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• ESPN and Uninterrupted, the digital media company founded by LeBron James and Maverick Carter, will debut an original series, More Than An Athlete, Nov. 20, exclusively on ESPN+. The eight-episode series follows James’ journey from basketball prodigy to global sports icon, businessman and philanthropist via the bonds of friendship and partnership among four men over more than two decades: James, Carter, Randy Mims and Rich Paul.

• The NFL and Mexico's President-Elect Andrés Manuel López Obrador confirmed that the third game of the existing agreement signed in 2016 will be played in 2019 at Estadio Azteca. The date and time of the game will be determined in conjunction with the release of the 2019 NFL schedule next spring

• NBC Sports and the Premier League are partnering to present their second Premier League Mornings Live, scheduled to take place in New York on Saturday, Dec. 8. The event will include a turf pitch, the Premier League trophy, club mascots and special guests. The initial fan fest in September was attended by more than 2,000 on a rooftop overlooking the U.S. Capitol in Washington D.C.

• 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 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

NL MOST VALUABLE PLAYER
• Christian Yelich, OF Milwaukee Brewers

AL CY YOUNG
• Blake Snell Tampa Bay Rays

NL CY YOUNG
• Jacob deGrom New York Mets

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All-Time NBA Scoring Leaders (To Date)

1. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar 38, 387
2. Karl Malone 36,928
3. Kobe Bryant 33,643
4. Michael Jordan 32.292
5. LeBron James 31.425*
6. Wilt Chamberlain 31.419
7. Dirk Nowitzki 31,187*
8. Shaquille O’Neal 28,596
9. Moses Malone 27,409
10. Elvin Hays 27,313
11. Hakeem Olajuwon 26,946
12. Oscar Robertson 26,710
13. Dominique Wilkins 26,668
14. Tim Duncan 26,496
15. Paul Pierce 26,397
19. Carmelo Anthony 25,551*
22. Vince Carter 24,967*
30. Dwayne Wade 22,211*
*Still Active

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Weekend Box Office Nov. 16-18
1. Fantastic Beasts Crimes of Grindelwald $62.2M
2. The Grinch $38.1M
3. Bohemian Rhapsody $15.7M
4. Instant Family $14.7M
5. Widows $12.3M
6. Nutcracker and the Four Realms $4.7M
7. A Star is Born $4.3M
8. Overlord $3.8M
9. Girl in the Spider’s Web $2.5M
10. Burn the Stage $2.3M

SOURCE: COMSCORE.com

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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.
Read more at http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/quotes/j/johnfkenn121400.html#JZxA5jXY4rCwemgZ.99
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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Apr222014

Apolo Ohno Moves From Iceman To Ironman With Assitance From Chocolate Milk

By Barry Janoff

April 22, 2014: On the heels of the news that Michael Phelps, the most decorated U.S. gold medalist in Olympic history, was coming out of retirement to again compete in swimming, comes word that Apolo Ohno, the most decorated U.S. gold medalist in Winter Olympic history, is also unretiring.

The difference is that Ohno, who proved his mettle on the ice in speed skating, is undertaking "Mission Apolo Built with Chocolate Milk" to train for and then compete in the Ironman World Championship triathlon — a 140.6-mile swim-bike-run endurance event scheduled to take place this October in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii.

The Built with Chocolate Milk platform operates under the auspices of the National Fluid Milk Processor Promotion Board, which is part of the Milk Processor Education Program (MilkPEP), Washington, D.C. (funded by the nation's milk processors). Tag line, "Got chocolate milk?"

The Built with Chocolate Milk effort is the "official refuel beverage of the Ironman triathlon series, as well as sports organizations and teams including the Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series, USA Hockey and Women’s Ski Jumping USA.

The 31-year-old Ohno, who retired from speed skating competition following the 2010 Winter Games in Vancouver, won eight Olympic medals, including two gold (2002 Salt Lake City, 2006 Turin) and 21 medals in World Championships, including eight golds.

His training efforts will be supported by a multi-media effort, anchored by an eight-episode online documentary series that will show his "highs and lows as he builds from short-course competitor to a long-course endurance athlete."

"I still have no idea why I said yes to competing and taking on this challenge," Ohno admits in the trailer that launches the marketing. "I have no idea what I'm getting myself in to. This is a ridiculous decision. So much work. I'm not afraid of the work, but this is a different type of race and training. I am going to go up against some of the world's elite of the elite." (See the full spot here.)

Ohno has challenged himself in other ways. In  2011 he ran a 3:25 in the New York City Marathon. In 2007, he and partner Julianne Hough won Season 4 of ABC's Dancing with the Stars, then made a return visit in 2012 (where he was eliminated).

Ohno will be assisted in his Ironman quest from a group of "coaches" who include Jen Ator, fitness director for Women’s Health magazine; and former NFL all-pro and Super Bowl champion Hines Ward, who finished the 2013 GoPro Ironman World Championship in 13:08.

According to Andrew Messick, CEO for Ironman, “This program introduces the sport of triathlon to an even larger audience and inspires people to show them that 'Anything is Possible.' We are excited to see what Apolo is capable of doing. His athletic background, commitment to competition and eagerness to immerse himself in triathlon makes him a great ambassador for our sport.

Like Phelps, Ohno has a marketing deal with Subway.

"It's humbling to be a new kid on the block in a sport I am not used to," Ohno says in the campaign's introduction video. "I've always had a tremendous amount of respect for endurance athletes. Where do I go when I have no more left? We're going to find out."

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