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• Jon Hayes, the Cincinnati Bengals TE coach for the last 16 seasons and a NFL TE for the Kansas City Chiefs and Pittsburgh Steelers, has been named head coach and GM XFL St. Louis. Hayes joins Kevin Gilbride (New York), Pep Hamilton (Washington, D.C.), Bob Stoops (Dallas), Marc Trestman (Tampa Bay) and Jim Zorn (Seattle) as XFL head coaches. Los Angeles and Houston head coaches are still to be named.

• MLS and U.S. Soccer have signed a three-year deal with Headspace, which develops meditation and mindfulness apps. Headspace is also creating a personalized training program for each individual athlete on the U.S. Women’s National Team prior to their defense of the FIFA Women’s World Cup this summer in France.

• adidas has unveiled the ”Loop Creation Process,” to produce fully recyclable performance footwear working with Parley for the Oceans using products made from up-cycled marine plastic waste.

FutureCraft Loop is a 100% recyclable performance running shoe which “can be returned to adidas, broken down and reused to create new performance running shoes.” adidas said the first-gen release is a part of adidas' “widest-ever global beta program, ahead of the wider commercial release targeted for Spring-Summer 2021.”

• Per the NFL: “As of earlier this week NFL Network and NFL RedZone are no longer available to AT&T U-Verse subscribers or DTV Now subscribers. While the NFL remains committed to negotiating renewed agreements on fair and equitable terms, AT&T has not been willing to actively engage." 

• Grey Goose vodka has unveiled a global brand platform, “Live Victoriously,” described as “an answer to consumers' demand for more authentic and relatable luxury brands..." TV is led by a 60-second spot that implores people to “Live like  ... you're the special occasion ... every day is your birthday ... your phone doesn't exist ... the world is your stage . . . you crashed your own wedding . . . like you’re worth it.” Spots will air thru June across cable, network primetime and sports programming.

• A significant collection of Jackie Robinson memorabilia is part of the Goldin Auctions 2019 Spring Auction, now through May 11 celebrating the 100th anniversary of the birth of Jackie Robinson, with a portion of the proceeds benefiting the Jackie Robinson Foundation. Full story here.
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The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame Class of 2019

(To be enshrined on Sept. 6 in Springfield, Mass.)

• Al Attles
• Carl Braun
• Charles “Chuck” Cooper
• Vlade Divac
• Bill Fitch
• Bobby Jones
• Sidney Moncrief
• Jack Sikma
• Teresa Weatherspoon
• Paul Westphal
• Tennessee A&I Teams of 1957-1959
• Wayland Baptist Flying Queens of 1948-1982

KEEPING SCORE

Top Ten Most Valuable MLB Franchises
1. New York Yankees $4.6B
2. Los Dodgers $3.3B
3. Boston Red Sox $3.2B
4. Chicago Cubs $3.1B
5. San Francisco Giants $3B
6. New York Mets $2.3B
7. St. Louis Cardinals $2.1B
8. Los Angeles Angels $1.9B
9. Philadelphia Phillies $1.85B
10. Houston Astros $1.77B

Source: FORBES

BUY SELL

Weekend Box Office April 12-14
1. Shazam! $25.1M
2, Little $15.5M
3. Hellboy $12M
4. Pet Seminary $10M
5. Dumbo $9.2M
6. Captain Marvel $8.6M
7. Us $6.9M
8. After $6.2M
9. Missing Link $5.8M
10. The Best of Enemies $2M
Source: Box Office Mojo

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Channel Chasers

NFL UK 2019
• Oct. 6 Chicago Bears v Oakland Raiders Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
• Oct. 13 Carolina Panthers v Tampa Bay Buccaneers Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
• Oct. 27  Cincinnati Bengals v Los Angeles Rams Wembley Stadium
• Nov. 3 Houston Texans v Jacksonville Jaguars Wembley Stadium

NFL Mexico 2019
• Nov. 18 Kansas City  Chiefs v Los Angeles Chargers Mexico City Estadio Azteca (ESPN Monday Night Football).

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Mar142019

Change-Ups Coming To MLB, All-Star Game, Home Run Derby, Broadcasts

NYSJ Sports-Entertainment Business News Service

March 14, 2019: MLB and the MLB Players’ Assn. have unveiled numerous changes to the game to be installed over the next two seasons that will impact game length, marketing broadcast partners, the All-Star Game presented by MasterCard and the T-Mobile Home Run Derby.

MLB said that, subject to discussions with broadcast partners, inning breaks would be reduced from 2:05 to 2:00 in local games and from 2:25 to 2:00 in national games.

The Commissioner’s Office retains the right to further reduce the breaks to 1:55 in local and national games for the start of the 2020 season.

For rosters for the All-Star Game presented by MasterCard, scheduled for July 9 in Cleveland’s Progressive Field, fan voting will now be conducted in two rounds: a “primary round” that maintains the All-Star voting, followed in late June or early July by an “Election Day."

On that day, the top three vote-getters at each position and top six for outfielders in each league during the primaries will be voted on by fans in a prescribed time period to determine the All-Star starters.

Additional details of the new All-Star Game voting format will be released in April.

For players, All-Star bonus payments will be given to the top vote-getters who advance beyond the Primary Round. In addition, prize money for players on the winning All-Star team will be increased, beginning this year.

If the game itself goes into extra innings, each team will begin with a runner on second base each inning. Players who have already appeared in the game but were replaced, would be allowed to re-enter as runners.

MLB said that total player prize money for the 2019 T-Mobile Home Run Derby scheduled for July 8, the evening before the All-Star Game, would increase to $2.5 million, including $1 million for the winner.

The 2018 T-Mobile Home Run Derby had a total prize pool of $525,000. Bryce Harper, who won the event in his then home Nationals Stadium, earned $125,000.

The 2019 T-Mobile Home Run Derby would have awarded a total prize pool of $725,000 with  $150,000 to the winner before the new agreement.

Among other key changes, there will be a three-hitter minimum for each pitcher (barring injury or the end of an inning) beginning in 2020.

The active roster limit from Opening Day through August 31 and in post-season games will increase from 25 to 26, and the minimum number of active players will increase from 24 to 25.  The current Major League Rules allowing for a 26th player for doubleheaders would be amended to allow for a 27th player.

MLB and the MLBPA said they would form a joint committee to study other potential rule changes.

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