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The newly unveiled logo for the Paris 2024 Summer Olympic and Paralympics Games combines two iconic symbols associated with the Games – a gold medal and the Olympic torch – which combine to form an image of Marianne, a female figure representing the French Republic  This is the first time the Olympic logo will be shared with the Paralympic Games.

• The late golf icon Arnold Palmer will be commemorated with a Forever Stamp from the U.S. Postal Service in 2020. The stamp features James Drake's action photo of Palmer at the 1964 U.S. Open at Congressional Country Club in Bethesda, Md. Art director Antonio Alcalá designed the stamp.

• Dr Teal's Epsom Salts has signed All Pro TE Jason Witten (Dallas Cowboys) and two-time defending Defensive Player of the Year Aaron Donald (Los Angeles Rams) to explain in marketing the “benefits of balancing rigorous workouts with regimented muscle recovery in order to achieve and maintain peak performance.”

• 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. 

• 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.

• 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. 

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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

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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
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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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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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NFL UK 2019
• Oct. 27  Cincinnati Bengals v Los Angeles Rams Wembley Stadium
• Nov. 3 Houston Texans v Jacksonville Jaguars Wembley Stadium

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• 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)

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Jun052019

M&M’s Sweetens Nascar Raceday Experience With VIP ‘Glampground’ Deal

NYSJ Sports-Entertainment Business News Service

June 4, 2019:
In an effort to bring fans closer to the action while offering VIP amenities, M&M’s has unveiled the M&M’s Glampground, a ”first-of-its-kind, all-inclusive glamping experience” that will provide Nascar race fans at Kentucky Speedway and Bristol Motor Speedway with what was called an “unforgettable weekend.’

Located in a private area in the infield at each venue, the M&M'S Glampground will provide a “turnkey, VIP option” for people looking to experience the race in a unique way.

Being offered for $500 for two (while inventory lasts), the Glampground includes 12’ x 14’ “glamourous” camping tents (choice of one queen bed or two singles); bathrooms with private showers; breakfast, lunch and dinner catered by local restaurants; activities throughout the weekend, including garage and pit tours, tailgate games and movies; and Wi-Fi access.

Glampground reservations for the Quaker State 400 presented by Walmart at Kentucky Speedway, scheduled for July 13, have begun. (Details here.)

M&M’s said Glamping packages for the Bristol Motor Speedway (Aug. 7) M&M’s Glampground would be available later this summer.

Also part of the package: private garage tours and visits from M&M’s Racing team members such as Kyle Busch.

Nascar offers: “Space is limited, and at $500 per tent, will go fast!”

One restriction: M&M’s said, “To keep this an M&M'S fan-friendly experience, each tent has a carry-in limit of one 24 pack of beer.”

"We are delighted to unveil the M&M’s Glampground, the first ever sponsor-branded luxury camping experience at a Nascar race that we know all fans of M&M’s  and Nascar are going to love," Allison Miazga-Bedrick, brand director, M&M’s, said via the "official chocolate of Nascar."

"This is going to be a race experience like no other and we look forward to welcoming both returning and new race fans to the Glampground in Kentucky and Bristol. We encourage all fans to get their tickets now, with the experiences we have to offer they aren't going to hang around for long."

Among the other amenities for the Quaker State 400 presented by Walmart at Kentucky Speedway:

• Two Kentucky Speedway Bluegrass Club weekend tickets

• Two Cold Passes for access to the Kentucky Speedway garage

• One FanVision and two headsets, allowing people to listen to race and driver communication.

According to Busch, driver of the No. 18 M&M’s Toyota Camry. “M&M’s always does so much for the fans, but if I wasn't racing, I'd probably book myself a spot in the M&M’s Glampground.”

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