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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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NFL Players Join Carrie Underwood For 2018 NBC 'Sunday Night Football' Opener

NYSJ Sports-Entertainment Business News Service

July 30, 2018:
NBC has unveiled the roster of NFL players who will be part of the 2018 Sunday Night Football on NBC opening sequence, trying to sing, dance and entertain alongside Carrie Underwood.

The ten players include four from the Super Bowl LII champion Philadelphia Eagles: QB Carson Wentz, OT Lane Johnson, TE Zach Ertz and DT Fletcher Cox.

The other six players come from six different NFL teams: Dallas Cowboys QB Dak Prescott, Los Angeles Rams QB Jared Goff, Minnesota Vikings QB Kirk Cousins, New York Giants RB Saquon Barkley, Pittsburgh Steelers WR Antonio Brown and Seattle Seahawks QB Russell Wilson.

The Eagles host the Atlanta Falcons in the NFL 2018 season opener in a NBC Sunday Night special edition game on Thursday, Sept. 6.

There also will be a special Thursday night game on Thanksgiving Eve, Nov. 22. (Full schedule below.)

Of the ten players, NBC said only three have previously appeared in Sunday Night Football opening sequences: Prescott, Brown and Wilson.

The ten players have accounted for 19 Pro Bowl selections, five Super Bowl rings and four first-round draft picks.

The opener was filmed during the summer.

Sunday Night Fooball finished the 2017-18 TV season as primetime’s No. 1 TV show in all key metrics for an unprecedented seventh consecutive year – breaking a tie with American Idol for the most consecutive years atop the charts (since 1950), according to NBC.

Sunday Night Football also ranked as the No. 1 show in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic for the eighth consecutive TV season.

2018 NBC SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL SCHEDULE

• Thurs. Sept. 6 NFL Kickoff
Atlanta Falcons at Philadelphia Eagles

• Sept. 9 Week 1 
Chicago Bears at Green Bay Packers

• Sept. 16 Week 2 
New York Giants at Dallas Cowboys

• Sept. 23 Week 3 
New England Patriots at Detroit Lions

• Sept. 30 Week 4
Baltimore Ravens at Pittsburgh Steelers

• Oct. 7 Week 5 
Dallas Cowboys at Houston Texans

• Oct. 14 Week 6
Kansas City Chiefs at New England Patriots

• Oct. 21 Week 7
Los Angeles Rams at San Francisco 49ers

• Oct. 28 Week 8
New Orleans Saints at Minnesota Vikings

• Nov. 4 Week 9
Green Bay Packers at New England Patriots

• Nov. 11 Week 10
Dallas Cowboys at Philadelphia Eagles

• Nov. 18 Week 11
Pittsburgh Steelers at Jacksonville Jaguars

• Thurs. Nov. 22 Week 12
Atlanta Falcons at New Orleans Saints

• Nov. 25 Week 12
Green Bay Packers at Minnesota Vikings

• Dec. 2 Week 13
San Francisco 49ers at Seattle Seahawks

• Dec. 9 Week 14
Pittsburgh Steelers at Oakland Raiders

• Dec. 16 Week 15
Philadelphia Eagles at Los Angeles Rams

• Dec. 23 Week 16
Kansas City Chiefs at Seattle Seahawks

• Dec. 30 Week 17
TBD
* Flex Week

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