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• The NHL has signed what it is calling a “ groundbreaking partnership” with the Billie Jean King Leadership Initiative, which will “support research, action, advocacy and collaboration with organizations that have a significant community impact.” Full story here.

• Dick Vitale, 80, has signed a contract extension with ESPN through the 2021-22 season, adding to a recent extension unveiled last May.

• Recently retired NBA star Tony Parker has been named president of NorthRock Sports, Artists and Entertainment, a division of Northrock Partners, a finance and lifestyle advisory firm that currently oversees $1.5 billion in assets, whose holdings include Golf Magazine, Golf.com and the Nicklaus Companies in partnership with golf legend Jack Nicklaus.

• The PGA Tour has signed a ten-year deal naming global consulting firm Korn Ferry title sponsor for the Korn Ferry Tour, replacing Web.com, which awards PGA Tour membership to the tour’s 50 leading players. The Los Angeles-based company also becomes the “official leadership development firm” for the PGA Tour.

• Cody Bellinger, Christian Yelich, Mike Trout and Javier Baez are the leading vote-getters in new All-Star Game ballot results released by MLB. Full story here.

• The WTA will premiere the NYJTL Bronx Open, Aug. 16-24, in the Cary Leeds Center for Tennis & Learning in The Bronx, NY. The women’s tournament will take place the week before the U.S. Open in New York and offer $250,000 in prize money.

• SunTrust and BB&T financial firms said that Truist Financial would be the name of the company following their merger later this year. The name — “intended to give the bank a single, fresh identity” — could also become the new name for the home venue for the Atlanta Braves, now known as SunTrust Stadium.

• 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.” 

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The Top Ten World’s Highest Paid Athletes
1, Leo Messi soccer $127M
2. Cristiano Ronaldo soccer $109M
3. Neymar Jr. soccer $105M
4. Canelo Alvarez boxing $94M
5. Roger Federer tennis $93.4M
6. Russell Wilson NFL $89.5M
7. Aaron Rodgers NFL $89.3M
8. LeBron James NBA $89M
9. Stephen Curry NBA $79.8M
10. Kevin Durant NBA $65.4M

Full story here.
SOURCE: FORBES

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2019 Top Selling Summer Acts
Based on total sales on StubHub for U.S. tour dates from Memorial Day to Labor Day 2019
1. The Rolling Stones
2. Queen with Adam Lambert
3. Paul McCartney
4. Ariana Grande
5. Shawn Mendes
6. Billie Eilish
7. JoJo Siwa
8. Twenty One Pilots
9. Hootie and the Blowfish
10. Florida Georgia Line

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BUY SELL

Weekend Box Office June 14-16
1. Men In Black International $28.5M
2. Secret Life of Pets 2 $23.8M
3. Aladdin $16.7M
4. Dark Phoenix $9M
5. Rocketman $8.8M
6. Shaft $8.3M
7. Godzilla $8.1M
8. John Wick 3 $6.1M
9. Late Night $5.1M
10. Ma $3.6M
Source: Box Office Mojo

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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

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• Nov. 18 Kansas City  Chiefs v Los Angeles Chargers Mexico City Estadio Azteca (ESPN Monday Night Football).

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Nike Swooshes In With Fanatics To Replace Under Armour In Ten-Year MLB Partnership

NYSJ Sports-Entertainment Business News Service

January 25, 2019:
MLB has signed a ten-year global deal naming Nike the league’s official uniform and footwear supplier and Fanatics manufacturing and distribution licensing rights, beginning with the 2020 season.

The new pact replaces one unveiled in 2016, in which Under Armour was to begin manufacturing MLB on-field apparel beginning in 2020.

Nike said the uniforms, including all along with baselayer, game-day outerwear and training apparel for the 30 MLB clubs. would be developed by its team of designers.

Fanatics, a global leader for licensed sports merchandise and a current MLB partner, “has been granted broad consumer product licensing rights to manage the manufacturing and distribution of the Nike MLB Authentic Collection, as well as Nike and Fanatics fan gear, sold through the retail community, including MLBShop.com, MLB clubs and brick & mortar stores.”

Financial terms were not shared.

Fanatics said it would "utilize its vertical commerce model to create and distribute" a wide range of MLB fan apparel sold at retail, including “jerseys, post-season apparel and hot market gear that captures the latest events happening on the field.”

Under Armour has been dealing with financial issues and is reworking its domestic and international strategies, key reasons for the company to no longer be involved in the MLB alliance, according to industry analysts.

The MLB deal sees Nike replacing Majestic Athletics, which has manufactured MLB batting-practice jerseys since 1982 and has been the exclusive supplier of game uniforms since 2005.

However, Majestic will still be heavily involved.

In 2017, Fanatics acquired Majestic from VF Corp., which had acquired the company in 2007.

Fanatics said as part of the process it would keep production in the Majestic manufacturing plant in Palmer Township, PA (about 75 north of Philadelphia).

Nike and Fanatics also have official on-field and on-court alliances the NFL and NBA.

“Nike’s global brand and reputation as a leader in marketing and driving innovation makes them an ideal partner,” Rob Manfred, MLB commissioner, said via the league.

“In addition, Fanatics is a valuable partner who has proven to serve our fans with speed, agility and quality service. We’re very excited about the possibilities this unique arrangement provides us over the next decade.”

“Nike’s global brand and reputation as a leader in marketing and driving innovation makes them an ideal partner."

Supporting the alliance, Nike will continue as an official MLB sponsor and willutilize its Nike Baseball athletes in official MLB uniforms across its advertising and promotions.

Nike said it currently has endorsement relationships with more than 500 MLB and Minor League players, including Mike Trout, Giancarlo Stanton, George Springer, José Ramirez, Max Scherzer, Jacob deGrom, Javier Báez and Nolan Arenado.

As part of the new agreement, Nike will partner with all 30 MLB clubs and promote its brand and products across MLB media assets including MLB Network, MLB.com, and MLB social media.

According to Tom Peddie, vp/GM for Nike North America, “We’re thrilled to bring more innovation and creativity to Major League Baseball and the incredible athletes who play the game.

“This is an exciting time for baseball, and we look forward to partnering with MLB to grow the sport both across America as well as around the globe.”  

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