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• The Oakland Raiders, playing their last season in the Bay Area before a planned move to Las Vegas for the 2020 NFL season, said they have signed a deal with AEG Facilities to operate their $2 billion, 65,000-seat stadium, now under construction. Full story here.

• SAP has launched “Call the Shots,” an interactive, online game that puts people in the shoes of Wimbledon champ Angelique Kerber the day before a big match. Players use SAP Tennis Analytics to get Kerber match-ready, by using data and insights to make decisions that will help – or potentially hurt – her success on the court the next day.

• FIBA, the international governing body for basketball, said the annual FIBA 3x3 World Tour Final would be held in Los Angeles 2020-23 in partnership with the Los Angeles Times media group. ‘This will undoubtedly cement the FIBA 3x3 culture in the build up to the Los Angeles 2028 Games,” said Andreas Zagklis, FIBA secretary general. 

• The IOC said that breaking (break-dancing), skateboarding, sport climbing and surfing have been provisionally included on the sports program for the 2024 Olympic Games in Paris. Skateboarding, sport climbing and surfing will make their debut on the Olympic program in Tokyo 2020.

• Pete Frates and Pat Quinn, co-founders of ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, have launched with The ALS Assn. the 5th anniversary of “Challenge Me” with a “new call to action to reignite the passion and generosity of the millions of people who dumped ice water on their heads in the summer of 2014.”

POLL POSITION

Wimbledon 2019
Gentlemen's Singles Seeding
1. DJOKOVIC, Novak (SRB)
2. FEDERER, Roger (SUI)
3. NADAL, Rafael (ESP)
4. ANDERSON, Kevin (RSA)
5. THIEM, Dominic (AUT)
6. ZVEREV, Alexander (GER)
7. TSITSIPAS, Stefanos (GRE)
8. NISHIKORI, Kei (JPN)
9. ISNER, John (USA)
10. KHACHANOV, Karen (RUS)

Ladies' Singles Seeding
1. BARTY, Ashleigh (AUS)
2. OSAKA, Naomi (JPN)
3. PLISKOVA, Karolina (CZE)
4. BERTENS, Kiki (NED)
5. KERBER, Angelique (GER)
6. KVITOVA, Petra (CZE)
7. HALEP, Simona (ROU)
8. SVITOLINA, Elina (UKR)
9. STEPHENS, Sloane (USA)
10. SABALENKA, Aryna (BLR)
11. WILLIAMS, Serena (USA)

Source: All England Lawn and Tennis Club

KEEPING SCORE

2019 Top Selling Summer Acts
Based on total sales on StubHub for U.S. tour dates from Memorial Day to Labor Day 2019
1. The Rolling Stones
2. Queen with Adam Lambert
3. Paul McCartney
4. Ariana Grande
5. Shawn Mendes
6. Billie Eilish
7. JoJo Siwa
8. Twenty One Pilots
9. Hootie and the Blowfish
10. Florida Georgia Line

Full story here.

BUY SELL

Weekend Box Office June 21-23
1. Toy Story 4 $121M
2. Child’s Play $14M
3. Aladdin $13.2M
4. Men In Black International $10.7M
5. Secret Life of Pets 2 $10.3M
6. Rocketman $5.6M
7. John Wick 3 $4M
8. Godzilla $3.8M
9. Anna $3.6M
10. Dark Phoenix $3.5M
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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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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