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• NBC Sports and the Premier League are partnering to present their second Premier League Mornings Live, scheduled to take place in New York on Saturday, Dec. 8. The event will include a turf pitch, the Premier League trophy, club mascots and special guests. The initial fan fest in September was attended by more than 2,000 on a rooftop overlooking the U.S. Capitol in Washington D.C.

• NBC Sports’ inaugural presentation of the IMSA SportsCar Championship begins Saturday, Jan. 26, 2019, with live coverage of the 57th Rolex 24 at Daytona (Daytona Beach, Fla.), as part of more than 100 hours of IMSA programming set to air across NBC, NBCSN, NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app throughout the upcoming 2019 season.

Forbes is reporting that the Seattle Mariners home stadium which has been known as Safeco Field since 1999, will be renamed via a new naming rights deal with T-Mobile beginning with the 2019 MLB season. The naming rights deal with Safeco Insurance — 20 years for $40 million — expired this past season and Safeco decided not to renew. The T-Mobile deal could be for upward of $6 million per year.

• Between now and Nov. 19, every use of #SaluteToService on Twitter will generate a $5 donation, up to $5 million, to the NFL’s military non-profit partners – including the Pat Tillman Foundation, TAPS, USO, Wounded Warrior Project and the Bob Woodruff Foundation.

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MLB MOY, MVP, CY Young, ROY

AL ROOKIE OF THE YEAR
• Shohei Ohtani, RHP/DH Los Angeles Angels

NL ROOKIE OF THE YEAR
• Ronald Acuna Jr., OF Atlanta Braves

AL MANAGER OF THE YEAR
• Bob Melvin Oakland A's

NL MANAGER OF THE YEAR
• Brian Snitker Atlanta Braves

AL MOST VALUABLE PLAYER
• Mookie Betts, OF Boston Red Sox

NL MOST VALUABLE PLAYER
• Christian Yelich, OF Milwaukee Brewers

AL CY YOUNG
• Blake Snell Tampa Bay Rays

NL CY YOUNG
• Jacob deGrom New York Mets

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All-Time NBA Scoring Leaders (To Date)

1. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar 38, 387
2. Karl Malone 36,928
3. Kobe Bryant 33,643
4. Michael Jordan 32.292
5. LeBron James 31.425*
6. Wilt Chamberlain 31.419
7. Dirk Nowitzki 31,187*
8. Shaquille O’Neal 28,596
9. Moses Malone 27,409
10. Elvin Hays 27,313
11. Hakeem Olajuwon 26,946
12. Oscar Robertson 26,710
13. Dominique Wilkins 26,668
14. Tim Duncan 26,496
15. Paul Pierce 26,397
19. Carmelo Anthony 25,551*
22. Vince Carter 24,967*
30. Dwayne Wade 22,211*
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Weekend Box Office Nov. 16-18
1. Fantastic Beasts Crimes of Grindelwald $62.2M
2. The Grinch $38.1M
3. Bohemian Rhapsody $15.7M
4. Instant Family $14.7M
5. Widows $12.3M
6. Nutcracker and the Four Realms $4.7M
7. A Star is Born $4.3M
8. Overlord $3.8M
9. Girl in the Spider’s Web $2.5M
10. Burn the Stage $2.3M

SOURCE: COMSCORE.com

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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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