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• 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.

• "We said there's no chance that's happening. There’s no chance we’ll even discipline him." — NBA commissioner Adam Silver regarding China’s request that the league fire Houston Rockets GM Daryl Morey

• "The losses have already been substantial. Our games are not back on the air in China as we speak, and we'll see what happens next. I don't know where we go from here. The financial consequences have been and may continue to be fairly dramatic." — NBA commissioner Adam Silver at the Time 100 Summit on Thursday regarding the league’s on-going situation with China.

• Showtime Sports will launch on Oct. 21 a weekly podcast, All The Smoke with Matt Barnes and Stephen Jackson, in which the two NBA veterans (now retired) and NBA champs (Golden State Warriors and San Antonio Spurs, respectively), will “deliver an authentic, unfiltered perspective on the most polarizing topics in and around the game of basketball.”  It will air Thursdays on the Showtime Basketball YouTube Channel.  

• 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. 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.” A publication date was not given.

• 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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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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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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Nov192015

Tennis Channel Extends Exclusive Multi-Platform Deal With ATP World Tour

By Barry Janoff

November 19, 2015: If you want to see Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic, Andy Murray, Stan Wawrinka, Tomas Berdych, David Ferrer and Kei Nishikori in action on a regular basis, Tennis Channel is ready to fulfill your needs.

Tennis Channel, which televises events and covers all aspects of the sport year-round, said it has signed a multi-year deal to extend its alliance with the ATP World Tour, the governing body of men’s pro tennis, and its broadcast arm, ATP Media.

Financial terms of the deal were not shared.

Tennis Channel and the ATP World Tour have been aligned since 2003, the network’s first year on-air.

Tennis Channel said it would add to its live ATP coverage beginning in 2016, with exclusive TV and authenticated-digital rights for all but four of the Masters 1000- and 500-level events.

In 2015, Tennis Channel covered 22 events from February through November, which it said accounted for more than 600 live matches and 1,000-plus hours of tennis.

“We are delighted to renew our long-term partnership with Tennis Channel as they provide an outstanding service to the tennis fan in the U.S.,” Mark Webster, CEO for ATP Media, said in a statement. “Furthermore, we look forward to a superb collaboration to showcase the finest tennis players competing at the world’s most exciting venues.”

Tennis Channel’s new agreement secures the rights to all nine Masters 1000-level tournaments.

The 12 other tournaments under the extended partnership "represent almost the entire ATP World Tour 500-level slate,"according to Tennis Channel. (See list below.)

In addition, Tennis Channel said it would be "the only U.S. television network with digital coverage of these matches, via TV Everywhere authentication."

According to Jeremy Langer, vp-programming for Tennis Channel, “Tennis Channel has been the television home of men’s tennis for more than a decade, and our partnership with the ATP World Tour has continued to expand over those years."

Tennis Channel said that in 2015, audiences have been up by an average of 24% each week throughout the year, "one of the best in network history." It has some 35 million subscribers and hits about 55 million during Grand Slam events.

"Center Court, our Los Angeles-based studio coverage of the ATP and WTA tours, has been a key innovation leading to record-breaking viewership in the U.S. at a time when other networks are experiencing significant audience erosion," said Langer. "The ATP World Tour recognizes our contribution to the health of the sport and, working with them, we’re really looking forward to enhancing their brand with more Hall of Fame studio talent and expert analysis, and remaining the year-round source of the best televised tennis in the world.”

Tennis Channel-ATP Coverage 2016
ATP Masters 1000-Level Tournaments: BNP Paribas Open (Indian Wells, Calif.), Miami Open presented by Itaú (Miami), Monte-Carlo Rolex Masters (Monaco), Mutua Madrid Open (Madrid, Spain), Internazionali BNL D’Italia (Rome), Rogers Cup (Montreal/Toronto), Western & Southern Open (Cincinnati), Shanghai Rolex Masters (Shanghai) and BNP Paribas Masters (Paris).

ATP World Tour 500-Level Tournaments: ABN AMRO World Tennis Tournament (Rotterdam, Netherlands), Rio Open presented by Claro (Rio de Janeiro),  Abierto Mexicano Telcel (Acapulco, Mexico), Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships (Dubai, United Arab Emirates), Barcelona Open BancSabadell (Barcelona, Spain), Gerry Weber Open (Halle, Germany), Aegon Championships (London), bet-at-home Open (Hamburg, Germany), China Open (Beijing), Rakuten Japan Open Tennis Championships (Tokyo), Swiss Indoors Basel (Basel, Switzerland) and Erste Bank Open (Vienna).

Tennis Channel said it has a separate agreement with the only other 500-level event, the Citi Open in Washington, and is the exclusive television and digital rights holder.

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