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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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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

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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
SOURCE: STUBHUB.COM

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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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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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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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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.
Read more at http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/quotes/j/johnfkenn121400.html#46Ul8rBF4XpB4lo0.99
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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Oct012009

NBA Goods Hot In Europe, And The Lakers' No. 24 Leads The Way

October 1, 2009: The NBA next week will return to Europe for the fourth consecutive year when the Chicago Bulls and Utah Jazz play games in London and Madrid as part of NBA Europe Live 2009 presented by EA Sports. Following NBA Europe Live 2009, NBA teams will have played 50 games in 18 different cities in Europe over the past two decades, according to the league.

A big part of the league's continued presence in Europe is sales of NBA goods. According to the league, the NBA's merchandising business in Europe consists of more than 60 partners distributing NBA products to more than 16,000 retail locations. International sales account for 30% of the league’s overall global merchandise business.

Although financial details were not released, jerseys account for a majority of sales in Europe, and Kobe Bryant of the Los Angeles Lakers tops the list of most popular NBA jerseys in Europe for the 2008-09 season, as it did in 2007-08, based on sales from retail locations across Europe. In fact, the top four most popular jerseys remain unchanged from the previous year, with Kevin Garnett of the Boston Celtics at No. 2, Pau Gasol of the Lakers at No.3 and LeBron James of the Cleveland Cavaliers at No. 4.

International players make up approximately 20% of NBA rosters. Including Gasol, who comes from Spain, eight of the top 15 players on this best-selling jersey list are from Europe: Tony Parker (San Antonio Spurs/ France), Andrea Bargnani Toronto Raptors/(Italy), Jose Calderon (Toronto Raptors/Spain), Dirk Nowitzki (Dallas Mavericks/Germany), Rudy Fernandez (Portland Trailblazers/Spain), Marco Belinelli (Golden State Warriors/Italy) and Joakim Noah (Chicago Bulls/ France).

Most Popular NBA Jerseys in Europe
1.    Kobe Bryant, Los Angeles Lakers
2.    Kevin Garnett, Boston Celtics
3.    Pau Gasol, Los Angeles Lakers
4.    LeBron James, Cleveland Cavaliers
5.    Dwyane Wade, Miami Heat
6.    Tony Parker, San Antonio Spurs
7.    Dwight Howard, Orlando Magic
8.    Andrea Bargnani, Toronto Raptors
9.    Jose Calderon, Toronto Raptors
10.  Paul Pierce, Boston Celtics
11.  Dirk Nowitzki, Dallas Mavericks
12.  Rudy Fernandez, Portland Trailblazers
13.  Marco Belinelli, Golden State Warriors
14.  Joakim Noah, Chicago Bulls
15.  Gilbert Arenas, Washington Wizards
Source: NBA

The NBA also released the list of best-selling WNBA jerseys based on sales at the NBA Store, New York, and on WNBAStore.com during the 2009 WNBA regular season. Of note, Candice Parker and Lisa Leslie of the Los Angeles Sparks had the best-selling jerseys, which have the Farmers Insurance logo on the front and Diana Taurasi's Phoenix Mercury jersey has the LifeLock logo on the front following marketing deals signed this past season.

Most Popular WNBA Player Jerseys
  1. Candace Parker, Los Angeles Sparks
  2. Lisa Leslie, Los Angeles Sparks
  3. Becky Hammon, San Antonio Silver Stars
  4. Diana Taurasi, Phoenix Mercury
  5. Shameka Christon, New York Liberty
  6. Essence Carson, New York Liberty
  7. Sue Bird, Seattle Storm
  8. Janel McCarville, New York Liberty
  9. Angel McCoughtry, Altanta Dream
  10. Deanna Nolan, Detroit Shock

Most Popular WNBA Team Merchandise
  1. Los Angeles Sparks
  2. New York Liberty
  3. Seattle Storm
  4. San Antonio Silver Stars
  5. Washington Mystics

Source: NBA

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