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• The Professional Baseball Agreement between MLB and minor league teams expires at the end of the 2020 season. But if a new MLB proposal were to become reality, more than three dozen cities with affiliated minor league teams will lose those teams a year from now and thousands of minor league players will be out of work as well. Full story here.

• "We said there's no chance that's happening. There’s no chance we’ll even discipline him." — NBA commissioner Adam Silver regarding China’s request that the league fire Houston Rockets GM Daryl Morey

• "The losses have already been substantial. Our games are not back on the air in China as we speak, and we'll see what happens next. I don't know where we go from here. The financial consequences have been and may continue to be fairly dramatic." — NBA commissioner Adam Silver at the Time 100 Summit on Thursday regarding the league’s on-going situation with China.

• Showtime Sports will launch on Oct. 21 a weekly podcast, All The Smoke with Matt Barnes and Stephen Jackson, in which the two NBA veterans (now retired) and NBA champs (Golden State Warriors and San Antonio Spurs, respectively), will “deliver an authentic, unfiltered perspective on the most polarizing topics in and around the game of basketball.”  It will air Thursdays on the Showtime Basketball YouTube Channel.  

• Bluberi Gaming has signed a deal with WWE to develop a series of licensed slot games featuring WWE Superstars and Legends. Among those to be featured include John Cena, Triple H, Becky Lynch, Roman Reigns and Ronda Rousey. The first WWE series of slot games is scheduled to hit casinos October 2020.

• HarperCollins Publishers said it has acquired world rights to Back, the first memoir authored by Tiger Woods. According to Woods, “This book is my definitive story. It’s in my words and expresses my thoughts.” A publication date was not given.

• Halloween this year is Oct. 31, and retailers, marketers and consumers are ready for another season of trick-or-treat. Total spend on Halloween 2019 is expected to reach $8.8 billion according to the National Retail Federation, Washington, DC. Full story here. 

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Rock & Roll Hall of Fame 2020 Nominees

• Pat Benatar
• Dave Matthews Band
• Depeche Mode
• Doobie Brothers
• Whitney Houston
• Judas Priest
• Kraftwerk
• MC5
• Motorhead
• Nine Inch Nails
• Notorious B.I.G.
• Rufus feat. Chaka Khan
• Todd Rundgren
• Soundgarden
• T. Rex
• Thin Lizzy

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Most Popular NBA Player Jerseys (based on eBay sales October 2018-October 2019)
1. LeBron James Los Angeles Lakers
2. Stephen Curry Golden State Warriors
3. Kyrie Irving Brooklyn Nets
4. Giannis Antetokounmpo Milwaukee Bucks
5. Kevin Durant Brooklyn Nets
6. Dwyane Wade Miami Heat (retired)
7. Kawhi Leonard Los Angeles Clippers
8. Zion Williamson New Orleans Pelicans
9. Carmelo Anthony (most recently with Houston Rockets)
10. Russell Westbrook Houston Rockets

Most Popular Player Merchandise (based on eBay sales October 2018-October 2019)
1. LeBron James Los Angeles Lakers
2. Stephen Curry Golden State Warriors
3. Kevin Durant Brooklyn Nets
4. Kyrie Irving Brooklyn Nets
5. Giannis Antetokounmpo Milwaukee Bucks
6. Paul George Los Angeles Clippers
7. James Harden Houston Rockets
8. Dwyane Wade Miami Heat (retired)
9. Kawhi Leonard Los Angeles Clippers
10. Russell Westbrook Houston Rockets
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Weekend Box Office Oct. 11-13
1. Joker $55M
2. Addams Family $30.3M
3. Gemini Man $20.5M
4. Abominable $6.2M
5. Downton Abbey $4.9M
6. Hustlers $3.9M
7. Judy $3.3M
8. It 2 $3.2M
9. Jexi $3.1M
10. Ad Astra $1.9M
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NFL UK 2019
• 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)

NBA 2019 Opening Nights
• Oct. 22 New Orleans Pelicans vs. Toronto Raptors TNT 8 PM (ET)
• Oct. 22 Los Angeles Lakers vs. Los Angeles Clippers TNT 10:30 PM (ET)

• Oct. 23 Boston Celtics vs. Philadelphia 76ers ESPN 8 PM (ET)
• Oct. 23 Denver Nuggets vs. Portland Trail Blazers ESPN 10 PM (ET)

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Aug012017

Joe Dumars Brings ‘Bad Boy’ NBA Hall Of Fame Attitude, Resume To ISE Basketball

By Barry Janoff

August 1, 2017: He might bring a "Bad Boy" attitude to his new job, but he certainly will be arriving with years of player and executive experience and respectability.

Independent Sports & Entertainment Worldwide, a leading integrated sports, media, entertainment and management company, has signed Joe Dumars, basketball Hall of Fame player and former NBA Executive of the Year, as president of ISE Basketball.

Dumars will oversee all aspects of the basketball representation business with a focus on "growth and providing clients best in class service at every stage of their career both on and off the court."

Financial terms were not disclosed.

"Joe’s arrival at ISE marks the tone for the future of our basketball practice and business," Hank Ratner, ISE president and CEO, said in a statement.

"He’s experienced on both sides of the negotiating table, has served as a role model and mentor for players at all levels and understands the preparation and dedication required to excel as a player and then make a successful post-career transition."

During his 14-year NBA career (1985-99), Dumars won two titles with the Detroit Pistons (1988-89, 1989-90) and was named NBA Finals MVP (1989) as a member of the "Bad Boys" alongside the likes of Isiah Thomas, Bill Laimbeer, Dennis Rodman, John Salley and head coach Chuck Daly.

He appeared in six All-Star games and was named All-Defensive First Team four times.

In addition, Dumars was a member of the 1994 gold medal USA Basketball World Championships team.

As president of basketball operations for the Pistons for 13 seasons, he helped guide the team to the 2003-04 NBA championship, six consecutive Eastern Conference Finals appearances and two Conference championships.

He was named NBA Executive of the Year in 2003.

His No. 4 was retired by the Pistons in 2000. He was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 2006.

Although he was a key member of the Bad Boys, the NBA Sportsmanship Award, an annual honor given to a player who "most exemplifies the ideals of sportsmanship on the court with ethical behavior, fair play and integrity," is presented with the Joe Dumars Trophy, of which Dumars was the inaugural recipient (1995-96).

As part of his new responsibilities, Dumars will "be a key leader in moving the company forward with its vision for the future, including expanding ISE’s operations and client offerings in new and creative ways."

According to Dumars, "I look forward to beginning this new chapter in my career with ISE. It has always been an honor and immense pleasure to work closely with players to help guide them in all stages of their careers and this position will allow me to step into this role in a longer term and much more impactful and meaningful way."

New York-based ISE represents more than 300 current and legendary athletes and managers from the NBA, NFL and MLB, including Justin Verlander, Larry Fitzgerald, Marshawn Lynch, Miguel Cabrera, José Abreu, Terry Francona, John Farrell, Deion Sanders, Mariano Rivera and David Ortiz.

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