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• China-based e-commerce giant Alibaba said it set a sales record on Singles Day, 11-11 — aka  the Double 11 shopping festival, “the world’s largest 24-hour shopping event" — with sales across Alibaba’s shopping platforms at $38.3 billion involving more than 200,000 brands. That exceeded last year’s record of nearly $30.5 billion. Alibaba also said that in its first hour, it generated an estimated $13 billion in sales. By comparison, in 2018, Black Friday sales were $6.2 billion, and Cyber Monday sales reached $7.9 billion, according to Forbes.

• Volcom has signed a deal to become the official apparel sponsor for the U.S. Snowboard Team. Volcom, a part of Authentic Brands Group, replaces Burton, which had been the apparel supplier for the group for the past four Winter Olympics. Financial terms of the deal, which runs through the 2022 Beijing Winter Games, were not shared.

• NBC’s Sunday Night Football on Nov. 10 became the decade’s (2010-19) only primetime series to average 20 million-plus viewers for 100 different broadcasts. American Ido is second with 69. The Minnesota Vikings’ 28-24 victory over the Dallas Cowboys averaged a Total Audience Delivery of 23.5 million viewers across NBC TV, NBC Sports Digital and NFL Digital platforms.

• CBS Sports said its coverage of the SEC on CBS with No. 2 ranked LSU beating No. 3 ranked Alabama, 46-41, on Nov. 9  “delivered a massive audience, had an average of 16.636 million viewers and scoring a fast national household rating/share of a 9.7/24 . . . the  highest-rated regular-season college football game (excluding Conference Championships) on any network in eight years.

• Calling it the company’s biggest brand launch in more than a decade, Coca-Cola North America has unveiled Aha sparkling water, eyeing a March 2020 drop at retail. “As the largest and fastest-growing part of the water business, mainstream flavored sparkling water is a segment we know we must double-down on,” Celina Li, vp-water, Coca-Cola North America, said via the company. “Aha is our big-bet brand in this big-bet category.” Full story here.

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MLB 2019 Award Finalists

MANAGER OF THE YEAR

Nov. 12 MLB Network (6 PM ET)
American League finalists: Rocco Baldelli, Minnesota Twins; Aaron Boone, New York Yankees; Kevin Cash, Tampa Bay Rays

National League finalists: Craig Counsell, Brewers; Mike Shildt, Cardinals; Brian Snitker, Braves

CY YOUNG

Nov. 13 MLB Network (6 PM ET)
AL Finalists: Gerrit Cole, RHP, Houston Astros; Charlie Morton, RHP, Tampa Bay Rays; Justin Verlander, RHP, Houston Astros

NL Finalists: Jacob deGrom, RHP, New York Mets; Hyun-Jin Ryu, LHP, Los Angeles Dodgers; Max Scherzer, RHP, Washington Nationals

MOST VALUABLE PLAYER

Nov. 14 MLB Network (6 PM ET)
AL Finalists: Alex Bregman, 3B, Houston Astros; Marcus Semien, SS, Oakland A’s; Mike Trout, OF, Los Angeles Angels

NL Finalists: Cody Bellinger, OF/1B, Los Angeles Dodgers; Anthony Rendon, 3B, Washington Nationals; Christian Yelich, OF, Milwaukee Brewers

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Topps All-Star Rookie Team 2019

One player at each position plus a DH and pitchers. Topps said each player’s 2020 Topps Series 1 or Series 2 card would include the Rookie Cup trophy logo. Topps has been naming MLB All-Star Rookie teams for 60 years.
• Pete Alonso 1B, New York Mets
• Yordan Alvarez  DH, Houston Astros
• Nick Anderson P, Tampa Bay Rays
• Vladimir Guerrero, Jr. 3B, Toronto Blue Jays
• Keston Hiura 2B, Milwaukee Brewers
• Eloy Jimenez OF, Chicago White Sox
• John Means P, Baltimore Orioles
• Bryan Reynolds OF, Pittsburgh Pirates
• Victor Robles OF, Washington Nationals
• Will Smith C, Los Angeles Dodgers
• Mike Soroka P, Atlanta Braves
• Fernando Tatis Jr.  SS, San Diego Padres

BUY SELL

Weekend Box Office Nov. 8-10
1, Midway $17.5M
2. Doctor Sleep $14.1M
3. Playing With Fire $12.8M
4. Last Christmas $11.6M
5. Terminator: Dark Fate $10.8M
6. Joker $9.2M
7. Maleficent: Mistress Of Evil $8M
8. Harriet $7.2M
9. Zombieland: Double Tap $4.3M
10. Addams Family $4.2M
BoxOfficeMojo.com

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NFL Mexico 2019
• Nov. 18 Kansas City  Chiefs vs. Los Angeles Chargers Mexico City Estadio Azteca ESPN (Monday Night Football) 8 PM (ET

NFL Thanksgiving Nov. 28, 2019
• Chicago Bears vs. Detroit Lions Fox 12:30 PM (ET)
• Buffalo Bills vs. Dallas Cowboys CBS 4:30 PM (ET)
• New Orleans Saints vs. Atlanta Falcons NBC 8 PM (ET)

NBA Mexico 2019
• Dec. 12 Dallas Mavericks vs. Detroit Pistons Arena Ciudad de Mexico, Mexico City NBA TV 9 PM (ET)

NBA Christmas Dec. 25, 2019
• Boston Celtics vs. Toronto Raptors ESPN Noon (ET)
• Milwaukee Bucks vs. Philadelphia 76ers ABC 2:30 PM (ET)
• Houston Rockets vs. Godlen State Warriors ABC 5 PM (ET)
• Los Angeles Clippers vs. Los Angeles Lakers ESPN/ABC 8 PM (ET)
• New Orleans Pelicans vs. Denver Nuggets ESPN 10:30 PM

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• Nashville Predators vs. Dallas Stars Cotton Bowl Stadium, Dallas NBC

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Back To The Future: Justin (Sans Janet) Returns To Super Bowl Halftime Show

By Barry Janoff

October 22, 2017: Given enough time, it seems, almost everyone can be forgiven.

During Super Bowl XXXVIII on Feb. 1, 2004, Justin Timberlake performed during the halftime show with Janet Jackson, and while singing “Rock Your Body,” the infamous “wardrobe malfunction” move exposed Jackson’s right breast and nipple shield to a national audience on CBS.

Fines, accusations of indecency and an investigation by the FCC made Timberlake and Jackson persona non grata among executives planning NFL-related entertainment.

But that was then and this is now.

Calling him “one of the greatest all around entertainers in the history of show business,” Timberlake has been unveiled as the lead performer for the Pepsi Halftime Show for Super Bowl LII on Feb. 4, 2018, in U.S. Bank Stadium, home for the NFL’s Minnesota Vikings.

The news was shared by NBC, which will air Super Bowl LII, during half time of its Sunday Night Football game between the New England Patriots and Atlanta Falcons.

Timberlake also performed during the Super Bowl XXXV half time show in 2001, sponsored by E-Trade,as a member of ’NSYNC (along with Aerosmith, Britney Spears, Nelly and Mary J. Blige). This makes him the first entertainer to perform at three different Super Bowl half time shows, according to NBC.

Timberlake is married to actress Jessica Biel, who was born in Ely, Minn.

“I’ve already watched a ton of (half time shows) just to make sure that we’re not pulling out any gags you know — people are flying, and Lady Gaga jumped from the top of the stadium or something,” Timberlake said in an exclusive interview with Mike Tirico that aired at halftime of Sunday Night Football.

“I don’t know, man. I’m 36 now. I don’t know how much of that I can do anymore,” said Timberlake.

Tirico then asked, “At any point in the ask, did they say, ‘Hey, just the last time there was a little wardrobe thing. Can we make sure that doesn’t happen? And as long as you’re good with that, were good with you.’”

Timberlake laughed and said, “That won’t happen this time. There was a little bit of that. But . . . no, Mike, that’s not going to happen.”

The news came with a preview spot from Pepsi, which shows Timberlake performing on various stages singing several of his hit songs, with text that he has ”10 Grammys, 4 Emmys, 1 Oscar nomination" (for Best Song for “Can't Stop The Feeling!” from the soundtrack of the 2016 DreamWorks Animation movie, Trolls).

it also came with a teaser spot with Timberlake and Jimmy Fallon, with Timberlake asking Fallon, “Do you have the time?” And Fallon answering, “Do YOU have the time?” “I do have the time.” “You do half time?” “I do have time.” “You do half time?” “I do half time.” “You’re doing halftime at the Super Bowl!?” “I’m doing the half time show at the Super Bowl!!!!”

Jay-Z was asked to headline the show but tuned it down, according to numerous reports.

This will be Pepsi’s sixth time as Super Bowl half time sponsor and seventh overall: Super Bowl XLI (2007) and each of the past five Super Bowls dating back to Super Bowl XLVII (2013), including Super Bowl LI when Pepsi Zero Sugar was the sponsor.

Super Bowl LI this past February with Lady Gaga attracted 117.5 million viewers (Fox), Super Bowl 50 (2016) with Beyoncé, Bruno Mars and Coldplay attracted 115.5 million (CBS).

The most-watched half time show was during Super Bowl XLIX (2015) with Katy Perry, which attracted 118.5 million viewers (NBC).

Pepsi said that leading up to Super Bowl LII, people could visit Pepsi.com for “behind-the-scenes looks into Timberlake's journey to the Pepsi Super Bowl LII Halftime Show, as well as other surprises along the way.”

“What I really want to do is take the opportunity to put together a performance that feels like it unifies,” Timberlake told Tirico. “I feel like that would be the ultimate accomplishment.

"And then the icing on the cake is at some point, within that 12 minutes, that everybody is shaking their booty."

The Pepsi Super Bowl LII Halftime Show  is an NFL Network Production.

Super Bowl LII will be on NBC just days before the network begins coverage of the Winter Olympics in South Korea (Feb. 9-25).

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