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• Manchester United has signed a multi-year deal with Marriott International, with multi-platform marketing including access to on-field & player experiences for 120M members of the Marriott BonVoy travel program.

• PepsiCo is acquiring the CytoSport supplements brand from Hormel, which includes the Muscle Milk line.

• MLS Los Angeles Galaxy has signed a deal naming Mescal El Silencio, a specially crafted mezcal label based in Los Angeles, as an official partner for the team and its venue, Dignity Health Sports Park. The alliance, being called the first mescal deal for a pro sports team, includes a Mezcaleria El Silencio bar on the main concourse.

• MLS FC Dallas has signed a pact naming Heineken as the official import beer for the club and Toyota Stadium. The alliance also make Heineken USA a founding partner for the National Soccer Hall of Fame, which recently opened in Toyota Stadium.

• Lisa Borders, who in October resigned from her position as president for the WNBA to become president and CEO for Time’s Up, has now resigned from that position, citing family situations.

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Finalists For The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame Class of 2019
Unveiled at NBA All-Star Weekend as finalists from the North American and Women’s committees to be considered for election in 2019:

Players
• Marques Johnson
• Bobby Jones
• Sidney Moncrief
• Jack Sikma
• Ben Wallace
• Chris Webber
• Paul Westphal
Coaches
• Bill Fitch
• Eddie Sutton
Referee
• Hugh Evans

Finalists from the Women’s Screening Committee
Player
• Theresa Weatherspoon
Coaches
• Leta Andrews
• Barbara Stevens

The Class of 2019 will be unveiled during a press conference in Minneapolis at the NCAA Men’s Final Four.

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Weekend Box Office Feb. 15-17
1. Alita: Battle Angel $27.8M
2. The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part $21.2M
3. Isn’t It Romantic $14.2M
4. What Men Want $10.9M
5. Happy Death Day 2U $9.8M
6. Cold Pursuit $6M
7. The Upside $5.6M
8. Glass $3.8M
9. The Prodigy $3.1M
10. Green Book $2.7M
Source: Box Office Mojo

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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.

Topps Holds The Cards In New MLB Extension

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