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• Jon Hayes, the Cincinnati Bengals TE coach for the last 16 seasons and a NFL TE for the Kansas City Chiefs and Pittsburgh Steelers, has been named head coach and GM XFL St. Louis. Hayes joins Kevin Gilbride (New York), Pep Hamilton (Washington, D.C.), Bob Stoops (Dallas), Marc Trestman (Tampa Bay) and Jim Zorn (Seattle) as XFL head coaches. Los Angeles and Houston head coaches are still to be named.

• MLS and U.S. Soccer have signed a three-year deal with Headspace, which develops meditation and mindfulness apps. Headspace is also creating a personalized training program for each individual athlete on the U.S. Women’s National Team prior to their defense of the FIFA Women’s World Cup this summer in France.

• adidas has unveiled the ”Loop Creation Process,” to produce fully recyclable performance footwear working with Parley for the Oceans using products made from up-cycled marine plastic waste.

FutureCraft Loop is a 100% recyclable performance running shoe which “can be returned to adidas, broken down and reused to create new performance running shoes.” adidas said the first-gen release is a part of adidas' “widest-ever global beta program, ahead of the wider commercial release targeted for Spring-Summer 2021.”

• Per the NFL: “As of earlier this week NFL Network and NFL RedZone are no longer available to AT&T U-Verse subscribers or DTV Now subscribers. While the NFL remains committed to negotiating renewed agreements on fair and equitable terms, AT&T has not been willing to actively engage." 

• Grey Goose vodka has unveiled a global brand platform, “Live Victoriously,” described as “an answer to consumers' demand for more authentic and relatable luxury brands..." TV is led by a 60-second spot that implores people to “Live like  ... you're the special occasion ... every day is your birthday ... your phone doesn't exist ... the world is your stage . . . you crashed your own wedding . . . like you’re worth it.” Spots will air thru June across cable, network primetime and sports programming.

• A significant collection of Jackie Robinson memorabilia is part of the Goldin Auctions 2019 Spring Auction, now through May 11 celebrating the 100th anniversary of the birth of Jackie Robinson, with a portion of the proceeds benefiting the Jackie Robinson Foundation. Full story here.
POLL POSITION

The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame Class of 2019

(To be enshrined on Sept. 6 in Springfield, Mass.)

• Al Attles
• Carl Braun
• Charles “Chuck” Cooper
• Vlade Divac
• Bill Fitch
• Bobby Jones
• Sidney Moncrief
• Jack Sikma
• Teresa Weatherspoon
• Paul Westphal
• Tennessee A&I Teams of 1957-1959
• Wayland Baptist Flying Queens of 1948-1982

KEEPING SCORE

Top Ten Most Valuable MLB Franchises
1. New York Yankees $4.6B
2. Los Dodgers $3.3B
3. Boston Red Sox $3.2B
4. Chicago Cubs $3.1B
5. San Francisco Giants $3B
6. New York Mets $2.3B
7. St. Louis Cardinals $2.1B
8. Los Angeles Angels $1.9B
9. Philadelphia Phillies $1.85B
10. Houston Astros $1.77B

Source: FORBES

BUY SELL

Weekend Box Office April 12-14
1. Shazam! $25.1M
2, Little $15.5M
3. Hellboy $12M
4. Pet Seminary $10M
5. Dumbo $9.2M
6. Captain Marvel $8.6M
7. Us $6.9M
8. After $6.2M
9. Missing Link $5.8M
10. The Best of Enemies $2M
Source: Box Office Mojo

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Channel Chasers

NFL UK 2019
• Oct. 6 Chicago Bears v Oakland Raiders Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
• Oct. 13 Carolina Panthers v Tampa Bay Buccaneers Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
• Oct. 27  Cincinnati Bengals v Los Angeles Rams Wembley Stadium
• Nov. 3 Houston Texans v Jacksonville Jaguars Wembley Stadium

NFL Mexico 2019
• Nov. 18 Kansas City  Chiefs v Los Angeles Chargers Mexico City Estadio Azteca (ESPN Monday Night Football).

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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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