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• Jon Hayes, the Cincinnati Bengals TE coach for the last 16 seasons and a NFL TE for the Kansas City Chiefs and Pittsburgh Steelers, has been named head coach and GM XFL St. Louis. Hayes joins Kevin Gilbride (New York), Pep Hamilton (Washington, D.C.), Bob Stoops (Dallas), Marc Trestman (Tampa Bay) and Jim Zorn (Seattle) as XFL head coaches. Los Angeles and Houston head coaches are still to be named.

• MLS and U.S. Soccer have signed a three-year deal with Headspace, which develops meditation and mindfulness apps. Headspace is also creating a personalized training program for each individual athlete on the U.S. Women’s National Team prior to their defense of the FIFA Women’s World Cup this summer in France.

• adidas has unveiled the ”Loop Creation Process,” to produce fully recyclable performance footwear working with Parley for the Oceans using products made from up-cycled marine plastic waste.

FutureCraft Loop is a 100% recyclable performance running shoe which “can be returned to adidas, broken down and reused to create new performance running shoes.” adidas said the first-gen release is a part of adidas' “widest-ever global beta program, ahead of the wider commercial release targeted for Spring-Summer 2021.”

• Per the NFL: “As of earlier this week NFL Network and NFL RedZone are no longer available to AT&T U-Verse subscribers or DTV Now subscribers. While the NFL remains committed to negotiating renewed agreements on fair and equitable terms, AT&T has not been willing to actively engage." 

• Grey Goose vodka has unveiled a global brand platform, “Live Victoriously,” described as “an answer to consumers' demand for more authentic and relatable luxury brands..." TV is led by a 60-second spot that implores people to “Live like  ... you're the special occasion ... every day is your birthday ... your phone doesn't exist ... the world is your stage . . . you crashed your own wedding . . . like you’re worth it.” Spots will air thru June across cable, network primetime and sports programming.

• A significant collection of Jackie Robinson memorabilia is part of the Goldin Auctions 2019 Spring Auction, now through May 11 celebrating the 100th anniversary of the birth of Jackie Robinson, with a portion of the proceeds benefiting the Jackie Robinson Foundation. Full story here.
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The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame Class of 2019

(To be enshrined on Sept. 6 in Springfield, Mass.)

• Al Attles
• Carl Braun
• Charles “Chuck” Cooper
• Vlade Divac
• Bill Fitch
• Bobby Jones
• Sidney Moncrief
• Jack Sikma
• Teresa Weatherspoon
• Paul Westphal
• Tennessee A&I Teams of 1957-1959
• Wayland Baptist Flying Queens of 1948-1982

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Top Ten Most Valuable MLB Franchises
1. New York Yankees $4.6B
2. Los Dodgers $3.3B
3. Boston Red Sox $3.2B
4. Chicago Cubs $3.1B
5. San Francisco Giants $3B
6. New York Mets $2.3B
7. St. Louis Cardinals $2.1B
8. Los Angeles Angels $1.9B
9. Philadelphia Phillies $1.85B
10. Houston Astros $1.77B

Source: FORBES

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Weekend Box Office April 12-14
1. Shazam! $25.1M
2, Little $15.5M
3. Hellboy $12M
4. Pet Seminary $10M
5. Dumbo $9.2M
6. Captain Marvel $8.6M
7. Us $6.9M
8. After $6.2M
9. Missing Link $5.8M
10. The Best of Enemies $2M
Source: Box Office Mojo

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NFL UK 2019
• Oct. 6 Chicago Bears v Oakland Raiders Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
• Oct. 13 Carolina Panthers v Tampa Bay Buccaneers Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
• 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).

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Harper, Judge Hit Home Runs With Top-Selling MLB Jerseys Entering 2019 Season

NYSJ Sports-Entertainment Business News Service

March 30, 2019: It’s way too early in the 2019 MLB season to say which players would be named MVPs for their respective leagues, but it’s not too early to see which players are most valuable when it comes to most valuable merchandise movers.

Coming into town with a new 13-year, $330 million contract, Philadelphia Phillies outfielder Bryce Harper tops the list of MLB Most Popular Player Jerseys based on sales from MLBShop.com of Majestic jerseys from New Year’s Day thru Opening Day (March 28).

Harper becomes the franchise’s first player to top this list, according to MLB, moving up from No. 13 when he was with the Washington Nationals during the 2018 season.

Harper’s jersey also set pro sports records for most jerseys sold in both the first 24 and 48 hours, respectively, after joining a new team, according to data from Fanatics online shops.

In the days after signing Harper as a free  agent on March 1, the Phillies said they sold more than 180,000 tickets. Sales of his Philadelphia jerseys in the stadium shop were up 5,000% over the previous year, with Harper No. 1, according to Fanatics.

MLB the Show 19 from Sony Entertainment for PlayStation4 initially released a mock cover with Harper in a nondescript grey hoodie, but updated it to show him in his Phillies uniform and cap.

Topps has released its second Harper Living Set card, which happens only when a player switches teams.

Harper is followed by New York Yankees outfielder Aaron Judge, who finished the 2018 season with the top-selling Majestic MLB jersey, matching a feat he accomplished lin 2017 during his rookie campaign.

Mookie Betts of the defending World Series champion Boston Red Sox is No. 3.

He is followed by Mike Trout, moving up from No. 11 to No. 4, who just signed a 12-year, $426.5 million deal with the Los Angeles Angeles.

Trout has appeared in each of the most-popular jersey rankings since his MLB debut in 2012, and for the fifth time his jersey is one of the Top Five most popular jerseys in the country.

Yadier Molina of the St. Louis Cardinals rounds out the Top Five.

Making their debuts on the most popular player jersey list are reigning National League MVP Christian Yelich (No. 7, Milwaukee Brewers and 2018 All-Star Game MVP Alex Bregman (No. 17, Houston Astros).

At No. 12, Manny Machado, who in February signed a ten-year, $300 million deal with the San Diego Padres, becomes the first member of the Padres to make the most popular player jersey list.

Ichiro Suzuki, who just retired, is No. 13 (Seattle Mariners).

Players representing nine different clubs make up the Top Ten most popular player jerseys.

The Top 20 overall includes nine outfielders, nine infielders, one pitcher and one catcher.

The Chicago Cubs lead with three among the Top 20: Javier Báez (No. 7), Anthony Rizzo, (No. 9) and Kris Bryant (No. 15).

MLB did not release sales figures.

MLB Most Popular Player Jerseys of 2019

(Based on sales from MLBShop.com of Majestic jerseys New Year’s Day 2019 thru March 28):

1. Bryce Harper, Philadelphia Phillies

2. Aaron Judge, New York Yankees

3. Mookie Betts, Boston Red Sox

4. Mike Trout, Los Angeles Angels

5. Yadier Molina, St. Louis Cardinals

6. Clayton Kershaw, Los Angeles Dodgers

7. Javier Báez, Chicago Cubs

8. Christian Yelich, Milwaukee Brewers

9. Anthony Rizzo, Chicago Cubs

10. Ronald Acuña Jr., Atlanta Braves

11. Paul Goldschmidt, St. Louis Cardinals

12. Manny Machado, San Diego Padres

13. Ichiro Suzuki, Seattle Mariners

14. Cody Bellinger, Los Angeles Dodgers

15. Kris Bryant, Chicago Cubs

16. Jose Altuve, Houston Astros

17. Alex Bregman, Houston Astros

18. Andrew Benintendi, Boston Red Sox

19. Giancarlo Stanton, New York Yankees

20. Freddie Freeman, Atlanta Braves

SOURCE: MLB

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