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• 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.

• Showtime Sports will launch on Oct. 21 a weekly podcast, All The Smoke with Matt Barnes and Stephen Jackson, in which the two NBA veterans (now retired) and NBA champs (Golden State Warriors and San Antonio Spurs, respectively), will “deliver an authentic, unfiltered perspective on the most polarizing topics in and around the game of basketball.”  It will air Thursdays on the Showtime Basketball YouTube Channel.  

• 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. 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.” A publication date was not given.

• 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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• 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

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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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Nov302009

Senator Calls Foul On Adidas' NBA Jersey Plan

NBA commissioner David Stern (L) and Eric Stamminger, president and CEO of adidas brand, during signing of 11-year deal in 2006, now find their alliance under fire. (Photo: adidas)November 30, 2009: Proclaiming that “Basketball is an American game,” Sen. Charles Schumer (D-NY) has taken to the streets in an effort to stop adidas, the official apparel company of the NBA, from closing a factory of American Classic Outfitters in Perry, NY, and moving the production to Thailand.

“Adidas’ plan is to outsource the jerseys to Thailand and with that, they threw an airball big time,” Schumer said during a press conference outside of the NBA Store on Fifth Avenue in New York on Nov. 29. “Because it’s an American sport invented in America, played better in America than anywhere else, the jerseys ought to be made here in America,”

The plant in upstate New York, about 50 miles east of Buffalo, produces jerseys for 17 NBA teams as well as WNBA and NBA Development League teams.

Schumer said he spoke with adidas representatives and also with NBA commissioner David Stern about the situation. “He said he’d look into it and work with us. He seemed sympathetic, he’s a man of his word and I think the league understands how unfair this outsourcing is," Schumer said during the press conference.

Adidas said in a statement that it has started to move production of NBA jerseys "closer to the source for materials," which is in Asia. Adidas said it has contracts with two other U.S. companies to produce official NBA jerseys at more than 30 facilities in North America and “will continue to do so.”

Adidas and the NBA signed an 11-year deal in 2006, said to be worth more than $400 million, to become the league's official uniform and apparel supplier. The deal replaced a 10-year agreement the NBA had with Reebok, which was acquired by adidas in 2005 in a deal valued at about $3.8 billion.

Adidas NBA spokesmen include Dwight Howard, Kevin Garnett, Tim Duncan, Tracy McGrady, Derrick Rose, Chauncey Billups and Josh Smith.

Schumer said he has asked the NBA to end its contract with adidas should the production move from the U.S. to Thailand. The NBA, which holds its marketing partners near and dear to its heart, released a statement after Schumer's press conference addressing the issue. “The NBA conducts business with more than 200 apparel and consumer products companies in over 210 countries and territories and we do not mandate where they manufacture their products. We do, however, have a strict Code of Conduct that mandates the factory conditions under which adidas and all our licensees must manufacture NBA goods."

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