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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.
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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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Aug072018

Hit Parade: MLB Plans To Rock ā€™nā€™ Roll During '19 All-Star Game In Cleveland

By Barry Janoff

August 7, 2018: In a nod to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland, MLB has unveiled the logo for the 2019 All-Star Game presented by MasterCard and related merchandise that features an electric guitar as its main image.

The logo and merchandise were unveiled during a media conference today in Progressive Field, home to the Indians and the All-Star Game, scheduled for July 9, 2019.

That would be the sixth time Cleveland has hosted the event and the second All-Star game in Progressive Field, with the last game hosted there in 1997.

Progressive Field, which will celebrate its 25th anniversary next year, recently underwent upward of $600 million in renovations, according to industry analysts, including a new score board, seating and sound system, which helped MLB make its decision last month.

“On behalf of MLB commissioner (Rob) Manfred and everyone at Major League Baseball, we are really excited to bring the 90th All-Star Game to Cleveland and this iconic ball park,” said MLB deputy commissioner Tony Petitti during the media event,

“You can see from the logo what we are trying to do. We’ve already has meetings with the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame about trying to integrate music. We try to do something iconic in each market, so music is what you can expect to hear and see.”

“Ready to rock with CLE? You know we are,” the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame posted to its Twitter account.

All-Star Game merchandise, including headwear, T-shirts and novelty items, are now officially for sale in Progressive Field retail stands and at MLB's online shop.

In 1997, current Indians first base coach and then Indians catcher Sandy Alomar Jr. hit a game-winning homer in Progressive Field and was named the game's MVP.

MLB and the Indians are eying the same type of excitement.

“If you go to the World Series, you and your staff get to be part of the game,” said Indians manager Terry Francona, who led the team into the 2016 World Series, won by the Chicago Cubs in seven games. “That would be really extra special for us personally. But the biggest thing is what it will do for the city of Cleveland.”

Petitti said that when MLB selects an All-Star Game host city, “it is about rotation, and it has been more than 20 years (for Cleveland). The Indians really stepped up and showed a lot of enthusiasm.

“When we bring an All-Star Game to a city it’s not just about what happens in the ball park, it’s about when happens throughout the city for five or six days.

According to Petitti, “The commissioner has given us a mandate about making each game bigger than the prior one. Washington (site of the 2018 All-Star Game last month) was pretty spectacular. I promise that  we can deliver the biggest and best All-Star Game to the city of Cleveland.”

The 2020 MLB All-Star Game presented by MasterCard is scheduled to be played at Dodger Stadium on July 14.

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