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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

KEEPING SCORE

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

BUY SELL

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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Channel Chasers

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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Jan122013

Adidas, Marketers Hear London Calling For Knicks-Pistons NBA Game In U.K.

By Barry Janoff

January 12, 2013: Adidas, Foot Locker, New Era and Sky Sports are among a bevy of companies that will activate over the coming week in London to support the NBA game between the New York Knicks and Detroit Pistons, being played at The O2 on Jan. 17.

For the game, the NBA and adidas have expanded their relationship to make the league’s official global uniform and apparel provider the presenting partner of NBA London Live 2013.

NBA London Live 2013 presented by adidas is a continuation of the alliance between the NBA and Anschutz Entertainment Group (AEG), which owns The O2. Most recently, as part of the 2012-13 NBA pre-season, two games were played at AEG venues (Istanbul's Ülker Sports Arena and O2 World in Berlin) as part of NBA Europe Live presented by BBVA. Last season, the Toronto Raptors played the then New Jersey Nets in the first regular season NBA games at The O2 London.

“The world watched Europe’s passion for basketball during last summer’s [Olympic Games in London], and we’re excited to partner with the NBA to continue that momentum and grow the game through great fan experiences and products,” Lawrence Norman, adidas vp-global basketball, said in a statement.

The Knicks-Pistons game, which is sold out, will be shown live in U.S. on NBA TV (3 PM ET). It will be preceded by the AutoTrader.com Pregame Show and followed by NBA GameTime Presented by Hyundai.

It also will live air in the U.K. and Europe.

As presenting partner, adidas said it would "connect with NBA fans globally" through the league’s international broadcast partners and digital platforms including NBA.com, NBA League Pass International and NBA All-Access fan e-newsletters. In addition, adidas said it would activate a "comprehensive social media campaign around the game," including Facebook and Twitter.

The NBA is also activating behind the game on social media destinations such as YouTube, Facebook and Twitter.

Regarding the NBA's return to London, according to NBA commissioner David Stern, “London was the epicenter of global sports this summer, and the Olympics were a tremendous showcase for basketball."

"NBA London Live 2013 presented by adidas is a great showcase of our game and provides adidas with an excellent opportunity to connect with NBA fans."

On game day, adidas will have signage throughout The O2, including two logos "prominently featured on the court," according to the league.

Adidas will also conduct on-court fan competitions and be presenting partner of pre-game NBA London Live 2013 Party that will see guests and celebrities entertained "in an exclusive central London location" on the evening of Jan. 16.

Adidas has joined with Foot Locker in the U.K. offering tickets, travel and accommodations to the game via a dedicated Facebook page. (Full details here.)

Both teams will wear commemorative NBA London Live 2013 presented by adidas shooting shirts to mark the occasion, with additional Knicks and Pistons merchandise available in-arena and at retail outlets, including the adidas Store on London’s Oxford Street.

Fans and consumers can also get New Era hats for NBA London Live 2013. The company said that today (Jan. 12) through Jan. 21, it would “give fans exclusive access to NBA headwear and to celebrate the game with various competitions and prizes.”

New Era said it is remaking its Stratford Store at Westfield Stratford City into The NBA Room. The space will include a basketball hoop for the Slam Dunk 180 competition (for a chance to win New Era gift cards) and also would be offering consumers the chance to win a basketball "signed by an NBA team."

NBA London Live 2013 presented by adidas will be televised live in the U.K. on Sky Sports. The media company is offering members of its Sky Backstage loyalty program the opportunity to win tickets to the game, plus a chance "to mingle with some NBA legends, cheerleaders and team mascots in our exclusive Sky Backstage area." (Full details here.).

The game will also be available live on mobile, online and tablet devices via Sky Go, as well as on BBC Radio 5 Live.

The O2 partners include Visa, Nestle, Nissan, Anheuser-Busch InBev and Coca-Cola.

“We are delighted to expand our long-standing global partnership and have adidas serve as the presenting partner of this historic NBA event,” Benjamin Morel, svp-NBA Europe, said in a statement. “NBA London Live 2013 presented by adidas is a great showcase of our game and provides adidas with an excellent opportunity to connect with NBA fans in the U.K. and across Europe through a range of exciting in-arena, media and retail promotions.”

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