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• Jon Hayes, the Cincinnati Bengals TE coach for the last 16 seasons and a NFL TE for the Kansas City Chiefs and Pittsburgh Steelers, has been named head coach and GM XFL St. Louis. Hayes joins Kevin Gilbride (New York), Pep Hamilton (Washington, D.C.), Bob Stoops (Dallas), Marc Trestman (Tampa Bay) and Jim Zorn (Seattle) as XFL head coaches. Los Angeles and Houston head coaches are still to be named.

• MLS and U.S. Soccer have signed a three-year deal with Headspace, which develops meditation and mindfulness apps. Headspace is also creating a personalized training program for each individual athlete on the U.S. Women’s National Team prior to their defense of the FIFA Women’s World Cup this summer in France.

• adidas has unveiled the ”Loop Creation Process,” to produce fully recyclable performance footwear working with Parley for the Oceans using products made from up-cycled marine plastic waste.

FutureCraft Loop is a 100% recyclable performance running shoe which “can be returned to adidas, broken down and reused to create new performance running shoes.” adidas said the first-gen release is a part of adidas' “widest-ever global beta program, ahead of the wider commercial release targeted for Spring-Summer 2021.”

• Per the NFL: “As of earlier this week NFL Network and NFL RedZone are no longer available to AT&T U-Verse subscribers or DTV Now subscribers. While the NFL remains committed to negotiating renewed agreements on fair and equitable terms, AT&T has not been willing to actively engage." 

• Grey Goose vodka has unveiled a global brand platform, “Live Victoriously,” described as “an answer to consumers' demand for more authentic and relatable luxury brands..." TV is led by a 60-second spot that implores people to “Live like  ... you're the special occasion ... every day is your birthday ... your phone doesn't exist ... the world is your stage . . . you crashed your own wedding . . . like you’re worth it.” Spots will air thru June across cable, network primetime and sports programming.

• A significant collection of Jackie Robinson memorabilia is part of the Goldin Auctions 2019 Spring Auction, now through May 11 celebrating the 100th anniversary of the birth of Jackie Robinson, with a portion of the proceeds benefiting the Jackie Robinson Foundation. Full story here.
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The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame Class of 2019

(To be enshrined on Sept. 6 in Springfield, Mass.)

• Al Attles
• Carl Braun
• Charles “Chuck” Cooper
• Vlade Divac
• Bill Fitch
• Bobby Jones
• Sidney Moncrief
• Jack Sikma
• Teresa Weatherspoon
• Paul Westphal
• Tennessee A&I Teams of 1957-1959
• Wayland Baptist Flying Queens of 1948-1982

KEEPING SCORE

Top Ten Most Valuable MLB Franchises
1. New York Yankees $4.6B
2. Los Dodgers $3.3B
3. Boston Red Sox $3.2B
4. Chicago Cubs $3.1B
5. San Francisco Giants $3B
6. New York Mets $2.3B
7. St. Louis Cardinals $2.1B
8. Los Angeles Angels $1.9B
9. Philadelphia Phillies $1.85B
10. Houston Astros $1.77B

Source: FORBES

BUY SELL

Weekend Box Office April 12-14
1. Shazam! $25.1M
2, Little $15.5M
3. Hellboy $12M
4. Pet Seminary $10M
5. Dumbo $9.2M
6. Captain Marvel $8.6M
7. Us $6.9M
8. After $6.2M
9. Missing Link $5.8M
10. The Best of Enemies $2M
Source: Box Office Mojo

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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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