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• Octagon and the National Women’s Soccer League have signed a multi-tier consulting partnership, in which Octagon’s Global Media Rights Consulting and Marketing divisions will "advise the NWSL on its league media rights, sponsorship, and marketing." “The growth of the NWSL over the past six years has been tremendous, and the league, its teams and players show absolutely no sign of slowing down,” Christine Franklin, SVP, Marketing, Octagon, said via the firm.

• 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. 

• 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

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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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Under Armour Signs With 'World's Most Famous Arena' To Boost CBB Presence

By Barry Janoff

March 31, 2016: In an effort to broaden its presence in college hoops, Under Armour has signed its first deal with Madison Square Garden, under which the sports footwear, gear and equipment company becomes the official partner of college basketball at the New York City venue.

The alliance, which will give Under Armour a presence at The Garden during regular-season college games beginning this fall, will be anchored by "Reunion," an in-season competition, scheduled to premiere Dec. 12, that is intended to become an annual event.

As part of the Madison Square Garden partnership, Under Armour hoops merchandise will be available on-site during Reunion events. Under Armour also is expected to support with other marketing, including print, in-arena and local signage, Internet and social media.

“Coming together with Madison Square Garden for the first time as an official partner of college basketball gives us such pride as we continue to elevate our brand presence in the sport,” Nick Carparelli, senior director, college sports for Under Armour, said in a statement.

According to Ron Skotarczak, evp-marketing partnerships for The Madison Square Garden Co., “Under Armour is a leader and innovator in global footwear, apparel and equipment and a great addition to Madison Square Garden’s roster of world-class partners."

Reunion will feature a double-header with four college hoops teams that are part of Under Amour's partnership roster: South Carolina vs. Seton Hall and Auburn vs. Boston College.

The event's title gets its inspiration from the fact that the teams have a history with their opponent and/or with "The World's Most Famous Arena," which also is home to the NBA's Knicks, WNBA Liberty and NHL Rangers.

As such, Under Armour said the slogan of the double-header would be "Fight Like Family."

Bruce Pearl, Auburn's head coach, began his coaching career at his alma mater, Boston College, as a student assistant coach to Dr. Tom Davis.

Boston College last played in The Garden in the 2013 2K Classic.

South Carolina has played several games in Madison Square Garden, but this would be the first since winning the 2006 NIT championship there.

South Carolina faced Seton Hall once before, a 75-74 victory on Jan. 26, 1974, played in Madison Square Garden, per the team.

Seton Hall, the de facto home team by virtue of his location in South Orange, NJ, has played in The Garden numerous times as part of the Big East Conference.

"There are a handful of buildings that you walk into around the country and you stop and you have to say to yourself, am I really coaching on the floor where Red Holzman of the Knicks and Red Auerbach with the Celtics led those great teams?" Pearl said in a statement.

“Coming together with The Garden as an official partner of college basketball gives us such pride as we continue to elevate our brand presence in the sport."

"To coach there, having been there with BC in the early days of Big East, and what Madison Square Garden meant to the Big East Conference where it went from ECAC to the Big East is special," said Pearl.

According to Skotarczak, "Throughout its history, 'The World's Most Famous Arena' has been host to many of the all-time great college basketball games, earning its 'Mecca of Basketball' moniker with elite programs squaring off in front of sold-out crowds; and with the help of Under Armour and the Reunion double-header, that tradition will continue.”

Baltimore-based Under Armour made news in New York in March by signing to become the kit supplier for the NASL's New York Cosmos, the first such deal for the company in North America.

Other college hoops teams on Under Armour's roster include Wisconsin, Notre Dame, the Naval Academy Athletic Assn., Maryland, Northwestern, Cincinnati and Utah.

“We're thrilled to be part of delivering all of the upcoming collegiate basketball action at The Garden, and look forward to building a long-standing showcase platform with the Reunion’for the players, teams and fans alike," said Carparelli.

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