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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

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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
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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

NHL Bridgestone Winter Classic Jan. 1, 2020

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

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Wilson Leads Pack Of Quarterbacks Atop NFL Top-Selling Player Merchandise List

By Barry Janoff

October 28, 2015: Russell Wilson of the Seattle Seahawks is not only one of the best quarterbacks in the NFL, he has the best-selling merchandise, including  both men’s and women’s Nike jerseys, women’s apparel and  collegiate co-branded products.

Wilson also leads three other quarterbacks — Tom Brady (New England Patriots), Peyton Manning (Denver Broncos) and Aaron Rodgers (Green Bay Packers) — who hold the Top Four spots in merchandise sales among all NFL players for the year-to-date from March 1 through Aug. 31, 2015, according to information released by the NFL Players Assn. and its licensing and marketing arm NFL Players Inc.

The list is based on overall sales of all licensed products from online and traditional retail outlets as reported by more than 80 NFLPA licensees.

They include Aminco, Bleacher Creatures, Fanatics, FanPrint, Fathead, FBF Originals, Forever Collectibles, McFarlane Toys, New Era, Nike, Outerstuff, Oyo Sportstoys, Photo File and VF Imagewear.

The NFLPA did not reveal sales figures.

Wilson was also the leader in merchandise sales from March 1, 2014- Feb. 28, 2015, according to the NFLPA, suring which time retail sales from official NFLPI licensees topped $1.4 billion.

Brady lead in sales for Q1, from March 1- May 31, 2015, per the NFLPA.

Among the Top 25, there are ten quarterbacks, four wide receivers, three running backs, three tight ends and five defensive players, the latter led by J.J. Watt, defensive end for the Houston Texans, at No. 5; and defensive back Richard Sherman of the Seahawks at No. 8.

The only rookie in the Top 25 is Marcus Mariota, quarterback for the Tennessee Titans, at No. 17.

Two players had significant moves up the list from Q1 to Q2: Minnesota Vikings quarterback Teddy Bridgewater, from No. 41 to No. 24, and Miami Dolphins quarterback while Ryan Tannehill , from No. 44 to No. 29.

There are just three rookies among the Top 50, with Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston at No. 26 and Amari Cooper, wide receiver for the Oakland Raiders, at No. 48, joining Mariota.

Among the specifics released by the NFLPA and NFLPI:

• Six Seattle players are featured in the Top 25 of jersey sales. Watt leads defensive players in Nike jersey sales (No. 5) while second-year player Odell Beckham Jr. (New York Giants) debuts in the Top 10 (No. 9).

• Peyton Manning leads all sales in name- and number-branded T-shirts, while Rodgers is the leader among women’s T-shirts.

• Brady is outselling all players in Fatheads, Oyo Sportstoys and Funkos.

• Dez Bryant (Dallas Cowboys) leads sales in Bobbleheads and FBF Originals socks.

• Watt has sold the most from a new collection of Bleacher Creature plush dolls.

• Among the top sellers in collegiate co-branded products, Wilson (Wisconsin) leads in Oyo Sportstoys, Mariota (Oregon) in Photo File images and Fatheads and Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton (Auburn) in jersey sales reported by Fanatics.

• Wilson, Peyton Manning, Rodgers, Watt and Brady are most popular among kids in hardlines and apparel, which includes licensees Bleacher Creatures, Outerstuff and Oyo Sportstoys.
    
• Wilson, Peyton Manning, Rodgers, Watt and Bryant are the Top Five in women's apparel.

• Eight defensive players are among the Top 50 leaders in hardlines: Watt, Sherman, Clay Matthews (Green Bay Packers), Troy Polamalu (Pittsburgh Steelers, retired), Malcolm Butler (New England Patriots), Khalil Mack (Oakland Raiders), Sean Lee (Dallas Cowboys) and Luke Kuechly (Carolina Panthers).

• Four members of the Green Bay Packers are among the best-sellers in New Era hate: Rodgers, Jordy Nelson, Matthews and Eddie Lacy.

Top 50 Player Sales Report
(YTD March 1 – Aug. 31, 2015)
1. Russell Wilson, QB
2. Tom Brady, QB
3. Peyton Manning, QB
4. Aaron Rodgers, QB
5. J.J. Watt, DE
6. Dez Bryant, WR
7. Colin Kaepernick, QB
8. Richard Sherman, DB
9. Jason Witten, TE
10. Odell, Beckham, Jr. WR
11. Rob Gronkowski, TE
12. Marshawn Lynch, RB
13. Tony Romo, QB
14. Andrew Luck, QB
15. Drew Brees, QB
16..Jordy Nelson, WR
17. Marcus Mariota, QB
18. Calvin Johnson, WR
19. Clay Matthews, LB
20. DeMarco Murray, RB
21. Jimmy Graham, TE
22. Matt Forte, RB
23. Joe Haden, DB
24. Teddy Bridgewater, QB
25. Luke Kuechly, LB
26. Jameis Winston, QB
27. Antonio Brown, WR
28. Kam Chancellor, SS
29. Ryan Tannehill, QB
30. Eli Manning, QB
31. Earl Thomas, DB
32. Derek Carr, QB
33. Sammy Watkins, WR
34. Eddie Lacy, RB
35. Jamaal Charles, RB
36. Le'Veon Bell, RB
37. Alshon Jeffery, WR
38. LeSean McCoy, RB
39. Khalil Mack, LB
40. Philip Rivers, QB
41. Joe Flacco, QB
42. Ndamukong Suh, DL
43. Cam Newton, QB
44. Ben Roethlisberger, QB
45. Julian Edelman, WR
46. A.J. Green, WR
47. Darrelle Revis, DB
48. Amari Cooper, WR
49. Demaryius Thomas, WR
50. Navorro Bowman, LB
SOURCE: NFLPA/NFLPI

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