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• Universal Casting in Miami has been looking for people to fill three roles for what was called a “major commercial” with Serena Williams: Serena at 7-13 years old, 15-19 and 22-27. “Those auditioning must be proficient tennis players and must look like Serena.”   

• NFL Network’s Good Morning Football is in London for six days starting today (Monday, Oct. 22) leading up to the Philadelphia Eagles vs. Jacksonville Jaguars game in Wembley Stadium on Sunday (Oct. 28). Good Morning Football will air Monday-Friday (7 AM ET) from Westminster Live Studios. 

• Charles Wang, 74, businessman and former owner of the New York Islanders (2000-16), passed away on Sunday morning. RIP.

• ESPN said it generated its best NBA opening week rating since 2014 on Saturday for LeBron James’ home-opener with the Los Angeles Lakers. The Lakers vs. Rockets game telecast, won by Houston, 124-115, drew a 2.5 metered market rating, also making it the highest-rated NBA regular season game on ESPN since the Warriors 73rd win game in April of 2016.

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NBA Teams With Jersey-Logo Deals (to date):
• Atlanta Hawks (Shareware)
• Boston Celtics (GE)
• Brooklyn Nets (Infor)
• Charlotte Hornets (LendingTree)
• Chicago Bulls (Jenni Optical)
• Cleveland Cavaliers (Goodyear)
• Dallas Mavericks (5miles)
• Denver Nuggets (Western Union)
• Detroit Pistons (Flagstaff Bank)
• Golden State Warriors (Rakuten)
• Houston Rockets (Rokit)
• Los Angeles Clippers (Bumble)
• Los Angeles Lakers (Wish)
• Memphis Grizzlies (FedEx)
• Miami Heat (Ultimate Software)
• Milwaukee Bucks (Harley Davidson)
• Minnesota Timberwolves (Fitbit)
• New Orleans Pelicans (Zatarain’s)
• New York Knicks (Squarespace)
• Orlando Magic (Disney World)
• Philadelphia 76ers (StubHub)
• Phoenix Suns (PayPal)
• Portland Trail Blazers (Biofreeze)
• Sacramento Kings (Blue Diamond)
• San Antonio Spurs (Frost Bank)
• Toronto Raptors (Sun Life)
• Utah Jazz (Qualtrics)

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Weekend Box Office Oct. 12-14
1. Venom $35.7 M
2. A Star Is Born $28M
3. First Man $16.6M
4. Goosebumps 2 $16.2M
5. Smallfoot $9.3M
6. Night School $8M
7. Bad Times at the El Royale $7.2M
8. The House With A Clock In Its Walls $4M
9. The Hate U Give $1.8M

SOURCE: COMSCORE.com

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Let us not seek the Republican answer or the Democratic answer, but the right answer. Let us not seek to fix the blame for the past. Let us accept our own responsibility for the future.
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Let us not seek the Republican answer or the Democratic answer, but the right answer. Let us not seek to fix the blame for the past. Let us accept our own responsibility for the future.
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Let us not seek the Republican answer or the Democratic answer, but the right answer. Let us not seek to fix the blame for the past. Let us accept our own responsibility for the future.
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Sep172018

Acuna, Ohtani, Altuve, Stanton Vie To Become Topps' 2019 Leader Of The Pack

By Barry Janoff

September 17, 2018: Topps card company for the fourth consecutive year is seeking input from consumers and fans as to which player should earn the prestigious No. 1 card for its 2019 Topps Baseball Series 1.

The series is scheduled to hit retail Jan. 30, 2019.

Topps, which recently extended its deal as the official global trading card partner for MLB through 2025, has offered a list of 19 players from which people can vote, as well as a 20th slot for a write-in vote.

The list to become the next leader of the pack includes Ronald Acuna Jr. (Atlanta Braves), Mookie Betts and Chris Sale (Boston Red Sox), Alex Bregman and Jose Altuve (Houston Astros), Kris Bryant and Javier Baez (Chicago Cubs), Miguel Cabrera (Detroit Tigers), Aaron Judge and Giancarlo Stanton (New York Yankees), Bryce Harper (Washington Nationals) and Mike Trout and Shohei Ohtani (Los Angeles Angels).

The past three No. 1 cards as voted by consumers and fans were Mike Trout, Kris Bryant and Aaron Judge, respectively.

Judge was also card No. 1 in Topps current on-going Living Set collection, which re-creates the look of the company’s iconic hand-painted 1953 MLB set.

Players who have been No. 1 in Topps baseball history also include Hank Aaron, Ted Williams, Jackie Robinson, Willie Mays, Nolan Ryan, Mike Piazza, Brooks Robinson, Frank Robinson and Derek Jeter.

Voting is now through Sept. 24, 2018 (11:59 PM ET).

Topps said the winner would be revealed "a couple of weeks before the release" of 2019 Topps Baseball Series 1.

The 2019 Topps Series 1 Baseball will also celebrate the 150th anniversary of professional baseball and the 35th anniversary of 1984 Topps with special inserts and cards depicting the history of baseball.

In conjunction with the No. 1 voting Topps is offering prizes, randomly choosing entries from those who voted.

Winners will be selected randomly and contacted via e-mail. (Topps said that If you're a winner, you have one month to claim your prize.)

Prizes include 2018 Topps Luminaries hobby box, 2018 Topps Chrome Baseball hobby box, 2018 Topps Clearly Authentic hobby box, 2018 Bowman High Tek Baseball hobby box, 2018 Topps Baseball Factory Set, 2018 Topps Tier One Baseball Tier One Talent Autographs: Rhys Hoskins, 2017 Topps Five Star: Kyle Schwarber autograph, 2017 Topps Allen & Ginter Autographs: Ian Happ RC, 2017 Topps Luminaries: Carl Yastrzemski autograph /15 and 2017 Bowman's Best Gold autograph: Anthony Rizzo /50.

The Topps Company was founded in 1938, and has had a partnership with MLB since 1952.

Full List Of Potential Topps No. 1 Card nominees:

• Ronald Acuna Jr. (Atlanta Braves)
•  Jose Altuve (Houston Astros),
• Mookie Betts (Boston Red Sox)
• Javier Baez (Chicago Cubs)
•  Alex Bregman (Houston Astros)
• Kris Bryant (Chicago Cubs)
•  Miguel Cabrera (Detroit Tigers)
• Jacob deGrom (New York Mets)
• Bryce Harper (Washington Nationals)
• Aaron Judge (New York Yankees)
• Clayton Kershaw (Los Angeles Dodgers)
• Francisco Lindor (Cleveland Indians)
• Shohei Ohtani (Las Angeles Angels)
• Mike Trout (Los Angeles Angels)
• Chris Sale (Boston Red Sox)
• Max Scherzer (Washington Nationals)
• Giancarlo Stanton (New York Yankees)
• Juan Soto (Washington Nationals)
• Trevor Story (Colorado Rockies)

Voting details here.

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