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• Michael Jordan has sold minority stake ownerships in the NBA’s Charlotte Hornets to two investment brokers but will remain majority owner for the team: Gabe Plotkin, founder and chief investment officer for Melvin Capital, and Daniel Sundheim, founder and chief investment officer for D1 Capital, have joined the Hornets as partners, pending NBA approval. Financial terms were not disclosed.

• The future of WWE’s Superstars will be determined during a two-night draft taking place live on Friday Night SmackDown on Oct. 11 on Fos in T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas; and Monday Night Raw on Oct. 14 on USA Network, Pepsi Center, Denver .

On both nights, Superstars from Raw and SmackDown will appear along with personalities from Fox and NBCUniversal programming who will announce select picks from each brand.

The draft will determine the Superstars that compete for Raw and SmackDown, which feature distinct casts, unique storylines and dedicated writing teams

• Ricky Rubio was named Tissot MVP of the FIBA World Cup after leading Spain to the 2019 championship.

• In an effort to “send a message of inclusion to its widely diverse fan base,” the NBA champion Toronto Raptors said they are the first NBA to offer an athletic hijab for Muslim women. The Nike Pro Hijabs with the team’s logo were inspired by the Hijabi Ballers, a Toronto-based non-profit organization dedicated to "celebrating and increasing the involvement of Muslim females in sports." “Inspired by those brave enough to change the game” the team posted to its social media platforms along with a video of the Hijabi Ballers in action.

• 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 (Sept. 14-Oct. 27), which includes the first public screening of the only known complete broadcast of Super Bowl I (then known as the AFL-NFL World Championship Game) in January 1967 between the Green Bay Packers and the Kansas City Chiefs

• Pete Frates and Pat Quinn, co-founders of ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, have launched with The ALS Assn. the 5th anniversary of “Challenge Me” with a “new call to action to reignite the passion and generosity of the millions of people who dumped ice water on their heads in the summer of 2014.”

POLL POSITION

 Pro Football Hall of Fame First-Time Candidates Class of 2020
• DE John Abraham
• LB Lance Briggs
• WR/Special Teams Josh Cribbs
• RB Maurice Jones-Drew
• S Troy Polamalu
• DE Justin Smith
• WR Reggie Wayne
• LB Patrick Willis

The full list includes 122 players eligible to be selected to next year's class. Full story here.

KEEPING SCORE

Top Brands in 2019 Brand Keys “Consumer Loyalty Index”
• Airline: JetBlue
• Athletic Footwear:Nike
* Automotive: Hyundai
• Banks: Chase
• Beer: Corona Extra (regular), Miller Lite (Lite)
• Bottled Water: Dasani
• Casual Dining: Panera
• Coffee (OOH): Dunkin’
• Energy Drinks: Red Bull
• Headphones: Bose
• Ice Cream: Ben & Jerry’s
• Major League Sports: MLB
• Online Music: Slacker
* Online Retailer: Amazon
• Online Travel Booking: Booking.com
• Pizza: Domino’s
• QSR: Chick-fil-A
• Retail Sporting Goods: Dick’s
• Social Networking Sites: Instagram
• Soft Drinks: Coca-Cola (regular), Diet Coke
• Tequila: Jose Cuervo
• Ticketing Services: StubHub
• Vodka: Zubrowka
• Whiskey: Jack Daniel’s

FULL LIST HERE

BUY SELL

Weekend Box Office Sept. 13-15
1. It 2 $40.7M
2. Hustlers $33.2M
3. Angel Has Fallen $4.4M
4. Good Boys $4.3M
5. Lion King $3.6M
6. Hobbs & Shaw $2.8M
7. Overcomer $2.7M
8. The Goldfinch $2.6M
9. Peanut Butter Falcon $1.9M
10. Dora and the City of Lost Bold $1.9M
Source: Box Office Mojo

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Let us not seek the Republican answer or the Democratic answer, but the right answer. Let us not seek to fix the blame for the past. Let us accept our own responsibility for the future.
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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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MLB Renews Deal With Church & Dwight, Unveils 'All-Star Mom' With Jennie Finch

By Barry Janoff

May 10, 2017: MLB today said it has renewed and enhanced its partnership with consumer products giant Church & Dwight, which includes Arm & Hammer continuing as the official laundry detergent and OxiClean as the official stain fighter for the league.

Financial terms of the new multi-year deal were not shared.

Church & Dwight began its alliance with MLB in 2014.

Support for the new pact begins this week with a multi-platform "All-Star Mom" effort, which includes a roundtable discussion of baseball, moms and kids with Jennie Finch (MLB Youth Softball Ambassador and Olympic gold medalist), Debbie Trout (mother of Los Angeles Angels outfielder Mike Trout) and Amber Sabathia (wife of New York Yankees pitcher CC Sabathia).

Church & Dwight will follow with a "Clean Up & Win" campaign and presenting sponsorship of MLB media assets’ coverage related to National Food Days during the season.

"We are excited to be continuing our great partnership with MLB," Melissa Martin, Church & Dwight vp-Fabric Care, said in a statement. “This program continues to provide a platform to engage and educate baseball fans about our products in new and meaningful ways and helps us build strong programs with our retailers.”

The Arm & Hammer "All-Star Mom" platform, the third between the brand and MLB, includes a contest that enables people to nominate mothers across the country who they think are an "All-Star Mom." A supporting six-part video series starring Finch, Trout and Sabathia breaks today.

The winning "All-Star Mom" receives four tickets to the 2017 All-Star Game presented by Mastercard events in Miami in July, including the  T-Mobile Home Run Derby, SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game, All-Star Legends & Celebrities Softball Game and the All-Star FanFest.

They also win airfare and hotel accommodations, all courtesy of Church & Dwight.

According to Noah Garden, evp-business for MLB, “Church & Dwight has been a great partner over the last three years and we’re excited to work with them to continually showcase baseball through a variety of unique promotional activity like 'All-Star Mom.'"

Church & Dwight said it would use its OxiClean brand in its presenting sponsorship of the National Food Days coverage on MLB Network, MLB.com and MLB social media channels.

"Clean Up & Win" is an enter-to-win contest that offers the opportunity to win tickets to the All-Star Game presented by MasterCard or Game 1 of the 2017 World Series.

In the first episode of the "All-Star Moms" video series, Finch, Trout and Sabathia talk about "Big Wins." Amber Sabathia talks about her four children, Debbie Trout relates a story about how a nine-year-old Mike would not go out to accept a baseball trophy because his team came in second but had to learn that “sometimes you have to accept a loss.”

MLB has been on a marketing partnership roll this season, including signing Nathan’s Famous as the league’s first official hot dog, Old Dominion as the league’s official freight carrier and Coca-Cola as the official soft drink (replacing Pepsi).

Coca-Cola Pops Open Alliance With MLB, Replacing Pepsi

MLB Now Trucking With Old Dominion

Hot Dog: Nathan’s Famous Signs MLB Deal

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