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November 11, 2019

On This Day:

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1943 Spud Chandler wins AL MVP; Stan Musial wins NL MVP

1944 NY Rangers set NHL record of 25 games without a win (0-21-4)

1946 New York Knicks’ 1st game at Madison Square Garden, lose 78-68 to Chicago Stags

1963 Gordie Howe ties Rocket Richard’s lifetime 544 goal record

1968 As a rookie, Elvin Hayes scores 54 points against the Detroit Pistons, a career-high

1987 Roger Clemens wins consecutive Cy Young Awards

1997 Roger Clemens wins his 4th AL Cy Young Award

2000 155 skiers and snowboarders die when a funicular railway catches fire in an alpine tunnel near Kaprun, Austria

2008 Herb Score, American baseball player, dies at 75

2013 Novak Đoković claims back-to-back ATP World Tour Finals tennis titles with a 6-3, 6-4 win over Spaniard Rafael Nadal in the final in London, England

What’s New:

Nicolas Lodeiro #10 of Seattle Sounders FC holds the trophy and celebrates with his fans after wining the match between Toronto FC and Seattle Sounders as part of the MLS Cup 2019 at CenturyLink Field on November 10, 2019 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Omar Vega/Getty Images)

Once upon a time Seattle Sounders FC were the shiny new thing in MLS – breaking attendance records, making splashy signings, helping define what was dubbed “MLS 2.0” in their bright rave green.

But as the league has leapt forward and new model clubs have arrived in the spotlight, Seattle has settled into being a model of consistency. (READ MORE)

On Sunday, Seattle lifted their second MLS Cup – beating Toronto FC 3-1 – and did it in front of their home fans for the first time. It was a fitting reward for a fanbase and organization that have done so much right over the past decade.

The NWHL released Twitch viewership numbers across its two channels for the first month of the 2019-2020 season. This is the first of a three-season deal the league has with the Amazon-owned live streaming site. In the first four weeks of play, there were 949,065 total viewers of 14 NWHL games on Twitch. This averages out to 67,790 viewers per game. (READ MORE)

For the first four seasons of Devin Booker‘s career, questions persisted about whether he was really a winning player. Sure, he could score, but was he anything more than a volume shooter? Could he actually impact winning? Could he really be the best player on the Phoenix Suns if the ultimate goal was a championship? (READ MORE)

Maybe football really is a game of inches. Well, at least it was for the Packers and Panthers on Sunday.

Trailing the Packers by eight points and 2.5 minutes remaining at a snowy Lambeau Field, Carolina drove deep into Packers territory on an 18-play drive. After an offsides penalty bailed out the Panthers, Carolina had two more tries at scoring a touchdown to set up a tying two-point try. (READ MORE)

The Milwaukee Brewers plan to tear out about 400 bleacher seats and build a new loge deck above left field, documents filed with the city indicate.

The new deck would occupy space between the Associated Bank Check Deck and the left field foul line, the plans show.

The work would create a viewing deck for 300 fans, with three smaller viewing bays, hung below in a series of steps, that typically each would accommodate 12 people, the plans indicate.

The main deck area would be nearly 3,000 square feet, part of it covered by a canopy. A bar is to be built on one end of the deck, which also is to be furnished with tables and rails for beverages. (READ MORE)

The University of Texas will break ground in the coming months on a new basketball arena to replace the Erwin Center. The venue will feature a capacity of 15,000 and will host basketball games, graduations and concerts at UT for years to come.

And as of today, it has a name.

UT announced Saturday that the arena will be called the Moody Center in honor of a $130 million gift from the Moody Foundation, a Galveston-based charitable group that is also the namesake of UT’s Moody College of Communications. (READ MORE)

Fewer than half of the world’s sports industry leaders are implementing ‘concrete innovation strategies’ despite the vast majority recognising the importance of technological transformation, according to a new research from PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC).

PwC’s Sports Survey 2019 claims that sports properties must find the right combination of infrastructure, processes and people to remain relevant in an ‘increasingly competitive and disrupted industry’, and cites director-to-consumer (DTC) distribution as one of the sectors of contention among executives. (READ MORE)

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