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• Shareef Abdur-Rahim, NBA vp-basketball operations and a former NBA All-Star, has been named President of the NBA G League. Abdur-Rahim will replace Malcolm Turner, who will step down Jan. 11, 2019, to become the AD for Vanderbilt University.

• The Golden State Warriors have been named the Sportsperson of the Year by Sports Illustrated.

• MLB Network will mark its 10th anniversary Jan. 1, 2019 at 6 PM ET – “exactly 10 years to the minute when MLB Network came on the air” – with “MLB Network: 10 Years and Counting.” It will follow that with a re-airing of Don Larsen’s perfect Game Five from the 1956 World Series.

• MiLB has expanded its deal with Allegiant Airline to launch Allegiant World MasterCard, which includes points for every purchase, no blackout dates for travel, rewards specific to cardholder's favorite MiLB teams and local communities.

• The Big East has signed a deal to keep its men’s basketball conference tournament in New York’s Madison Square Garden through 2028, extending a contract that was scheduled to run through 2026 but with an opt-out clause for  2022. Financial terms were not shared.

• With one week left in NFL Pro Bowl 2019 voting the leaders are:

Drew Brees (950,818), Patrick Mahomes (884,888), Todd Gurley (747,516), Saquon Barkley (718,108), James Conner (664,897), Jared Goff ( 658,150), Antonio Brown (630,392), Alvin Kamara (582,550), Tyreek Hill (560,994) and Travis Kielce (551,249).

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Eight Teams And Venues For XFL 2020

• Dallas – Globe Life Park
• Houston – TDECU Stadium
• Los Angeles – StubHub Center
• New York/New Jersey – MetLife Stadium
• St. Louis – The Dome at America’s Center
• Seattle – CenturyLink Field
• Tampa Bay – Raymond James Stadium
• Washington, DC – Audi Field

See full story here.

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BABE RUTH MEMORABILIA AUCTION

A live auction is scheduled to take place in Yankee Stadium on June 15, 2019 under the auspices of Hunt Auctions, to include 100s of items from the Babe Ruth family that have been in their possession since he passed away in 1948, most of which have not been seen in public. A portion of the proceeds will go to charity.

Among the items:  

• Babe Ruth Professional Model cleats
• Babe Ruth 60th Home Run Autographed display piece
• Babe Ruth 1934 Tour of Japan Champion Batsman presentational trophy
• Lou Gehrig signed and inscribed photograph to Babe Ruth
• Babe Ruth's 1930-31 New York Yankees "Better year than President" player contract
• Babe Ruth 1935 Boston Braves autographed contract agreement
• Babe Ruth personal check ledger with related signed documents
• Babe Ruth single signed baseballs and autographed photographs
    •    Babe Ruth 1934 Tour of Japan presentational pass
    •    Babe Ruth personal photographic albums including autographed exemplars
    •    Babe Ruth 12 Point Deer Trophy Mount with photographic provenance

Other items not from the Ruth family include:

    •    Babe Ruth Professional Model Bat with Home Run Notches c.1926-29
    •    Babe Ruth "Bustin Babes" barnstorming equipment travel case c.1920s (Waite Hoyt provenance)
    •    Highly significant 1923 New York Yankees World Championship presentational Spalding trophy
• 1923 New York Yankees World Champions team autographed ledger sheet

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Weekend Box Office Nov. Dec. 7-9
1. Ralph Breaks the Internet $16.1M
2. The Grinch $15.7M
3. Creed II $10.3M
4. Fantastic Beasts: Crimes of Grindelwald $6.8M
5. Bohemian Rhapsody $6M
6. Instant Family $5.6M
7. Green Book $3.9M
8. Robin Hood $3.6M
9. Possession of Hannah Grace $3.2M
10. Widows $3.1M

SOURCE: COMSCORE.com

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NBA Nation 2010, Marketing Partners T-Mobile, Kia On The Road Again

April 28, 2010: Even as the NBA playoffs continue to heat on on the court, the league will take its hot mobile basketball playground, NBA Nation presented by T-Mobile USA and Kia Motors, cross country for a series of fan experience stops. Sprite is on the tour as an associate partner.

Now in its fourth season, the NBA Nation tour will travel more than 10,000 miles to eight NBA cities and expects to receive more than one million visitors, according to the league. The first stop will be at  Phoenix on May 1, to take part in the “Cinco De Mayo Phoenix Festival.” The tour runs through July 11 in Dallas, also making visits en route to Denver, Los Angeles, Cleveland, New York, Philadelphia and St. Paul-Minneapolis. (Full schedule below.)

A customized 18-wheel NBA Nation truck expands into 20,000 square feet of basketball playground providing free interactive basketball activities, as well as the opportunity to meet NBA players and legends. Former NBA 14-year veteran Darryl Dawkins will serve as the official tour ambassador for the second time, signing autographs and serving as a special judge for select competitions.

Among the events at NBA Nation stops will be the Kia Motors Performance Challenge, which tests fans’ dribbling, passing and shooting skills against the clock for the opportunity to win a 2011 Kia Sorento CUV;  and the Sprite Slam Dunk Showdown, where visitors can perform their best dunks, with one winner from each city receiving a $1,000 prize and the chance to be crowned the Sprite Slam Dunk Showdown Champion at the 2011 NBA All-Star Game in Los Angeles.

"We are thrilled to once again tip off the annual NBA Nation tour during the NBA Playoffs to elevate fan excitement with this unique and engaging experience," Gail Hunter, NBA svp-events and attractions, said in a statement. “This year, with the support of our partners, we will again deliver what fans have come to expect from NBA Nation: great prizes, family fun for all ages, exciting competitions, and opportunities to meet members of the NBA family.”

T-Mobile is the NBA's official wireless partner, Kia is the official automotive partner of the league.

NBA Nation 2010 Tour Schedule

May 1-2: Phoenix Cinco De Mayo Phoenix Festival 2010
May 8-9: Denver 23rd Annual Cinco De Mayo “Celebrate Culture” Festival
May 22-23: Los Angeles Universal CityWalk Hollywood
May 28-31: Cleveland Marc’s Great American Rib Cook Off and Music Festival, Time Warner Cable Amphitheater
June 19-20: New York South Street Seaport, Fulton & South Street
June 26-27: Philadelphia Taste of Philadelphia
July 2-5: St. Paul Taste of Minnesota, Harriet Island
July 9-11: Dallas Taste of Dallas, Fair Park

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