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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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• Rick Ankiel
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• 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

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May022018

Snack Time: New MLB Multi-Platform Alliance With Utz Is In The Bag

By Barry Janoff

May 2, 2018: People who watch baseball on TV or in person enjoy eating snacks.

But MLB has been without an official “salty snack” partner since the 2017 season.

Until now.

In what the brand is calling its first sponsorship with a “major sports league,” Utz Quality Foods has signed a multi-year, multi-platform deal to become the “official salty snack partner for MLB.”

Products include pretzels, potato chips, cheeseballs and popcorn.

The deal fills a category that opened prior to the 2017 season when Coca-Cola replaced Pepsi as MLB’s official partner, with Frito-Lay having held the category position.

Utz joins Barbasol, Hankook Tires, Kingsford, Mitel, Netspend, Snapple and Supercuts as brands that have become MLB sponsors since January.

Financial terms were not released.

“Fans have watched baseball games while enjoying their favorite food for decades, so a fully integrated partnership with Utz and its collection of snacks is a perfect match,” Noah Garden, MLB evp-commerce, said in a statement. “A classic American brand, Utz potato chips, pretzels and popcorn are a welcome addition to the MLB line-up of sponsors."

Utz said it plans to promote its full assortment of snack products with integrated branding across MLB’s broadcast and digital platforms, including MLB Network and MLB.com.

The multi-year partnership gives Utz marketing and activation rights across MLB jewel events, including the playoffs and World Series presented by YouTube TV.

During All-Star Week this July, hosted by the Washington Nationals, Utz will have a presence at such events such as The Color Run All-Star 5K and Geico All-Star FanFest.

Utz said it would support these events with “retail promotions and sweepstake opportunities in their local stores.

As part of its first pro sports league partnership, Utz said it would create baseball-themed packaging for a variety of its products that will include the silhouetted batter and other official MLB marks.

Utz has partnerships with both the Baltimore Orioles and Pittsburgh Pirates.

According to Tom Flocco, president and COO for Hanover, PA-based Utz, “As a nearly 100-year-old, family owned company, Utz is proud to be affiliated with an institution as great as MLB.

“We both place a great deal of emphasis on quality, family and tradition, and look forward to finding ways to bring Utz fans and MLB fans closer together.”

Founded in 1921, Ute brands include Utz, Golden Flake, Zapp’s, “Dirty” Potato Chips, Good Health®, Bachman, Bachman Jax, Wachusett, Snikiddy, Boulder Canyon.

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