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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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• Pat Benatar
• Dave Matthews Band
• Depeche Mode
• Doobie Brothers
• Whitney Houston
• Judas Priest
• Kraftwerk
• MC5
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• Nine Inch Nails
• Notorious B.I.G.
• Rufus feat. Chaka Khan
• Todd Rundgren
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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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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.
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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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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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EA Sports Makes The Game 'Players' Choice' For 'Madden NFL 12' Cover

By Barry Janoff, Executive Editor

March 21, 2011: In an homage to the madness of March college basketball and not to the current disparities between NFL owners and players, Electronic Arts said that consumers and football fans would have the opportunity to select the cover athlete for NFL Madden 12 via a bracket-style voting campaign.

Now through April 27, EA Sports is teaming exclusively with ESPN to enable people to help select the one athlete from among 32 candidates (one representative from every NFL team) to appear on the cover of Madden NFL 12, which is scheduled to hit retail this August.

This is an expansion of the NFL Madden 11 cover selection, when fans were offered the choice of several players from which to pick. In the final voting, quarterback Drew Brees (New Orleans Saints) won out over Jared Allen (Minnesota Vikings) and Reggie Wayne (Indianapolis Colts).

Two years ago, EA Sports also teamed with ESPN, which intergrated the release of Madden NFL 10 thoughout its programming.

Votes will determine which NFL players advance through the seeded brackets. The unveiling of the Madden NFL 12 cover athlete is currently scheduled for April 27 during ESPN's SportsNation. However, given the situation between owners and players and that "all player participation has been facilitated by NFL Players, the licensing and marketing subsidiary of the NFL Players Assn.," EA Sports stated that the "Madden NFL 12 cover announcement date is subject to change."

Among the players being considered are Aaron Rodgers, quarterback for the Green Bay Packers and Super Bowl XLV MVP;  Madden NFL 11 cover star Brees, Michael Vick (Philadelphia Eagles, who appeared on the  Madden NFL 2004 cover when he was with the Atlanta Falcons), Mark Sanchez (New York Jets), Tim Tebow (Denver Broncos), Maurice Jones-Drew (Jacksonville Jaguars), Adrian Peterson (Minnesota Vikings), Julius Peppers (Chicago Bears), Hines Ward (Pittsburgh Steelers), Philip Rivers (San Diego Chargers) and Sam Bradford (St. Louis Rams). Also in the running is "The 12th Man" representing the Seattle Seahawks.

Round 1 voting will take place now through March 27. Round 2 is March 28-April 3. Round 3 is April 11-17. The Final Round voting will take place April 18-26. (Full bracket here.)

Marketing support includes a dedicated Facebook page where visitors can fill out brackets  for the opportunity to win prizes including Super Bowl tickets and copies of Madden NFL 12. (Full details here.)

In addition, SportsNation co-hosts Colin Cowherd and Michelle Beadle will provide updates and interviews with candidates throughout the voting period.

Madden NFL 12 is the 23rd edition of the videogame in franchise history. Since its debut in 1989, the Madden NFL franchise has sold more than 90 million units, according to EA Sports.

"There's never a shortage of opinions when it comes to the annual selection of the Madden NFL cover athlete."

"Whether it be from fans, media, agents, or even the players themselves, there's never a shortage of opinions when it comes to the annual selection of the Madden NFL cover athlete," Anthony Stevenson, senior product manager for EA Sports, said in a statement. "So this year we're handing the keys over to the public. ESPN continues to be a tremendous partner of the Madden NFL franchise, and it makes perfect sense for SportsNation to be the platform that gives fans the ultimate say in who graces the cover of Madden NFL 12."

According to Raphael Poplock, ESPN vp-games and digital partnerships, "ESPN is proud to continue its tradition of serving fans by collaborating with EA Sports and putting the cover vote of Madden NFL 12 in their hands. We believe ESPN provides the perfect platform for fans to be heard, and encourage everyone to support their favorite representative in this bracket-style vote."

NFL Madden Covers
2011: Drew Brees, New Orleans Saints
2010: Larry Fitzgerald (Arizona Cardinals), Troy Polamalu (Pittsburgh Steelers)
2009: Brett Favre (Green Bay Packers. However, EA Sports offered a printout version of Favre in his New York Jets uniform after the trade became official.)
2008: Vince Young (Tennessee Titans)
2007: Shaun Alexander (Seattle Seahawks)
2006: Donovan McNabb (Philadelphia Eagles)
2005: Ray Lewis (Baltimore Ravens)
2004: Michael Vick (Atlanta Falcons)
2003: Marshall Faulk (St. Louis Rams)
2002:  Daunte Culpepper (Minnesota Vikings)
2001: Eddie George (Tennessee Titans)
2000: John Madden

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