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• The Professional Baseball Agreement between MLB and minor league teams expires at the end of the 2020 season. But if a new MLB proposal were to become reality, more than three dozen cities with affiliated minor league teams will lose those teams a year from now and thousands of minor league players will be out of work as well. Full story here.

• "We said there's no chance that's happening. There’s no chance we’ll even discipline him." — NBA commissioner Adam Silver regarding China’s request that the league fire Houston Rockets GM Daryl Morey

• "The losses have already been substantial. Our games are not back on the air in China as we speak, and we'll see what happens next. I don't know where we go from here. The financial consequences have been and may continue to be fairly dramatic." — NBA commissioner Adam Silver at the Time 100 Summit on Thursday regarding the league’s on-going situation with China.

• Showtime Sports will launch on Oct. 21 a weekly podcast, All The Smoke with Matt Barnes and Stephen Jackson, in which the two NBA veterans (now retired) and NBA champs (Golden State Warriors and San Antonio Spurs, respectively), will “deliver an authentic, unfiltered perspective on the most polarizing topics in and around the game of basketball.”  It will air Thursdays on the Showtime Basketball YouTube Channel.  

• Bluberi Gaming has signed a deal with WWE to develop a series of licensed slot games featuring WWE Superstars and Legends. Among those to be featured include John Cena, Triple H, Becky Lynch, Roman Reigns and Ronda Rousey. The first WWE series of slot games is scheduled to hit casinos October 2020.

• 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.” A publication date was not given.

• 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. 

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Rock & Roll Hall of Fame 2020 Nominees

• Pat Benatar
• Dave Matthews Band
• Depeche Mode
• Doobie Brothers
• Whitney Houston
• Judas Priest
• Kraftwerk
• MC5
• Motorhead
• Nine Inch Nails
• Notorious B.I.G.
• Rufus feat. Chaka Khan
• Todd Rundgren
• Soundgarden
• T. Rex
• Thin Lizzy

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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)
10. Russell Westbrook Houston Rockets

Most Popular Player Merchandise (based on eBay sales October 2018-October 2019)
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
SOURCE: STUBHUB.COM

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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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Channel Chasers

NFL UK 2019
• 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)

NBA 2019 Opening Nights
• Oct. 22 New Orleans Pelicans vs. Toronto Raptors TNT 8 PM (ET)
• Oct. 22 Los Angeles Lakers vs. Los Angeles Clippers TNT 10:30 PM (ET)

• Oct. 23 Boston Celtics vs. Philadelphia 76ers ESPN 8 PM (ET)
• Oct. 23 Denver Nuggets vs. Portland Trail Blazers ESPN 10 PM (ET)

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Jun172017

MLB Ramps Up Father’s Day Effort To Raise Awareness About Prostate Cancer

By Barry Janoff

June 16, 2017: If the uniforms on MLB players and the baseballs and other equipment they are using look a bit different this weekend, that ’s because they have added some special detailing, all for a good cause.

With a combined focus on Father’s Day and its on-going work with Stand Up 2 Cancer and the Prostate Cancer Foundation, MLB is fronting multi-platform effort to raise awareness and support to find a cure for prostate cancer.

Every 20 minutes, a man in the U.S. dies from prostate cancer, more than 26,00 every year, according a new PSA from the Prostate Cancer Foundation starring Joe Torre (pictured below), Hall of Famer and MLB evp-baseball operations for MLB.

Marketing in addition to the PSA has included Internet, social media, broadcast mentions on MLB Network and during MLB network and cable games and in-stadium awareness.

Players and all on-field personnel will wear symbolic prostate cancer blue ribbons and blue wristbands on Father’s Day, as they have done since MLB partnered with the Prostate Cancer Foundation in 1996.

For the second year during Father’s Day weekend, players will wear specially designed jerseys from Majestic which incorporate blue into the clubs’ regular logos. Caps from New Era are highlighted by a blue shadow tech heather crown and graphite visor.

MLB said it would donate all royalty payments from the sales of uniform items to the Prostate Cancer Foundation and Stand Up To Cancer.

However, this year, the effort has been significantly expanded.

Players for the first time  have options from two different pairs of blue-infused socks from Stance to wear duing games.

Fans will also see symbols of MLB’s efforts in other elements of the games.

Father’s Day games will feature a blue-stitched Rawlings baseball as the official game ball.

Commemorative base jewels and dugout lineup cards will be blue.

Among the other game equipment to be used for prostate cancer awareness throughout Father’s Day Weekend are blue compression sleeves, blue batting gloves, blue footwear, blue wrist/elbow/leg guards and catcher’s equipment.

Efforts also include the annual Prostate Cancer Foundation "Home Run Challenge," which has given fans the chance to make a one-time monetary donation or pledge for every home run hit by their favorite MLB teams.

That effort began June 1 and runs  through Father’s Day. It has been supported by various elements, including the PSA with Torre, which has run on MLB Network, during MLB broadcast games, online and in stadiums.

Every dollar donated through the Home Run Challenge goes to the Prostate Cancer Foundation to fund research to defeat prostate cancer, according to MLB.

As of June 15, more than $3 million has been pledged via the 2017 Home Run Challenge.

MLB teams have pledged a dollar amount for every home run their teams have hit during the Home Run Challenge time period. 

Since its inception in 1997, the Home Run Challenge has raised more than $45 million for Prostate Cancer Foundation, considered the world’s leading philanthropic organization funding and accelerating prostate cancer research. 

Several MLB clubs will host special pre-game ceremonies, including ceremonial first pitches and representatives from the Prostate Cancer Foundation attending games.

On Father’s Day, MLB.com, all 30 clubs and broadcast partners will "express their gratitude by sharing their favorite baseball moments of Dad" on social media using #MLBDads. Fans are being encouraged to do the same.

Overall, Prostate Cancer Foundation has raised more than $700 million for prostate cancer research to date, which has resulted in helping bring six prostate cancer medicines to patients.

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