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• 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, along with such Legends as Hulk Hogan, “Stone Cold” Steve Austin and Shawn Michaels. 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. It describes how I feel and what’s happened in my life.” A publication date was not given.

• Turner Sports’ eLeague has signed a deal with tech solutions and services provider CDW to “create enhanced fan experiences across eLeague’s properties on TV, digital, social and in-arena.” The alliance also names CDW an “official arena partner” for eLeague and the Rocket League Championship Series. Full story here.

• San Manuel Casino, under the auspices of the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians, has signed a deal to become a Founding Partner for Allegiant Stadium, scheduled to open at the home of the Raiders for the 2020 NFL season when the franchise relocates from Oakland to Las Vegas.

• 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. 

• The Paley Center for Media, NY, will honor the 100th season of the NFL with a new exhibit: "A Century of Football: Celebrating the NFL’s 100th Season," free and open to the public (thru Oct. 27).

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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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Let us not seek the Republican answer or the Democratic answer, but the right answer. Let us not seek to fix the blame for the past. Let us accept our own responsibility for the future.
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Let us not seek the Republican answer or the Democratic answer, but the right answer. Let us not seek to fix the blame for the past. Let us accept our own responsibility for the future.
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Let us not seek the Republican answer or the Democratic answer, but the right answer. Let us not seek to fix the blame for the past. Let us accept our own responsibility for the future.
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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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Sep272018

A History Of Life, Hoops: Goldin Auctions Scores Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Collection

By Barry Janoff

September 27, 2018: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, one of the greatest athletes not just in NBA but sports history, is putting the bulk of his sizable collection of memorabilia up for auction.

The Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Collection will be part of  Goldin Auctions 2018 October Legends Auction (Oct. 1-27).

The collection, which spans his college career at UCLA and 20-year NBA career with the Milwaukee Bucks and Los Angeles Lakers, will include championship rings, trophies, awards, game-worn jerseys, autographed pieces and a pair of his signature goggles.

Arguably the highlight of the collection: a framed display featuring the NBA basketball he used to pass Wilt Chamberlain on April 5, 1984 as the NBA's all-time leading scorer (ultimately finishing his career with 38,387 points).

Chamberlain, who scored 31,419 points in his career, is currently fifth on the NBA's all-time list.

A portion of the proceeds will go to the Skyhook Foundation and its flagship Camp Skyhook program, started by Abdul-Jabbar to “give kids a shot that can’t be blocked by brining educational STEM opportunities to underserved communities.”

Among his sports achievements, he is a three-time NCAA champion, six-time NBA champion (winning two Finals MVP awards), six-time NBA MVP and 19-times All-Star.

He was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 1995.

Beyond basketball, Abdul-Jabbar is a best-selling author, Emmy Award winner (for HBO’s Kareem: Minority of One) and civil rights leader and humanitarian. He was awarded The Presidential Medal of Freedom by President Barack Obama in 2016.

“When it comes to choosing between storing a championship ring or trophy in a room or providing kids with an opportunity to change their lives, the choice is pretty simple,” Abdul-Jabbar said via Goldin Auctions.

"My sports memorabilia has a history. My history. My life. And, oddly, since my life is still happening and ever-evolving, I am less personally attached to those items than I am to my desire to create new history for myself-and futures for others.”

Goldin Auction said that Abdul-Jabbar would keep a few personal mementos and donate several others to charity.

According to Ken Goldin, founder of Goldin Auctions, “We have worked with Kareem several times in the past, so it is especially rewarding that he chose Goldin Auctions to bring this remarkable collection of his life's work to auction."

Goldin Auctions 2018 October Legends Auction also include collections from Barry Bonds, Bobby Doerr and other items featuring the likes of Reggie Jackson, Bart Starr, Sandy Koufax, Oscar Robertson and John Havlicek.

Among the more unique items: 1986-87 Lakers game-used yellow signed home jersey and shorts; 1970 NBA All-Star game-used and signed jersey and shorts; 1985 NBA All-Star game-used and signed jersey and shorts, 1967-68-69 UCLA NCAA tournament championship nets in a framed display and an original LeRoy Nieman oil on canvas painting of his famous skyhook.

Full details here.

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