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• 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.  

• Under Armour is making the spacesuits that Virgin Galactic astronauts — people who will pay upward of $250,000 for one of six seats — will wear on flights to the "edge of space."

• 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, along with such Legends as Hulk Hogan, “Stone Cold” Steve Austin and Shawn Michaels. 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. It describes how I feel and what’s happened in my life.” 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.

• San Manuel Casino, under the auspices of the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians, has signed a deal to become a Founding Partner for Allegiant Stadium, scheduled to open at the home of the Raiders for the 2020 NFL season when the franchise relocates from Oakland to Las Vegas.

• 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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• 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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Jun122015

Golden Gloves: Mayweather, Pacquiao Top 2015 List Of World's Highest Paid Athletes

By Barry Janoff

June 11, 2015: Floyd Mayweather this year not only retained his WBA and WBC titles and won the WBO Welterweight title with a unanimous decision against Manny Pacquiao, he also retained his financial title as the world's highest paid athlete.

Mayweather's $300 million income is not only more than double the next athlete on the list, Pacquiao, it also is unique because the vast majority of it is from winnings and income related directly to his fights, with a relatively minimal $15 million coming from product endorsements.

Mayweather and Pacquiao— whose May fight brought them $400 million (and counting) from tickets, PPV and other sources — are the only two boxers among the Top 50 highest paid athletes. But their combined $460 million income from winnings and endorsements is more than the combined total income of then next seven athletes on the list, according to the just released World's Highest-Paid Athletes from Forbes, written by Kurt Badenhausen.

This is the second consecutive year and third in the last four that Mayweather has topped the list. Pacquiao was No. 23 last year.

Like a growing number of pro athletes, Mayweather enjoys a revenue stream from his own company, The Money Team, and from Mayweather Promotions.

By comparison, there are just two women among the Top 100: Maria Sharpova at No. 26, who earned $7 million in tennis winnings and $23 million from endorsements (including Nike, Evian, Avon, Tag Heuer, and Samsung, but not counting income from her own SugarPova line of candies); and Serena Williams at No. 47, who totaled $11.6 million from tennis winnings and $13 million in endorsements (including Nike, Pepsi and JP Morgan, but not from alliances such as Mission AthleteCare and the Miami Dolphins, in which she is an investor, and income from her own companies).

The next two players on the list are from soccer: Cristiano Ronaldo ($52.6M salary, $27 million endorsements including Nike, Tag Heuer, Herbalife and PokerStars), and Lionel Messi ($52 million salary, $22 million endorsements including adidas, Samsung, Pepsi, Procter & Gamble and Turkish Airlines).

Roger Federer leads all tennis players at No. 5 ($10 million winnings, $56 million endorsements including Nike, Rolex, Mercedes-Benz, Lindt, Credit Suisse, Moët & Chandon and NetJets).

Two players lead the NBA: LeBron James of the Cleveland Cavaliers at No. 6 ($21 million salary, $44 million in endorsements, including Nike, Beats by Dre, Kia, Coca-Cola-Sprite and Upper Deck); and Kevin Durant of the Oklahoma City Thunder ($19 million salary, $35 million endorsements, including Nike — which in 2014 signed Durant to a ten-year deal valued at upward of $300 million, including royalties — Sonic, Sprint, BBVA Compass, Sparking Ice and Panini).

Phil Mickelson, at No. 8, is the top golfer on the list for the first time in several years, which his $2.8 million winnings and $48 million in endorsements (including KMPG, Rolex, ExxonMobil and Barclays) surpassing Tiger Woods, who earned less than $1 million winnings and $50 million endorsements‚ a far cry from a total that at one time had been upward of $120 million (including Nike Golf, MusclePharm, Kowa, Rolex and Upper Deck).

The NBA's Kobe Bryant fills out the Top Ten, with the Los Angeles Lakers veteran taking in $23.5 million in salary and some $26 million endorsements (including Nike, Lenovo, Hublot and Panini ).

Of the top 50, 11 are from the NBA, nine are from soccer, nine from MLB, six from the NFL, five from tennis, four from auto racing, three from golf, two from boxing and one from cricket.

MLB leads the Top 100 with 27 players, followed by the NBA (18), NFL (16) and soccer (15).

The only athlete from Track & Field is Usain Bolt at No. 73. There are no players from the NHL among the Top 100, according to Forbes.

Peyton Manning comes in at No. 32 overall, but remains No. 1 in endorsements among NFL players at $12 million (including DirecTV, Gatorade, Nike, Nationwide, Buick and Papa John's, for which he also is a franchise owner in Denver).

After the Top Ten, the Top 25 includes (in order) are: Ben Roethlisberger, Rory McIlroy, Novak Djokovic, Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Lewis Hamilton, Ndamukong Suh, Fernando Alonso, Gareth Bale, John Lester, Derrick Rose, Sebastian Vettel, Rafael Nadal, Mahendra Singh Dhoni, Neymar and Carmelo Anthony.

See the full Forbes list here.

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