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• ESPN and Uninterrupted, the digital media company founded by LeBron James and Maverick Carter, will debut an original series, More Than An Athlete, Nov. 20, exclusively on ESPN+. The eight-episode series follows James’ journey from basketball prodigy to global sports icon, businessman and philanthropist via the bonds of friendship and partnership among four men over more than two decades: James, Carter, Randy Mims and Rich Paul.

• The NFL and Mexico's President-Elect Andrés Manuel López Obrador confirmed that the third game of the existing agreement signed in 2016 will be played in 2019 at Estadio Azteca. The date and time of the game will be determined in conjunction with the release of the 2019 NFL schedule next spring

• 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.

• 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

KEEPING SCORE

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*
*Still Active

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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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Mar262018

MLB Celebrates 'The Sandlot' 25th Anniversary With Marketing, Merchandise

By Barry Janoff

March 26, 2018: MLB has lifted the curtain on a multi-platform effort with Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment to celebrate the 25th anniversary of The Sandlot, a youth baseball-themed movie released 1993 that has gone on to be regarded among the all-time favorites in the sports film category.

According to MLB, “With the game of baseball playing such a pivotal part of the story, it is a natural fit for MLB to celebrate the film’s anniversary through events and screenings at its ballparks.”

The film’s silver anniversary will be feted throughout the MLB season with marketing, merchandise, youth-oriented programs, screenings and in-stadium efforts with more than 20 MLB teams to include appearances by members of the original cast.

A special 25th anniversary collector’s edition Blu-ray of The Sandlot (available on March 27 from Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment) includes a set of ten custom Topps baseball cards — featuring Scotty Smalls, Benny “The Jet” and the rest of the roster — created exclusively for this release.

Fox Consumer Products has collaborated with several licensees to commemorate the 25th anniversary of The Sandlot, including Tervis tumblers and New Era baseball caps at select retailers, MLB team stores and on MLBshop.com.

An new collection of exclusive The Sandlot merchandise has been released on Shop.FoxMovies.com, including apparel, blankets, mugs and other products specific to the film.

The Sandlot-inspired Play Ball T-shirts will be worn by players while taking batting practice during each club’s official Play Ball Weekend activation this season.

Giveaways include The Sandlot 25th Anniversary Collector’s Edition Blu-ray and The Sandlot-inspired Play Ball T-shirts.

Among the teams involved are he Arizona Diamondbacks, Atlanta Braves, Baltimore Orioles, Boston Red Sox, Cincinnati Reds, Cleveland Indians, Colorado Rockies, Detroit Tigers, Houston Astros, Los Angeles Angels, Los Angeles Dodgers, Miami Marlins, Milwaukee Brewers, Minnesota Twins, Oakland A’s, Philadelphia Phillies, San Diego Padres, San Francisco Giants, Seattle Mariners, St. Louis Cardinals and Texas Rangers.

More details on themed night dates, activities and single-game ticket purchase information are available at MLB.com/thesandlot.

All clubs hosting a themed game are working with Boys & Girls Club of America to benefit local team affiliates.

The movie was released in 1993 and has grossed more than $32.4 million in North America, according to IMDB.com.

Sequels include The Sandlot 2 (2005) and The Sandlot: Heading Home (2007).

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