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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

BUY SELL

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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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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