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• 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.

• Tennis Channel will debut an original series, The Ten, Nov. 11, the first of eight hour-long countdown shows with a different list each week. Begins with The Ten: Men (ten best men's tennis players of all time) then Women, Trailblazers, Seasons, Hotheads, Upsets, Americans, Rivalries. Jason Biggs hosts.

• 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.

POLL POSITION

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
• Kevin Cash Tampa Bay Rays
• Alex Cora Boston Red Sox
• Bob Melvin Oakland A's

NL MANAGER OF THE YEAR
• Bud Black Colorado Rockies
• Craig Counsell Milwaukee Brewers
• 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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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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Sep042012

Carell, Hanks, Jeong Play Ball For MLB Post-Season Stand Up To Cancer Campaign

By Barry Janoff

September 4, 2012: Steve Carell, Colin Hanks and Ken Jeong are best known for their work on-screen. But the trio of actors move into the sports world in a new campaign for Stand Up To Cancer, "Baseball Believes," which will bring Major League Baseball and SU2C's united message regarding cancer awareness to fans during the playoffs and World Series.

Six spots in the campaign, which were all filmed at Boston's Fenway Park, highlight iconic plays from MLB post-season history, with the actors recalling them in jubilant fashion and humorously recreating the events. Actual footage and play-by-play from the games are interspersed throughout.

The intended purpose is to "connect believing in miracles on the playing field with a shared vision of ending cancer," according to MLB and SU2C. Each spot ends with a call to action that encourages fans to join MLB and SU2C in raising awareness and funds "to end cancer forever."

MLB, a founding donor of Stand Up To Cancer in 2008, said that together with its 30 clubs, it has committed more than $30 million to the initiative to date.

The spots will break early this month in stadiums and on MLB Network, Fox and ESPN. They will then continue to air through the 2013 baseball season.

Last season, SU2C spots featured current and/or former MLB players Andy Pettitte, John Kruk, Mitch Williams and Ron Darling.

The classic plays highlighted in the campaign include Carlton Fisk of the Boston Red Sox "waving" his Game 6-winning 12th inning home run fair in the 1975 World Series against the Cincinnati Reds; New York Giants center fielder Willie Mays' over-the-shoulder catch on a ball hit by Vic Wertz of the Cleveland Indians in Game 1 of the 1954 World Series; New York Yankees Derek Jeter's backhand toss to catcher Jorge Posada in Game 3 of the 2001 American League Division Series to tag out Jeremy Giambi; and Los Angeles Dodgers Kirk Gibson, out of the starting line-up due to a pulled hamstring and a swollen knee, coming off the bench to hit a walk-off home run against Dennis Eckersley and the Oakland A's in Game 1 of the 1988 World Series.

"[Los Angeles is] down 4-3 in the ninth," begins Carell's story of Gibson's moment. "He limps to the plate," continues Jeong. "And Boom!" Then Carell yells, "She is gone!" as we see him recreate Gibson's home run limp and fist-pump around the bases as footage of Gibson from the actual game is also shown. The retelling of the three other iconic moments follows similar fashion. (See the first spot in the campaign here.)

According to MLB commissioner Bud Selig, "This campaign is a part of Major League Baseball's unwavering efforts to support and help empower Stand Up To Cancer in its noble work fighting all forms of cancer through the spirit of collaboration.

"We are proud that the most memorable and improbable moments in postseason history can be used as a way to inspire people to believe that anything is possible, including an end to cancer," Selig stressed.

"Under the steadfast leadership and dedication of commissioner Bud Selig and all 30 teams, MLB's financial support of SU2C has been vitally important to the success of our mission," SU2C co-founder Rusty Robertson said in a statement. "Equally important is what MLB has done to help build our grassroots movement by encouraging baseball fans everywhere to support our researchers, who work tirelessly to develop new therapies for patients to save lives now."

MLB Hits Cancer Hard With Stand Up To Cancer Effort

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