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• Events DC, the official convention and sports authority for the District of Columbia, and the Professional Fighters League said the PFL playoff semi-final matches would be held in the new Entertainment and Sports Arena on Oct. 20.

• According to Bob Ley, ‘As of October 1 I'll be taking a six-month sabbatical from my Outside the Lines duties on ESPN. The idea of stepping back to re-charge is fully 100% mine, and one I've been considering for a while.’ Per ESPN: 'We completely support Bob’s decision and look forward to his return April 1.’

• Serena Williams will star in marketing for American Express relating to the U.S. Open to support new services such as the AmEx Band (contactless payment wristband) and an interactive tennis experience Super Rally, as well as the AmEx Fan Experience at Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing, NY.

• The planned move of MLS’ Columbus Crew club to Austin, Texas, received a major boost on Wednesday when the Austin City Council approved a deal to build a soccer stadium. Backers said the  venue could be ready for the 2020 MLS season.

• Walk This Way: Aerosmith has unveiled plans for headlining residency in Las Vegas, Aerosmith: Deuces Are Wild. The first show is scheduled for April 6, 2019 in Park Theater, located in MGM Resorts International’s new Park MGM on the Vegas Strip. The residency is being promoted by Live Nation. There currently are18 dates scheduled for April-June-July 2019.

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Kia NBA Tip-Off 2018 (Oct. 16-21)

• Oct. 16: Philadelphia 76ers vs. Boston Celtics (8 PM ET) TNT
• Oct. 16: Oklahoma City Thunder vs. Golden State Warriors 10:30 PM. ET). TNT

• Oct. 17: New Orleans Pelicans vs. Houston Rockets 8 PM (ET) ESPN
• Oct. 17: Dallas Mavericks vs. Phoenix Suns 10:30 PM  (ET) ESPN

• Oct. 18: Chicago Bulls vs. Philadelphia 76ers (8 PM. ET) TNT
• Oct. 18: Los Angeles Lakers vs. Portland Trail Blazers (10:30 PM ET) TNT

• Oct. 19: Boston Celtics vs.Toronto Raptors (8 PM ET) ESPN
• Oct. 19: Golden State Warriors vs. Utah Jazz (10:30 PM ET) ESPN

• Oct. 20: Toronto Raptors vs. Washington Wizards (7 PM. ET) NBA TV
• Oct. 20: Houston Rockets vs. Los Angeles Lakers (10:30 PM ET) ESPN

• Oct. 21: Houston Rockets vs. Los Angeles Clippers (9 PM ET) NBA TV

NBA Christmas Day Schedule
• Milwaukee Bucks vs. New York Knicks 12 Noon (ET) ESPN
• Oklahoma City Thunder vs. Houston Rockets 3 PM (ET) ABC
• Philadelphia 76ers vs. Boston Celtics 5:30 PM (ET) ABC
• Los Angeles Lakers vs. Golden State Warriors 8 PM (ET) ESPN
• Portland Trail Blazers vs. Utah Jazz 10:30 PM (ET) ESPN

Martin Luther King Jr. Day    
• New Orleans Pelicans vs. Memphis Grizzlies 5:30 PM (ET) TNT
• Houston Rockets vs. Philadelphia 76ers 8 PM (ET) TNT
• Golden State Warriors vs. Los Angeles Lakers 10:30 PM (ET) TNT

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2. Mission Impossible - Fallout $20M
3. Christopher Robin $12.4M
4. Slenderman $11.3M
5. BlacKkKlansman $10.8M
6. The Spy Who Dumped Me $6.6M
7. Mama Mia! $5.8M
8. Equalizer 2 $5.5M
9. Hotel Transylvania 3 $5.1M
10. Ant-Man and The Wasp $4M

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Peyton Manning Becomes A Super Bowl 'Vacation Quarterback' For Universal Parks 

By Barry Janoff

January 30, 2018: Peyton Manning has played in, and won, two Super Bowls, with the Indianapolis Colts (Super Bowl XLI) and the Denver Broncos (Super Bowl 50).

He also has appeared on TV screens as a spokesperson in numerous commercials.

Now he gets to combine the two, starring for Universal Parks & Resorts in a Super Bowl LII spot, “Vacation Quarterback.”

The creative, done in-house, is organic as Universal Parks & Resorts in Hollywood and Orlando is a unit of Comcast NBCUniversal, which is airing the game on Sunday from U.S. Bank in Minneapolis.

The spot is scheduled to air in its full one-minute version during pre-Game and then in a 30-second version at half time.

Support includes Internet and social media.

The placement also puts Universal in front of an anticipated 111 million viewers ahead of its rival, Disney, which does a post-game spot with one of the Big Game’s top players, who answers the question, “You’ve just won the Super Bowl . . . What are you doing next?” by replying, “I’m going to Disney World.”

In the Universal Resorts spot, Manning coaches families on how to take their vacation to the next level at Universal Orlando Resort and Universal Studios Hollywood.

"This is your moment," Manning says as the quarterback of a family starting its day at a Universal theme park. "You are more than a team. You are a family. Now let's get out there and play."

As they roam the area, Manning encourages people to “Push your vacation to 110%.”

On one of the intense roller coasters, he screams, “Fear is never an option.”

The spot is filled with a bevy of football references.

In the Wizarding World of Harry Potter section of the park, he offers, “I really wanted to play Quidditch, but we’re kind of a football family.”

At the Transformers section, an oversize Bot proclaims, “All hail Megatron,” to which Manning replies, “Didn’t you play for Detroit?” referring to former Lions wide receiver Calvin Jones. To which Megatron replies, “The sight of you sickens me.”

At the end of the day, while trying to organize a family photo with the Minions, he yells, “Omaha.”

A voiceover then offers, “The off-season is on. So take your vacation to the next level," with a tag to both the Hollywood and Orlando destinations.

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