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• Michael Jordan has sold minority stake ownerships in the NBA’s Charlotte Hornets to two investment brokers but will remain majority owner for the team: Gabe Plotkin, founder and chief investment officer for Melvin Capital, and Daniel Sundheim, founder and chief investment officer for D1 Capital, have joined the Hornets as partners, pending NBA approval. Financial terms were not disclosed.

• The future of WWE’s Superstars will be determined during a two-night draft taking place live on Friday Night SmackDown on Oct. 11 on Fos in T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas; and Monday Night Raw on Oct. 14 on USA Network, Pepsi Center, Denver .

On both nights, Superstars from Raw and SmackDown will appear along with personalities from Fox and NBCUniversal programming who will announce select picks from each brand.

The draft will determine the Superstars that compete for Raw and SmackDown, which feature distinct casts, unique storylines and dedicated writing teams

• Ricky Rubio was named Tissot MVP of the FIBA World Cup after leading Spain to the 2019 championship.

• In an effort to “send a message of inclusion to its widely diverse fan base,” the NBA champion Toronto Raptors said they are the first NBA to offer an athletic hijab for Muslim women. The Nike Pro Hijabs with the team’s logo were inspired by the Hijabi Ballers, a Toronto-based non-profit organization dedicated to "celebrating and increasing the involvement of Muslim females in sports." “Inspired by those brave enough to change the game” the team posted to its social media platforms along with a video of the Hijabi Ballers in action.

• 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 (Sept. 14-Oct. 27), which includes the first public screening of the only known complete broadcast of Super Bowl I (then known as the AFL-NFL World Championship Game) in January 1967 between the Green Bay Packers and the Kansas City Chiefs

• 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.”

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 Pro Football Hall of Fame First-Time Candidates Class of 2020
• DE John Abraham
• LB Lance Briggs
• WR/Special Teams Josh Cribbs
• RB Maurice Jones-Drew
• S Troy Polamalu
• DE Justin Smith
• WR Reggie Wayne
• LB Patrick Willis

The full list includes 122 players eligible to be selected to next year's class. Full story here.

KEEPING SCORE

Top Brands in 2019 Brand Keys “Consumer Loyalty Index”
• Airline: JetBlue
• Athletic Footwear:Nike
* Automotive: Hyundai
• Banks: Chase
• Beer: Corona Extra (regular), Miller Lite (Lite)
• Bottled Water: Dasani
• Casual Dining: Panera
• Coffee (OOH): Dunkin’
• Energy Drinks: Red Bull
• Headphones: Bose
• Ice Cream: Ben & Jerry’s
• Major League Sports: MLB
• Online Music: Slacker
* Online Retailer: Amazon
• Online Travel Booking: Booking.com
• Pizza: Domino’s
• QSR: Chick-fil-A
• Retail Sporting Goods: Dick’s
• Social Networking Sites: Instagram
• Soft Drinks: Coca-Cola (regular), Diet Coke
• Tequila: Jose Cuervo
• Ticketing Services: StubHub
• Vodka: Zubrowka
• Whiskey: Jack Daniel’s

FULL LIST HERE

BUY SELL

Weekend Box Office Sept. 13-15
1. It 2 $40.7M
2. Hustlers $33.2M
3. Angel Has Fallen $4.4M
4. Good Boys $4.3M
5. Lion King $3.6M
6. Hobbs & Shaw $2.8M
7. Overcomer $2.7M
8. The Goldfinch $2.6M
9. Peanut Butter Falcon $1.9M
10. Dora and the City of Lost Bold $1.9M
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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NFL QB Mahomes Signs With Head & Shoulders, Takes On Hair-Raising Debate

By Barry Janoff

August 20, 2019: What do Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes and two-time Super Bowl winner and retired NFL safety Troy Polamalu have to do with clean hair, debates and 1980s sitcom “Laverne & Shirley”?

Everything, as far as a new campaign from Head & Shoulders is concerned.

A lot of people are saying that Mahomes, named league MVP last season, is a quarterback who may be head-and-shoulders above the rest.

That’s up for debate, the theme of the multi-media Head & Shoulders effort with new spokesperson Mahomes and veteran spokesman Polamalu.

Mahomes takes the offense side of the official shampoo for the NFL, saying, “Using Head & Shoulders every day is like great offense for my hair.”

Polamalu, who played his entire 12-year career with the Steelers, winning Super Bowls XL and XLIII, retorts, “No, it’s great defense against flakes.”

The campaign is anchored by a spot, ”Offense vs Defense,” in which the pair take opposite sides on other issues.

Mahomes: “Boxers.”

Polamalu: “Briefs.”

Mahomes: “Yin.”

Polamalu: “Yang.”

Mahomes: “Jif.”

Polamalu: “Gif.”

Mahomes: “Shaken”

Polamalu: “Stirred.”

Then, referring to the “Laverne & Shirley” theme song, “Making Our Dreams Come True,” Mahomes offers “Shlemiel,” while Polamalu replies, ”Schlemazel.”

Neither of them say, “Hasenpfeffer Incorporated.”

In a football debate, Mahomes on offense says “Touchdown,” while Polamlu counters with “Turnover.”

Mahomes comes back with “MVP” while Polamalu has the final say: “Super Bowl champ . . .  twice.”

As Polamalu’s vast mane of hair blows in the wind, they agree to disagree: Offense for great hair, defense against flakes.

Head & Shoulders said over the course of the NFL season it would be “engaging players, experts, coaches and fans to get involved in settling the debate once and for all with social content and live activations.”

“I’ve always been a fan of Head & Shoulders. I use the shampoo daily and grew up watching the brand work with some real NFL legends,” Mahomes said via the Procter & Gamble brand.

“I’m 100% team offense! If my squad can attack defenses and score points like Head & Shoulders attacks flakes, I’m confident in our ability to win games this season.”

Mahomes also has deals that include Hunt’s Ketchup, adidas, Essentia water and Oakley. He is on the cover of EA Sports’ Madden NFL 20.

Mahomes Goes From Madden Player To Madden Cover

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