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• ESPN said it would add two late-night shows to its programming line-up beginning Jan. 28, 2019: Now or Never (ESPN2) hosted by Steve Covino, Rich Davis, and Janelle Marie Rodriguez; and Ahora o Nunca (ESPN Deportes),hosted by ESPN Deportes’ Mauricio Pedroza, Herculez Gomez and Janelle Marie Rodriguez. The shows “will be dedicated to covering the intersection of sports and pop culture for young, multicultural sports fans.”

• Sports apparel firm Fanatics, which has alliances with most of the major pro sports leagues, has signed its first college deal, with the University of Oregon, to become a licensee, manufacturer and retailer for the University’s apparel, headwear and numerous other product categories. The deal, which begins Jan. 1, 2020, was put at $25 million for ten years by industry analysts. Nike and Columbia Sportswear will remain as prominent University of Oregon partners.

• The 2019 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic between the  Boston Bruins and host Chicago Blackhawks is scheduled for Jan. 1 outdoors in Notre Dame Stadium. Before that happens, Road To The NHL Winter Classic docu-series returns to go behind the scenes with both teams, with the three-week, limited series premiering in the U.S. Dec. 19 on NBCSN (11:30 PM ET).  The series is produced by Ross Greenburg Productions in association with NHL Original Productions.

• Seeking to continue expanding its presence in China, the NFL has signed a digital partnership with Youku, the video entertainment platform for Alibaba Group, intended to “bring high-quality football programming to Chinese fans.” Weekly programming on Youku's sports channel will feature game highlights and behind-the-scenes stories from NFL games, including the Super Bowl, NFL Kickoff, Thanksgiving, NFL Draft and NFL International series.

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Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Class of 2019

• The Cure
• Def Leppard
• Janet Jackson
• Stevie Nicks
• Radiohead
• Roxy Music
• The Zombies

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BABE RUTH MEMORABILIA AUCTION

A live auction is scheduled to take place in Yankee Stadium on June 15, 2019 under the auspices of Hunt Auctions, to include 100s of items from the Babe Ruth family that have been in their possession since he passed away in 1948, most of which have not been seen in public. A portion of the proceeds will go to charity.

Among the items: 
• Babe Ruth Professional Model cleats
• Babe Ruth 60th Home Run Autographed display piece
• Babe Ruth 1934 Tour of Japan Champion Batsman presentational trophy
• Lou Gehrig signed and inscribed photograph to Babe Ruth
• Babe Ruth's 1930-31 New York Yankees "Better year than President" player contract
• Babe Ruth 1935 Boston Braves autographed contract agreement
• Babe Ruth personal check ledger with related signed documents
• Babe Ruth single signed baseballs and autographed photographs
• Babe Ruth 1934 Tour of Japan presentational pass
• Babe Ruth personal photographic albums including autographed exemplars
• Babe Ruth 12 Point Deer Trophy Mount with photographic provenance

Other items not from the Ruth family include:
• Babe Ruth Professional Model Bat with Home Run Notches c.1926-29
• Babe Ruth "Bustin Babes" barnstorming equipment travel case c.1920s (Waite Hoyt provenance)
• Highly significant 1923 New York Yankees World Championship presentational Spalding trophy
• 1923 New York Yankees World Champions team autographed ledger sheet

BUY SELL

Weekend Box Office Nov. Dec. 14-16
1. Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse $35.4M
2. the Mule $17.2M
3. The Grinch $11.6M
4. Ralph Breaks the Internet $9.6M
5. Mortal Engines $7.5M
6. Creed II $5.4M
7. Bohemian rhapsody $4.1M
8. Instant Fanily $3.7M
9. Fantiatic Beasts $3.7M
10. Green Book $2.8M

SOURCE: COMSCORE.com

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Mar012018

Gold Reunion: Chloe Kim, Jamie Anderson, Red Gerard In Burton Championships

By Barry Janoff

March 1, 2018: Burton Snowboards is planning a golden reunion, but it is anything but a gathering of golden oldies.

The 36th annual Burton U.S. Open Snowboarding Championships is scheduled to feature 50 Olympians among the competition — including 15 athletes who medaled at the 2018 Winter Games — at Vail Mountain Resort, Colo., March 5 –10.

The group is led by three U.S. competitors who won gold at PyeongChang: 17-year-old Chloe Kim (halfpipe), Jamie Anderson (slopestyle) and 17-year-old Red Gerard (slopestyle); as well as gold medal winners Anna Gasser (big air, Austria) and Sebastien Toutant (big air, Canada).

Also among the field are Olympic and international competitiors Max Parrot, Spencer O'Brien and Mark McMorris (Canada); Ayumu Hirano (Japan), Scotty James (Austria), Jiayu Liu (China), Zoi Sadowski-Synnott (New Zealand); and Arielle Gold, Julia Marino and Kelly Clark (USA)

Marketing partners will be activating throughout the 36th Burton U.S. Open, including title sponsor Burton, Toyota, Town of Vail, Pacifico, Clif Bar & Company, Paul Mitchell, G-Shock, Microsoft Surface, Stoli, Rethink Water, Bose, Jack Daniels, Uber, Boa and Vail Mountain.

Each men's and women's final competition events will feature ten men and six women competing for equal share of the overall $343,000 prize purse.

Burton Snowboards was the official outfitter of the 2018 Olympic uniforms worn by the U.S. Snowboard Team, marking the fourth consecutive Winter Games at which Burton has partnered with U.S. Ski & Snowboard.

Burton recently unveiled the line-up for the free 2018 U.S. Open Concert Series, including Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley, BØRNS, Pigeons Playing Ping Pong, Monophonics, DJ Hedspin, Dean Ween & Friends, Madaila, Dangermuffin, Deejay Theory, DJ Cre8, Brothers Keeper, The Medallions and Town Calvary.

There will be live broadcasts at BurtonUSOpen.com.

The Finals will be broadcast live on Red Bull TV and locally in the Front Range on TV8.

Additional national TV broadcasts will air on FS2.

Burton U.S. Open Schedule

• Tuesday, March 6: Junior Jam presented by Clif Bar

• Wednesday, March 7: Slopestyle Semi-Finals

• Thursday, March 8: Halfpipe Semi-Finals

• Friday, March 9: Slopestyle Finals

• 
Saturday, March 10: Halfpipe Finals

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