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• Michael Jordan has sold minority stake ownerships in the NBA’s Charlotte Hornets to two investment brokers but will remain majority owner for the team: Gabe Plotkin, founder and chief investment officer for Melvin Capital, and Daniel Sundheim, founder and chief investment officer for D1 Capital, have joined the Hornets as partners, pending NBA approval. Financial terms were not disclosed.

• The future of WWE’s Superstars will be determined during a two-night draft taking place live on Friday Night SmackDown on Oct. 11 on Fos in T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas; and Monday Night Raw on Oct. 14 on USA Network, Pepsi Center, Denver .

On both nights, Superstars from Raw and SmackDown will appear along with personalities from Fox and NBCUniversal programming who will announce select picks from each brand.

The draft will determine the Superstars that compete for Raw and SmackDown, which feature distinct casts, unique storylines and dedicated writing teams

• Ricky Rubio was named Tissot MVP of the FIBA World Cup after leading Spain to the 2019 championship.

• In an effort to “send a message of inclusion to its widely diverse fan base,” the NBA champion Toronto Raptors said they are the first NBA to offer an athletic hijab for Muslim women. The Nike Pro Hijabs with the team’s logo were inspired by the Hijabi Ballers, a Toronto-based non-profit organization dedicated to "celebrating and increasing the involvement of Muslim females in sports." “Inspired by those brave enough to change the game” the team posted to its social media platforms along with a video of the Hijabi Ballers in action.

• 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 (Sept. 14-Oct. 27), which includes the first public screening of the only known complete broadcast of Super Bowl I (then known as the AFL-NFL World Championship Game) in January 1967 between the Green Bay Packers and the Kansas City Chiefs

• Pete Frates and Pat Quinn, co-founders of ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, have launched with The ALS Assn. the 5th anniversary of “Challenge Me” with a “new call to action to reignite the passion and generosity of the millions of people who dumped ice water on their heads in the summer of 2014.”

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 Pro Football Hall of Fame First-Time Candidates Class of 2020
• DE John Abraham
• LB Lance Briggs
• WR/Special Teams Josh Cribbs
• RB Maurice Jones-Drew
• S Troy Polamalu
• DE Justin Smith
• WR Reggie Wayne
• LB Patrick Willis

The full list includes 122 players eligible to be selected to next year's class. Full story here.

KEEPING SCORE

Top Brands in 2019 Brand Keys “Consumer Loyalty Index”
• Airline: JetBlue
• Athletic Footwear:Nike
* Automotive: Hyundai
• Banks: Chase
• Beer: Corona Extra (regular), Miller Lite (Lite)
• Bottled Water: Dasani
• Casual Dining: Panera
• Coffee (OOH): Dunkin’
• Energy Drinks: Red Bull
• Headphones: Bose
• Ice Cream: Ben & Jerry’s
• Major League Sports: MLB
• Online Music: Slacker
* Online Retailer: Amazon
• Online Travel Booking: Booking.com
• Pizza: Domino’s
• QSR: Chick-fil-A
• Retail Sporting Goods: Dick’s
• Social Networking Sites: Instagram
• Soft Drinks: Coca-Cola (regular), Diet Coke
• Tequila: Jose Cuervo
• Ticketing Services: StubHub
• Vodka: Zubrowka
• Whiskey: Jack Daniel’s

FULL LIST HERE

BUY SELL

Weekend Box Office Sept. 13-15
1. It 2 $40.7M
2. Hustlers $33.2M
3. Angel Has Fallen $4.4M
4. Good Boys $4.3M
5. Lion King $3.6M
6. Hobbs & Shaw $2.8M
7. Overcomer $2.7M
8. The Goldfinch $2.6M
9. Peanut Butter Falcon $1.9M
10. Dora and the City of Lost Bold $1.9M
Source: Box Office Mojo

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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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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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NFL 100th Season Kickoff Event Features Marketers, Meek Mill, Meghan Trainor

By Barry Janoff

August 30, 2019: The NFL is planning to go big and go home-and-away to officially launch its 100th season with a major party on Sept. 5, the 2019 NFL Kickoff presented by EA Sports Madden NFL 20, which includes music, marketing, media partners, fans, players and its teams.

And while the festivities continue, the first regular season game of NFL 100, between the Green Bay Packers and host Chicago Bears.

In addition to presenting sponsor EA Sports Madden NFL 20, top-tier sponsors for NFL Kickoff include Bose, Bud Light, Microsoft, Pepsi, Pizza Hut, Snickers and Verizon.

Meek Mill, Meghan Trainor and Rapsody are scheduled to perform at a free pre-game concert at NFL Kickoff Experience in Chicago's Grant Park.

The kickoff to the league’s centennial season also includes the first initiative from the just-formed alliance between the NFL and Roc Nation, which will see the the launch of Inspire Change apparel and Songs of the Season.

Inspire Change apparel is a new social enterprise model that will fund and support Inspire Change programs across the country. 

Songs of the Season is a multi-tier, season-long initiative that will highlight superstars and emerging artists of all genres.

The Inspire Change apparel line, designed by artists, will be available later in the 2019 season.

According to Roc Nation, Songs of the Season is a multi-tier, season-long initiative that will highlight superstars and emerging artists of all genres. Songs of the Season will showcase musicians that will create and deliver a song to be integrated in all NFL promotions each month during the season.

The songs will debut during an in-game broadcast and will be simultaneously released to all digital streaming platforms (DSPs) worldwide.

Roc Nation said that all proceeds from the songs would go toward Inspire Change.

A portion of Meek Mill and Meghan Trainor's performances — who have been named the first Inspire Change advocates for the 2019 NFL season along with Rapsody — will be featured in simulcast coverage of the 40-minute pre-game Kickoff Experience presented by EA Sports Madden NFL 20 show on NBC and NFL Network (7:30 PM – 8:10 PM ET).

Meanwhile. the defending Super Bowl LIII champion New England Patriots “will celebrate the real NFL season kickoff “ via celebration hosted by Pepsi outside Gillette Stadium.

Pepsi will give away a limited-edition New England Patriots laces-shaped can designed to honor the Super Bowl LIII champions.

There will be a mainstage performance by country music star Chris Lane. The Lombardi Trophy will also be on-site as will Patriots players.

Those attending the event will have the chance to win autographed merchandise, plus tickets to the Patriots home opener on Sept. 8.

In Chicago,  the Madden NFL 20 Experience at Grant Park will host such scheduled NFL Legends as Michael Vick and Chad Johnson.

Twitch streamers and others will compete in the first EA Sports Madden NFL Twitch Prime Crown Cup.

The Green Bay-Chicago game will be shown live on giant screens situated  throughout Grant Park.

Proceeds from the NFL-Roc Nation venture will support organizations committed to the key priorities of Inspire Change: education and economic empowerment, police and community relations, and criminal justice reform.

According to Roc Nation, Songs of the Season is a multi-tier, season-long initiative that will highlight superstars and emerging artists of all genres. Songs of the Season will showcase musicians that will create and deliver a song to be integrated in all NFL promotions each month during the season.

The songs will debut during an in-game broadcast and will be simultaneously released to all digital streaming platforms worldwide.

Jay-Z Ready To Roc NFL Nation With New Collaboration

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