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Jerry Milani

Jerry Milani is a freelance writer and public relations executive living in Bloomfield, N.J. He has worked in P.R. for more than 25 years in college and conference sports media relations, two agencies and for the International Fight League, a team-based mixed martial arts league, and now is the PR manager for Wizard World, which runs pop culture and celebrity conventions across North America. Milani is also the play-by-play announcer for Caldwell University football and basketball broadcasts. He is a proud graduate of Fordham University and when not attending a Yankees, Rams or Cougars game can be reached at Jerry (at) JerryMilani (dot) com.

Topps Creates Global Sports & Entertainment Division

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The Topps Company Inc., a leading creator of confectionery, sports cards and entertainment products, today announced the combination of its North American and International Sports & Entertainment divisions into one Global Sports & Entertainment division. David Leiner, currently the General Manager of North American Sports & Entertainment, has been appointed ...

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Carr, Chones To Host New Hoops Podcast

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Basketball fans will recognize the names and voices behind reVolver Podcasts’ Basketball Legends with AC and JC. Join Cleveland Cavalier legends, Austin Carr and Jim Chones, as they travel across the country and sit down with some of basketball’s most recognizable personalities and icons to share stories – sometimes heartwarming, often irreverent, ...

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‘Dear Basketball’ Premieres On Verizon’s go90

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Verizon’s go90 in partnership with Granity Studios and Believe Entertainment Group launched “Dear Basketball” Monday on go90 and across Verizon’s Yahoo Sports, AOL and Complex platforms. The film is a 5-minute animated version of Kobe Bryant’s poetic ode to the game, which generated 50 million views worldwide when first published on The Players Tribune in 2015. ...

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SiriusXM To Launch ACC, Pac-12 Channels

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SiriusXM has partnered with the ACC and Pac-12 for league-specific channels to launch in 2018, as announced today by the satellite radio provider and the conferences. SiriusXM ACC Radio will launch early in 2018 and be available exclusively to SiriusXM subscribers via select SiriusXM satellite radios (channel 371) as well ...

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Los Angeles Angels’ Shohei Ohtani breaks TOPPS NOW® record

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The excitement of Shohei Ohtani coming to MLB has already been captured onto collectibles. Topps issued one of the first items featuring Ohtani with a TOPPS NOW® trading card announcing his signing with the Los Angeles Angels. The Japanese superstar’s first TOPPS NOW® broke the program’s print-run record with 17,323 ...

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AVP, Amazon Find A Broadcast Fit

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Amazon is on the move again, today announcing a partnership with the AVP that provides Amazon Prime Video worldwide distribution rights, excluding China, to the AVP Pro Beach Volleyball Tour from May to September annually. It is the latest deal for Amazon, which in addition to the NFL has struck ...

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Salaam Heisman Up For Auction

Colorado's Rashaan Salaam poses with the 1994 Heisman Trophy which he was awarded Saturday, Dec. 10, 1994, at the Downtown Athletic Club in New York. Salaam, attempting a comeback with the Oakland Raiders, says an addiction to marijuana made him withdrawn, caused him to fumble and nearly ended his career. Adam Nadel, Associated Press

SCP Auctions has announced that it will offer the original Heisman Trophy presented to Rashaan Salaam in 1994 in an exclusive online auction. Bidding will open on Monday, January 8, 2018 and conclude on Saturday, January 20 at www.scpauctions.com. A portion of the proceeds from the sale will be donated ...

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Yanks’ Stanton Earns First TOPPS NOW In Pinstripes

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He may be new to pinstripes, but Giancarlo Stanton isn’t wasting any time getting the TOPPS NOW treatment from the venerable card company. The Yankees’ shiny new right fielder has his first baseball card in the famed Yankees garb, with images from Monday’s press conference available to fans until noon ...

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Stern Pinball Announces New Pro Circuit

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Stern Pinball, Inc., the world’s oldest and largest producer of arcade-quality pinball machines, proudly announced today the Stern Pro Circuit. Teaming with both the International Flipper Pinball Association (IFPA) and the Replay Foundation, the Stern Pro Circuit will be a 20 tournament event, resulting in the top 40 ranked players ...

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ESPN To Present Philadelphia All Access Friday

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ESPN today announced it is dedicating a full day of coverage to the Philadelphia 76ers in a special content initiative called Philadelphia All Access on Friday, Dec. 15. ESPN will air Sixers-related content throughout the day across ESPN platforms, including SportsCenter, ESPN Radio, First Take, ESPN.com, ESPN social media, and more. Philadelphia All Access will culminate with ESPN’s national telecast of the Sixers vs. the Oklahoma City ...

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