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• Bluberi Gaming has signed a deal with WWE to develop a series of licensed slot games featuring WWE Superstars and Legends. Among those to be featured include John Cena, Triple H, Becky Lynch, Roman Reigns and Ronda Rousey, along with such Legends as Hulk Hogan, “Stone Cold” Steve Austin and Shawn Michaels. The first WWE series of slot games is scheduled to hit casinos October 2020.

• HarperCollins Publishers said it has acquired world rights to Back, the first memoir authored by Tiger Woods. According to Woods, “This book is my definitive story. It’s in my words and expresses my thoughts. It describes how I feel and what’s happened in my life.” A publication date was not given.

• Turner Sports’ eLeague has signed a deal with tech solutions and services provider CDW to “create enhanced fan experiences across eLeague’s properties on TV, digital, social and in-arena.” The alliance also names CDW an “official arena partner” for eLeague and the Rocket League Championship Series. Full story here.

• San Manuel Casino, under the auspices of the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians, has signed a deal to become a Founding Partner for Allegiant Stadium, scheduled to open at the home of the Raiders for the 2020 NFL season when the franchise relocates from Oakland to Las Vegas.

• 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. 

• The Paley Center for Media, NY, will honor the 100th season of the NFL with a new exhibit: "A Century of Football: Celebrating the NFL’s 100th Season," free and open to the public (thru Oct. 27).

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• Whitney Houston
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• MC5
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• Rufus feat. Chaka Khan
• Todd Rundgren
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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

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
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Weekend Box Office Oct. 11-13
1. Joker $55M
2. Addams Family $30.3M
3. Gemini Man $20.5M
4. Abominable $6.2M
5. Downton Abbey $4.9M
6. Hustlers $3.9M
7. Judy $3.3M
8. It 2 $3.2M
9. Jexi $3.1M
10. Ad Astra $1.9M
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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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More Executive Changes For USOC As Chairman Probst Follows CEO Out

By Barry Janoff

September 10, 2018: There continues to be a shake-up at the top of the U.S. Olympic Committee.

The USOC said that chairman Larry Probst would step down from his position at the end of the year, succeeded by Susanne Lyons, independent USOC board member and until recently the USOC’s acting CEO.

Lyon’s was named interim CEO after Scott Blackmun resigned in February, citing his battle with prostate cancer. He had been CEO since January 2010. She held the position from Feb. 28-Aug. 20, 2018).

In July, the USOC named Sarah Hirshland as its new CEO.

Hirshland, the 12th CEO in USOC history, has been chief commercial officer for the U.S. Golf Assn.

All the moves come in the wake of the sexual assault scandal involved U.S. Gymnastics, which saw former USA Gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar sentenced to prison as the result of being accused by more than 330 young women of sexual abuse spanning decades.

According to Lyons, “I’m honored that the board has entrusted me with this position, eager to continue to support our Olympic and Paralympic athletes, and ready to do the work necessary to regain the trust of our athlete community; particularly survivors of abuse.

““I’ve been associated with the Olympic and Paralympic movements for nearly two decades and never dreamed I would be in this position. It’s no secret that the USOC is at critically challenging time in its history and we simply must get it right. I intend to make sure we do.”

She appeared to echo the words of Probst, who said during a media conference call at the time of Hirshland’s hiring, “The USOC’s at a critical time in its history and it requires an energetic, creative and inspiring leader who will ensure the athletes we serve are protected, supported and empowered in every possible way.”

In addition, long-time USOC CMO Lisa Baird, who joined in 2009 but had more recently worked with the marketing division for the 2028 Los Angeles Olympic Committee, left to become CMO for New York Public Radio, effective today (Sept. 10).

The first Olympics for these USOC executives in their new positions will be the 2020 Summer Games in Tokyo. The 2022 Winter Games are in Beijing, the 2024 Summer Games in Paris.

Probst was first elected chair of the board in October 2008 and reelected in 2012 and 2016.

“Larry led the USOC at a critical time in the history of the organization,” IOC president Thomas Bach said in a statement.

“At the same time, he became a trusted voice and valuable member of the IOC, chairing one of the most important commissions, he played a crucial role in the creation of the Olympic Channel and its success both worldwide and in the United States. Under his leadership, and through his personal efforts, the standing of the United States in the international sport community was greatly improved.”

Bach said of Probst that the “awarding of the 2028 Olympic and Paralympic Games to Los Angeles is a fitting testament to his efforts.”

Lyons served as the executive vice president and chief marketing officer of Visa USA – a member of the IOC’s The Olympic Partner (TOP) Program – from 2004-07. Prior to that, Lyons held leadership roles for Charles Schwab & Co., and Fidelity Investments. She has also served on a variety of public and not-for-profit boards.

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