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• Events DC, the official convention and sports authority for the District of Columbia, and the Professional Fighters League said the PFL playoff semi-final matches would be held in the new Entertainment and Sports Arena on Oct. 20.

• According to Bob Ley, ‘As of October 1 I'll be taking a six-month sabbatical from my Outside the Lines duties on ESPN. The idea of stepping back to re-charge is fully 100% mine, and one I've been considering for a while.’ Per ESPN: 'We completely support Bob’s decision and look forward to his return April 1.’

• Serena Williams will star in marketing for American Express relating to the U.S. Open to support new services such as the AmEx Band (contactless payment wristband) and an interactive tennis experience Super Rally, as well as the AmEx Fan Experience at Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing, NY.

• The planned move of MLS’ Columbus Crew club to Austin, Texas, received a major boost on Wednesday when the Austin City Council approved a deal to build a soccer stadium. Backers said the  venue could be ready for the 2020 MLS season.

• Walk This Way: Aerosmith has unveiled plans for headlining residency in Las Vegas, Aerosmith: Deuces Are Wild. The first show is scheduled for April 6, 2019 in Park Theater, located in MGM Resorts International’s new Park MGM on the Vegas Strip. The residency is being promoted by Live Nation. There currently are18 dates scheduled for April-June-July 2019.

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• Oct. 16: Philadelphia 76ers vs. Boston Celtics (8 PM ET) TNT
• Oct. 16: Oklahoma City Thunder vs. Golden State Warriors 10:30 PM. ET). TNT

• Oct. 17: New Orleans Pelicans vs. Houston Rockets 8 PM (ET) ESPN
• Oct. 17: Dallas Mavericks vs. Phoenix Suns 10:30 PM  (ET) ESPN

• Oct. 18: Chicago Bulls vs. Philadelphia 76ers (8 PM. ET) TNT
• Oct. 18: Los Angeles Lakers vs. Portland Trail Blazers (10:30 PM ET) TNT

• Oct. 19: Boston Celtics vs.Toronto Raptors (8 PM ET) ESPN
• Oct. 19: Golden State Warriors vs. Utah Jazz (10:30 PM ET) ESPN

• Oct. 20: Toronto Raptors vs. Washington Wizards (7 PM. ET) NBA TV
• Oct. 20: Houston Rockets vs. Los Angeles Lakers (10:30 PM ET) ESPN

• Oct. 21: Houston Rockets vs. Los Angeles Clippers (9 PM ET) NBA TV

NBA Christmas Day Schedule
• Milwaukee Bucks vs. New York Knicks 12 Noon (ET) ESPN
• Oklahoma City Thunder vs. Houston Rockets 3 PM (ET) ABC
• Philadelphia 76ers vs. Boston Celtics 5:30 PM (ET) ABC
• Los Angeles Lakers vs. Golden State Warriors 8 PM (ET) ESPN
• Portland Trail Blazers vs. Utah Jazz 10:30 PM (ET) ESPN

Martin Luther King Jr. Day    
• New Orleans Pelicans vs. Memphis Grizzlies 5:30 PM (ET) TNT
• Houston Rockets vs. Philadelphia 76ers 8 PM (ET) TNT
• Golden State Warriors vs. Los Angeles Lakers 10:30 PM (ET) TNT

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LeBron, Uninterrupted Invest In Burgeoning High School Sports Social Media Site

Special to NYSJ Sports-Entertainment Business News Service

Janaury 20, 2018: Mars Reel, a leading digital media provider of premium coverage of amateur athletes and teams with a focus on high school basketball, has gotten a big boost from the guys at the pro level.

The Los Angeles-based company has signed a deal with LeBron James and his Uninterrupted platform “to continue its growth and extend its brand into broader development, distribution and storytelling opportunities.”

James and partner Maverick Carter are also putting their money where their mouths are, investing $2.7 million into the site in what Mars Reel said was “part of an initial $4.7 million round of funding from influential investors.”

Other investors include musician/producer Nas, Steve Stoute (founder and CEO for Translation), Bruce Tuchman (former global chief of AMC, Sundance and MGM) and lead investor Robert Hisaoka,” according to Mars Reel.

Uninterrupted was founded in 2015 by James and Carter as an all-digital sports programming network.

Mars Reel was founded by Brandon and Bradley Deyo in 2010 in Maryland — where the brothers were raised — based on the strategy “that young people consume sports differently than adults.” Its target demo is 13-24.

Its content is delivered in short highlights on social media platforms, including Instagram, Facebook, YouTube, Twitter and SnapChat. Most have energetic music created in-house, although the addition of Nas could see more input from the professional category.

Mars Reel has nearly 35,000 subscribers on its YouTube channel, where its array of high school, college and other amateur sports videos had some 25 million unique views its first four years and 148 million unique views in 2017, according to the company.

“This partnership with Uninterrupted allows us to extend our content offering beyond highlights and clips and into broader storytelling within the high school sports sector,” Brandon Deyo said in a statement.

“As we build a premium high-school and amateur-sports network tailored specifically to the millennial fan base, we’re excited about this partnership and this latest round of investment that will help us take our content to the next level,” said Deyo.

According to Maverick, who is CEO for Uninterrupted, “Working with a millennial-focused content creator like Mars Reel is a perfect fit for Uninterrupted as we continue to connect with athletes on all levels and bring relevant content to the growing millennial sports fan base.

“They are creating sports content that reaches and resonates with young content consumers and brings the product to the platforms they use most. That’s important to us at Uninterrupted and is something we want to do more of as the digital media space and how people consume their sports continues to change,” said Maverick.

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