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• 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 television, 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.

• The XFL has named David Michael as its Chief Technology Officer (CTO). Michael was most recently chief information officer for The Madison Square Garden Company and previously was with GroupM North America, UBM Tech and PR Newswire.

• 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#JZxA5jXY4rCwemgZ.99
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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Feb062019

Hot Shots: NBA Teams Valued At Record $1.9B, Topped By Knicks, Lakers, Warriors

By Barry Janoff

February 6, 2019: The New York Knicks have one of the worst records in the NBA, have not won a NBA championship since 1972-73 and are currently moving players and salary with the intention of signing two major players for the 2019-20 season.

None the less, the Knicks continue to lead the NBA in one significant area: Most valuable franchise.

The team is valued at $4 billion, up 11% from last season, which is also tied for second most-valuable sports franchise in the U.S. with crosstown neighbors the New York Yankees, both behind the NFL’s Dallas Cowboys at $5 billion.

The average NBA team is worth $1.9 billion, up 13% over last year and three times the level of five years ago, according to a new report from Forbes.

By comparison, the 32 NFL franchises are valued at an average of $2.57 billion, with six teams valued at $3 billion or more.

Second to the Knicks are the Los Angeles Lakers, now led by LeBron James, valued at $3.7 billion.

The two-time defending NBA champion Golden State Warriors are No. 3 and the only other NBA team topping $3 billion at $3.5 billon.

With the Warriors leaving Oracle Arena next season for the $1 billion Chase Center — and with $2 billion in contractually obligated income from sponsorships, suites and season ticket holder fees for the new arena — Forbes said to “look for the Warriors to challenge the Knicks as the NBA’s leading revenue generator.”

The Top Five this season also includes the Chicago Bulls ($2.9 billion) and Boston Celtics ($2.8 billion).

The Knicks crosstown rival Brooklyn Nets come in at No. 6 ($2.35 billion) while the Lakers co-Staples Center tenants, the Clippers, are No. 9 ($2.2 billion).

With James leaving town, the Cleveland Cavaliers dropped from No. 15 last season to No. 25 this season ($1.28 billion).

The Milwaukee Bucks, now in new Fiserv Forum, come in at No. 22, valued at $1.35 billion, up 145% since the ownership group bought the team for $550 million in 2014, according to Forbes.

At the other end of the spectrum, but still valuable commodities: the Detroit Pistons at No. 26 ($1.27 billion), No. 27 Minnesota Timberwolves ($1.26 billion). No. 28 Charlotte Hornets ($1.25 billion), No. 29 New Orleans Pelicans ($1.22 billion) and No. 30 Memphis Grizzlies ($1.2 billion).

The Philadelphia 76ers were the biggest gainer for the second-straight year, up 40% to $1.65 billion.

Over the past five years, the largest franchise value gainer is the Warriors, up 367%, with the team winning three NBA titles over the past four years, according to Forbes.

The  Clippers were second (up 282% over the past five years) followed by the Sixers (252%), Bucks (233%) and the Toronto Raptors (222%).

Total NBA revenue hit $8 billion last season, up 8.5%.

According to Forbes, “In addition to the gains from TV and arena renovations, teams reaped the rewards of the NBA’s logo patch sponsorships.

“The three-year trial program started with the 2017-18 season, and every team except the Oklahoma City Thunder has a deal in place, at an annual rate of between $4 million and $20 million.”

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