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The newly unveiled logo for the Paris 2024 Summer Olympic and Paralympics Games combines two iconic symbols associated with the Games – a gold medal and the Olympic torch – which combine to form an image of Marianne, a female figure representing the French Republic  This is the first time the Olympic logo will be shared with the Paralympic Games.

• The late golf icon Arnold Palmer will be commemorated with a Forever Stamp from the U.S. Postal Service in 2020. The stamp features James Drake's action photo of Palmer at the 1964 U.S. Open at Congressional Country Club in Bethesda, Md. Art director Antonio Alcalá designed the stamp.

• Dr Teal's Epsom Salts has signed All Pro TE Jason Witten (Dallas Cowboys) and two-time defending Defensive Player of the Year Aaron Donald (Los Angeles Rams) to explain in marketing the “benefits of balancing rigorous workouts with regimented muscle recovery in order to achieve and maintain peak performance.”

• Sacramento, California's capital city, has been awarded an MLS expansion team with Sacramento Republic FC becoming the league's 29th team and beginning play in MLS in 2022. The club will build a new, $300 million, 20,100-seat soccer stadium in the downtown Railyards District. 

• 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.

• 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. 18-20
1. Maleficent: Mistress Of Evil $36M
2. Joker $29.2M
3. Zombieland 2 $26.7M
4. Addams Family $16M
5. Gemini Man $8.5M
6. Abominable $3.5M
7. Downton Abbey $3M
8. Judy $2M
9. Hustlers $2M
10. It 2 $1.5M
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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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Jul092018

MLB, Marketing Partners Unwrap Plans For All-Star Game FanFest Activation

NYSJ Sports-Entertainment Business News Service

July 9, 2018:
Now that the starting line-ups for the 2018 MLB All-Star Game are in, league marketing partners are ready to focus on one of All-Star Week’s biggest events in Washington DC: the Geico All-Star FanFest.

The Geico All-Star FanFest will be held in Walter E. Washington Convention Center, scheduled for July 13-17.

Among MLB partners that will have activation and a presence are 5-hour Energy, Arm & Hammer, Budweiser, Chevrolet, Coca-Cola, Doosan, Franklin (batting globes), MasterCard, Mitel, MLB Network, Nathan’s Famous, New Era, Old Dominion Freight, OxiClean, Papa John’s, Rawlings (baseballs), Scotts, Snapple, Sony,  SuperCuts, Tiffany and Topps.

There also will be a major showcase from the National Baseball Hall of Fame, auctions conducted by Hunt Auctions, a pin-trading center; and areas featuring, respectively, The Negro Leagues, World Baseball Classic and the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League.

Washington DC will also be well-presented, including a Hometown Heroes section (a collection of memorabilia and artifacts from the former Washington Senators and Nationals' histories) and by the local chapter of Kindervision (a non-profit community service organization aimed to teach children, teens and young adults' personal safety education).

Topps will have a roster of activation on-site, including exclusive wrapper redemption cards, the 2018 Topps All-Star Game Baseball Complete Sets, prizes such as Topps cards and hobby boxes, Make Your Own Card with the 2018 design, Pack Wars and Batter Up from Topps Bunt.

Available now online, are the 2018 Topps NOW National League and American League All Star Card Team Set, featuring eight starters from each league ($29.99 each), 2018 Tpoos NOW National League All Star Team Autograph Set ($119.99 ) and the 2018 Topps NOW American League All Star Team Autograph Set ($199.99).

Among the other events in the FanFest:

• All-Star Clubhouse presented by Majestic
• Sony PlayStation 4.All-Star Video Game Zone
• All-Star Playground presented by Chevrolet
• Budweiser Beer Garden Experience and the The Negro Leagues presented by Budweiser
• Coca-Cola All-Star Experience
• FanFest Batting Practice presented by SuperCuts
• FanFest Fielding Practice presented by Papa John’s
• Field of Dreams presented by Snapple
• Fields of Play presented by Scotts
• Virtual Home Run Derby presented by T-Mobile
• Autograph Stages presented by Mitel & Nathan's Famous
• All 160 Minor League Baseball clubs New Era caps on the Minor League Cap Wall
• Old Dominion Freight to the Plate Challenge
• Strike Out (batters and) Stains presented by Arm & Hammer and OxiClean
• MLBShop.com presented by MasterCard

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