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• China-based e-commerce giant Alibaba said it set a sales record on Singles Day, 11-11 — aka  the Double 11 shopping festival, “the world’s largest 24-hour shopping event" — with sales across Alibaba’s shopping platforms at $38.3 billion involving more than 200,000 brands. That exceeded last year’s record of nearly $30.5 billion. Alibaba also said that in its first hour, it generated an estimated $13 billion in sales. By comparison, in 2018, Black Friday sales were $6.2 billion, and Cyber Monday sales reached $7.9 billion, according to Forbes.

• Volcom has signed a deal to become the official apparel sponsor for the U.S. Snowboard Team. Volcom, a part of Authentic Brands Group, replaces Burton, which had been the apparel supplier for the group for the past four Winter Olympics. Financial terms of the deal, which runs through the 2022 Beijing Winter Games, were not shared.

• NBC’s Sunday Night Football on Nov. 10 became the decade’s (2010-19) only primetime series to average 20 million-plus viewers for 100 different broadcasts. American Ido is second with 69. The Minnesota Vikings’ 28-24 victory over the Dallas Cowboys averaged a Total Audience Delivery of 23.5 million viewers across NBC TV, NBC Sports Digital and NFL Digital platforms.

• CBS Sports said its coverage of the SEC on CBS with No. 2 ranked LSU beating No. 3 ranked Alabama, 46-41, on Nov. 9  “delivered a massive audience, had an average of 16.636 million viewers and scoring a fast national household rating/share of a 9.7/24 . . . the  highest-rated regular-season college football game (excluding Conference Championships) on any network in eight years.

• Calling it the company’s biggest brand launch in more than a decade, Coca-Cola North America has unveiled Aha sparkling water, eyeing a March 2020 drop at retail. “As the largest and fastest-growing part of the water business, mainstream flavored sparkling water is a segment we know we must double-down on,” Celina Li, vp-water, Coca-Cola North America, said via the company. “Aha is our big-bet brand in this big-bet category.” Full story here.

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MLB 2019 Award Finalists

MANAGER OF THE YEAR

Nov. 12 MLB Network (6 PM ET)
American League finalists: Rocco Baldelli, Minnesota Twins; Aaron Boone, New York Yankees; Kevin Cash, Tampa Bay Rays

National League finalists: Craig Counsell, Brewers; Mike Shildt, Cardinals; Brian Snitker, Braves

CY YOUNG

Nov. 13 MLB Network (6 PM ET)
AL Finalists: Gerrit Cole, RHP, Houston Astros; Charlie Morton, RHP, Tampa Bay Rays; Justin Verlander, RHP, Houston Astros

NL Finalists: Jacob deGrom, RHP, New York Mets; Hyun-Jin Ryu, LHP, Los Angeles Dodgers; Max Scherzer, RHP, Washington Nationals

MOST VALUABLE PLAYER

Nov. 14 MLB Network (6 PM ET)
AL Finalists: Alex Bregman, 3B, Houston Astros; Marcus Semien, SS, Oakland A’s; Mike Trout, OF, Los Angeles Angels

NL Finalists: Cody Bellinger, OF/1B, Los Angeles Dodgers; Anthony Rendon, 3B, Washington Nationals; Christian Yelich, OF, Milwaukee Brewers

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Topps All-Star Rookie Team 2019

One player at each position plus a DH and pitchers. Topps said each player’s 2020 Topps Series 1 or Series 2 card would include the Rookie Cup trophy logo. Topps has been naming MLB All-Star Rookie teams for 60 years.
• Pete Alonso 1B, New York Mets
• Yordan Alvarez  DH, Houston Astros
• Nick Anderson P, Tampa Bay Rays
• Vladimir Guerrero, Jr. 3B, Toronto Blue Jays
• Keston Hiura 2B, Milwaukee Brewers
• Eloy Jimenez OF, Chicago White Sox
• John Means P, Baltimore Orioles
• Bryan Reynolds OF, Pittsburgh Pirates
• Victor Robles OF, Washington Nationals
• Will Smith C, Los Angeles Dodgers
• Mike Soroka P, Atlanta Braves
• Fernando Tatis Jr.  SS, San Diego Padres

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Weekend Box Office Nov. 8-10
1, Midway $17.5M
2. Doctor Sleep $14.1M
3. Playing With Fire $12.8M
4. Last Christmas $11.6M
5. Terminator: Dark Fate $10.8M
6. Joker $9.2M
7. Maleficent: Mistress Of Evil $8M
8. Harriet $7.2M
9. Zombieland: Double Tap $4.3M
10. Addams Family $4.2M
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NFL Mexico 2019
• Nov. 18 Kansas City  Chiefs vs. Los Angeles Chargers Mexico City Estadio Azteca ESPN (Monday Night Football) 8 PM (ET

NFL Thanksgiving Nov. 28, 2019
• Chicago Bears vs. Detroit Lions Fox 12:30 PM (ET)
• Buffalo Bills vs. Dallas Cowboys CBS 4:30 PM (ET)
• New Orleans Saints vs. Atlanta Falcons NBC 8 PM (ET)

NBA Mexico 2019
• Dec. 12 Dallas Mavericks vs. Detroit Pistons Arena Ciudad de Mexico, Mexico City NBA TV 9 PM (ET)

NBA Christmas Dec. 25, 2019
• Boston Celtics vs. Toronto Raptors ESPN Noon (ET)
• Milwaukee Bucks vs. Philadelphia 76ers ABC 2:30 PM (ET)
• Houston Rockets vs. Godlen State Warriors ABC 5 PM (ET)
• Los Angeles Clippers vs. Los Angeles Lakers ESPN/ABC 8 PM (ET)
• New Orleans Pelicans vs. Denver Nuggets ESPN 10:30 PM

NHL Bridgestone Winter Classic Jan. 1, 2020

• Nashville Predators vs. Dallas Stars Cotton Bowl Stadium, Dallas NBC

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Sep012016

Tim Tebow, Derrick Henry Help Nissan Open Heisman House For 2016 College Football

By Barry Janoff

September 1, 2016: Millions of fans across the country are ready for the 2016 college football season.

But the festivities have already started in Nissan's Heisman House, which this year adds NFL rookie Derrick Henry, Tim Tebow and Danny Wuerffel to a roster of returning House members that includes Marcus Mariota, Mark Ingram, Carson Palmer, Matt Leinart, Tim Brown, Tony Dorsett, Eddie George, Charlie Ward, Doug Flutie, George Rogers and Herschel Walker.

The effort, which began in 2011, will see with partner ESPN multi-level activation across TV, print, radio, Internet and social media, in addition to on-campus experiences such as the Heisman House Tour.

The Nissan Heisman House campaign "supports Nissan’s long-standing sponsorship of the Heisman Memorial Trophy Award and the Heisman Trophy Trust, a charitable organization focused on outreach to the underprivileged and underserved," according to Nissan.

"Each year we take our partnership with the Heisman Trust's outstanding charity efforts to a new level, and we continue to enjoy the opportunity to entertain fans with our Heisman House campaign," Jeremy Tucker, vp-marketing communications and media for Nissan North America, said in a statement.

The Heisman House and support for the Heisman Trust was enhanced via a four-year deal signed last year in which Nissan beceme an official sponsor of 100 colleges and universities and a "proud supporter" of select NCAA championships.

Calling it the "widest-reaching sponsorship in the history of collegiate sports," Nissan said the alliance covers "22 men’s and women’s sports, 100 schools, thousands of student-athletes, 22 million alumni and 188 million fans" nationwide.

In addition, Nissan brand Infiniti is an official corporate partner for NCAA men’s basketball. and the Final Four.

The 2016 Heisman House campaign includes four 45-second spots and five 15-second spots. Eight Nissan vehicles will be featured throughout the campaign, including the Rogue, Titan and Armada, which Nissan said is part of its "Year of the Truck" focus.

The Nissan Heisman House Tour features a simulated Heisman House that will travel to different college campuses throughout the U.S. leading up to the College Football Playoff National Championship in January.

The Tour provides fans an opportunity to enjoy the Heisman House living room, take photos with the Trophy, and meet Heisman Trophy winners as well as ESPN on-air talent.

The first Heisman House Tour stop is  scheduled for Sept. 4 for the Notre Dame vs. Texas game at DKR Memorial Stadium in Austin, Texas.

Nissan also unveiled for the second season its Diehard Fan App, which enables people to virtually paint their game face using a smartphone or tablet (iOS and select Android devices).

"Updates to Nissan's Diehard Fan mobile app brings even more excitement this fall as college sports swing into action," said Tucker. "This is just one way to unleash your team colors anywhere, anytime, and engage with Nissan and our College 100 Sponsorship of men's and women's college sports programs throughout the U.S."

Former Heisman Trophy winners, some of whom are current NFL players or analysts, enjoy the camaraderie that the campaign brings.

"The Heisman House is really fun, a great way to get together with friends and former teammates and rivals,' said Eddie George, who won the Heisman in 1995 with Ohio State before going on to a stellar career in the NFL. "(At 42) I'm in really good shape and it's interesting to see which of the other guys look as if they still could compete on the football field — or not!"

The lead spot for the 2016 effort, "Welcome to the House," follows a drone set off by Derrick Henry, who won the Heisman in 2015 with Alabama and is now a rookie with the Tennessee Titans, that files from room to room, unveiling what activities — some more weird than others — the residents are undertaking, played out to Thin Lizzy's "Boys Are Back In Town."

The guys get their revenge on Henry in "Heisman House Garage" when they explain that rookies to the House must wash the dozens of Nissans available for their use.

"Go Deep" finds Flutie hosting a faux interview show in which guest Tim Brown talks about all the ways in which he scored during his 1987 Heisman season at Notre Dame. "But not with a Hail Mary," chides Flutie, who won the Heisman in 1984, evoking his iconic game-winning pass for Boston College that season against Miami.

Tim Tebow, currently seeking to find a place in baseball, gets to live out another dream in "Tebow's Dream": Creating a new musical genre with fellow Miami athlete Danny Wuerffel, complete with classic MTV-style hair, cars and women.

Derrick Henry gets his own payback in the "Derrick Henry Effect," in which Mark Ingram, Marcus Mariota and Doug Flutie suddenly become small by comparison when Henry enters a room.

According to Tuicker, "This year's great cast of roommates will not disappoint and there are a number of surprises in store as we let them loose to showcase their talents, both as the top football players of their eras and as winning performers and media personalities today."

Nissan Unveils NCAA Deal With 100 Schools

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