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• Shareef Abdur-Rahim, NBA vp-basketball operations and a former NBA All-Star, has been named President of the NBA G League. Abdur-Rahim will replace Malcolm Turner, who will step down Jan. 11, 2019, to become the AD for Vanderbilt University.

• The Golden State Warriors have been named the Sportsperson of the Year by Sports Illustrated.

• MLB Network will mark its 10th anniversary Jan. 1, 2019 at 6 PM ET – “exactly 10 years to the minute when MLB Network came on the air” – with “MLB Network: 10 Years and Counting.” It will follow that with a re-airing of Don Larsen’s perfect Game Five from the 1956 World Series.

• MiLB has expanded its deal with Allegiant Airline to launch Allegiant World MasterCard, which includes points for every purchase, no blackout dates for travel, rewards specific to cardholder's favorite MiLB teams and local communities.

• The Big East has signed a deal to keep its men’s basketball conference tournament in New York’s Madison Square Garden through 2028, extending a contract that was scheduled to run through 2026 but with an opt-out clause for  2022. Financial terms were not shared.

• With one week left in NFL Pro Bowl 2019 voting the leaders are:

Drew Brees (950,818), Patrick Mahomes (884,888), Todd Gurley (747,516), Saquon Barkley (718,108), James Conner (664,897), Jared Goff ( 658,150), Antonio Brown (630,392), Alvin Kamara (582,550), Tyreek Hill (560,994) and Travis Kielce (551,249).

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Eight Teams And Venues For XFL 2020

• Dallas – Globe Life Park
• Houston – TDECU Stadium
• Los Angeles – StubHub Center
• New York/New Jersey – MetLife Stadium
• St. Louis – The Dome at America’s Center
• Seattle – CenturyLink Field
• Tampa Bay – Raymond James Stadium
• Washington, DC – Audi Field

See full story here.

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BABE RUTH MEMORABILIA AUCTION

A live auction is scheduled to take place in Yankee Stadium on June 15, 2019 under the auspices of Hunt Auctions, to include 100s of items from the Babe Ruth family that have been in their possession since he passed away in 1948, most of which have not been seen in public. A portion of the proceeds will go to charity.

Among the items:  

• Babe Ruth Professional Model cleats
• Babe Ruth 60th Home Run Autographed display piece
• Babe Ruth 1934 Tour of Japan Champion Batsman presentational trophy
• Lou Gehrig signed and inscribed photograph to Babe Ruth
• Babe Ruth's 1930-31 New York Yankees "Better year than President" player contract
• Babe Ruth 1935 Boston Braves autographed contract agreement
• Babe Ruth personal check ledger with related signed documents
• Babe Ruth single signed baseballs and autographed photographs
    •    Babe Ruth 1934 Tour of Japan presentational pass
    •    Babe Ruth personal photographic albums including autographed exemplars
    •    Babe Ruth 12 Point Deer Trophy Mount with photographic provenance

Other items not from the Ruth family include:

    •    Babe Ruth Professional Model Bat with Home Run Notches c.1926-29
    •    Babe Ruth "Bustin Babes" barnstorming equipment travel case c.1920s (Waite Hoyt provenance)
    •    Highly significant 1923 New York Yankees World Championship presentational Spalding trophy
• 1923 New York Yankees World Champions team autographed ledger sheet

BUY SELL

Weekend Box Office Nov. Dec. 7-9
1. Ralph Breaks the Internet $16.1M
2. The Grinch $15.7M
3. Creed II $10.3M
4. Fantastic Beasts: Crimes of Grindelwald $6.8M
5. Bohemian Rhapsody $6M
6. Instant Family $5.6M
7. Green Book $3.9M
8. Robin Hood $3.6M
9. Possession of Hannah Grace $3.2M
10. Widows $3.1M

SOURCE: COMSCORE.com

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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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