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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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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. 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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With Help From Fans, Team USA Honoring Top Teams, Athletes Of 2017

Special to NYSportsJournalism.com

October 23, 2017: There were innumerable athletic achievements from countless athletes this past year, and now, somehow, the U.S. Olympic Committee has narrowed them down to 26.

And the USOC is now asking people to narrow the list down even farther to the Top Six outstanding achievements of Team USA athletes.

According to the USOC, athletes and teams considered for Best of the Year were finalists for Best of the Month honors, dating back to the fall of 2016 and coinciding with the sport calendar.

A USOC nominating committee then selected the top-five finalists in the individual categories and top three in the team categories to advance to the voting round.

The Team USA Awards honor athletes and teams of the year in six categories:

• Female Olympic Athlete of the Year, presented by Dick's Sporting Goods
• Male Olympic Athlete of the Year
• Olympic Team of the Year, presented by Dow
• Female Paralympic Athlete of the Year
• Male Paralympic Athlete of the Year
• Paralympic Team of the Year, presented by Dow

People can cast their votes at TeamUSA.org/Awards now through midnight Monday, Oct. 30.

Online fan voting accounts for 50% of the final tally.

Members of the Olympic and Paralympic family, including a panel of Olympic and Paralympic journalists, account for the other 50%.

The six award winners will be announced during the 2017 Team USA Awards presented by Dow, Best of the Year, scheduled for Nov. 29 in Royce Hall, Los Angeles.

NBC will air the awards show Dec. 23.

The event will also honor two other awards:

• The Jesse Owens Olympic Spirit Award, which recognizes an individual who has served as a powerful force for good in society, inspiring others by contributing to a better world, uniting people or leading a cause.

• The Building Dreams Award, presented by USG ­ which honors an individual, group or community that has gone above and beyond in its support of Team USA.
 
In addition, the awards event will recognize national Olympic and Paralympic coaches of the year.

National Governing Bodies select their nominees as part of the USOC¹s annual Coach of the Year Recognition Program, and winners are determined by a USOC selection panel of coaching and sport performance professionals.

Along with presenting sponsor Dow, the Team USA Awards are supported by associate sponsors Dick’s Sporting Goods and USG.

 

The 2017 Best of the Year Finalists

Female Olympic Athlete of the Year, presented by Dick's Sporting Goods

• Heather Bergsma (High Point, North Carolina), Long Track Speedskating

• Lindsey Jacobellis (Stratton Mountain, Vermont), Snowboarding

• Katie Ledecky (Bethesda, Maryland), Swimming

• Helen Maroulis (Rocky Point, Maryland), Wrestling

• Mikaela Shiffrin (Eagle-Vail, Colorado), Alpine Skiing

Male Olympic Athlete of the Year

• Lowell Bailey (Lake Placid, New York), Biathlon

• Caeleb Dressel (Green Cove Springs, Florida), Swimming

• Sam Kendricks (Oxford, Mississippi), Track and Field

• Kyle Snyder (Woodbine, Maryland), Freestyle Wrestling

• McRae Williams (Park City, Utah), Freestyle Skiing

Olympic Team of the Year, presented by Dow

• Elana Meyers Taylor (Douglasville, Georgia) and Kehri Jones (Killeen, Texas), Bobsled

• U.S. Women'''''''''''s National Team, Ice Hockey

• U.S. Women's World Championship Team, Water Polo

Female Paralympic Athlete of the Year

• Brenna Huckaby (Baton Rouge, Louisiana), Para Snowboarding

• Oksana Masters (Louisville, Kentucky), Para Nordic Skiing 

• Tatyana McFadden (Champaign, Illinois), Para Track and Field

• Shawn Morelli (Meadville, Pennsylvania), Para-cycling

• Grace Norman (Jamestown, Ohio), Paratriathlon

Male Paralympic Athlete of the Year

• Mikey Brannigan (East Northport, New York), Para Track and Field

• Isaac Jean-Paul (Chicago, Illinois), Para Track and Field

• Andrew Kurka (Palmer, Alaska), Para Alpine Skiing

• Mike Minor (Waymart, Pennsylvania), Para Snowboarding

• Chris Murphy (Rancho Cucamonga, California), Para-cycling

Paralympic Team of the Year, presented by Dow

• U.S. Team Sprint, Para-cycling

• U.S. Mixed Four, Para-rowing

• U.S. National Team, Sled Hockey

Full bios and Vote here.

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