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• 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 television, 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.

• The XFL has named David Michael as its Chief Technology Officer (CTO). Michael was most recently chief information officer for The Madison Square Garden Company and previously was with GroupM North America, UBM Tech and PR Newswire.

• 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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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)
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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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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.
Read more at http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/quotes/j/johnfkenn121400.html#JZxA5jXY4rCwemgZ.99
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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Jun202019

IOC KOs Troubled International Boxing Federation For 2020 Tokyo Games

By Barry Janoff

June 19, 2019: Citing its on-gong concerns with the International Boxing Federation (AIBA), the International Olympic Committee has taken significant steps to stage boxing at the 2020 Tokyo Summer Games without the presence of the organization.

“These recommendations are the latest step in a process in which areas of concern regarding AIBA, specifically concerning the areas of finance, governance, ethics, refereeing and judging, were identified,” IOC sports director Kit McConnell said during a news conference on Wednesday.

The situation dates back to November 2018, when the IOC executive board launched an investigation into AIBA.

At that time, the IOC said of AIBA, “Uncertainty still persists about the ability of the organization to continue as a going concern.”

That led to the creation of a Boxing Task Force, which released a report in May 2019, that, according to the IOC, “served as a basis for the IOC EB’s recommendation to suspend the recognition of AIBA while keeping the boxing tournament at Tokyo 2020.”

During a meeting in IOC headquarters in Lausanne, Switzerland,  the IOC executive board said it “added further proposals to ensure the delivery of the qualification events and the boxing tournament at Tokyo 2020.

“They will immediately come into force if the IOC Session approves the IOC EB recommendations of 22 May 2019,” stressed the IOC.

AIBA is $16 million in debt, according to Reuters and other news sources.

“These recommendations aim to keep athletes at the heart of the Olympic Games, protecting their experience and their right to compete,” Morinari Watanabe, IOC Member, chairman of the ad-hoc Boxing Task Force and president of the International Gymnastics Federation, said via the IOC.

“They also fully respect the principles of inclusivity and universality, increase the gender balance and establish fair participation criteria for athletes across the world, ensuring a diverse and comprehensive representation.”

Among the recommendations made during the latest IOC meeting, the boxing tournament will be composed of 13 weight categories, eight for men and five for women (versus ten for men and three for women at Rio 2016), as already approved by the IOC EB in June 2017.

The overall quota of 286 athletes is maintained and will be made up of 186 men and 100 women (compared to 250 men and 36 women at Rio 2016).

The IOC also said that a “boxing technical group will also assist on an administrative level to help guide the decision-making of the Task Force, while no professional boxing leagues or members of the former leadership of AIBA will be represented in the Task Force.”

All the proposals are the result of a “thorough consultation process led by Mr Watanabe with various stakeholders, including from the Tokyo 2020 Organizing Committee, the Association of National Olympic Committees (ANOC) and relevant boxing experts,” according to the IOC.

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