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• San Manuel Casino, under the auspices of the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians, has signed a deal to become a Founding Partner for Allegiant Stadium, scheduled to open at the home of the Raiders for the 2020 NFL season when the franchise relocates from Oakland to Las Vegas.

• CBS Sports returns to the court for the 2019-2020 college basketball season, its 39th consecutive season broadcasting college basketball, with what the network called its "strongest and most extensive schedule to date," featuring more than 275 games across broadcast and cable. The CBS season begins Dec. 14 and runs through March Madness 2020 along with TBS, TNT and truTV.

The 2020 tournament will start with Selection Sunday — when the full field of 68, seeding and bracket are released — on March 15, 2020. the Final Four and NCAA championship game will take place April 4-6 in Mercedes-Benz Stadium, Atlanta.

• The XFL has named David Michael as its Chief Technology Officer (CTO). Michael was most recently chief information officer for The Madison Square Garden Company and previously was with GroupM North America, UBM Tech and PR Newswire

• The Professional Fighters League has formed a partnership with Mike Tyson, with the first initiative "Mike Tyson's New Fight Game: The PFL." Tyson will provide “fighter perspective, inside analysis, and irreverent discussion never before experienced in combat sports. The series airs on PFL and Tyson digital and social platforms, including YouTube, Instagram and Facebook

• 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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Best Chance To Win 2019-20 Stanley Cup Based On Player Voting Via NHL.com

  • Tampa Bay Lightning 45%
  • St. Louis Blues 11%
  • Dallas Stars 10%
  • San Jose Sharks 7%
  • Boston Bruins 4%
  • Colorado Avalanche 4%
  • Washington Capitals 4%
  • Nashville Predators  4%
  • New Jersey Devils  2%
  • Philadelphia Flyers 2%
  • Toronto Maple Leafs 2%
  • Vegas Golden Knights 2%
KEEPING SCORE

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
SOURCE: STUBHUB.COM

BUY SELL

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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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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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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Yankees ($4.6B) Continue To Reign (Green) As MLB’s Most Valuable Franchise

By Barry Janoff

April 11, 2019: The Dallas Cowboys are the most valuable sports franchise in the world, closing in on $5 billion.

A not-too-distant second in the U.S.: the New York Yankees, valued at a MLB-leading $4.6 billion, up from $4 billion last year, according to a new report from Forbes.

In 22 years of evaluating MLB teams, “The New York Yankees have been baseball’s most valuable team every year.”

Overall, MLB is seeing green: The average team is worth $1.78 billion, 8% more than a year ago.

Including the Yankees, five MLB teams are valued at more than $3 billion: Los Angeles Dodgers ($3.3 billion), the defending World Series champion Boston Red Sox ($3.2 billion), Chicago Cubs ($3.1 billion) and San Francisco Giants ($3 billion).

By comparison, the average NBA team is worth $1.9 billion, up 13% over last year and three times the level of five years ago, according to a February report from Forbes.

The New York Knicks are the most valuable NBA team at $4 billion.

The 32 NFL franchises are valued at an average of $2.57 billion, with six teams valued at $3 billion or more each.

Over the past two-plus decades, the average MLB team value has increased at an 11% compound annual rate of growth.

Over the same span, NBA and NFL team values have increased 13% and 12%, respectively, according to Forbes.

The Yankees had local revenue of $712 million last year, the most in MLB and more than the bottom six teams combined.

The Dodgers had an operating income of $95 million last season, the most in baseball.

According Forbes, “MLB’s central revenue (mainly national television money that is shared equally) was $2.76 billion in 2018, while local revenue (ballpark and local television money) was $7.29 billion.

“Thus baseball’s pecking order is driven by ticket, sponsorship and local cable television deals.”

The New York Mets came in No. 6 (valued at $2.3 billion), followed in the Top Ten by the St. Louis Cardinals ($2.1 billion), Los Angeles Angels ($1.9 billion), Philadelphia Phillies ($1.85 billion) and Houston Astros ($1.775 billion).

Phillies and Angeles just signed two of the biggest player deals in MLB history: Bryce Harper (13-years, $330 million) and Mike Trout (12 years, $430 million), respectively.

At the other end, the teams valued the lowest by Forbes are No. 26 Oakland A’s ($1.1B), No. 27 Cincinnati Reds ($1.05B), No. 28 Kansas City Royals ($1.025B), No. 29 Tampa Bay Rays ($1.01B) and No. 30  Miami Marlins ($1B).

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