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• The NFL said today (Nov. 13) that it would move the Monday night game on Nov. 19  (ESPN) between the Kansas City Chiefs-Los Angeles Rams, originally scheduled for Estadio Azteca in Mexico City, to the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum in Los Angeles.

According to the NFL, “The decision is based on the determination — in consultation with the NFLPA and following a meeting and field inspection this afternoon by NFL and club field experts as well as local and independent outside experts — that the playing field at Estadio Azteca does not meet NFL standards for playability and consistency and will not meet those standards by next Monday.”

• CBS said that Tim Tebow would be the host for its in-production reality series, Million Dollar Mile, from LeBron James’ Springhill Entertainment, Warner Bros. and  Fly on the Wall Entertainment. Commentators will be Maria Taylor and Matt Smith. The premise: A team wins $1 million if they can survive an obstacle course being built on real city streets.

• ESPN Events is adding a bowl game to its roster beginning in 2020, the Myrtle Beach Bowl. The game will feature teams from three conference partners: Conference USA, Mid-American Conference and Sun Belt Conference. Each conference will participate up to four times between 2020 and 2025. The Myrtle Beach Bowl will be played in Brooks Stadium, located on the campus of Coastal Carolina, nationally televised on ESPN networks.

• Between now and Nov. 19, every use of #SaluteToService on Twitter will generate a $5 donation, up to $5 million, to the NFL’s military non-profit partners – including the Pat Tillman Foundation, TAPS, USO, Wounded Warrior Project and the Bob Woodruff Foundation.

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MLB FINALISTS MOY, MVP, CY Young, ROY

AL ROOKIE OF THE YEAR
• Shohei Ohtani, RHP/DH Los Angeles Angels

NL ROOKIE OF THE YEAR
• Ronald Acuna Jr., OF Atlanta Braves

AL MANAGER OF THE YEAR
• Bob Melvin Oakland A's

NL MANAGER OF THE YEAR
• Brian Snitker Atlanta Braves

AL MOST VALUABLE PLAYER
• Mookie Betts, OF Boston Red Sox
• Jose Ramirez, 3B Cleveland Indians
• Mike Trout, OF Los Angeles Angels

NL MOST VALUABLE PLAYER
• Nolan Arenado, 3B Colorado Rockies
• Javier Baez, 2B/SS Chicago Cubs
• Christian Yelich, OF Milwaukee Brewers

AL CY YOUNG
• Corey Kluber Cleveland Indians
• Blake Snell Tampa Bay Rays
• Justin Verlander Houston Astros

NL CY YOUNG
• Jacob deGrom New York Mets
• Aaron Nola Philadelphia Phillies
• Max Scherzer Washington Nationals

KEEPING SCORE

NBA Teams With Jersey-Logo Deals (to date):

• Atlanta Hawks (Shareware)
• Boston Celtics (GE)
• Brooklyn Nets (Infor)
• Charlotte Hornets (LendingTree)
• Chicago Bulls (Jenni Optical)
• Cleveland Cavaliers (Goodyear)
• Dallas Mavericks (5miles)
• Denver Nuggets (Western Union)
• Detroit Pistons (Flagstaff Bank)
• Golden State Warriors (Rakuten)
• Houston Rockets (Rokit)
• Los Angeles Clippers (Bumble)
• Los Angeles Lakers (Wish)
• Memphis Grizzlies (FedEx)
• Miami Heat (Ultimate Software)
• Milwaukee Bucks (Harley Davidson)
• Minnesota Timberwolves (Fitbit)
• New Orleans Pelicans (Zatarain’s)
• New York Knicks (Squarespace)
• Orlando Magic (Disney World)
• Philadelphia 76ers (StubHub)
• Phoenix Suns (PayPal)
• Portland Trail Blazers (Biofreeze)
• Sacramento Kings (Blue Diamond)
• San Antonio Spurs (Frost Bank)
• Toronto Raptors (Sun Life)
• Utah Jazz (Qualtrics)
• Washington Wizards (Geico)

BUY SELL

Weekend Box Office Nov. 2-4
1. Bohemian Rhapsody - 20th Century Fox - $50M
2. The Nutcracker And The Four Realms - Disney - $20M
3. Nobody's Fool - Paramount - $14M
4. A Star Is Born, - Warner Bros. - $11.1M
5. Halloween - Universal - $11M
6. Venom - Sony - $7.8M
7. Smallfoot - Warner Bros. - $3.8M
8. Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween - Sony - $3.7M
9. Hunter Killer - Lionsgate - $3.5M
10. The Hate U Give - 20th Century Fox - $3.4M
11. First Man - Universal - $2.3M
12. Night School - Universal - $2M

SOURCE: COMSCORE.com

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Jan172016

Adidas, VIrgin Galactic Sees The Shape Of Things To Come For Capt. Kirk, Major Tom

By Barry Janoff

Janaury 16, 2016: Adidas has already put athletic shoes and sportswear on players in soccer, basketball, hockey, tennis, college and other sports around the world.

Now, adidas is boldly going where no athletic wear firm has gone before by preparing to outfit pilots headed to other-worldly adventures.

Y-3, a collaboration between adidas and Japanese designer Yohji Yamamoto formed more than more than ten years ago to create and market high-end sportswear, has been signed by Virgin Galactic to "take on the challenge of jointly designing and then producing the complete range of garments required for our commercial spaceflight operations."

Virgin Galactic, under the auspices of Sir Richard Branson, has stated as its mission, "To become the spaceline for Earth; democratizing access to space for the benefit of life on Earth."

According to Virgin Galactic, "We’re focused on getting SpaceShipTwo and LauncherOne into commercial service," and some "700 future astronauts have already paid deposits for their flights on SpaceShipTwo," with LauncherOne to be used as a shuttle by other companies to transport equipment to and from space satellites and space stations."

In October 2014, a SpaceShipTwo crashed during a test flight, killing one pilot and seriously injuring the other.

More than create footwear that would withstand the rigors of slam dunks and bend-it-like-Beckham soccer kicks or sportswear that can take a beating on the gridiron, Y-3 has been charged with producing garments and shoes that would keep Captain Kirk and Major Tom not only safe and fully operational, but also looking good.

During the alliance launch in Spaceport America in New Mexico this past Thursday (Jan. 14), the design heads from both Y-3 and Virgin Galactic revealed the prototype flight-suit and shoes to be worn by the space pilots.

"Everything is done for a functional reason. The ability to move freely about the cockpit and operate the spaceship," said Lawrence Midwood, senior director design, adidas Y-3, said in a supporting spot to reveal the alliance with Y-3 as well as prototype designs. "And safety is obviously of paramount importance.

Under the agreement with Virgin Galactic, Y-3 will be responsible for everything from flight-suits for our future astronauts and pilots, to garments worn by our operations and maintenance teams as well as our hosting staff.

Y-3 joins Land Rover as a lead sponsor for Virgin Atlantic.

Footwear now on the market from Y-3 can cost upward of $400, jackets as much as $700.

"It's very pioneering. It's very bold. It's something that will change how we view life on this planet," said Adam Wells, head of design for Virgin Galactic. We are developing what is truly original. The first reaction you should have to it is that it's unfamiliar."

According to Wells, although the goal is to outfit space pilots, the collaboration with Y-3 will also be used to "explore the potential to create innovative apparel and accessories — both for our staff and for our pioneering customers — that is appropriately functional and fit-for-purpose, is thoughtfully and elegantly crafted, and is fulfilling and fun to wear and use.

“Our evolution into a fully-functioning spaceline presents unprecedented opportunities to create original designs in support of our unique customer experience.," said Wells. "The greatest synergy we have with Y-3 is that it is a forward-looking enterprise that is looking to define the future."

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