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• "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.

• Turner Sports’ eLeague has signed a deal with tech solutions and services provider CDW to “create enhanced fan experiences across eLeague’s properties on TV, digital, social and in-arena.” The alliance also names CDW an “official arena partner” for eLeague and the Rocket League Championship Series. Full story here

• 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. 

• The Paley Center for Media, NY, will honor the 100th season of the NFL with a new exhibit: "A Century of Football: Celebrating the NFL’s 100th Season," free and open to the public (thru Oct. 27).

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• Pat Benatar
• Dave Matthews Band
• Depeche Mode
• Doobie Brothers
• Whitney Houston
• Judas Priest
• Kraftwerk
• MC5
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• Nine Inch Nails
• Notorious B.I.G.
• Rufus feat. Chaka Khan
• Todd Rundgren
• Soundgarden
• T. Rex
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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. 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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Feb142013

Lindsey Vonn Not Letting Knee Surgery, Rehab Interfere With Marketing Run

By Barry Janoff

February 14, 2013: Lindsey Vonn, arguably the best American female skier of all time, is in the process of rehabilitating her right knee, which required major surgery after she tore her ligaments during a downhill run at the super-G world championship in Austria on Feb. 5.

But that has not prevented Vonn from moving ahead with a pre-arranged marketing deal with Tweezerman International beauty products, which includes a national campaign and, when she is physically able, personal appearances.

The 28-year-old Vonn, who underwent reconstructive surgery earlier this week, is eying a return to competitive skiing in the 2013-14 World Cup season late this year as well as vying for a spot on the U.S. Olympic team that will compete in the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, next February.

Vonn has won the overall World Cup title four times and is the defending Olympic downhill gold medalist, having won the event at the 2010 Winter Games in Vancouver.

Meanwhile, fans and consumers will get to see a glammed-up Vonn in a multi-media push for New York-based Tweezerman, which is being anchored by a TV spot, Internet and social media activation at such destinations as YouTube, Twitter and Facebook. The campaign, the first for Tweezerman using a celebrity endorser, also features a contest in which consumers can win products from the company.

In the 30-second spot, Vonn is seen using Tweezerman items and also on the slopes.

"When the eyes of the world are on me. When I depend on the perfect tools to make it to the finish line. It takes precisions and quality to get me there," Vonn offers in the spot, which was overseen in-house. "When it comes to beauty tools, Tweezerman is my only choice."

A dedicated Web site offers beauty tips, insights into Vonn's make-up regimen and interactive elements, including a contest offering a Luxe Edition Slant Tweezer.

“We are very proud to have worked with Lindsey Vonn because like Lindsey, Tweezerman always strives to be the best of the best, and second best is never good enough for us”, Dr. Conny Wittke, CEO and president for Tweezerman International, said in a statement. “Our very first commercial featuring Lindsey Vonn perfectly embodies what we are all about: preparation, precision and performance.”

The alliance was unveiled just days after Vonn underwent major surgery on Feb. 11.

Regarding the operation and her rehabilitation, Vonn wrote on her Facebook page, "Success! Surgery went very well yesterday and I'm recovering at home in vail with my family. I want to sincerely thank everyone for their well wishes these last few days. It's going to be a long and hard road back but I will be back!! Xoxo."

“Our very first commercial featuring Lindsey Vonn perfectly embodies what we are all about: preparation, precision and performance.”

Vonn is being supported by her close friend, Tiger Woods, who sent his private jet to transport Vonn from Europe to the U.S. after her accident.

Among the products being supported by the marketing push are the Slant Tweezer, Point Tweezer, ProCurl Lash Curler and the Luxe Edition Crystal Slant Tweezer.

Vonn's other marketing deal s include Under Armour, Red Bull, Oakley, Rolex and JetSet.

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