• Under Armour said this morning that Patrik Frisk, the company’s president and COO, would become its new CEO, effective Jan. 1, 2020. He will also remain president. Company founder, chairman and CEO Kevin Plank, will become executive chairman and brand chief. According to Friske via Under Armour, "The opportunity that lies ahead of us is incredible as our entire global team continues to lean hard into our transformation."

• Sacramento, California's capital city, has been awarded an MLS expansion team with Sacramento Republic FC becoming the league's 29th team and beginning play in MLS in 2022. The club will build a new, $300 million, 20,100-seat soccer stadium in the downtown Railyards District. 

• Octagon and the National Women’s Soccer League have signed a multi-tier consulting partnership, in which Octagon’s Global Media Rights Consulting and Marketing divisions will "advise the NWSL on its league media rights, sponsorship, and marketing." “The growth of the NWSL over the past six years has been tremendous, and the league, its teams and players show absolutely no sign of slowing down,” Christine Franklin, SVP, Marketing, Octagon, said via the firm.

• The Professional Baseball Agreement between MLB and minor league teams expires at the end of the 2020 season. But if a new MLB proposal were to become reality, more than three dozen cities with affiliated minor league teams will lose those teams a year from now and thousands of minor league players will be out of work as well. Full story here.

• "We said there's no chance that's happening. There’s no chance we’ll even discipline him." — NBA commissioner Adam Silver regarding China’s request that the league fire Houston Rockets GM Daryl Morey

• "The losses have already been substantial. Our games are not back on the air in China as we speak, and we'll see what happens next. I don't know where we go from here. The financial consequences have been and may continue to be fairly dramatic." — NBA commissioner Adam Silver at the Time 100 Summit on Thursday regarding the league’s on-going situation with China.

• Halloween this year is Oct. 31, and retailers, marketers and consumers are ready for another season of trick-or-treat. Total spend on Halloween 2019 is expected to reach $8.8 billion according to the National Retail Federation, Washington, DC. Full story here. 


Rock & Roll Hall of Fame 2020 Nominees

• Pat Benatar
• Dave Matthews Band
• Depeche Mode
• Doobie Brothers
• Whitney Houston
• Judas Priest
• Kraftwerk
• MC5
• Motorhead
• Nine Inch Nails
• Notorious B.I.G.
• Rufus feat. Chaka Khan
• Todd Rundgren
• Soundgarden
• T. Rex
• Thin Lizzy



Most Popular NBA Player Jerseys (based on eBay sales October 2018-October 2019)
1. LeBron James Los Angeles Lakers
2. Stephen Curry Golden State Warriors
3. Kyrie Irving Brooklyn Nets
4. Giannis Antetokounmpo Milwaukee Bucks
5. Kevin Durant Brooklyn Nets
6. Dwyane Wade Miami Heat (retired)
7. Kawhi Leonard Los Angeles Clippers
8. Zion Williamson New Orleans Pelicans
9. Carmelo Anthony (most recently with Houston Rockets)
10. Russell Westbrook Houston Rockets

Most Popular Player Merchandise (based on eBay sales October 2018-October 2019)
1. LeBron James Los Angeles Lakers
2. Stephen Curry Golden State Warriors
3. Kevin Durant Brooklyn Nets
4. Kyrie Irving Brooklyn Nets
5. Giannis Antetokounmpo Milwaukee Bucks
6. Paul George Los Angeles Clippers
7. James Harden Houston Rockets
8. Dwyane Wade Miami Heat (retired)
9. Kawhi Leonard Los Angeles Clippers
10. Russell Westbrook Houston Rockets


Weekend Box Office Oct. 18-20
1. Maleficent: Mistress Of Evil $36M
2. Joker $29.2M
3. Zombieland 2 $26.7M
4. Addams Family $16M
5. Gemini Man $8.5M
6. Abominable $3.5M
7. Downton Abbey $3M
8. Judy $2M
9. Hustlers $2M
10. It 2 $1.5M

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Cancer Drives Home
Men's Hoops Are 'Toxic'

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.
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.
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.
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.
Channel Chasers

NFL UK 2019
• 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)

NBA 2019 Opening Nights
• Oct. 22 New Orleans Pelicans vs. Toronto Raptors TNT 8 PM (ET)
• Oct. 22 Los Angeles Lakers vs. Los Angeles Clippers TNT 10:30 PM (ET)

• Oct. 23 Boston Celtics vs. Philadelphia 76ers ESPN 8 PM (ET)
• Oct. 23 Denver Nuggets vs. Portland Trail Blazers ESPN 10 PM (ET)


Sanchez, Trout, Springer Early Leaders In 2019 MLB All-Star Game AL Voting

By Barry Janoff

June 10, 2019: With the 2019 MLB All-Star Game presented by MasterCard just four weeks off, the league has unveiled the first fan ballot results presented by Google for the American League — and the numbers are very good for Gary Sanchez, Mike Trout and George Springer.

New York Yankees catcher Sanchez holds the largest lead among players at all positions — more than 600,000 votes over James McCann of the Chicago White Sox — while Los Angeles Angeles outfield Trout and outfielder George Springer of the Houston Astros are No. 1 and No 2, respectively, in their position to date.

Trout has the most votes to date among all AL players at more than 900,000, some 200,000 ahead of Springer, who in turn is about 300,000 ahead of Austin Meadows of the Tampa Bay Rays.

Alex Bregman of the Astros has a commanding lead of more than 300,000 votes at third base over Gio Urshela of the Yankees.

The voting and selection of AL teams is far from over.

People can vote in "The Primary" at and at all 30 club sites, the MLB At Bat and MLB Ballpark apps up to five times in any 24-hour period. People in the U.S. and Canada can also vote at Google Search for every position, or up to 17 unique players per day, by searching "MLB Vote" or the names of their favorite players.

Primary voting ends at June 21 (4 PM ET).

Under new guidelines, the top three vote-getters in "The Primary" at each position — including nine outfielders — in each league move to The Starters Election., which begins Noon ET on June 26.

The votes will reset for a 28-hour voting time through June 27 (4 PM ET).

Starters for the 2019 All-Star Game will be unveiled on ESPN that night (7 PM ET).

Pitchers and reserves will be on June 30.

The 90th MLB All-Star Game, at Progressive Field in Cleveland, will air nationally Fox on July 9; in Canada by Rogers Sportsnet and RDS; and worldwide by partners in more than 180 countries.

Fox Deportes will provide Spanish-language coverage in the U.S.

The T-Mobile Home Run Derby is scheduled for July 8, to air on ESPN.

The 2019 Home Run Derby winner will receive a $1 million prize

1. Gary Sanchez, Yankees 737,107
2. James McCann, White Sox 289,475
3. Jason Castro, Twins 199,497
4. Robinson Chirinos, Astros 197,976
5. Christian Vazquez, Red Sox 183,291
6. Jonathan Lucroy, Angels 139,059
7. Josh Phegley, Athletics 89,795
8. Mike Zunino, Rays 64,167
9. Martin Maldonado, Royals 56,763
10. Roberto Perez, Indians 55,799

1. Luke Voit, Yankees  393,356
2. C.J. Cron, Twins 302,586
3. Jose Abreu, White Sox 286,145
4. Carlos Santana, Indians 250,615
5. Albert Pujols, Angels 192,816
6. Yuli Gurriel, Astros 188,318
7. Miguel Cabrera, Tigers  180,803
8. Mitch Moreland, Red Sox 116,979
9. Ji-Man Choi, Rays 77,847
10. Chris Davis, Orioles 70,010

1. Tommy La Stella, Angels 487,598
2. Jose Altuve, Astros 448,131
3. DJ LeMahieu, Yankees 379,820
4. Jonathan Schoop, Twins 179,792
5. Michael Chavis, Red Sox 156,208
6. Whit Merrifield, Royals 146,670
7. Brandon Lowe, Rays 110,507
8. Dee Gordon, Mariners 63,483
9. Yolmer Sanchez, White Sox 55,079
10. Jason Kipnis, Indians  50,065

1. Alex Bregman, Astros 630,159
2. Gio Urshela, Yankees 269,716
3. Hunter Dozier, Royals  216,809
4. Rafael Devers, Red Sox 202,569
5. Matt Chapman, Athletics  159,155
6. Vladimir Guerrero Jr., Blue Jays 150,074
7. Marwin Gonzalez, Twins 132,235
8. Yoan Moncada, White Sox 122,121
9. David Fletcher, Angels 90,761
10. Yandy Diaz, Rays 62,930

1. Jorge Polanco, Twins 395,210
2. Carlos Correa, Astros 329,421
3. Gleyber Torres, Yankees 322,958
4. Tim Anderson, White Sox 281,862
5. Xander Bogaerts, Red Sox 220,317
6. Francisco Lindor, Indians 175,868
7. Andrelton Simmons, Angels 130,774
8. Adalberto Mondesi, Royals 81,777
9. Elvis Andrus, Rangers 73,559
10. Willy Adames, Rays  60,392

1. Mike Trout, Angels 951,002
2. George Springer, Astros 776,352
3. Austin Meadows, Rays 468,111
4. Michael Brantley, Astros  458,577
5. Mookie Betts, Red Sox 450,407
6. Eddie Rosario, Twins 344,215
7. Aaron Judge, Yankees 308,134
8. Joey Gallo, Rangers 281,179
9. Josh Reddick, Astros 220,079
10. Max Kepler, Twins 202,822
11. Byron Buxton, Twins 192,230
12. Andrew Benintendi, Red Sox 138,911
13. Brett Gardner, Yankees 138,426
14. Jackie Bradley Jr., Red Sox 124,490
15. Tommy Pham, Rays 119,691
16. Aaron Hicks, Yankees 110,139
17. Trey Mancini, Orioles  100,457
18. Shin-Soo Choo, Rangers 95,875
19. Kevin Kiermaier, Rays 76,526
20. Kole Calhoun, Angels 74,625

1. J.D. Martinez, Red Sox 491,955
2. Hunter Pence, Rangers 329,321
3. Nelson Cruz, Twins  214,702
4. Shohei Ohtani, Angels 166,275
5. Giancarlo Stanton, Yankees 157,411
6. Aledmys Diaz, Astros 152,614
7. Khris Davis, Athletics 140,227
8. Daniel Vogelbach, Mariners 131,700
9. Avisail Garcia, Rays 127,731
10. Yonder Alonso, White Sox 71,174

Bellinger, Yelich Top One Million Votes In Early ASG NL Ballot

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