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Last night’s ESPN Monday Night Football game – a Los Angeles Rams’ 54-51 victory over the Kansas City Chiefs (which produced the most combined points in a game in MNF history), earned an 11.3 overnight rating, based on the metered markets. It is the best overnight rating for an ESPN MNF game since 2014 (12.1, Dallas-Washington, 10/27/2014) and ESPN’s highest overnight rating since the College Football Playoff National Championship Game on Jan 8.

• The PGA Tour has signed a multi-year deal with IMG Arena, IMG’s leading sports betting service and content hub, to distribute official PGA Tour scoring data for media usage and sports betting purposes to sports media companies, news services and other media organizations worldwide. IMG Arena will also have exclusive right to distribute official data and selected live video of PGA Tour competitions to international regulated sports betting and gaming markets.

• ESPN and Uninterrupted, the digital media company founded by LeBron James and Maverick Carter, will debut an original series, More Than An Athlete, Nov. 20, exclusively on ESPN+. The eight-episode series follows James’ journey from basketball prodigy to global sports icon, businessman and philanthropist via the bonds of friendship and partnership among four men over more than two decades: James, Carter, Randy Mims and Rich Paul.

• The NFL and Mexico's President-Elect Andrés Manuel López Obrador confirmed that the third game of the existing agreement signed in 2016 will be played in 2019 at Estadio Azteca. The date and time of the game will be determined in conjunction with the release of the 2019 NFL schedule next spring.

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• Todd Helton
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• Derek Lowe
• Darren Oliver
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• Juan Pierre
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All-Time NBA Scoring Leaders (To Date)

1. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar 38, 387
2. Karl Malone 36,928
3. Kobe Bryant 33,643
4. Michael Jordan 32.292
5. LeBron James 31.425*
6. Wilt Chamberlain 31.419
7. Dirk Nowitzki 31,187*
8. Shaquille O’Neal 28,596
9. Moses Malone 27,409
10. Elvin Hays 27,313
11. Hakeem Olajuwon 26,946
12. Oscar Robertson 26,710
13. Dominique Wilkins 26,668
14. Tim Duncan 26,496
15. Paul Pierce 26,397
19. Carmelo Anthony 25,551*
22. Vince Carter 24,967*
30. Dwayne Wade 22,211*
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1. Fantastic Beasts Crimes of Grindelwald $62.2M
2. The Grinch $38.1M
3. Bohemian Rhapsody $15.7M
4. Instant Family $14.7M
5. Widows $12.3M
6. Nutcracker and the Four Realms $4.7M
7. A Star is Born $4.3M
8. Overlord $3.8M
9. Girl in the Spider’s Web $2.5M
10. Burn the Stage $2.3M

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Oct182010

Go Daddy Vows: After GoDaddy.com Bowl, College Football Will Never Be The Same

October 18, 2010: Go Daddy, which has made its mark by being irreverent and, some would say, more than slightly risqué in motor sports, Super Bowl marketing and other sports endeavors, is taking on college football. The Web hosting provider and domain name registrar has signed a deal to become title sponsor of the GoDaddy.com Bowl, which will be played on Jan. 6, 2011, between teams from the Mid-American and Sun Belt Conferences.

The post-season collegiate football game, formerly known as the GMAC Bowl, will be broadcast live on ESPN. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

As a heads-up to the NCAA, Go Daddy is already boasting on the GoDaddy.com Bowl Web site, "College football will never be the same." Observers would not be faulted if the immediate image that comes to mind is the Marx Brothers in a football game between Darwin and Huxley Colleges in the film, Horse Feathers.

"We thought it was about time Go Daddy had its own Bowl game – the GoDaddy.com Bowl has a nice ring to it, don’t you think?" Bob Parsons, Go Daddy CEO and founder, said in a statement. "Football is one of America’s favorite pastimes, and if college football fans are anything, they are passionate and loyal. We like that!”

Go Daddy said that it's title sponsorship also will be the catalyst for other ventures, including a "Kids Zone" during the game in which about 3,000 kids from the host city of Mobile, Ala., will get to watch the game for free in their own section. The GoDaddy.com Bowl Web site also links to a Go Daddy Marketplace, which includes a variety of NFL-branded items.

Would college football fans love it if Danica Patrick showed up at the GoDaddy.com Bowl?Go Daddy did not detail its planned marketing support, which likely would include Go Daddy ads flagging Super Bowl XLV a month later. Among other sports relationships, Go Daddy is the lead sponsor for race car driver Danica Patrick and has been a Super Bowl advertiser for several years, usually featuring TV spots loaded with sexual innuendo that direct viewers to the company's Web site for more revealing images. The company also recently signed celebrity fitness trainer Jillian Michaels as a spokesperson.

TheGoDaddy.com Bowl was first played in 1999, with GMAC Financial Services taking over title sponsorship in 2001, at Ladd Peebles Stadium. Last season, Central Michigan defeated Troy, 44-41 in double overtime. Corporate sponsors last season included Exxon Mobil, Hershey's, FedEx, the U.S. Coast Guard and numerous local companies. It was not indicated whether or not the previous deals would continue and whether new or additional marketing partners would be brought in.

According to Jerry Silverstein, president of GoDaddy.com Bowl, "We're excited to have a powerhouse like Go Daddy behind Mobile's biggest event of the year. Go Daddy stepped up big time for this sponsorship, which is good for all of us."

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