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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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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

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• 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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Jul182019

U.S. Tennis Open Ups Ante To Record $57M, With $3.85M For Singles Winners

By Barry Janoff

July 18, 2019: When Novak Djokovic and Naomi Osaka return to the U.S. Open in late August, they will not only seek to defend their 2018 Grand Slam titles, but will try to earn part of a record prize money for winning the men’s and women’s singles titles.

The U.S. Tennis Assn. said that total prize money for the 2019 U.S. Open would top $57 million, up from $53 million last year.

The men’s and women’s singles champions will each receive a record $3.85 million, while the men’s and women’s champion doubles teams will each receive $740,000.

Djokovic and Osaka each won $3.8 million for their 2018 U.S. Open Grand Slam victories.

The U.S. Open is scheduled for Aug. 26-Sept. 8, with U.S. Open Fan Week, featuring the U.S. Open Qualifying Tournament, beginning on Aug. 19, at the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center, Flushing Meadows, NY.

Also of importance, there again will be increases in prize money for the early rounds, with main-draw prize money for the U.S. Open’s first round increasing 47% over the last four years.

In addition, the U.S. Open — the first tournament to offer equal prize money to both men and women players (in 1973) — will this year institute another initiative.

The USTA, which owns and operates the tournament, will make a payment of $1 million to the WTA and ATP ($500,000 to each) in order to “assist in providing transition programs for players, including a pension.”

The USTA said that also represents a first among Grand Slam tournaments.

The total U.S. Open prize money of $53 million in 2018 was up from $50 million in 2017, $47 million in 2016 and $43 million in 2015.

By comparison, 2019 Australian Open men’s winner Djokovic and women’s winner Osaka each earned $2.9 million,  The Australian Open increased total prize money to a record $43.8 million, up 14% over 2018.

French Open Roland Garros men’s winner Rafael Nadal and women’s winner Ashleigh Barty each earned $2.7 million, up 4.5% over 2018, with total prize money more than $47.7 million.

Wimbledon men’s winner Djokovic and women’s winner Simona Halep each earned just under $3 million ($2.98M), up 4.4% from 2018, with total prize money at more than $47 million.

“The U.S. Open prides itself on offering the best tennis players in the world the richest total prize money in our sport,” Patrick Galbraith, USTA chairman of the board and president., said via the organization.

“We strive to be innovative, and feel that our new contribution of $500,000 to both the ATP’s pension plan and the WTA Tour’s transition programs for players will go a long way toward the long-term financial well-being of all of our sport’s athletes.”

U.S. Open 2019 Prize Money:
Singles
Winner: $3,850,000
Runner-Up: $1,900,000
Semifinalist: $960,000
Quarterfinalist: $500,000

Doubles (each team)
Winner: $740,000
Runner-Up: $370,000

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