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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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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)

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Weekend Box Office Oct. 12-14
1. Venom $35.7 M
2. A Star Is Born $28M
3. First Man $16.6M
4. Goosebumps 2 $16.2M
5. Smallfoot $9.3M
6. Night School $8M
7. Bad Times at the El Royale $7.2M
8. The House With A Clock In Its Walls $4M
9. The Hate U Give $1.8M

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WNBA President Lisa Borders Leaving League To Become CEO For Time’s Up

NYSJ Sports-Entertainment Business News Service

October 2, 2018:
Lisa Borders, who was named WNBA president in 2016, is voluntarily leaving the league to become the first president and CEO for Time’s Up Legal Defense Fund, which “provides subsidized legal support to those who have experienced sexual harassment, assault, or abuse in the workplace.”

The NBA said that the search for a new WNBA president would “commence immediately.”

During the interim, NBA deputy commissioner Mark Tatum will be acting WNBA president.

The NBA did not share a list of potential candidates for WNBA president.

The next president would be the fifth in WNBA history, following Val Ackerman (1996-2005), Donna Orender (2005-2010), Laurel Richie (2010-2015) and Borders.

“We are extremely grateful for Lisa’s leadership and tireless commitment to the WNBA,” NBA commissioner Adam Silver said via the league.

“This is a natural transition for Lisa knowing what a champion she is for issues involving women’s empowerment and social justice and fortunately for us, she leaves the league with strong tail winds propelling it forward.”

Prior to joining the WNBA, Borders served as chair for the Coca-Cola Foundation and vp-global community affairs for The Coca-Cola Company; was president of the City Council and Vice Mayor for Atlanta; and was president of the Grady Health Foundation, the fundraising arm of Grady Health System.

According to Borders, “It has been an honor and my absolute privilege leading the WNBA and being part of what it stands for. I want to thank Adam for giving me the opportunity and support to help grow this league.

“I am most proud of the W players for their amazing talents on the court and their dedication to making an impact in their communities. I look forward to continuing my support for the W in my new role with Time’s Up.  I will always be the W’s biggest advocate and fan.”

With Time’s Up, Borders will “continue the organization’s work to ensure equal opportunity and protection for all working women, seizing this unprecedented moment and transforming it into meaningful and institutionalized change across culture, companies and laws.”

In 2017, the WNBA recorded its highest regular-season attendance in six years.

In 2018, the WNBA delivered its most-watched season in four years, with combined viewership across ESPN networks and NBA TV up double digits, according to the NBA.

This past season, the WNBA launched “Take a Seat, Take a Stand,” a marketing campaign and platform that donates a portion of WNBA ticket proceeds to designated nonprofit organizations committed to empowering women and girls.

The 2019 season begins in May.

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