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Nominees For 2018 Pepsi NFL Rookie of the Year

Winner to be selected by fan votes now thru Jan. 21 (3 PM ET).\

The 2018 Pepsi NFL Rookie of the Year award will be recognized in Atlanta during Super Bowl LIII activities.

• Saquon Barkley RB New York Giants
• Nick Chubb RB Cleveland Browns
• Darius Leonard LB Indianapolis Colts
• Phillip Lindsay RB Denver Broncos
• Baker Mayfield QB Cleveland Browns

Finalists For 2018 NFL FedEx Air (QB) and Ground (RB) Players of the Year

2018 FedEx Air NFL Player of the Year

• Patrick Mahomes Kansas City Chiefs
• Drew Brees New Orleans Saints
• Philip Rivers (Los Angeles Chargers

2018 FedEx Ground NFL Player of the Year

• Todd Gurley Los Angeles Rams
• Ezekiel Elliott Dallas Cowboys
• Saquon Barkley New York Giants

Now thru Jan. 31 (3 PM ET). people can vote for each category here on via Twitter @NFL

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NFL Head Coach Signings For 2019 (To Date)
• Arizona Cardinals Kliff Kingsbury
• Cincinnati Bengals TBD (former coach Marvin Lewis)
• Cleveland Browns Freddie Kitchens
• Denver Broncos Vic Fangio
• Green Bay Packers Matt LeFleur
• Miami Dolphins TBD (former coach Adam Gase)
• New York Jets Adam Gase
• Tampa Bay Buccaneers Bruce Arians

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Weekend Box Office Jan. 11-13
1. The Upside $19.6M
2. Aquaman $17.3M
3. A Dog’s Way Home $11.3M
4. Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse $9M
5. Escape Room $8.9M
6. Mary Poppins Returns $7.2M
7. Bumblebee $6.8M
8. On the Basis of Sex $6.2M
9. The Mule $5.5M
10. Vice $3.3M
Source: Box Office Mojo

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Let us not seek the Republican answer or the Democratic answer, but the right answer. Let us not seek to fix the blame for the past. Let us accept our own responsibility for the future.
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Let us not seek the Republican answer or the Democratic answer, but the right answer. Let us not seek to fix the blame for the past. Let us accept our own responsibility for the future.
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Let us not seek the Republican answer or the Democratic answer, but the right answer. Let us not seek to fix the blame for the past. Let us accept our own responsibility for the future.
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Dec112018

Following Asterisk Collective, adidas Puts Power Behind ‘She Breaks Barriers’

By Barry Janoff

December 10, 2018: Global sports and lifestyle company adidas, which last week teamed with Foot Locker to launch Asterisk Collective, described as a “platform empowering creative partners to make a difference in the world through their respective initiatives,” has now unveiled “She Breaks Barriers.”

The platform, expanding on its Creators Unite platform launched in August, is adidas’ “commitment to remove barriers in sport.”

The multi-faceted effort, designed to “inspire, enable and support the next generation of female athletes, creators and leaders,” including media with such female athletes and adidas endorsers as Candace Parker, Naomi Osaka, Alix Klineman, Nora Vasconcellos, Chiney Ogwumike and Lindsey Horan.

Von Miller and James Harden are also part of the anchor spot, “When Creators Unite, She Breaks Barriers.”

Adidas is also working with musician/producer/businessman Pharrell Williams in a joint initiative “dedicated to removing barriers to sport for young women.”

The program will be designed with insights and feedback from the Global Sport Institute and the engagement from the public following the campaign to ensure maximum impact, according to the adidas.

According to statistics from adidas, “By age 14, girls are dropping out of sport one and a half times faster than boys and by age 17, 51% of girls who participated in sport have quit because they do not have a sense that they belong, and they don’t see a future in sport.”

In addition, per adidas, 73% of U.S. adults believe that high schools and colleges provide better support for boys’ sports programs than girls sports programs.

“This data proves just how important it is to remove barriers in sport and adidas is committed to providing the same opportunities for girls that are offered to boys,” said adidas.

Among the initiatives either being launched or supported by adidas:

• Partnering with GSI at Arizona State University to identify existing barriers to sport for women, examine how to overcome the barriers and explore what equality means for women in sport across opportunity and pay. As an independent research institute, GSI will help adidas tap into existing and new original research and subject matter experts.

• Six projects in New York and Los Angeles will co-create solutions to remove barriers for women and girls in sport at the community level. The communities will be called upon for their feedback on what programs are needed most in their community through the #creatorsunite platform.

• Sponsorship of the Women’s National Football Conference(pictured).

• Partnership with Jen Welter, the first female NFL coach, to co-host girls’ flag football camps across the U.S. and explore ways to increase access to the sport for young girls.

Adidas will also be a national partner of Girls on the Run through 2021, to “increase the opportunities girls have to reach their fullest potential through various touch points including by providing apparel and footwear and co-hosting 5K events across the U.S.”

Foot Locker and adidas are working with musicians Kid Cudi, Raury and H.E.R., and athletes Patrick Mahomes, Donovan Mitchell and Candace Parker to build Asterisk Collective, described as a “platform empowering creative partners to make a difference in the world through their respective initiatives, positively impacting communities all over the world.”

The athletes and musicians were called “leaders in their communities who represent the identity” of the Collective Asterisk symbol, which “serves as an icon that signifies the coming together of sport, creativity and community, as well as the exception to the rule that marks those who stand out and make a difference.”

Athletes, Musicians Star In Foot Locker, adidas Empowerment Campaign

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