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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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Baseball Hall of Fame First-Time Nominees

• Rick Ankiel
• Jason Bay
• Lance Berkman
• Freddy Garcia
• Jon Garland
• Travis Hafner
• Roy Halladay
• Todd Helton
• Ted Lilly
• Derek Lowe
• Darren Oliver
• Roy Oswalt
• Andy Pettitte
• Juan Pierre
• Placido Polanco
• Mariano Rivera
• Miguel Tejada
• Vernon Wells
• Kevin Youkilis
• Michael Young

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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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Weekend Box Office Nov. 16-18
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

SOURCE: COMSCORE.com

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Let us not seek the Republican answer or the Democratic answer, but the right answer. Let us not seek to fix the blame for the past. Let us accept our own responsibility for the future.
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Let us not seek the Republican answer or the Democratic answer, but the right answer. Let us not seek to fix the blame for the past. Let us accept our own responsibility for the future.
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Let us not seek the Republican answer or the Democratic answer, but the right answer. Let us not seek to fix the blame for the past. Let us accept our own responsibility for the future.
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Let us not seek the Republican answer or the Democratic answer, but the right answer. Let us not seek to fix the blame for the past. Let us accept our own responsibility for the future.
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Oct162014

LeBron James Drives The Lane In A Lux $60K K900 From NBA Partner Kia Motors

By Barry Janoff

October 15, 2014: Of all the cars that LeBron James can arrive in at Quicken Loans Arena for Cleveland Cavaliers games, the Kia K900 will officially be one of them.

James, who is said to have an automobile collection of more than 20, added Kia's first luxury sedan, with a price tag that starts at $60,000, earlier this year. Over the summer. James shared his enthusiasm for the ride via photos on his Instagram account, along with the text, "Rolling around in my K900. Love this car!"

James also makes an appearance in the K900 in a new commercial for McDonald's Monopoly game.

Now, James and Kia Motors have taken the relationship to a marketing level, with the two-time NBA champ signing as the newly created role of K900 Luxury Ambassador. Financial terms of the pact were not disclosed.

Kia is the official automotive partner for the NBA. Among its activations, the company awards an Optima to the MVP of the All-Star Game, an honor that James has won four times (giving the cars to charity each time).

James will appear in multi-media marketing for the brand, including TV to coincide with the start of the 2014-15 NBA campaign as well as activation around the All-Star Game this February in New York.

Kia's athlete roster also includes Blake Griffin of the Los Angeles Clippers, top-ranked tennis star Rafael Nadal and U.S. Women's Open golf champion Michelle Wie.

James said the alliance with Kia was completely organic.

"For me, a partnership has to be authentic and real to who I am, and that's what makes this one so special," James said in a statement. "I was a Kia K900 driver and fan before we decided to become partners, so I'm really excited to be Kia's first-ever luxury ambassador."

James earns about $38 million in endorsements, according to industry analysts. In addition to Kia and McDonald's, this deals include Nike, Sprite (Coca-Cola), Beats By Dre, Samsung, Audemars Piguet, Upper Deck and Dunkin Donuts (in Asia).

According to Tim Chaney, vp-marketing communications for Kia Motors America, "Like Kia, LeBron James does not want to be confined by conventions or traditional definitions, and as our K900 Luxury Ambassador his star power will cause people to question everything they think they know about our brand."

"This partnership is about the power of great style and performance," said James. "Kia and the K900 are out to challenge conventional wisdom and show people how to think differently, and I can relate to that."

James earlier this year was named the favorite U.S. athlete by The Harris Poll and this month was called the most powerful athlete in the U.S. based on on-field performance and social media impact in the MVPindex report.

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