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• The Professional Baseball Agreement between MLB and minor league teams expires at the end of the 2020 season. But if a new MLB proposal were to become reality, more than three dozen cities with affiliated minor league teams will lose those teams a year from now and thousands of minor league players will be out of work as well. Full story here.

• "We said there's no chance that's happening. There’s no chance we’ll even discipline him." — NBA commissioner Adam Silver regarding China’s request that the league fire Houston Rockets GM Daryl Morey

• "The losses have already been substantial. Our games are not back on the air in China as we speak, and we'll see what happens next. I don't know where we go from here. The financial consequences have been and may continue to be fairly dramatic." — NBA commissioner Adam Silver at the Time 100 Summit on Thursday regarding the league’s on-going situation with China.

• Showtime Sports will launch on Oct. 21 a weekly podcast, All The Smoke with Matt Barnes and Stephen Jackson, in which the two NBA veterans (now retired) and NBA champs (Golden State Warriors and San Antonio Spurs, respectively), will “deliver an authentic, unfiltered perspective on the most polarizing topics in and around the game of basketball.”  It will air Thursdays on the Showtime Basketball YouTube Channel.  

• Bluberi Gaming has signed a deal with WWE to develop a series of licensed slot games featuring WWE Superstars and Legends. Among those to be featured include John Cena, Triple H, Becky Lynch, Roman Reigns and Ronda Rousey. The first WWE series of slot games is scheduled to hit casinos October 2020.

• HarperCollins Publishers said it has acquired world rights to Back, the first memoir authored by Tiger Woods. According to Woods, “This book is my definitive story. It’s in my words and expresses my thoughts.” A publication date was not given.

• Halloween this year is Oct. 31, and retailers, marketers and consumers are ready for another season of trick-or-treat. Total spend on Halloween 2019 is expected to reach $8.8 billion according to the National Retail Federation, Washington, DC. Full story here. 

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Rock & Roll Hall of Fame 2020 Nominees

• Pat Benatar
• Dave Matthews Band
• Depeche Mode
• Doobie Brothers
• Whitney Houston
• Judas Priest
• Kraftwerk
• MC5
• Motorhead
• Nine Inch Nails
• Notorious B.I.G.
• Rufus feat. Chaka Khan
• Todd Rundgren
• Soundgarden
• T. Rex
• Thin Lizzy

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Most Popular NBA Player Jerseys (based on eBay sales October 2018-October 2019)
1. LeBron James Los Angeles Lakers
2. Stephen Curry Golden State Warriors
3. Kyrie Irving Brooklyn Nets
4. Giannis Antetokounmpo Milwaukee Bucks
5. Kevin Durant Brooklyn Nets
6. Dwyane Wade Miami Heat (retired)
7. Kawhi Leonard Los Angeles Clippers
8. Zion Williamson New Orleans Pelicans
9. Carmelo Anthony (most recently with Houston Rockets)
10. Russell Westbrook Houston Rockets

Most Popular Player Merchandise (based on eBay sales October 2018-October 2019)
1. LeBron James Los Angeles Lakers
2. Stephen Curry Golden State Warriors
3. Kevin Durant Brooklyn Nets
4. Kyrie Irving Brooklyn Nets
5. Giannis Antetokounmpo Milwaukee Bucks
6. Paul George Los Angeles Clippers
7. James Harden Houston Rockets
8. Dwyane Wade Miami Heat (retired)
9. Kawhi Leonard Los Angeles Clippers
10. Russell Westbrook Houston Rockets
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Weekend Box Office Oct. 11-13
1. Joker $55M
2. Addams Family $30.3M
3. Gemini Man $20.5M
4. Abominable $6.2M
5. Downton Abbey $4.9M
6. Hustlers $3.9M
7. Judy $3.3M
8. It 2 $3.2M
9. Jexi $3.1M
10. Ad Astra $1.9M
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NFL UK 2019
• 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)

NBA 2019 Opening Nights
• Oct. 22 New Orleans Pelicans vs. Toronto Raptors TNT 8 PM (ET)
• Oct. 22 Los Angeles Lakers vs. Los Angeles Clippers TNT 10:30 PM (ET)

• Oct. 23 Boston Celtics vs. Philadelphia 76ers ESPN 8 PM (ET)
• Oct. 23 Denver Nuggets vs. Portland Trail Blazers ESPN 10 PM (ET)

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Wednesday
May042011

Smells Like Team Spirit: Right Guard Signs Kevin Love For 'Total Defense 5' Push

By Barry Janoff, Executive Editor

May 3, 2011: Kevin Love of the Minnesota Timberwolves recently was named the NBA's "Most Improved Player" for the 2010-11 season.

Now, Right Guard, the official deodorant and body wash of the NBA, has named him the "Best Smelling Player."

The "honor" was not random. Love has signed a deal to become marketing spokesman for the brand's new Right Guard Total Defense 5 Body Wash line. Financial terms were not disclosed.

The alliance is being anchored by a campaign, "Love in the Shower," which includes TV and Internet.

In addition, a social media leg via Facebook is asking consumers to submit alternate endings to Love's TV spots, offering a chance to win tickets to the NBA Finals in June as well as prizes including sports merchandise autographed by Love, gift cards to NBAStore.com and a year's supply of Right Guard Total Defense 5 Body Wash.

The campaign is being run in conjunction with ESPN, with spots to air on ESPN, ESPN.com and ESPN mobile. Integration also includes product placement on ESPN shows and a SportsCenter mention in the Love commercials.

In two spots,  Love is seen in the shower of a fan, who is nonchalantly brushing his teeth. In "Towel Toss," the guy's wife walks in and asks, "What's Kevin Love doing in our shower?" "Trying my new Right Guard Body Wash," the guy replies. Love then asks for a towel and the guy throws one at him.

In the second, "Loofah Love," the guy's wife again walks in and asks, "What is Kevin Love doing in our shower?" Love himself replies, "Loofah, I love it" as he scrubs his back.

A voiceover in both offers, "Start you day right with new Right Guard Body Wash. And SportsCenter."

Kevin Love hits the shower for Right Guard.Right Guard is asking consumers to submit "What's your Love line?" alternate endings now through May 13. People will then be able to vote on their favorites from May 16-23, the five best of which will actually be included in re-filmed versions of the spots. (Full details here.)
 
Right Guard previously had a multi-year marketing deal with NBA all-star guard Chris Paul, which was signed in 2008 and has since expired.

Love also has a deal with Nike basketball.

Right Guard said it selected Love "based on his determination to hit the showers immediately after practice and encourage his fellow teammates to leave the stink on the court."

"Guys don't want someone on their team who literally stinks," Love said in a statement. "I appreciate that Right Guard recognizes my efforts to smell great even after a day on the court."

Love, who was drafted by the Minnesota Timberwolves out of UCLA in 2008, was named to the NBA All-Star Team in 2010-11. During the season he racked up a 53-game double-double streak, the longest such mark since the NBA-ABA merger in 1976.

"We admire Kevin for his hard work on the court, in the gym and in the locker room," said Toby Gubitz, vp-marketing for Right Guard. "He strives to be a better player and embraces a team mentality by always smelling his best."

The Right Guard Total Defense 5 Body Wash line includes Refreshing, Cooling and Hydrating variants.

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