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The newly unveiled logo for the Paris 2024 Summer Olympic and Paralympics Games combines two iconic symbols associated with the Games – a gold medal and the Olympic torch – which combine to form an image of Marianne, a female figure representing the French Republic  This is the first time the Olympic logo will be shared with the Paralympic Games.

• The late golf icon Arnold Palmer will be commemorated with a Forever Stamp from the U.S. Postal Service in 2020. The stamp features James Drake's action photo of Palmer at the 1964 U.S. Open at Congressional Country Club in Bethesda, Md. Art director Antonio Alcalá designed the stamp.

• Dr Teal's Epsom Salts has signed All Pro TE Jason Witten (Dallas Cowboys) and two-time defending Defensive Player of the Year Aaron Donald (Los Angeles Rams) to explain in marketing the “benefits of balancing rigorous workouts with regimented muscle recovery in order to achieve and maintain peak performance.”

• Sacramento, California's capital city, has been awarded an MLS expansion team with Sacramento Republic FC becoming the league's 29th team and beginning play in MLS in 2022. The club will build a new, $300 million, 20,100-seat soccer stadium in the downtown Railyards District. 

• The Professional Baseball Agreement between MLB and minor league teams expires at the end of the 2020 season. But if a new MLB proposal were to become reality, more than three dozen cities with affiliated minor league teams will lose those teams a year from now and thousands of minor league players will be out of work as well. Full story here.

• 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. 

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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
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Weekend Box Office Oct. 18-20
1. Maleficent: Mistress Of Evil $36M
2. Joker $29.2M
3. Zombieland 2 $26.7M
4. Addams Family $16M
5. Gemini Man $8.5M
6. Abominable $3.5M
7. Downton Abbey $3M
8. Judy $2M
9. Hustlers $2M
10. It 2 $1.5M
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NFL UK 2019
• 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)

NBA 2019 Opening Nights
• Oct. 22 New Orleans Pelicans vs. Toronto Raptors TNT 8 PM (ET)
• Oct. 22 Los Angeles Lakers vs. Los Angeles Clippers TNT 10:30 PM (ET)

• Oct. 23 Boston Celtics vs. Philadelphia 76ers ESPN 8 PM (ET)
• Oct. 23 Denver Nuggets vs. Portland Trail Blazers ESPN 10 PM (ET)

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Mar132010

NFL Drafts Fans To Determine 75th Anniversary Most Valuable Draft Team

March 13, 2010: With the 75th annual NFL Draft less than six weeks off, the league is building a marketing bandwagon that will loudly roll into New York, in prime time for the first time, in time for the April 22 event at Radio City Music Hall (on ESPN and the NFL Network).

Players regarded as being among the most valuable draft picks for 2010 include Ndamukong Suh (DT, Nebraska), Gerald McCoy (DT, Oklahoma), Russell Okung (OT, Oklahoma State), Jimmy Clausen (QB, Notre Dame) and Sam Bradford (QB, Oklahoma). The order in which they will be drafted, and the impact they will have as rookies, is of immediate interest to teams and fans. But down the road, the players drafted in 2010 will be compared and contrasted to the all-time NFL best and worst draft picks.

To help celebrate the 75th NFL Draft, the league is inviting fans to help choose the "75 Most Valuable Draft Picks" of all time. Now through April 18, visitors to a microsite at NFL.com can vote for their all-time choices. NFL.com editors narrowed down the first 74 drafts to a list of the top 320 players, consisting of ten players from each franchise, listed by the franchise that drafted them.

Even with 320 players from which to choose, however, there are some omissions. John Elway, the No. 1 overall selection in 1983 by the then Baltimore Colts, is not listed among the ten draft nominees with the now Indianapolis Colts, not listed among the ten nominees with the Denver Broncos (the team to which he was traded by the Colts after being drafted) and is not among the ten nominees from the current Baltimore franchise, the Ravens. And Ben Rothlisberger, who has quarterbacked the Pittsburgh Steelers to two Super Bowls since being drafted in the 1st Round in 2004, is not on the list, yielding for the most part to players who were on four Steelers Super Bowl teams.

Also, all ten of the players listed as nominees for the St. Louis Rams were drafted before the franchise moved from Los Angeles in 1995. And in a bit of mostly overlooked NFL history, Brett Favre, who played 16 seasons for the Green Bay Packers, is listed with the Atlanta Falcons, the team for which he played his rookie year after being selected in the 2nd Round in 1991.

The NFL said that  picks 11-75 will be unveiled at NFL.com and on NFL Network from April 19-22. The top 10 greatest draft picks as selected by fans will be revealed during Round 1 of the 2010 NFL Draft. According to the league, many of the top ten will be in attendance at Radio City Music Hall.

According to the NFL. fans begin the process of determining the Most Valuable Draft Pick by choosing between pairs of players randomly generated from the list of 320 greats.  After selecting winners of 30 random matchups, fans will begin to build their own Top 10 list.  Fans may continue to vote in order to make changes to their personal Top 10 list as well as the All-Time Top 10 announced at the Draft. Users then may share their lists and their head-to-head winners on Facebook.

As NFL fans know, not all of the greatest picks were in the first round. Joe Montana was a 3rd round selection by the San Francisco 49ers, number 82 overall in 1979; Roger Staubach did not go to the Dallas Cowboys until the 10th Round, Pick 129 overall in 1964. Art Donovan, a Hall of Fame DT who played 15 seasons (nine with the Colts), was drafted in the now unheard of 20th Round by the New York Giants in 1947.

Among the other draft picks up for consideration: Phil Simms, 1st Round, Pick 7 (1979); Jerry Rice, 1st Round, Pick 16 (1985); Franco Harris, 1st Round, Pick 13 (1972); Emmitt Smith, 1st Round, Pick 17 (1990); and Tom Brady, 6th Round, Pick 199 (2000).

Full list of 320 players by franchise is here.

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