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• Jon Hayes, the Cincinnati Bengals TE coach for the last 16 seasons and a NFL TE for the Kansas City Chiefs and Pittsburgh Steelers, has been named head coach and GM XFL St. Louis. Hayes joins Kevin Gilbride (New York), Pep Hamilton (Washington, D.C.), Bob Stoops (Dallas), Marc Trestman (Tampa Bay) and Jim Zorn (Seattle) as XFL head coaches. Los Angeles and Houston head coaches are still to be named.

• MLS and U.S. Soccer have signed a three-year deal with Headspace, which develops meditation and mindfulness apps. Headspace is also creating a personalized training program for each individual athlete on the U.S. Women’s National Team prior to their defense of the FIFA Women’s World Cup this summer in France.

• adidas has unveiled the ”Loop Creation Process,” to produce fully recyclable performance footwear working with Parley for the Oceans using products made from up-cycled marine plastic waste.

FutureCraft Loop is a 100% recyclable performance running shoe which “can be returned to adidas, broken down and reused to create new performance running shoes.” adidas said the first-gen release is a part of adidas' “widest-ever global beta program, ahead of the wider commercial release targeted for Spring-Summer 2021.”

• Per the NFL: “As of earlier this week NFL Network and NFL RedZone are no longer available to AT&T U-Verse subscribers or DTV Now subscribers. While the NFL remains committed to negotiating renewed agreements on fair and equitable terms, AT&T has not been willing to actively engage." 

• Grey Goose vodka has unveiled a global brand platform, “Live Victoriously,” described as “an answer to consumers' demand for more authentic and relatable luxury brands..." TV is led by a 60-second spot that implores people to “Live like  ... you're the special occasion ... every day is your birthday ... your phone doesn't exist ... the world is your stage . . . you crashed your own wedding . . . like you’re worth it.” Spots will air thru June across cable, network primetime and sports programming.

• A significant collection of Jackie Robinson memorabilia is part of the Goldin Auctions 2019 Spring Auction, now through May 11 celebrating the 100th anniversary of the birth of Jackie Robinson, with a portion of the proceeds benefiting the Jackie Robinson Foundation. Full story here.
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The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame Class of 2019

(To be enshrined on Sept. 6 in Springfield, Mass.)

• Al Attles
• Carl Braun
• Charles “Chuck” Cooper
• Vlade Divac
• Bill Fitch
• Bobby Jones
• Sidney Moncrief
• Jack Sikma
• Teresa Weatherspoon
• Paul Westphal
• Tennessee A&I Teams of 1957-1959
• Wayland Baptist Flying Queens of 1948-1982

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Top Ten Most Valuable MLB Franchises
1. New York Yankees $4.6B
2. Los Dodgers $3.3B
3. Boston Red Sox $3.2B
4. Chicago Cubs $3.1B
5. San Francisco Giants $3B
6. New York Mets $2.3B
7. St. Louis Cardinals $2.1B
8. Los Angeles Angels $1.9B
9. Philadelphia Phillies $1.85B
10. Houston Astros $1.77B

Source: FORBES

BUY SELL

Weekend Box Office April 12-14
1. Shazam! $25.1M
2, Little $15.5M
3. Hellboy $12M
4. Pet Seminary $10M
5. Dumbo $9.2M
6. Captain Marvel $8.6M
7. Us $6.9M
8. After $6.2M
9. Missing Link $5.8M
10. The Best of Enemies $2M
Source: Box Office Mojo

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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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WrestleMania 35: All That And More As Event Sets Attendance, Money Marks

By Barry Janoff

April 8, 2019: WWE staged WrestleMania 35 in MetLife Stadium last night, and the mega-event set records even before the last match — which itself was historic — was completed.

WrestleMania 35 broke the record for MetLife Stadium’s highest-grossing entertainment event — $16.9 million — topping the venue’s previous record of $12.3 million set by WrestleMania 29 in 2013.

Over the past 12 years, WrestleMania has generated more than $1.2 billion in cumulative economic impact for the cities that have hosted the event, said WWE.

The crowd of 82,265 people (from all 50 states and 68 countries) is now No. 3 on the all-time WrestleMania list, behind the 101,763 at WrestleMania 32 in AT&T Stadium and 93,173 at WrestleMania 3 in the Pontiac Silverdome,

“We are thrilled that WrestleMania’s return to WWE’s ‘front yard’ delivered incredible results,” John Saboor, WWE evp-special events, said via the organization.

“This would not have been possible without the tireless support of New Jersey governor Phil Murphy and our public and private sector partners throughout the New York and New Jersey region."

In another historic moment, Becky Lynch took the Winner Take All Match versus Ronda Rousey and Charlotte Flair to capture both the Raw and SmackDown Women's Titles, the first time a women’s match was the featured event in WrestleMania history.

Among other results, Kofi Kingston won his \first WWE championship by defeating Daniel Bryan, Seth Rollins defeated "The Beast" Brock Lesnar to claim the Universal Title, Carmella eliminated The Riott Squad’s Sarah Logan to win the WrestleMania Women’s Battle Royal; and Jimmy & Jey Uso fought off Ricochet & Aleister Black, The Bar and Shinsuke Nakamura & Rusev in a Fatal 4-Way to retain the SmackDown Tag Team Titles

Snickers was the exclusive presenting partner of WrestleMania for the fourth consecutive year.

As part of the weeklong WrestleMania celebration, WWE will host five consecutive nights of events in MetLife Stadium and Barclays Center in Brooklyn.

According to Gov. Murphy, “WWE outdid themselves by creating an even more exciting WrestleMania than we experienced six years ago.

“The WWE Universe helped deliver significant economic results to New Jersey, and we look forward to the opportunity of hosting WrestleMania again in the future.”

WrestleMania 36 is scheduled for April 5, 2020 in Raymond James Stadium, Tampa Bay, FL. Ticket information will be released later this year.

“We now turn our attention to next year, where WrestleMania will make a historic Tampa Bay debut,” said Saboor.

Top Ten All-Time Attendance at WrestleMania:
1. 101,763: WrestleMania 32, AT&T Stadium, Arlington, TX, April 3, 2016
2. 93,173: WrestleMania 3, Pontiac Silverdome, Pontiac, Michigan, March 29, 1987
3. 82,265: WrestleMania 35, MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford, New Jersey, April 7, 2019
4. 80,676: WrestleMania 29, MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford, New Jersey, April 7, 2013
5. 80,103: WrestleMania 23, Ford Field, Detroit, Michigan, April 1, 2007
6. 78,363: WrestleMania 28, Sun Life Stadium, Miami, Florida, April 1, 2012
7. 78,133: WrestleMania 34, Mercedes-Benz Superdome, New Orleans, LA, April 8, 2018
8. 76,976: WrestleMania 31, Levi’s Stadium, Santa Clara, California, March 29, 2015
9. 75,245: WrestleMania 33, Orlando Citrus Bowl, Orlando, Florida, April 2, 2017
10. 75,167: WrestleMania 30, Mercedes-Benz Superdome, New Orleans, LA, April 6, 2014

PHOTOS COURTESY WWE

WWE Seeks WrestleMania History With First Featured Women’s Match

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