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• The Professional Baseball Agreement between MLB and minor league teams expires at the end of the 2020 season. But if a new MLB proposal were to become reality, more than three dozen cities with affiliated minor league teams will lose those teams a year from now and thousands of minor league players will be out of work as well. Full story here.

• "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.

• 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. 

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Rock & Roll Hall of Fame 2020 Nominees

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

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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
SOURCE: STUBHUB.COM

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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. 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)

NBA 2019 Opening Nights
• Oct. 22 New Orleans Pelicans vs. Toronto Raptors TNT 8 PM (ET)
• Oct. 22 Los Angeles Lakers vs. Los Angeles Clippers TNT 10:30 PM (ET)

• Oct. 23 Boston Celtics vs. Philadelphia 76ers ESPN 8 PM (ET)
• Oct. 23 Denver Nuggets vs. Portland Trail Blazers ESPN 10 PM (ET)

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Mar082010

MLB Takes A Pregnant Pause For Moms, Goes For Casual Style With Tommy-B

Limited-edition styles for the New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox lead off the 2010 Tommy Bahama collection.March 8, 2010: When Howard Smith, svp-licensing for Major League Baseball, says. "Major League Baseball continuously looks for ways to provide our fans with new opportunities to connect with baseball and show their team pride," he means it.

Two cases in point: MLB has unveiled two clothing lines from official partners: Tommy Bahama's  series of "Collector's Edition" Major League Baseball team shirts and MLB maternity T-shirts from Soft As A Grape. Both lines will be available at the start of the 2010 season. Tommy Bahama and MLB also teamed this year for official Spring Training shirts, one style each for the Grapefruit and Cactus Leagues.

The Tommy Bahama "Collector's Edition" collection is a follow-up to the premiere line that launched with designs supporting the 2009 World Series. The 2010 limited edition series is vintage team-specific, with customized graphics, team logos and landmarks. The first team shirts to be released will be the New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox to coincide with the season opener on April 4 when the Yankees visit Fenway Park.

They will be followed by the St. Louis Cardinals and Philadelphia Phillies in mid-May; the Seattle Mariners and Chicago Cubs at the end of May; and the Los Angeles Dodgers and Los Angeles Angels in early June. All eight team shirts will be sold exclusively through Tommy Bahama retail channels, including the Tommy Bahama Web site. Only a limited number of each team shirt will be produced, each numbered and accompanied by a Tommy Bahama collector's certificate.

The MLB Soft As A Grape maternity T-shirts will be available at Motherhood Maternity stores, including those within Destination Maternity stores, nationwide, as well as online at online at www.Motherhood.com and www.Destinationmaternity.com. In addition, officially licensed MLB and Soft As A Grape baby onesies are available for newborns. The T-shirts, in sizes small through extra large, will be available for all MLB teams.

Soft As A Grape also has deals with the NBA, NHL and numerous colleges.

Regarding the Tommy Bahama collection,  Terry Pillow, CEO for Tommy Bahama, said in a statement, "We are very excited about these new Major League Baseball team shirts. These unique and beautifully made "Collector's Edition" shirts are just the type of thing we had envisioned when we began our relationship with MLB . . . These are just the first of our series of MLB team shirts, and we look forward to creating "Collector's Edition" shirts for all of the teams in the MLB in the upcoming baseball seasons."

On the maternity T-shirt line, Rebecca Matthias, president and COO for Motherhood Maternity, said, "From Red Sox Nation to Dodgertown, moms-to-be don't stop being fans when they become pregnant. So, we are excited to offer these Major League Baseball T-shirts to our clients to keep them in the game."

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