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• The NFL said today (Nov. 13) that it would move the Monday night game on Nov. 19  (ESPN) between the Kansas City Chiefs-Los Angeles Rams, originally scheduled for Estadio Azteca in Mexico City, to the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum in Los Angeles.

According to the NFL, “The decision is based on the determination — in consultation with the NFLPA and following a meeting and field inspection this afternoon by NFL and club field experts as well as local and independent outside experts — that the playing field at Estadio Azteca does not meet NFL standards for playability and consistency and will not meet those standards by next Monday.”

• 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.

• 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 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
• Bob Melvin Oakland A's

NL MANAGER OF THE YEAR
• 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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Oct012013

Derrick Rose Blooming Again In Adidas 'Basketball Is Everything' Campaign

By Barry Janoff

October 1, 2013: Derrick Rose has not been in an NBA game since blowing out his left knee during the first round of the 2012 playoffs. Thanks to an on-going campaign from adidas, however, he has never really been out of sight.

With the 2013-14 NBA season fast approaching, Rose apparently is ready to take his game, which made him Rookie of the Year in 2008-09 and a three-time All-Star, back on the court. His return to the Chicago Bulls after surgery and months of rehab comes complete with a multi-media marketing effort from adidas, which also supports the launch of the D Rose 4 signature basketball shoe.

The campaign is anchored by a TV spot, "Basketball Is Everything," which breaks this week on ESPN, NBATV, BET, FX, Adult Swim and Comedy Central. Support includes Internet at such destinations as ESPN.com, NBA.com, BleacherReport.com, SLAMonline.com, USAToday.com and Complex.com; as well as social media including Twitter, Facebook and YouTube.

The campaign, timed to coincide with Rose's 25th birthday (Oct. 4), is scheduled to run through the NBA start of season.

The TV spot has Rose explaining that if everything was taken away from him, he would still have basketball, which, to him, is everything.

“Adidas exists because of sport, and the sport of basketball is everything to Derrick Rose,” Ryan Morlan, global basketball communications director for adidas, said in a statement. “If you took away all of the fame and notoriety of his life, he would still be left with what matters the most to him – the game. Derrick’s love and dedication to basketball drove our concept to deliver an authentic and honest portrait of him for fans across the world.”

Rose missed all but 39 games during the regular season in 2011-12, but the Bulls still ran off a 50-16 record (after going 62-20 the previous season). He returned for one playoff game as the Bulls lost in the first round of the playoffs. The Bulls were 45-37 last season, losing in the Eastern Conference semi-final round.

In “Basketball is Everything,” we see Rose training for the upcoming season juxtaposed with scenes that portray his life: Standing outside of his home; at his birthday party with family and friends that include hip-hop artists Common, 2 Chainz and Dom Kennedy; at a music video shoot with rapper Big Sean; and in a high-end jewelry store with his brother.

Throughout, Rose is sharing his thoughts via voiceover. "Let me tell you something. If you took away the money, if you took away the fame, the spotlight.If you took away the lifestyle and all the things that come with it. If you took away all the flash. What would you have left? Everything." (See the full spot here.)

The campaign follows the conclusion of the "D Rose Tour" this past summer, which covered ten countries and 13 cities across Europe and Asia. It culminated with an exclusive event, “All in for Chicago,” on Sept. 22, where Rose hosted 5,000 local kids from youth groups and community organizations in Chicago's United Center, which featured a performance by Big Sean.

The D Rose 4 launches at adidas.com, Foot Locker and Eastbay on Oct.10 (MSRP $140) in three colorways; five other editions will launch through the end of the year. In addition to the shoe, the new signature collection includes fleece sweatshirts and pants, Ts, shorts, hats and socks to hook up with each colorway of the shoe.

Adidas Ups Alliance With D-Rose

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