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Play by Play: EA (Nasdaq: $EA) and FIFA Launch Global Series on the Road, lululemon (Nasdaq: $LULU) Partners with UN for Health Development Program and DICK's (NYSE: $DKS) to Host National Signing Day on Oct 16

Redskins Coach Jay Gruden Fired and IAAF World Championships End with US Lead

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Point Roberts, WA and Delta, BC - October 8, 2019 ( Newswire), a leader in investor news and research issues today's edition of Play by Play covering what's new in sports headlines and recent news from publicly traded companies in the sector.

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Play by Play: EA (Nasdaq: $EA) and FIFA Launch Global Series on the Road, lululemon (Nasdaq: $LULU) Partners with UN for Health Development Program and DICK's) (NYSE:$DKS) to Host National Signing Day on Oct 16

Stocks discussed: (NasdaqGS:EA) (NasdaqGS:LULU) (NYSE:DKS)

Electronic Arts, Inc. (NasdaqGS:EA) and FIFA have announced the launch of the EA SPORTS™ FIFA 20 Global Series on The Road to the FIFA eWorld Cup. The game enables millions of players from over 60 countries to compete and boasts more than 20 league partnerships to host tournaments. FIFA Competitive Gaming Commissioner Brent Koning commented:

"The EA SPORTS FIFA 20 Global Series is the most inclusive esports competition on the planet. Anyone can become a superstar and the opportunity to do so has accelerated with the more than 20 official league partners now in the mix. This connection to global sport drives viewer intrigue, and that positions us well for surpassing last year's 800 million minutes of EA SPORTS FIFA 19 Global Series content watched."

lululemon Athletica Inc. (NasdaqGS:LULU) has partnered with the United Nations Foundation for an innovative program that addresses the "mental and physical health of UN development and humanitarian workers who serve on the front lines of urgent global challenges, so they can better support communities around the world". Calvin McDonald, CEO of lululemon, explained:

"lululemon and the UN Foundation share a commitment to building community and developing collaborative solutions for some of the world's most pressing issues. With increasing need for international humanitarian aid and peacekeeping, we want to cultivate the long-lasting benefits of mindfulness tools and sustain support for those whose mission is to serve others."

DICK'S Sporting Goods, Inc. (NYSE:DKS) will host its second-annual "National Signing Day" on October 16. The event supports the company's hiring efforts, wherein new "teammates" will "benefit from competitive pay, an up-to 25%-off store discount and the opportunity to work with the best sports and outdoor brands". JP Elliott, VP of Talent, DICK'S Sporting Goods, commented:

"Our in-store teammates are the key to providing the exceptional customer service experience and insights our customers expect. At DICK'S, we want to ensure that every customer who comes into our stores feels they leave excited, confident and equipped to achieve their athletic endeavors. As we gear-up for our holiday-selling season, we plan to hire up to 8,000 new teammates who are excited to share their knowledge and love of sports with our customers."

Redskins Coach Jay Gruden Fired and IAAF World Championships End with US Lead

Washington Redskins coach Jay Gruden has been fired, according to a report from the Associated Press. The team owner made the announcement following a 33-7 loss against the New England Patriots bringing the team to an 0-5 streak to start the season. Under Gruden the team only made the playoffs on one occasion and his record with the team stands at 35-49-1. The AP quotes Redskins President Bruce Allen:

"To make a decision like this is difficult, but it was necessary. Our 0-5 start is not just disappointing. We had much different expectations for the beginning of the season. We owe it to our fans, ... the organization, the players, the coaches and their families to do everything we can to win."

The IAAF World Championships tournament wrapped up on Sunday, October 6 with the U.S. leading on the scoreboard. The U.S. scored 14 gold and 29 medals in total, followed by Kenya and Jamaica, who finished with 11 and 12 total medals, respectively.

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