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• China-based e-commerce giant Alibaba said it set a sales record on Singles Day, 11-11 — aka  the Double 11 shopping festival, “the world’s largest 24-hour shopping event" — with sales across Alibaba’s shopping platforms at $38.3 billion involving more than 200,000 brands. That exceeded last year’s record of nearly $30.5 billion. Alibaba also said that in its first hour, it generated an estimated $13 billion in sales. By comparison, in 2018, Black Friday sales were $6.2 billion, and Cyber Monday sales reached $7.9 billion, according to Forbes.

• Volcom has signed a deal to become the official apparel sponsor for the U.S. Snowboard Team. Volcom, a part of Authentic Brands Group, replaces Burton, which had been the apparel supplier for the group for the past four Winter Olympics. Financial terms of the deal, which runs through the 2022 Beijing Winter Games, were not shared.

• NBC’s Sunday Night Football on Nov. 10 became the decade’s (2010-19) only primetime series to average 20 million-plus viewers for 100 different broadcasts. American Ido is second with 69. The Minnesota Vikings’ 28-24 victory over the Dallas Cowboys averaged a Total Audience Delivery of 23.5 million viewers across NBC TV, NBC Sports Digital and NFL Digital platforms.

• CBS Sports said its coverage of the SEC on CBS with No. 2 ranked LSU beating No. 3 ranked Alabama, 46-41, on Nov. 9  “delivered a massive audience, had an average of 16.636 million viewers and scoring a fast national household rating/share of a 9.7/24 . . . the  highest-rated regular-season college football game (excluding Conference Championships) on any network in eight years.

• Calling it the company’s biggest brand launch in more than a decade, Coca-Cola North America has unveiled Aha sparkling water, eyeing a March 2020 drop at retail. “As the largest and fastest-growing part of the water business, mainstream flavored sparkling water is a segment we know we must double-down on,” Celina Li, vp-water, Coca-Cola North America, said via the company. “Aha is our big-bet brand in this big-bet category.” Full story here.

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MLB 2019 Award Finalists

MANAGER OF THE YEAR

Nov. 12 MLB Network (6 PM ET)
American League finalists: Rocco Baldelli, Minnesota Twins; Aaron Boone, New York Yankees; Kevin Cash, Tampa Bay Rays

National League finalists: Craig Counsell, Brewers; Mike Shildt, Cardinals; Brian Snitker, Braves

CY YOUNG

Nov. 13 MLB Network (6 PM ET)
AL Finalists: Gerrit Cole, RHP, Houston Astros; Charlie Morton, RHP, Tampa Bay Rays; Justin Verlander, RHP, Houston Astros

NL Finalists: Jacob deGrom, RHP, New York Mets; Hyun-Jin Ryu, LHP, Los Angeles Dodgers; Max Scherzer, RHP, Washington Nationals

MOST VALUABLE PLAYER

Nov. 14 MLB Network (6 PM ET)
AL Finalists: Alex Bregman, 3B, Houston Astros; Marcus Semien, SS, Oakland A’s; Mike Trout, OF, Los Angeles Angels

NL Finalists: Cody Bellinger, OF/1B, Los Angeles Dodgers; Anthony Rendon, 3B, Washington Nationals; Christian Yelich, OF, Milwaukee Brewers

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Topps All-Star Rookie Team 2019

One player at each position plus a DH and pitchers. Topps said each player’s 2020 Topps Series 1 or Series 2 card would include the Rookie Cup trophy logo. Topps has been naming MLB All-Star Rookie teams for 60 years.
• Pete Alonso 1B, New York Mets
• Yordan Alvarez  DH, Houston Astros
• Nick Anderson P, Tampa Bay Rays
• Vladimir Guerrero, Jr. 3B, Toronto Blue Jays
• Keston Hiura 2B, Milwaukee Brewers
• Eloy Jimenez OF, Chicago White Sox
• John Means P, Baltimore Orioles
• Bryan Reynolds OF, Pittsburgh Pirates
• Victor Robles OF, Washington Nationals
• Will Smith C, Los Angeles Dodgers
• Mike Soroka P, Atlanta Braves
• Fernando Tatis Jr.  SS, San Diego Padres

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Weekend Box Office Nov. 8-10
1, Midway $17.5M
2. Doctor Sleep $14.1M
3. Playing With Fire $12.8M
4. Last Christmas $11.6M
5. Terminator: Dark Fate $10.8M
6. Joker $9.2M
7. Maleficent: Mistress Of Evil $8M
8. Harriet $7.2M
9. Zombieland: Double Tap $4.3M
10. Addams Family $4.2M
BoxOfficeMojo.com

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NFL Mexico 2019
• Nov. 18 Kansas City  Chiefs vs. Los Angeles Chargers Mexico City Estadio Azteca ESPN (Monday Night Football) 8 PM (ET

NFL Thanksgiving Nov. 28, 2019
• Chicago Bears vs. Detroit Lions Fox 12:30 PM (ET)
• Buffalo Bills vs. Dallas Cowboys CBS 4:30 PM (ET)
• New Orleans Saints vs. Atlanta Falcons NBC 8 PM (ET)

NBA Mexico 2019
• Dec. 12 Dallas Mavericks vs. Detroit Pistons Arena Ciudad de Mexico, Mexico City NBA TV 9 PM (ET)

NBA Christmas Dec. 25, 2019
• Boston Celtics vs. Toronto Raptors ESPN Noon (ET)
• Milwaukee Bucks vs. Philadelphia 76ers ABC 2:30 PM (ET)
• Houston Rockets vs. Godlen State Warriors ABC 5 PM (ET)
• Los Angeles Clippers vs. Los Angeles Lakers ESPN/ABC 8 PM (ET)
• New Orleans Pelicans vs. Denver Nuggets ESPN 10:30 PM

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• Nashville Predators vs. Dallas Stars Cotton Bowl Stadium, Dallas NBC

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NFL's Kelly Has A Chip On His Shoulder In 'Battle' For Tostitos' Official NFL Crown

By Barry Janoff

January 9, 2015: How do NFL coaches whose team did not make the post-season and have not been fired spend the off-season?

If you are Chip Kelly, head coach for the Philadelphia Eagles, you film a series of humorous vignettes for Tositios, in which you try to take the title of "official chip of the NFL away from the Frito-Lay brand.

The spots in the "Not the Official Chip" campaign broke on social media Friday (Jan. 9) as well as sports and entertainment Web sites such as ESPN and People. They also are designed to play on-air and could get space during NFL programming over the weekends prior to Super Bowl Sunday on Feb. 1.

The current leg of the campaign "will culminate with a larger than life footprint at Super Bowl Central for the ultimate party that only Tostitos could pull off," according to a spokesperson for the brand.

Frito-Lay, a division of PepsiCo, also will have presence at Super Bowl XLIX via Doritos' "Crash the Super Bowl" effort.

The ten spots, which run about 25 seconds each, begin with a boisterous voiceover exclaiming, "Tostitos is the official chip of the NFL." When seen in progression, Kelly becomes increasingly adamant in his efforts to make himself "the official Chip of the NFL."

in "Interruption," Kelly is front-and-center introducing himself. "Hi, I'm Chip Kelly, head coach of the Philadelphia . . . " But the voiceover cuts in. "No one cares. Tostitos. Still the official chip of the NFL." Which causes Kelly to direct an angry stare at a nearby bag of Tostitos.

"Throw" sees Kelly seeking to get rid of his nemesis by tossing the bag off-camera, only to have it return over and over.

Kelly has made some progress in "Cart," where he is seen standing in a shopping cart, apparently having convinced a kid that he is the real chip. Unfortunately for Kelly, the kid's mom is doing the purchasing. "Ryan," the mom says to her son, "you know we only buy official chips. Put that back." "Sorry, I'm going to have to put you back," the kid says to Kelly, who begrudgingly climbs out of the cart.

In "Really," Kelly tries to convince the voiceover guy to "let me be the official chip, just today." "Oh, yeah, no worry," replies the voice. "Sounds good." "Really!" replies an excited Kelly. But his joy is short-lived. "Sorry, I was [speaking to someone] on my phone," the voice says before declaring, "Tostitos. Still the official chip of the NFL."

"Coach" brings in the first of two guest appearances by Eagles tight end Zach Ertz, who needs advice from a coach, but bypasses Kelly to "listen" to the bag of Doritos.

"Dreaming" opens with the voiceover saying, "Forget Tostitos. Chip Kelly is the real official chip of the NFL." That causes Kelly to pump his fist in victory . . . which all turns out to be a dream. "Back to reality," the voice booms, waking up Kelly. "Tostitos is the official chip of the NFL."

By the time we reach "Jingle," Kelly finds himself being disrespected in a song: "Chip, you are just so much fun/Not you, Chip Kelly, the other one/they look so good and the taste so swell/The official chip of the NFL."

Kelly is told to "Get lost" in "Frame" when he tries to hog Tostitos' spotlight. Ertz returns in "Punt," when he kicks and scatters a bag of Toritos at Kelly's request. Ultimately, Kelly bring in "Dom," a big muscle guy identified as "Philadelphia Eagles Security," who "persuades" the voiceover guy to claim, "Hey, Chip Kelly is the official chip," but reverts back to the original tagline when Dom leaves.

According to the brand's spokesperson, "This year, Tostitos went chip to Chip with a very salty Philadelphia Eagles head coach Chip Kelly, and the beloved snack brand took over the crown of 'official chip of the NFL.'"

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