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• Serena Williams has withdrawn from the Miami Open (March 23) due to knee issues.

• Picking up the mantle of National Women’s Month, and anticipating what next year will be its 70th anniversary, the LPGA has unveiled “Drive On,” a multi-platform refined brand position. According to the LPGA, “Drive On is clearly rooted in golf, but it's a bigger idea. It captures the power and potential in each of us and celebrates the hard work, focus and tenacity that it takes to achieve our goals.” Full story here.

• The NBA said that the Chinese and Croatian National Teams would join all 30 NBA teams to compete at MGM Resorts NBA Summer League 2019 in Las Vegas, marking the first time that the league will feature two international teams, with 83 games over 11 days (July 5-15).

• The 2019 Alliance of American Football Championship, originalluy scheduled for April 27 in Las Vegas, will be played in Ford Center at The Star in Frisco, Texas., which is owned and operated by Jerry Jones and the Dallas Cowboys.

• MLB and the MLB Players’ Assn. have unveiled numerous changes to the game to be installed over the next two seasons that will impact game length, marketing broadcast partners, the All-Star Game and the Home Run Derby. Full story here.

POLL POSITION

Top Ten Most In-Demand MLB Tickets (based on total ticket sales on StubHub thru March 14):
1. New York Yankees
2. Boston Red Sox
3. San Francisco Giants
4. Chicago Cubs
5. St. Louis Cardinals
6. Los Angeles Dodgers
7. Philadelphia Phillies
8. Texas Rangers
9. New York Mets
10. Houston Astros

SOURCE: STUBHUB

KEEPING SCORE

The Most-In-Demand MLB Home Openers
(based on total ticket sales on StubHub thru March 14, all on March 28):

• Arizona Diamondbacks at the Dodgers (average ticket price $229.
• Baltimore Orioles at New York Yankees (average ticket price $202)
• Atlanta Braves at Philadelphia Phillies (average ticket price $84)
• Chicago Cubs at Texas Rangers (average ticket price $254)
• Pittsburgh Pirates at Cincinnati Reds (average ticket price $122)

BUY SELL

Weekend Box Office March 15-17
1. Captain Marvel $69.3M
2. Wonder Park $16M
3. Five Feet Apart $13.2M
4. How To Train Your Dragon: Hidden World $9.4M
5. Madea Family Funeral $8M
6. No Manches Frida 2 $3.9M
7. Captive State $3.2M
8. Lego Movie 2 $2.1M
9. Alita: Battle Angel $1.9M
10. Green Book $1.3M
Source: Box Office Mojo

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Aug022018

YouTube TV, Hankook, Doosan Back For MLB Postseason, New Deals Expected

By Barry Janoff

August 2, 2018: MLB has released the schedule for the 2018 post-season, and there will be no November rain for the World Series (unless it rains a lot at the end of October).

YouTube TV returns as World Series presenting partner, with the 114th Fall Classic scheduled to begin Oct. 23, with Game 7 scheduled to be played Oct. 31.

The last time the World Series ended in October was in 2014 when the San Francisco Giants defeated the Kansas City Royals in seven games.

The post-season is scheduled to begin Oct. 2 with the National League Wild Card Game presented by Hankook on ESPN.

TBS will air the American League Wild Card Game presented by Hankoook Tire on Oct. 3.

Both NL Division Series presented by Doosan are scheduled to begin on Oct. 4 on FS1 or MLB Network.

Last year, Doosan presented both AL Division Series and T-Mobile presented the NL Division Series.

The AL Division Series, currently without a presenting partner, are scheduled to begin Oct. 5.

Last year, Camping World presented both the NL and AL Championship Series.

They, too, are currently without presenting partners.

MLB did not verify that new presenting partners would come on board but did say, “Like last year, more (deals) can always come up.”

Two travel days are built into the World Series, between Game 2 and Game 3, and if necessary between Game 5 and Game 6.

All World Series games will air on Fox.

The NL Wild Card Game will also be available on ESPN Radio, ESPN Deportes, ESPN Deportes Radio and the ESPN App.
 
ESPN’s Sunday Night Baseball broadcast team — play-by-play commentator Matt Vasgersian, analysts Alex Rodriguez and Jessica Mendoza, and reporter Buster Olney — will culminate their first season together when they call the NL Wild Card Game.

The 2018 regular season is scheduled to end Sept. 30.

If necessary, regular season tie-breaker games would be telecast exclusively by ESPN on Oct. 1.

The NL Championship Series is scheduled to begin Oct. 12 on Fox or FS1.

The American League Championship Series, set to start on Saturday, October 13th, will be telecast by TBS.

Fox Sports will present live telecast coverage of the World Series for the 21st time.
 
All games telecast on MLB Network, TBS and Fox will be available to MLB.TV subscribers who are authenticated subscribers to the applicable network through a participating pay TV provider.

2018 POSTSEASON SCHEDULE

(Subject to change; listed by date)

Oct. 2: NL Wild Card Game (ESPN)

Oct. 3: AL Wild Card Game (TBS)

DIVISION SERIES

(Series A involves club with best record; Series B does not involve club with best record)

Oct. 4: NLDS A, Game 1 (FS1 or MLBN)

Oct. 4: NLDS B, Game 1 (FS1 or MLBN)

Oct. 5: NLDS A, Game 2 (FS1 or MLBN)

Oct. 5: NLDS B, Game 2 (FS1 or MLBN)

Oct. 5: ALDS A, Game 1 (TBS)

Oct. 5: ALDS B, Game 1 (TBS)

Oct. 6: ALDS A, Game 2 (TBS)

Oct. 6: ALDS B, Game 2 (TBS)

Oct. 7: NLDS A, Game 3 (FS1 or MLBN)

Oct. 7: NLDS B, Game 3 (FS1 or MLBN)

Oct. 8: NLDS A, Game 4* (FS1)

Oct. 8: NLDS B, Game 4*(FS1)

Oct. 8: ALDS A, Game 3 (TBS)

Oct. 8: ALDS B, Game 3 (TBS)

Oct. 9: ALDS A, Game 4* (TBS)

Oct. 9: ALDS B, Game 4* (TBS)

Oct. 10: NLDS A, Game 5* (FS1)

Oct. 10: NLDS B, Game 5* (FS1)

Oct. 11: ALDS A, Game 5* (TBS)

Oct. 11: ALDS B, Game 5* (TBS)

LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES

Oct. 12: NLCS Game 1 (Fox or FS1)

Oct. 13: NLCS Game 2 (Fox or FS1)

Oct. 13: ALCS Game 1 (TBS)

Oct. 14: ALCS Game 2 (TBS)

Oct. 15: NLCS Game 3 (Fox or FS1)

Oct. 16: ALCS Game 3 (TBS)

Oct. 16: NLCS Game 4 (Fox or FS1)

Oct. 17: NLCS Game 5* (Fox or FS1)

Oct. 17: ALCS Game 4 (TBS)

Oct. 18: ALCS Game 5* (TBS)

Oct. 19: NLCS Game 6* (Fox or FS1)

Oct. 20: ALCS Game 6* (TBS)

Oct. 20: NLCS Game 7* (Fox or FS1)

Oct. 21: ALCS Game 7* (TBS)

114th WORLD SERIES

All games on Fox

Oct. 23: Game 1

Oct. 24: Game 2

Oct. 25: TRAVEL DAY

Oct. 26: Game 3

Oct. 27: Game 4

Oct. 28: Game 5*

Oct. 29: TRAVEL DAY

Oct. 30: Game 6*

Oct. 31: Game 7*

* if necessary

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