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• The has named Shenzhen, as the host city for 2019-2028, a deal that includes the building of a 12K-seat venue, and doubling the prize money to $14M for the Top 8 singles players and Top 8 doubles teams.

• Overwatch League said that its first week of competition drew more than 10 million viewers via Twitch, MLG, and Chinese streaming partners ZhanQi TV, NetEase CC and Panda TV. Opening day had an average audience per minute of 408,000.

• Coca-Cola, International Speedway Corp. and Nascar have signed an extension to their partnerships under which Coca-Cola, would "continue its deep-rooted history in the sport by engaging racing fans across Nascar’s three national series and 12 ISC-operated race tracks" and events including the Coca-Cola 600 and the Coca-Cola 400. Coca-Cola-sponsored drivers include Austin Dillon, Denny Hamlin, Kyle Larson, Joey Logano, Ryan Newman, Daniel Suarez and Darrell “Bubba” Wallace Jr. Coca-Cola said it "has been involved with stock car racing for 50 years," and became an official partner with Nascar in 1998.

• NBC Olympics will debut Olympic Ice Presented by Toyota, a live, daily figure skating show airing nightly (7 PM ET) on NBCSN beginning Feb. 10 and continuing through Feb. 24. Live Olympic figure skating competition will follow the show in primetime. NBCOlympics.com and the NBC Sports app will present a digital-exclusive version of Olympic Ice Presented by Toyota immediately following prime-time coverage beginning Feb. 8.

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1.  Giannis Antetokounmpo (MIL) 863,416
2.  LeBron James (CLE) 856,080
3.  Kyrie Irving (BOS) 802,834
4.  Joel Embiid (PHI) 433,161
5. Kristaps Porzingis (NYK) 359,459
6.  DeMar DeRozan (TOR) 259,368
7.  Victor Oladipo (IND) 251,886
8.  Kevin Love (CLE) 221,969
9.  Ben Simmons (PHI) 210,085
10. John Wall (WAS) 175,990
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1. Kevin Durant (GSW) 767,402
2. Stephen Curry (GSW) 735,115
3. James Harden (HOU) 602,040
4. Russell Westbrook (OKC) 438,469
5. Klay Thompson (GSW) 359,442
6. DeMarcus Cousins (NOP) 356,340
7. Draymond Green (GSW) 325,612
8. Manu Ginobili (SAS) 231,460
9. Kawhi Leonard (SAS) 212,650
10. Carmelo Anthony (OKC) 194,239

The 67th NBA All-Star Game will take place on Sunday, Feb. 18 at Staples Center in Los Angeles. TNT will televise (8 PM ET)

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Oldies Stones, Who, McCartney Show New School Musicians How To Sell Tickets

By Barry Janoff

September 12, 2016: The usual suspects are sitting atop the list of top-selling concerts for Fall 2016 — led by Adele, Drake, Beyoncé, Maroon 5 and Kanye West — but it a bevy of classic rockers who are showing new school musicians how to really sell tickets.

Adele, who led all summer concert toursin ticket sales, is primed to do lead her peers in the fall, as well, according to online ticket marketplace StubHub. She is on pace in terms of both overall sales and sales per show to "outsell pop diva Taylor Swift’s 2015 fall tour schedule and become the top-selling artist of 2016."

StubHub said that based on overall ticket sales at its site for shows from Labor Day to Thanksgiving 2016, median ticket prices per genre are topped by pop acts at $299, rock acts at $217, hip-hop at $175 and country at $122.

But all the acts in the StubHub Top Ten are likely to be left in the rear view mirror by Desert Trip, a two-weekend festival this October at the Empire Polo Club in Indio, Calif.

Each of the performers does well on their own; together in the same festival (though not on-stage at the same time), records are expected to be broken by a roster that ranks among the best-selling recording artists of all-time.

Oct. 7 and Oct. 14 will see onstage the Rolling Stones and Bob Dylan.

Oct. 8 and Oct. 15 will see onstage Paul McCartney and Neil Young.

Oct. 9 and Oct. 16 will see onstage Roger Waters of Pink Floyd and The Who.

Promoter AEG Live said tickets — about 70,000 per day — sold out in five hours when they went on sale this past May, with box office likely to gross more than $150 million.

That would be $60 million more than the current record of $84 million from the 2015 Coachella Festival.

Anticipating a lot of thirsty concert-goers, marketing partners include Absolut, Coors Light, Corona Extra, Sierra Nevada and Heineken.

To date, Florida Georgia Line has been the best deal of the fall, per StubHub, with a ticket selling for $6 to the group’s show at PNC Music Pavilion in Charlotte (Sept. 10).

Concurrently, Drake has commanded the highest price with more than $3,900 spent on a ticket for the artist’s show at Staples Center in Los Angeles (Sept. 9).

And while they have fewer than ten dates, all in November, currently scheduled, Temple of the Dog made the StubHub Top Ten with their reunion tour in honor of the 25th anniversary of their lone album, offering an average ticket price of $217, and tickets in their hometown of Seattle going for upward of $575.

The group features Soundgarden’s Chris Cornell and Pearl Jam’s Stone Gossard, Jeff Ament, Mike McCready and Eddie Vedder.

Top Ten Fall Tours
1. Adele
2. Drake
3. Beyoncé
4. Maroon 5
5. Kanye West
6. Carrie Underwood
7. Temple of the Dog
8. Luke Bryan
9. Florida Georgia Line
10. Keith Urban
*Based on overall ticket sales on StubHub for shows from Labor Day to Thanksgiving 2016

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