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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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• Jon Garland
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• Todd Helton
• Ted Lilly
• Derek Lowe
• Darren Oliver
• Roy Oswalt
• Andy Pettitte
• Juan Pierre
• Placido Polanco
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• Vernon Wells
• Kevin Youkilis
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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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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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Aug012017

Western Union Now Sending Messages With NBA Denver Nuggets Jersey Deal

By Barry Janoff

August 1, 2017: The Western Union Co., founded in 1851 and based in Denver, plans to get its message out in a new way — via the jerseys of the hometown NBA’s Nuggets.

Western Union has signed a three-year sponsorship to become the team’s first jersey logo-patch sponsor, under a three-year plan the NBA is launching this coming season.

Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

The wide-ranging strategy between Kroenke Sports & Entertainment, which owns the Nuggets, and Western Union could have an impact across several leagues and two cities.

Among other holdings, Kroenke Sports & Entertainment owns the NFL’s Los Angeles Rams and the new billion-dollar stadium being built for the team in Inglewood; in addition to the Nuggets, MLS Colorado Rapids, the Nuggets’ home arena Pepsi Center and the Rapids’ home venue, Dick’s Sporting Goods Park.

Beyond the logo patch, Western Union branding will appear in Pepsi Center, including digital in-game signage and features during Altitude Sports television and radio broadcasts.

The Nuggets and Western Union launched the deal with marketing support under the umbrella theme, "United in hometown pride. Courtside and worldwide."

The company will also be featured in digital and social media platforms and print advertising, and will be an official sponsor of the Rapids beginning in 2018.

Western Union said it would help "develop bilingual resources to better serve the Hispanic Community for both the Pepsi Center and Dick’s Sporting Goods Park (hoe for the Rapids)."

In addition, the Nuggets have agreed to make annual donations to The Western Union Foundation to support the Foundation’s philanthropic activities.

The Nuggets are the 11th NBA team with a jersey-patch deal, joining the Boston Celtics (GE), Brooklyn Nets (Infor), Cleveland Cavaliers (Goodyear), Detroit Pistons (Flagstaff Bank), Minnesota Timberwolves (Fitbit), Orlando Magic (Disney World), Philadelphia 76ers (StubHub), Sacramento Kings (Blue Diamond), Toronto Raptors (Sun Life) and the Utah Jazz (Qualtrics).

"We are proud to have this new partnership with Western Union who, like the Nuggets, are Colorado-based but with an incredible international presence," Jim Martin, CEO and president for Kroenke Sports & Entertainment, said in a statement.

"Being able to better connect with our fans both locally and worldwide is crucial, and combining forces with such a highly regarded global company as Western Union, with its powerful presence and brand, is an affirmation of the significance the NBA and Nuggets have in Colorado, the U.S. and throughout the world," said Martin.

Most of the logo patch deals unveiled to date have been in the $5-$8 million range annually.

However, a recent deal signed between the Cavaliers and Goodyear could top $10 million, according to industry analysts.

"We are proud to have this new partnership with Western Union who, like the Nuggets, are Colorado-based but with an incredible international presence."

The NBA champion Golden State Warriors, which have not yet signed a jersey patch deal, were said to be asking $15-$20 million.

All patches will be 2.5 x 2.5 on the left side, with a Nike Swoosh logo on the right side, with Nike taking over as the league's official on-court uniform provider.

The Charlotte Hornets will wear a Nike division Jordan Brand as the team is majority owned by Michael Jordan.

According to Western Union CEO Hikmet Ersek, "Western Union is proud to call Denver home, and, just like the Nuggets, we are a global team who brings out the best in one another.

"Basketball is a tremendous global sport with a very loyal following — unifying communities and erasing borders. It’s exciting to share our support and pride with our community, our customers in Denver, and those around the world who are passionate fans of the game," said Ersek.

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