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• ESPN said it would add two late-night shows to its programming line-up beginning Jan. 28, 2019: Now or Never (ESPN2) hosted by Steve Covino, Rich Davis, and Janelle Marie Rodriguez; and Ahora o Nunca (ESPN Deportes),hosted by ESPN Deportes’ Mauricio Pedroza, Herculez Gomez and Janelle Marie Rodriguez. The shows “will be dedicated to covering the intersection of sports and pop culture for young, multicultural sports fans.”

• Sports apparel firm Fanatics, which has alliances with most of the major pro sports leagues, has signed its first college deal, with the University of Oregon, to become a licensee, manufacturer and retailer for the University’s apparel, headwear and numerous other product categories. The deal, which begins Jan. 1, 2020, was put at $25 million for ten years by industry analysts. Nike and Columbia Sportswear will remain as prominent University of Oregon partners.

• The 2019 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic between the  Boston Bruins and host Chicago Blackhawks is scheduled for Jan. 1 outdoors in Notre Dame Stadium. Before that happens, Road To The NHL Winter Classic docu-series returns to go behind the scenes with both teams, with the three-week, limited series premiering in the U.S. Dec. 19 on NBCSN (11:30 PM ET).  The series is produced by Ross Greenburg Productions in association with NHL Original Productions.

• Seeking to continue expanding its presence in China, the NFL has signed a digital partnership with Youku, the video entertainment platform for Alibaba Group, intended to “bring high-quality football programming to Chinese fans.” Weekly programming on Youku's sports channel will feature game highlights and behind-the-scenes stories from NFL games, including the Super Bowl, NFL Kickoff, Thanksgiving, NFL Draft and NFL International series.

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Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Class of 2019

• The Cure
• Def Leppard
• Janet Jackson
• Stevie Nicks
• Radiohead
• Roxy Music
• The Zombies

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BABE RUTH MEMORABILIA AUCTION

A live auction is scheduled to take place in Yankee Stadium on June 15, 2019 under the auspices of Hunt Auctions, to include 100s of items from the Babe Ruth family that have been in their possession since he passed away in 1948, most of which have not been seen in public. A portion of the proceeds will go to charity.

Among the items: 
• Babe Ruth Professional Model cleats
• Babe Ruth 60th Home Run Autographed display piece
• Babe Ruth 1934 Tour of Japan Champion Batsman presentational trophy
• Lou Gehrig signed and inscribed photograph to Babe Ruth
• Babe Ruth's 1930-31 New York Yankees "Better year than President" player contract
• Babe Ruth 1935 Boston Braves autographed contract agreement
• Babe Ruth personal check ledger with related signed documents
• Babe Ruth single signed baseballs and autographed photographs
• Babe Ruth 1934 Tour of Japan presentational pass
• Babe Ruth personal photographic albums including autographed exemplars
• Babe Ruth 12 Point Deer Trophy Mount with photographic provenance

Other items not from the Ruth family include:
• Babe Ruth Professional Model Bat with Home Run Notches c.1926-29
• Babe Ruth "Bustin Babes" barnstorming equipment travel case c.1920s (Waite Hoyt provenance)
• Highly significant 1923 New York Yankees World Championship presentational Spalding trophy
• 1923 New York Yankees World Champions team autographed ledger sheet

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Weekend Box Office Nov. Dec. 14-16
1. Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse $35.4M
2. the Mule $17.2M
3. The Grinch $11.6M
4. Ralph Breaks the Internet $9.6M
5. Mortal Engines $7.5M
6. Creed II $5.4M
7. Bohemian rhapsody $4.1M
8. Instant Fanily $3.7M
9. Fantiatic Beasts $3.7M
10. Green Book $2.8M

SOURCE: COMSCORE.com

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Tuesday
Oct202009

Why It's Okay To Call Dr. J, Bird Fatheads; Jordan Scores With Mitchell & Van Ness

Larry Bird scores a Fathead.October 20, 2009: The company that made it fashionable to stick life-size reproductions of sports stars on your wall has now made it hip to turn your home into a virtual basketball Hall of Fame. Fathead said it has launched a line of life-sized wall graphics of NBA Legends to add to its line of current NBA stars and team logos.

The new NBA Legends SKU includes Larry Bird, Julius Erving, Hakeem Olajuwon, Isiah Thomas, Clyde "the Glide" Drexler, David Robinson, Karl Malone, Dominique Wilkins, Scottie Pippen and Patrick Ewing. Each of these Fatheads also comes with seven additional pieces, including a limited edition ticket and Hardwood Classics logo, according to the company.

"These extraordinary athletes and legends conjure up timeless moments that have inspired fans around the globe,” Patrick McInnis, CEO for Fathead, said in a statement. “We are honored to produce these NBA greats just in time for the 2009-2010 season.”

In separate news about an NBA legend, Mitchell & Ness said it would release a limited-edition Michael Jordan Chicago Bulls rookie jersey on Oct. 26 to honor of the 25th anniversary of Jordan's first official NBA game: Oct. 26, 1984. The company said it would produce only 1,264 of these Bulls jerseys, each numbered to coincide with every regular season, post-season and All-Star game Jordan played in his 15 NBA seasons.

Each box also includes a silver-plated game recap that highlights Jordan’s box score from that particular game. In that very first game, Jordan scored 16 points. (5-16 from the field, 6-7 from the line) against the then Washington Bullets.

The collection will be available on Oct. 26 at three retail destinations worldwide while supplies last: the NBA Store in New York, the Chicago Bulls team store and the Mitchell & Ness flagship store Philadelphia. A number of these limited-edition Jordan jerseys also will be available online exclusively at www.NBAstore.com. MSRP is $375.

The NBA Store in New York (located on 5th Avenue) said it would stay open an hour later that day, 7:30-8:30 PM, to coincide with the tip off time of Jordan's original game.

“Michael Jordan changed the game of basketball and sports, in general, the moment he first stepped onto an NBA court”, Sean McKinney, president of Mitchell & Ness, said in a statement. “As a company that focuses on sports history, we felt it was important to recognize that moment and celebrate Michael’s legendary career in a very special way." Back to Home Page