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• CBD edible company Bhang, Miami, has acquired Red Ace, a leading organic beverage company. Bhang plans to launch a Red Ace-branded line of CBD/terpene-style beverages and products, including functional sparkling beverages.

“This strategic acquisition not only strengthens Bhang’s position as one of today’s most expansive and diverse global cannabis house of brands, it opens an incredibly valuable pipeline to some of the biggest retailers in the world,” Scott Van Rixel, CEO for Bhang, said via the company.

Athlete ambassadors include Christian Ramirez, Russell Canouse and Kelyn Rowe (MLS) and Spencer Keiboom (Washington Nationals). Red Ace products are currently sold at more than 1,400 locations, including Whole Foods and Amazon.

• Michael Jordan has sold minority stake ownerships in the NBA’s Charlotte Hornets to two investment brokers but will remain majority owner for the team: Gabe Plotkin, founder and chief investment officer for Melvin Capital, and Daniel Sundheim, founder and chief investment officer for D1 Capital, have joined the Hornets as partners, pending NBA approval. Financial terms were not disclosed.

• The future of WWE’s Superstars will be determined during a two-night draft taking place live on Friday Night SmackDown on Oct. 11 on Fos in T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas; and Monday Night Raw on Oct. 14 on USA Network, Pepsi Center, Denver.

The draft will determine the Superstars that compete for Raw and SmackDown, which feature distinct casts, unique storylines and dedicated writing teams

• In an effort to “send a message of inclusion to its widely diverse fan base,” the NBA champion Toronto Raptors said they are the first NBA to offer an athletic hijab for Muslim women. The Nike Pro Hijabs with the team’s logo were inspired by the Hijabi Ballers, a Toronto-based non-profit organization dedicated to "celebrating and increasing the involvement of Muslim females in sports." “Inspired by those brave enough to change the game” the team posted to its social media platforms along with a video of the Hijabi Ballers in action.

• The Paley Center for Media, NY, will honor the 100th season of the NFL with a new exhibit: "A Century of Football: Celebrating the NFL’s 100th Season," free and open to the public (Sept. 14-Oct. 27), which includes the first public screening of the only known complete broadcast of Super Bowl I (then known as the AFL-NFL World Championship Game) in January 1967 between the Green Bay Packers and the Kansas City Chiefs

• Pete Frates and Pat Quinn, co-founders of ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, have launched with The ALS Assn. the 5th anniversary of “Challenge Me” with a “new call to action to reignite the passion and generosity of the millions of people who dumped ice water on their heads in the summer of 2014.”

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 Pro Football Hall of Fame First-Time Candidates Class of 2020
• DE John Abraham
• LB Lance Briggs
• WR/Special Teams Josh Cribbs
• RB Maurice Jones-Drew
• S Troy Polamalu
• DE Justin Smith
• WR Reggie Wayne
• LB Patrick Willis

The full list includes 122 players eligible to be selected to next year's class. Full story here.

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Top Brands in 2019 Brand Keys “Consumer Loyalty Index”
• Airline: JetBlue
• Athletic Footwear:Nike
* Automotive: Hyundai
• Banks: Chase
• Beer: Corona Extra (regular), Miller Lite (Lite)
• Bottled Water: Dasani
• Casual Dining: Panera
• Coffee (OOH): Dunkin’
• Energy Drinks: Red Bull
• Headphones: Bose
• Ice Cream: Ben & Jerry’s
• Major League Sports: MLB
• Online Music: Slacker
* Online Retailer: Amazon
• Online Travel Booking: Booking.com
• Pizza: Domino’s
• QSR: Chick-fil-A
• Retail Sporting Goods: Dick’s
• Social Networking Sites: Instagram
• Soft Drinks: Coca-Cola (regular), Diet Coke
• Tequila: Jose Cuervo
• Ticketing Services: StubHub
• Vodka: Zubrowka
• Whiskey: Jack Daniel’s

FULL LIST HERE

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Weekend Box Office Sept. 13-15
1. It 2 $40.7M
2. Hustlers $33.2M
3. Angel Has Fallen $4.4M
4. Good Boys $4.3M
5. Lion King $3.6M
6. Hobbs & Shaw $2.8M
7. Overcomer $2.7M
8. The Goldfinch $2.6M
9. Peanut Butter Falcon $1.9M
10. Dora and the City of Lost Bold $1.9M
Source: Box Office Mojo

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NFL UK 2019
• Oct. 6 Chicago Bears v Oakland Raiders Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
• Oct. 13 Carolina Panthers v Tampa Bay Buccaneers Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
• 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).

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En Route To San Francisco, Warriors Sign Deal With Fanatics For Chase Center

NYSJ Sports-Entertainment Business News Service

July 22, 2019:
The NBA’s Golden State Warriors plan to arrive in San Francisco in style.

The team has signed a long-term deal naming Fanatics, a  global leader for licensed sports merchandise, as the exclusive operator of all Warriors Shop locations throughout the Bay Area.

According to the team, the omni-channel retail partnership will “significantly broaden the assortment and availability of high-quality merchandise for fans across online, mobile and on-site retail stores.”

Financial terms of the alliance were not released.

The Warriors will move from Oakland’s Oracle Arena to San Francisco’s new $1.4 billion Chase Center, an 18,064-seat sports and entertainment arena set to open in September.

Chase Center will anchor Thrive City, a multipurpose, privately financed complex in Mission Bay neighborhood to include 3.2 acres of publicly accessible plazas and open space, part of a larger mixed-use development including office buildings and restaurant and retail locations.

Fanatics’ operated Warriors Shop locations include San Francisco’s Market Street, Walnut Creek, Santa Clara; and the new, multi-level 10,000 sq. ft. flagship location in Thrive City and stores inside of Chase Center.

The Warriors last month signed a multi-year renewal of their alliance with Ticketmaster in which the ticket marketplace becomes a founding partner of the new venue.

In addition to naming rights partner Chase, Chase Center founding partners also include Accenture, Google Cloud, Hewlett-Packard, PepsiCo, RingCentral and United Airlines.

With the Warriors’ pact, Fanatics said it now has a dozen e-commerce deals with NBA teams, including five with omni-channel and venue operation: the Warriors, Memphis Grizzlies, New Orleans Pelicans, Sacramento Kings and Washington Wizards,

The Warriors have built a solid domestic and global following over the past five seasons, winning three NBA titles and five consecutive Western Division title.

According to the NBA, the Warriors have ranked in the Top Three in all team merchandise sales, including 2016 and 2017, when the team led the NBA in merchandise sales.

All-Star guard Stephen Curry has ranked in the Top Five in league jersey sales over the last six seasons, including three-straight seasons in which his jersey was the most-purchased among all players (2016, 2017, 2018).

“Fanatics is the unquestioned industry leader in retail and e-commerce solutions for sports licensed merchandise,” Rick Welts, Warriors president and COO, said via the team.

“This partnership with Fanatics will provide fans with an enhanced, seamless, omni-channel shopping experience including the new, world-class Warriors Shop at Thrive City, just outside the main entrance to Chase Center.”

According to Fanatics CEO Doug Mack, Given our large employee presence in the Bay Area it is a very special place for our company, which makes us all proud to be a part of the Warriors’ ambitious vision for Chase Center and Thrive City,

The Warriors are scheduled to play their first preseason game in the Chase Center against the Los Angeles Lakers on Oct. 5.

Warriors Add Ticketmaster As Chase Center Partner

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