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Forbes is reporting that the Seattle Mariners home stadium which has been known as Safeco Field since 1999, will be renamed via a new naming rights deal with T-Mobile beginning with the 2019 MLB season. The naming rights deal with Safeco Insurance — 20 years for $40 million — expired this past season and Safeco decided not to renew. The T-Mobile deal could be for upward of $6 million per year.

• Eire Born Spirits said that "demand for Proper No. Twelve Irish Whiskey rapidly outpaced supply, resulting in an out-of-stock situation in its original release markets of Ireland and the U.S." Looking forward to being back in stock in the next few weeks."

• Tennis Channel will provide exclusive, live coverage of the 2018 Davis Cup championship between France and Croatia in Lille, France, beginning Friday, Nov. 23, (8 AM ET). This will be the final entry for a Davis Cup format that has seen the tournament played during multiple weekends throughout the year. Starting in 2019, the Davis Cup will be contested in a season-ending, 18-nation event from Nov. 18-24. 

• Calgary has decided not to pursue a strategy to host the 2026 Winter Olympics following a vote on Tuesday, in which citizens were asked in a non-binding plebiscite if they wanted to host the Winter Games, with 56% voting No. Sweden capital Stockholm and a joint bid between Italy’s Milan and Cortina D'Ampezzo remain as IOC candidates.

• Between now and Nov. 19, every use of #SaluteToService on Twitter will generate a $5 donation, up to $5 million, to the NFL’s military non-profit partners – including the Pat Tillman Foundation, TAPS, USO, Wounded Warrior Project and the Bob Woodruff Foundation.

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MLB FINALISTS MOY, MVP, CY Young, ROY

AL ROOKIE OF THE YEAR
• Shohei Ohtani, RHP/DH Los Angeles Angels

NL ROOKIE OF THE YEAR
• Ronald Acuna Jr., OF Atlanta Braves

AL MANAGER OF THE YEAR
• Bob Melvin Oakland A's

NL MANAGER OF THE YEAR
• Brian Snitker Atlanta Braves

AL MOST VALUABLE PLAYER
• Mookie Betts, OF Boston Red Sox
• Jose Ramirez, 3B Cleveland Indians
• Mike Trout, OF Los Angeles Angels

NL MOST VALUABLE PLAYER
• Nolan Arenado, 3B Colorado Rockies
• Javier Baez, 2B/SS Chicago Cubs
• Christian Yelich, OF Milwaukee Brewers

AL CY YOUNG
• Blake Snell Tampa Bay Rays

NL CY YOUNG
• Jacob deGrom New York Mets

KEEPING SCORE

NBA Teams With Jersey-Logo Deals (to date):

• Atlanta Hawks (Shareware)
• Boston Celtics (GE)
• Brooklyn Nets (Infor)
• Charlotte Hornets (LendingTree)
• Chicago Bulls (Jenni Optical)
• Cleveland Cavaliers (Goodyear)
• Dallas Mavericks (5miles)
• Denver Nuggets (Western Union)
• Detroit Pistons (Flagstaff Bank)
• Golden State Warriors (Rakuten)
• Houston Rockets (Rokit)
• Los Angeles Clippers (Bumble)
• Los Angeles Lakers (Wish)
• Memphis Grizzlies (FedEx)
• Miami Heat (Ultimate Software)
• Milwaukee Bucks (Harley Davidson)
• Minnesota Timberwolves (Fitbit)
• New Orleans Pelicans (Zatarain’s)
• New York Knicks (Squarespace)
• Orlando Magic (Disney World)
• Philadelphia 76ers (StubHub)
• Phoenix Suns (PayPal)
• Portland Trail Blazers (Biofreeze)
• Sacramento Kings (Blue Diamond)
• San Antonio Spurs (Frost Bank)
• Toronto Raptors (Sun Life)
• Utah Jazz (Qualtrics)
• Washington Wizards (Geico)

BUY SELL

Weekend Box Office Nov. 2-4
1. Bohemian Rhapsody - 20th Century Fox - $50M
2. The Nutcracker And The Four Realms - Disney - $20M
3. Nobody's Fool - Paramount - $14M
4. A Star Is Born, - Warner Bros. - $11.1M
5. Halloween - Universal - $11M
6. Venom - Sony - $7.8M
7. Smallfoot - Warner Bros. - $3.8M
8. Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween - Sony - $3.7M
9. Hunter Killer - Lionsgate - $3.5M
10. The Hate U Give - 20th Century Fox - $3.4M
11. First Man - Universal - $2.3M
12. Night School - Universal - $2M

SOURCE: COMSCORE.com

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Let us not seek the Republican answer or the Democratic answer, but the right answer. Let us not seek to fix the blame for the past. Let us accept our own responsibility for the future.
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Let us not seek the Republican answer or the Democratic answer, but the right answer. Let us not seek to fix the blame for the past. Let us accept our own responsibility for the future.
Read more at http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/quotes/j/johnfkenn121400.html#JZxA5jXY4rCwemgZ.99
Let us not seek the Republican answer or the Democratic answer, but the right answer. Let us not seek to fix the blame for the past. Let us accept our own responsibility for the future.
Read more at http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/quotes/j/johnfkenn121400.html#JZxA5jXY4rCwemgZ.99
Let us not seek the Republican answer or the Democratic answer, but the right answer. Let us not seek to fix the blame for the past. Let us accept our own responsibility for the future.
Read more at http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/quotes/j/johnfkenn121400.html#46Ul8rBF4XpB4lo0.99
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Aug212015

truth x Vans Takes On Teen Smoking With 'Weapons Of Mass Ridiculousness'

By Barry Janoff

August 21, 2015: When it comes to smoking, the American Legacy Foundation: Legacy for Health will have none of it, and neither will action sports lifestyle and youth culture brand Vans.

Together, they are seeking to reach the goal being promoted by Legacy's iconic "truth" campaign: Ending tobacco use among teens and "inspire tobacco-free lives" for everyone.

Legacy for Health and Vans, which have worked together on initiatives including the Vans Warped Tour, have now joined forces for a truth x Vans campaign, featuring a limited-edition apparel collection inspired by "100 ridiculously-awesome replacements for cigarettes."

The multi-media effort is anchored by a TV spot, “Weapons of Mass Ridiculousness," which focuses on "the many things this generation can do instead of smoking cigarettes."

Among the activities found in the 30-second spot: skateboarding, strolling on the boardwalk, windsurfing, horseback riding, creating artwork, eating sushi, crowd surfing, playing soccer, playing with your puppy, mountain climbing, lake diving, sightseeing and going to a concert. (See the full spot here.)

Support includes Internet, social media and activation on-site at Vans' roster of events, including the Vans Warped Tour, Vans Triple Crown of Surfing, the Vans Downtown Showdown, the Vans Pool Party and the Vans U.S. Open of Surfing.

The apparel — including T-shirts, hats and shoes — is available in the top 100 Vans retailers and online at vans.com/truth.

A related umbrella "Finish IT" campaign, which began in 2014 but the most recent version of which launched earlier this summer, comes with the message, "With teen cigarette use at 8%, ending tobacco use is achievable. truth’s 'Finish It' campaign was created to empower today’s generation of youth to be the one to #FinishIt for good."

The truth "Tour Rider" kicked off in June with plans to make some 100 stops through September at theme parks, sports events and music festivals, including the Vans Warped Tour and the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival.

“It's a way for us to reach a broad audience and help them carry forward life-saving messages about health and the effects of tobacco use," Eric Asche, CMO for the truth campaign, said in a statement.

As part of its effort, the American Legacy Foundation aligned with Brett Stiles, an Austin-based graphic designer and lifelong skateboarder, to create custom graphics based on truth fact No. 240: Big Tobacco’s products kill 113 people from second-hand smoke every day.

“I grew up wearing Vans, and being obsessed with skateboarding and skate culture," Stiles offers on a dedicated Vans x truth Web site. "I’m still an avid skater, and more relevant to this project, I am 100% on-board with truth’s mission."

According to Stiles, "This project has been a dream come true — I’ve gotten to combine my love for graphic design and skateboarding with a cause I feel so passionate about. Stoked is an understatement."

In September, the American Legacy Foundation, a not-for-profit organization founded in 1998 and based in Washington D.C., will change its name to Truth Initiative to help drive public awareness.

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