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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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Aug172018

NFL’s Chargers Sign ROKiT As Wireless Partner, Field Naming Rights In StubHub

By Barry Janoff

August 16, 2018: The Los Angeles Chargers are making themselves at home in their temporary stadium, entering the second season in StubHub Center with a significant new partner, telecommunications brand ROKiT, which becomes not only the team’s official wireless partner but also title sponsor of for the renamed ROKiT Field at StubHub Center.

The name will be in effect during Chargers games only and not when permanent residents MLS Los Angeles Galaxy play at home or during concerts and other events.

Financial terms of the multi-year deal were not released.

The Denver Broncos previously had a similar deal when their home stadium was known as Sports Authority Field at Mile High before the national retailer went out of business. This season it will be called Broncos Stadium at Mile High. The Broncos said they are in the process of seeking a new naming rights deal.

ROKiT is part of the ROK Brands group, with U.S. headquarters in Los Angeles, founded by businessman John-Paul DeJoria (John Paul Mitchell Systems, Patron, John Paul Pet) and British entrepreneur Jonathan Kendrick.

As part of the ROKiT Field entitlement, ROKiT branding will be featured on a variety of signage at StubHub Center and on the stadium’s LED video board and ribbon boards.

Beginning with the Chargers’ pre-season opener (Aug. 18), ROKiT will said it would launch a “fully-integrated marketing partnership with a multitude of activation.”

In addition to entitlement of ROKiT Field at StubHub Center, activation plans include supporting community initiatives for active and retired military servicemen and women; and a season-long consumer sweepstakes with the opportunity to win such custom experiences as game day sideline passes, Draft Party attendance and VIP attendance at training camp.

An integrated multi-media program will encompass all Chargers media channels, including broadcast, digital, mobile, social and print.

Under terms of the deal, ROKiT can utilize team marks and player imagery in its role as the team’s official partner.

“We are excited at this unique partnership with telecommunications brand innovator ROKiT, one that brings together two organizations committed to providing the best in experience and service to our fans,” A.G. Spanos, Chargers president of business operations, said in a statement.

“ROKiT Field at StubHub Center will be home to one of the most exciting game day environments in the NFL, and we cannot wait to kick off our home schedule there this Saturday.”

According to ROKiT, as an extension of their shared interest in supporting the community, the Chargers and ROKiT will partner on several military service-related recognition and support initiatives throughout the year.

Efforts will focus on the team’s annual Salute to Service campaign and ROKiT parent brand’s Vets to Vets program, including game day activations, player visits and product donations.

ROK Brands said that its “core mission is based on three fundamental end-user values: connectedness, well-being and security.”

In addition to the Chargers deal, ROKiT also unveiled what it called the “world’s first smart phone complete with the ROK Life services plan, a bundle offering services including a year’s free access to healthcare and discounted pharmaceuticals” as well as reduced international call rates.

“Our aim has always been to save lives and help people protect their families,” said Kendrick.

The Chargers moved into StubHub Center last season after relocating from San Diego.

The team plans to stay until the new stadium they will share with the Los Angeles Rams — under the working title L.A. Stadium and Entertainment District at Hollywood Park, now under construction — opens, which is planned for the 2020 NFL season.

StubHub Center is owned by AEG. StubHub acquired naming rights to the stadium, previously known as Home Depot Center, in 2013 with a six-year deal valued at about $10 million annually, according to industry analysts.

It is located on the campus of California State University, Dominguez Hills in Carson, Calif.

StubHub Center is scheduled to host competitions during the 2028 Summer Games in Los Angeles.

ROK Brands include ROK Mobile, ROK Vision, ROK Drinks (ABK Beer, Real Irish Whiskey, Bogart's Spirits, among others), ROK Water, ROK Stars and ROK Books.

According to Kendrick, “The Chargers continue to be champions for the community, supporting the greater Los Angeles area through a variety of military service-related programs and initiatives.

“Our new partnership will enable ROKiT to build upon these shared values, and introduce fans to a new, easy way to access wireless services and critical life services.”

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