-related effort under its umbrella “Play for the Oceans” global campaign, in which the company is working with Parley for the Oceans — a group of "creators, thinkers and leaders" dedicated to cleaning the environment — to find new ways to recycle plastics to keep them from entering the oceans.

Adidas Tennis x Parley supports the brand’s first collection for the court created entirely from reclaimed or intercepted ocean plastic.

Multi-media support, with an eye toward the Australian Open features tennis star Alex Zverev (ranked No. 4 in the world and the QTP World Tour 2018 Finals Champion), Ian Thorpe (former Australian swimmer and five-time Olympic gold medal winner) and Australian model Mimi Elashiry, all adidas spokespersons.

In a nod to the burgeoning alliance between traditional and eSports, the Australian Open on Jan. 26 will host a major Fortnite tournament Jan. 26-27 during Finals Weekend in Margaret Court Arena with some $360,000 in prizes.

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