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• "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.

• Turner Sports’ eLeague has signed a deal with tech solutions and services provider CDW to “create enhanced fan experiences across eLeague’s properties on TV, digital, social and in-arena.” The alliance also names CDW an “official arena partner” for eLeague and the Rocket League Championship Series. Full story here

• 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. 

• The Paley Center for Media, NY, will honor the 100th season of the NFL with a new exhibit: "A Century of Football: Celebrating the NFL’s 100th Season," free and open to the public (thru Oct. 27).

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• 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. 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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Sep222015

Jennifer Storms, Touted Industry Vet, Moving From PepsiCo To NBC Sports As CMO

By Barry Janoff

September 22, 2015: In a move that some might see as the rich getting richer, Jennifer Storms has been named CMO for NBC Sports Group.

Storms comes to NBC from PepsiCo, where she most recently served as svp-Global Sports Marketing. Prior to that, she led sports strategy and property management for PepsiCo's Gatorade.

Storms, who starts with NBC Sports Group on Oct. 1, will replace John Miller, who has been CMO for NBC Sports Group since February 2011.

Miller now becomes CMO for NBC Olympics, with the network in place as the exclusive U.S. media partner across all platforms with the International Olympic Committee through 2032.

According to NBC Sports Group, Miller, who turns 65 next month, "announced his personal decision to the company last week to transition his role."

“Jenny is a dynamic marketer who has the ability to lead teams creatively and strategically, and has important relationships with leagues, teams and athletes,” Mark Lazarus, chairman, NBC Sports Group, said in a statement. “With John’s extended transition and the addition of Jenny, we are well-positioned to continue our momentum, marketing and promoting our biggest events.”

In her new role, Storms will oversee all marketing for NBC Sports Group assets, including NBC Sports, NBCSN, Golf Channel, the ten NBC Sports Regional Networks, NBC Sports Radio and NBC Sports Digital.

In addition, she will be responsible for The NBC Sports Agency, "which uses NBC Sports Group marketing resources to produce campaigns for group partners," which have included the Premier League, PGA Tour and NHL.

Miller's first strategies will be to lead NBC's Olympic marketing efforts for the 2016 Summer Games in Rio de Janeiro and co-lead efforts for the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea.

He will continue as chair for NBCUniversal’s Marketing Council and will oversee all cross-company promotional opportunities and marketing initiatives, known as “Symphony.”

In her most recent position with PepsiCo, Storms was responsible for "developing and implementing an integrated global sports strategy across PepsiCo’s portfolio, including 22 flagship global billion-dollar brands," according to NBC Sports Group.

She also "owned the relationships" for PepsiCo’s sports initiatives, including the NFL, MLB, NBA and NHL, as well as many team and player partnerships.

With Gatorade, Storms led sports strategy and property management, overseeing the brand’s relationships with the NFL, NHL, NBA, WNBA, MLB, colleges, teams and other sports organizations. She worked directly with such athletes as Michael Jordan, Derek Jeter, Peyton Manning and Serena Williams.

Prior to joining PepsiCo in 2009, Storms held various marketing and programming leadership positions for Turner Broadcasting System/Turner Sports in Atlanta over a 14-year period. When she left the company, she was svp-Turner Sports Marketing & Programming.

Storms began her career with the U.S. Olympic Committee, where in 1994-95 she was the International Games preparation liaison for the Pan American Games.

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