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• Jon Hayes, the Cincinnati Bengals TE coach for the last 16 seasons and a NFL TE for the Kansas City Chiefs and Pittsburgh Steelers, has been named head coach and GM XFL St. Louis. Hayes joins Kevin Gilbride (New York), Pep Hamilton (Washington, D.C.), Bob Stoops (Dallas), Marc Trestman (Tampa Bay) and Jim Zorn (Seattle) as XFL head coaches. Los Angeles and Houston head coaches are still to be named.

• MLS and U.S. Soccer have signed a three-year deal with Headspace, which develops meditation and mindfulness apps. Headspace is also creating a personalized training program for each individual athlete on the U.S. Women’s National Team prior to their defense of the FIFA Women’s World Cup this summer in France.

• adidas has unveiled the ”Loop Creation Process,” to produce fully recyclable performance footwear working with Parley for the Oceans using products made from up-cycled marine plastic waste.

FutureCraft Loop is a 100% recyclable performance running shoe which “can be returned to adidas, broken down and reused to create new performance running shoes.” adidas said the first-gen release is a part of adidas' “widest-ever global beta program, ahead of the wider commercial release targeted for Spring-Summer 2021.”

• Per the NFL: “As of earlier this week NFL Network and NFL RedZone are no longer available to AT&T U-Verse subscribers or DTV Now subscribers. While the NFL remains committed to negotiating renewed agreements on fair and equitable terms, AT&T has not been willing to actively engage." 

• Grey Goose vodka has unveiled a global brand platform, “Live Victoriously,” described as “an answer to consumers' demand for more authentic and relatable luxury brands..." TV is led by a 60-second spot that implores people to “Live like  ... you're the special occasion ... every day is your birthday ... your phone doesn't exist ... the world is your stage . . . you crashed your own wedding . . . like you’re worth it.” Spots will air thru June across cable, network primetime and sports programming.

• A significant collection of Jackie Robinson memorabilia is part of the Goldin Auctions 2019 Spring Auction, now through May 11 celebrating the 100th anniversary of the birth of Jackie Robinson, with a portion of the proceeds benefiting the Jackie Robinson Foundation. Full story here.
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The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame Class of 2019

(To be enshrined on Sept. 6 in Springfield, Mass.)

• Al Attles
• Carl Braun
• Charles “Chuck” Cooper
• Vlade Divac
• Bill Fitch
• Bobby Jones
• Sidney Moncrief
• Jack Sikma
• Teresa Weatherspoon
• Paul Westphal
• Tennessee A&I Teams of 1957-1959
• Wayland Baptist Flying Queens of 1948-1982

KEEPING SCORE

Top Ten Most Valuable MLB Franchises
1. New York Yankees $4.6B
2. Los Dodgers $3.3B
3. Boston Red Sox $3.2B
4. Chicago Cubs $3.1B
5. San Francisco Giants $3B
6. New York Mets $2.3B
7. St. Louis Cardinals $2.1B
8. Los Angeles Angels $1.9B
9. Philadelphia Phillies $1.85B
10. Houston Astros $1.77B

Source: FORBES

BUY SELL

Weekend Box Office April 12-14
1. Shazam! $25.1M
2, Little $15.5M
3. Hellboy $12M
4. Pet Seminary $10M
5. Dumbo $9.2M
6. Captain Marvel $8.6M
7. Us $6.9M
8. After $6.2M
9. Missing Link $5.8M
10. The Best of Enemies $2M
Source: Box Office Mojo

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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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Apr142019

Brooklyn Dodgers Jersey, Collectibles Hit Auction For Jackie Robinson Day

By Barry Janoff

April 14, 2019: April 15 is Jackie Robinson Day, and this year is all that more special because of the year-long celebration of what would have been Robinson’s 100th birthday (born Jan. 31, 1919).

MLB is honoring The Man league wide, and the Robinson Family and the Jackie Robinson Foundation have been busy with celebrations, activation and events leading to the scheduled opening of the Jackie Robinson Museum in New York this December.

Add to the plaudits a significant collection of Jackie Robinson memorabilia as part of the Goldin Auctions 2019 Spring Auction, from April 15 through May 11.

Included in the 1,200-lot auction are a dozen lots celebrating the 100th anniversary of the birth of Jackie Robinson, with a portion of the proceeds benefiting the Jackie Robinson Foundation.

Headlining the Robinson lots is his Brooklyn Dodgers home jersey from the 1951 season, which ended with Bobby Thomson's "Shot Heard Round the World,” sending the New York Giants to the World Series and the Dodgers back home for the off-season.

According to Goldin, it is “Graded a Mears 8; it is one of the most spectacular Robinson jerseys in existence.”

Last year a historically significant Robinson jersey from the 1947, season sold for $2.6 million, according to Goldin.

“Only a handful of Robinson jerseys have ever been sold at auction, which shows how rare and difficult they are to find,” said Goldin Autions.

Also part of the Jackie Robinson items: A game-used bat from 1953, a 1947 game-used ball signed by Robinson and 11 other members of the Dodgers; a Dodgers pennant from 1947 featuring an image of Robinson; and various Robinson-signed photos and paper items.

The Goldin Auctions 2019 Spring Auction has unique pieces from other players, as well.

Among them are the 1925 Lou Gehrig signed New York Yankees player's contract for his first full season (he was paid $3,750.00), Barry Bonds' final career home run ball (No. 762), Mark McGwire's career home run No. 500 baseball; and 40 lots of rare and unique Alex Rodriguez memorabilia, including the ball, bat, cleats and uniform from career home run No. 500.

The most historic non-sports item is the last autograph ever signed by President John F. Kennedy, on a spiral-bound notebook at Carswell Air Force Base as he boarded Air Force One for Dallas on Nov. 22, 1963.

Among the events on April 15, the Jackie Robinson Museum (75 Varick Street, NY) is hosting a pop-up Exhibit from 7 AM (ET) to 7 PM (ET).

The Los Angeles Dodgers are hosting Jackie’s widow, Rachel, and daughter, Sharon, and son, David.

The team plans to give away a Jackie Robinson replica No. 42 jersey presented by Bank of America to the first 40,000 ticketed fans in attendance (while supplies last). The game will air nationally on ESPN (10 PM ET).

Spike Directs Effort To Honor Jackie

Jackie Robinson Site New Home For Youth Baseball

Jackie Robinson Being Honored With Centennial Bash

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