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• Bluberi Gaming has signed a deal with WWE to develop a series of licensed slot games featuring WWE Superstars and Legends. Among those to be featured include John Cena, Triple H, Becky Lynch, Roman Reigns and Ronda Rousey, along with such Legends as Hulk Hogan, “Stone Cold” Steve Austin and Shawn Michaels. The first WWE series of slot games is scheduled to hit casinos October 2020.

• HarperCollins Publishers said it has acquired world rights to Back, the first memoir authored by Tiger Woods. According to Woods, “This book is my definitive story. It’s in my words and expresses my thoughts. It describes how I feel and what’s happened in my life.” A publication date was not given.

• Turner Sports’ eLeague has signed a deal with tech solutions and services provider CDW to “create enhanced fan experiences across eLeague’s properties on TV, digital, social and in-arena.” The alliance also names CDW an “official arena partner” for eLeague and the Rocket League Championship Series. Full story here.

• San Manuel Casino, under the auspices of the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians, has signed a deal to become a Founding Partner for Allegiant Stadium, scheduled to open at the home of the Raiders for the 2020 NFL season when the franchise relocates from Oakland to Las Vegas.

• 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. 

• 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 (thru Oct. 27).

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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. 11-13
1. Joker $55M
2. Addams Family $30.3M
3. Gemini Man $20.5M
4. Abominable $6.2M
5. Downton Abbey $4.9M
6. Hustlers $3.9M
7. Judy $3.3M
8. It 2 $3.2M
9. Jexi $3.1M
10. Ad Astra $1.9M
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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. 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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Nov302018

NFL, Sleep Number Uncover Data From More Than 1,600 Sleeping Players

NYSJ Sports-Entertainment Business News Service

November 29, 2018: The NFL is loaded with numbers and stats from players during their games.

Sleep Number has been gathering data from players while they sleep.

This past January, the NFL signed a deal with Sleep Number to become the league’s official sleep and wellness partner that included providing “every active player a Sleep Number 360 smart bed.”

The strategy was intended to “leverage Sleep Number's expertise in the impact of sleep on overall health and performance, while further strengthening the company's already comprehensive sleep data insights (and) to use SleepIQ technology’s aggregate player data and insights to holistically advance player well-being.

"We are constantly assessing world-class technologies and partners and know this unprecedented partnership will provide players the ability to improve their performance through individualized, smarter sleep," Roger Goodell, NFL commissioner, said at the time via the league.

"We're offering Sleep Number's revolutionary technology to maximize the body's most basic need for renewal — sleep — to improve the well-being of our players and coaches."

Now, Sleep Number and the NFL Players Assn., through its licensing and marketing division, NFL Players Inc., said they have reached  “an unprecedented and historic milestone,” with more than 1,600 NFL players investing in their sleep and performance with the Sleep Number 360 smart bed.

According to Minneapolis-based Sleep Number, its proprietary SleepIQ technology “is built into the 360 smart bed, enabling it to automatically adjust comfort throughout the night.

“Each morning, players receive a SleepIQ score and biometric data — such as average breathing and heart rates — to help them understand the quality of their sleep.”

With this information, players can adjust their training regimens to improve their performance and recovery, according to the company.

“This partnership is a testament to how much we value the impact of quality sleep on performance and recovery," Gina Scott, vp-partner services for NFLPA, said via the organization. "It is apparent that players across the league agree with us, with over 1,600 actively pursuing this unique opportunity.

“The Sleep Number 360 smart bed provides the players highly accurate biometric data and we are excited about the future possibilities to use this aggregated data to improve player performance on and off the field.”

“This partnership is a testament to how much we value the impact of quality sleep on performance and recovery."

Sleep Number said it would continue to work with the NFLPA, teams and head athletic trainers as players begin to integrate sleep insights into their training and performance regimens.
 
According to Kevin Brown, CMO for Sleep Number, “We are able to directly impact the game on and off the field. For world-class athletes, the benefits of sleeping on the Sleep Number 360 smart bed are game-changing.

“This is an exciting milestone for Sleep Number and the NFLPA as players invest in the importance of proven quality sleep to their overall health, wellness and performance.”

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