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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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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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Real Madrid Tops ManU For Title As Most Valuable Soccer Franchise In Europe

NYSJ Sports-Entertainment Business News Service

May 29, 2019: In soccer, numbers on the pitch mean everything.

And so do the numbers in the bank.

Real Madrid has much to kick about in both areas, coming in as the No. 1 most valuable soccer team in Europe, $3.68 billion, according to "The European Elite 2019: Football Clubs' Valuation" from global financial services firm KPMG.

Real Madrid replaces Manchester United, valued at  $3.65 billion.

ManU had been No. 1 three previous years.

At $3.1billion, Bayern Munich drops from No. 2 to No. 3, but remains one of just three clubs valued by KPMG at more then $3 billion.

The Top Five also includes Barcelona ($2.8 billion) and Manchester City ($2.8 billion).

The most recent global franchise value report from Forbes has the NFL’s Dallas Cowboys as the world’s most valuable sports team, valued at $4.8 billion; followed by three soccer clubs: Manchester United ($4.123 billion), Real Madrid ($4.088 billion) and Barcelona ($4.064 billion).

That, in effect, makes the three clubs atop the KPMG list with Bayern Munich also the most valuable soccer franchises in the world.

The KPMG report, which covers the 2016-17 and 2017-18 seasons — when Real Madrid was the two-time Champions League title winner —  uses as the basis for finances: account profitability, broadcasting rights, popularity, sporting potential and stadium value.

KPMG valued 32 clubs overall.

“The transition of major clubs into media and entertainment companies, with global brand exposure . . . helps create more stable and predictable cash flows and consequently better warranties to investors and financiers,” Andrea Sartori, KPMG’s global head of sports and author of "The European Elite 2019: Football Clubs' Valuation,” wrote in the report.

“It comes by no surprise, that such remarkable growth has heated the debate concerning the transformation of European clubs’ competition structure.”

The representation of the English Premier League “(confirms) its dominance having nine clubs on the list and accounting for 43% of the total aggregate value.”

Tottenham Hotspur, which just opened its new stadium and has an alliance with the NFL, was up 31% in value versus the previous KPMG report. Real Madrid was up 10%  Inter Milan was up 41%.

Top 15 Most Valuable Soccer Clubs
1. Real Madrid $3.68B
2. Manchester United $3.65B
3. Bayern Munich $3.1B
4. Barcelona $2.8B
5. Manchester City $2.8B
6. Chelsea $2.5B
7. Liverpool $2.4B
8. Arsenal $2.3B
9. Tottenham $1.9B
10. Juventus $1.75B
11. Paris Saint-Germian $1.5B
12. Borussia Dortmund $1.25B
13. Atletico Madrid $1.15B
14. FC Schalke $851.3M
15. Inter Milan $770.1M

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