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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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Channel Chasers

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

NFL Mexico 2019
• Nov. 18 Kansas City  Chiefs v Los Angeles Chargers Mexico City Estadio Azteca (ESPN Monday Night Football).

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Dec022015

Rousey, Mayweather, Cowboys Top Yahoo Lists Of Most Searched In Sports 2015

By Barry Janoff

December 2, 2015: Yahoo says that there are "billions of searches" across its platforms, which include Yahoo, Polyvore, Flickr and Tumblr.

But in 2015, some search requests mattered more than others.

According to Yahoo, female athletes were totally in demand by searchers. There were eight women among the Top Ten Searched Athletes, with MMA star Ronda Rousey leading the list.

Rousey, who last month lost her UFC title to Holly Holm, had plenty of endorsement deals this past year in addition to searches, including Monster Energy, Carl's Jr., Reebok, Metro PC, Snail Games and Buffalo clothing and accessories.

Female athletes filled the Top Five spots — Rousey was followed by skier Lindsey Vonn, tennis star Maria Sharapova, race car driver Danica Patrick and tennis' Caroline Wozniacki — with the top-searched male athlete being Tiger Woods at No. 6.

The much-hyped fight this past May between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao drove them to become the No. 7 and No. 8 most-searched athletes, respectively, on Yahoo. The Top Ten also included tennis' Ana Ivanovic and Hope Solo, goalie for the FIFA World Cup champion U.S. National Women's Soccer Team.

Solo's off-field situation involving accused issues of domestic violence no doubt also led many to search her name.

The Top Ten Most-Searched Sports Teams on Yahoo are led by the NFL, which had four of the top five teams.

The Dallas Cowboys were No. 1, followed by the surging MLB Chicago Cubs, then three more NFL teams: the Green Bay Packers, Super Bowl XLIX champion New England Patriots and the Seattle Seahawks, which reached but lost in the Big Game this past February.

The NBA champion Golden State Warriors come in at No. 6, followed by the NHL Stanley Cup champion Chicago Blackhawks, the LeBron James-led Cleveland Cavaliers, MLB's San Francisco Giants and the NFL's Pittsburgh Steelers.

The Mayweather Jr.-Pacquiao fight headed the list of Top Searched Sports Moments on Yahoo, followed by the U.S. Women's Soccer Team winning the World Cup.

The on-going situation among the NFL, the Patriots and Pats quarterback Tom Brady drove "Deflate-gate" to No. 3 on this list.

American Pharoah's conquest of horse racing's Triple Crown was No. 4 among the Top Searched Sports Moments, with Super Bowl XLIX rounding out the Top 5.

Rousey vs. Holm was No. 6. Serena Williams, who was absent from the Top Ten Most-Searched Athletes, was No. 7  among the Top Searched Sports Moments for winning three tennis Grand Slam events and reaching the semi-finals of the other, the U.S. Open, this past year.

The Top Ten here also included Jordan Spieth sweeping all major awards for the PGA Season, Caitlyn Jenner winning an ESPY and Klay Thompson of the Golden State Warriors scoring an NBA-record 37 points in the third quarter of a game on Jan. 23 against the Sacramento Kings.

There were four sports-related figures among the Top Male Celebrity searches, led by Scott Disick, former NBA player Lamar Odom and his near-death situation, Tiger Woods, Justin Bieber, former NFL quarterback and current ESPN college football analyst Tim Tebow, Robin Williams, Kanye West and Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning.

In the political arena, the Top Searched Presidential Hopefuls on Yahoo in 2015 may or may not foreshadow events to come in 2016. The list included (in order) Carly Fiorina, Bernie Sanders, Hillary Clinton, Ben Carson, Donald Trump, Jeb Bush, Lindsey Graham, Scott Walker, Chris Christie and Ted Cruz.

On TV, the Top Searched Non-Reality TV Shows on Yahoo in 2015 were The Walking Dead, Young and the Restless, Game of Thrones, Days of Our Lives, Bold and Beautiful, Empire, Sons of Anarchy, Orange Is the New Black, House of Cards and South Park.

Among other Top Searches of 2015 on Yahoo:

• Top Searched Video Games: Minecraft, Animal Jam, Clash of Clans, Candy Crush Saga, League of Legends GTAS, Forge Of Empires, Words With Friends, Mortal Kombat and Plants Vs Zombies.

• Top Searched Female Celeb: Bobbi Kristina Brown

• Top Searched Question: How do you tie a tie?

• Top Searched Bacon Recipe: Brussels Sprouts with Bacon, Bacon-Wrapped Jalapeño Poppers

• Top Searched Gadget: iPhone 6, Windows 10, iPhone 7, Samsung Galaxy 6, Apple Watch

• Top Searched Recipe: Banana Bread

• Top Cocktail Recipe: Old Fashioned

Top Searched Athletes on Yahoo
1. Ronda Rousey
2. Lindsey Vonn
3. Maria Sharapova
4. Danica Patrick
5. Caroline Wozniacki
6. Tiger Woods
7. Floyd Mayweather
8. Manny Pacquiao
9. Ana Ivanovic
10. Hope Solo
 
Top Searched Sports Moments on Yahoo
1. Mayweather vs. Pacquiao
2. U.S. Women's Soccer Team Wins World Cup  
3. Deflate-gate
4. American Pharoah Triple Crown
5. Super Bowl XLIX
6. Rousey vs. Holm
7. Serena Williams Attempts Tennis Grand Slam
8. Jordan Spieth Sweeps All Major Awards for the PGA Season
9. Caitlyn Jenner ESPYs
10. Klay Thompson Record Breaking Quarter
 
Top Sports Teams Searched on Yahoo
1. Dallas Cowboys
2. Chicago Cubs
3. Green Bay Packers
4. New England Patriots
5. Seattle Seahawks
6. Golden State Warriors
7. Chicago Blackhawks
8. Cleveland Cavaliers
9. San Francisco Giants
10. Pittsburgh Steelers

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