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• GOAT, the world's largest marketplace for authentic sneakers, has signed Los Angeles Lakers' Kyle Kuzma as its first brand ambassador. The 2018 All-Rookie First Team select will represent GOAT on and off the court throughout the NBA season, wearing rare and highly-coveted Nike sneakers provided by GOAT.

• China-based sports brand ANTA has signed Gordon Hayward of the Boston Celtics, joining Klay Thompson and Rajon Rondo on brand's roster; signature shoes, marketing TK.

• Charlotte Hornets rookie Miles Bridges has signed an exclusive autograph deal with trading card and collectibles company Upper Deck, joining his boss Michael Jordan on a brand roster that also includes LeBron James, tiger Woods, Wayne Gretzky and Serena Williams.

• Louisville Slugger has produced 31 gold bats stamped with the childhood cancer awareness ribbon, one for every MLB club and the MLB Network. All 31 gold MLB Louisville Slugger bats, autographed by members of each club and MLB Network talent, are for auction on mlb.com/goldbat through Oct. 17. Funds raised will support Stand Up To Cancer.

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