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Nominees For 2018 Pepsi NFL Rookie of the Year

Winner to be selected by fan votes now thru Jan. 21 (3 PM ET).\

The 2018 Pepsi NFL Rookie of the Year award will be recognized in Atlanta during Super Bowl LIII activities.

• Saquon Barkley RB New York Giants
• Nick Chubb RB Cleveland Browns
• Darius Leonard LB Indianapolis Colts
• Phillip Lindsay RB Denver Broncos
• Baker Mayfield QB Cleveland Browns

Finalists For 2018 NFL FedEx Air (QB) and Ground (RB) Players of the Year

2018 FedEx Air NFL Player of the Year

• Patrick Mahomes Kansas City Chiefs
• Drew Brees New Orleans Saints
• Philip Rivers (Los Angeles Chargers

2018 FedEx Ground NFL Player of the Year

• Todd Gurley Los Angeles Rams
• Ezekiel Elliott Dallas Cowboys
• Saquon Barkley New York Giants

Now thru Jan. 31 (3 PM ET). people can vote for each category here on via Twitter @NFL

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NFL Head Coach Signings For 2019 (To Date)
• Arizona Cardinals Kliff Kingsbury
• Cincinnati Bengals TBD (former coach Marvin Lewis)
• Cleveland Browns Freddie Kitchens
• Denver Broncos Vic Fangio
• Green Bay Packers Matt LeFleur
• Miami Dolphins TBD (former coach Adam Gase)
• New York Jets Adam Gase
• Tampa Bay Buccaneers Bruce Arians

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Weekend Box Office Jan. 11-13
1. The Upside $19.6M
2. Aquaman $17.3M
3. A Dog’s Way Home $11.3M
4. Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse $9M
5. Escape Room $8.9M
6. Mary Poppins Returns $7.2M
7. Bumblebee $6.8M
8. On the Basis of Sex $6.2M
9. The Mule $5.5M
10. Vice $3.3M
Source: Box Office Mojo

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Jul112018

NFL, MLB, MMA Athletes, All Native Hawaiians, Launch Challenge Relief Fund

NYSJ Sports-Entertainment Business News Service

July 11, 2018: Hawaii is considered to be a prime destination for sun, fun and entertainment.

But the devastation caused by the Kilauea Volcano on Hawai’i Island has impacted not just local communities but others around the world.

To help raise funds and awareness to support those affected by Kilauea Volcano, a group of pro athletes from the NFL, MLB and UFC — all natives of Hawaii — have formed  Be A Hero for Hawai‘i Challenge with the Hawai‘i Community Foundation.

The Be A Hero for Hawai‘i Challenge is a friendly competition to encourage their teammates, rivals, and fans to give to their island home and see which team sport is able to raise the most in donations.

The founding group includes Tennessee Titans quarterback Marcus Mariota, UFC Featherweight Champion Max Holloway, UFC fighter Yancy Medeiros, St. Louis Cardinals second baseman Kolten Wong, Texas Rangers infielder Isiah Kiner-Falefa and Kamu Grugier-Hill, linebacker for the defending Super Bowl champion Philadelphia Eagles, who brought this initial group together.

“It has been devastating to see all of the destruction caused by the volcano on the Big Island — my sister-in-law and her family are one of hundreds who have lost their homes. And these families won’t be able to return to their community,” Grugier-Hill said in a statement.

“It is going to take a long time to rebuild and they will need a lot of resources. I had to do something to help and was looking for a way to bring people together around it. So I called other pro athlete friends who were from Hawai‘i to join in.”

According to Grugier-Hill, “These guys didn’t hesitate and were immediately on board. That’s just how Hawai‘i rolls. And being the competitors we are, we thought it would be great to see which one of our sports could raise the most money.”

“Both on and off the field, or octagon, Kamu and the other athletes epitomize what true heroes are,” Micah Kane, CEO and president of the Hawai‘i Community Foundation, said in a statement.

“Through their hard work, commitment and dedication they have all found success in their chosen careers but when called upon, they give back to their community and help others — they are setting a great example to the young local kids in our community who look up to them.”

Multi-media cause-marketing includes an anchor spot that features each of the six founding “Heroes For Hawaii” athletes talking about their efforts and urging others to join in.

"It means a lot to me to be able to join in with other professional athletes from Hawai‘i to help out the families suffering on Hawai‘i Island."

At a dedicated Web site, visitors can donate to their favorite sport, currently from among baseball, football and MMA.

According to Mariota, "It means a lot to me to be able to join in with other professional athletes from Hawai‘i to help out the families suffering on Hawai‘i Island. The people from Hawai‘i have supported all of us throughout our careers and now it's our turn to give back to them.

“The volcano is causing a lot of damage and we know it's not over. They're going to need a lot of help in assisting the families in need and helping them to rebuild . . . Mahalo for your support."

Donations to the Be A Hero for Hawai‘i Challenge can be made online at www.HeroesforHawaii.org or by mail at Hawai‘i Community Foundation, 827 Fort Street Mall, Honolulu, HI, 96813. Note which sports team is being supported when sending donations via mail.

To track the progress of each “team” during the Be A Hero for Hawai‘i Challenge, visit www.HeroesforHawaii.org or search #HeroesforHawaii on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter for player information and updates.

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