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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

BUY SELL

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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NHL Cuts Deal With Great Clips For Stanley Cup Playoffs Hair-Raising Activation

NYSJ Sports-Entertainment Business News Service

May 2, 2018:
Considering that NHL players wear helmets when on the ice, it often is hard to tell which players have the best hairstyles, or even if they have hair at all.

A new NHL deal aims to change that.

Great Clips has been named the “official hair salon of the NHL” as part of an alliance that includes the NHL and the NHL Players’ Assn.

The pact, which covers the 2018 Stanley Cup playoffs and Stanley Cup Finals in June, will activate around a social media-driven campaign, “LegendHairy Greats of the NHL.”

The effort features an online poll where people can vote — using the hashtag #HockeyHair — for their favorite “hockey hair” styles from among the NHL’s best-coiffed players.

Players include Brent Burns (San Jose Sharks), Cal Clutterbuck (New York Islanders), Jamie Benn (Dallas Stars), James Neal (Vegas Golden Nights) and Chris Thorburn (St. Louis Blues), Roberto Luongo (Florida Panthers), Henrik Lundqvist (New York Rangers) and Marc-Andre Fleury (Vegas Golden Knights).

“Head-to-Head Match-ups” between players as well as individual players’ hairstyle evolutions will be displayed in campaign materials so people have visual options before they vote on their favorite hairstyles.

Great Clips said it would unveil a lineup of ambassadors who will help spread the word of the “LegendHairy Greats of the NHL” campaign.

The “LegendHairy Greats of the NHL” will also be promoted on live broadcast during the Stanley Cup playoffs, in person at venues hosting the Stanley Cup playoffs, on the NHL’s social media channels and in Great Clips salons across the U.S. and Canada.

To vote, people can visit a dedicated page on the NHL Web site, the Great Clips Web site or Great Clips social media destinations including Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

People can also cast their ballots at Great Clips locations in the U.S. and Canada.

Pro athletes are seemingly more aware of their hair than before. Earlier this year, MLB signed a deal with SuperCuts.

“Great Clips has conceived a creative, entertaining and inviting concept for the Stanley Cup playoffs that has increased engagement among our avid fans across multiple platforms while connecting with a broader audience through its tremendous retail footprint of more than 4,300 stores across North America,”  Keith Wachtel, NHL evp and chief revenue officer, said in a statement.

According to Sandra Monteiro, NHLPA chief of global business strategies, “The players are the face and focus of the NHL and the ability to activate players directly in the “LegendHairy Greats of the NHL” is a great opportunity to continue to profile the players’ unique style and personalities.”

“When most think of hockey, they think of ‘hockey hair,’ making the NHL partnership the perfect place for Great Clips to connect with its target consumers,” Steve Hockett, Great Clips CEO, said in a statement.

“We wanted to join forces with the NHL to not only highlight some of the best players in the league, but to also have some fun with those legendary hairstyles that the fans have come to know and love. We look forward to the results of our online poll during the most exciting few weeks of the sport,” said Hockett.

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