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5-Year-Old Playing for Utah Jazz is Cutest Thing Ever

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This week, the Utah Jazz made headlines when they added a new player to their team. Five-year-old JP Gibson, who has leukemia, signed a one-day contract with the Jazz and was the star of the last night's scrimmage. Wearing a Jazz jersey with the number "1" on it, Gibson even managed to wow the crowd with his two-handed slam dunk.

Prior to Gibson's superstar moment on the court, he met with Jazz President Randy Rigby and signed his contract in front of the press. His family — Mom (Megan), Dad (Josh), and 2-year-old sister, Elsie — was on hand to celebrate. The event was part of the "Anything Can Be" project, which helps families who are impacted by childhood cancer.

And the press release the NBA wrote announcing the ordeal? It's priceless. The release calls Gibson a "free agent" and says "financial terms were not released" (naturally). Check out some photos from the (adorable) event after the cut.

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Stevie Wonder, NBA Among Highlighted Onsales This Week

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What events have onsales this week? See below for a selection of them. Click the images for more information.

Stevie WonderThe soul singer-songwriter is getting ready for his "Songs in the Key of Life Performance" tour. It begins November 6 and runs until December 5. After having initial onsales earlier this week, tickets for four more Stevie Wonder shows are up for grabs next Monday. The cities include D.C., Atlanta, Vegas, and Oakland.

NBAThe NBA is one of those sports that you never feel like you leave for long, given its championship games are in early to mid-June. This year was no different, and that feeling of basketball all year was only extended as LeBron James announced his return to Cleveland. The league has its initial onsales next week, with dozens of games between the Hawks, Bulls, Grizzlies, Bucks, Knicks, Thunder, Magic, and Spurs.

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Garth Brooks, 5 Seconds of Summer Among Onsales This Week

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Events onsale this week
Day(s)Event  
Fri Garth Brooks Buy tickets
Sat 5 Seconds of Summer Buy tickets
Fri Ray LaMontagne Buy tickets
Fri The Fresh Beat Band Buy tickets
Fri Chicago - The Band Buy tickets
Sun Phantom of the Opera Buy tickets
Mon Aladdin Buy tickets
Tue Ringling Bros. Circus Buy tickets
Tue Cleveland Browns Buy tickets

There are several big onsales this coming week, including some major concert tours as well some theater shows.

First up, Garth Brooks has his Atlanta, GA, show going on sale Friday. This will be one to keep a keen eye on as Brooks might release more dates in the city throughout the day as he did for Chicago. We'll also be keeping watch, and if any more go on sale, we'll get them up as quickly as possible.

Then, on Saturday, Aussie pop punk band 5 Seconds of Summer has its first major tour on sale. Following its guest spot with One Direction, the freshman band will begin its tour with a few dates in November. It will then pick things back up in May in Europe and Australia, before heading back stateside next July.

Other acts with tickets up for grabs in the coming days include Ray LaMontagne, Chicago, and The Fresh Beat Band.

In theater, Phantom of the Opera has 16 shows onsale for Atlanta, GA, on Sunday. Following it on Monday are eight more shows for the NYC production of Aladdin and on Tuesday eight shows for the Ringling Bros. circus in Pittsburgh, PA.

Finally, in sports, the Cleveland Browns have 10 games on sale this coming Tuesday.

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Garth Brooks, Aladdin on Broadway Among Onsales This Week

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Events onsale this week
Day(s)Event  
Fri Garth Brooks Buy tickets
Mon Aladdin Buy tickets
Fri Cirque Dreams: Holidaze Buy tickets
Fri Cirque du Soleil: Dralion Buy tickets
Fri Arizona Cardinals Buy tickets
Fri Baltimore Ravens Buy tickets
Fri St. Louis Rams Buy tickets
Fri Brantley Gilbert Buy tickets
Fri Dierks Bentley Buy tickets

At long last, the big day is nearly upon us. That's right, tickets for Garth Brook's comeback tour start going on sale Friday. If you're in Chicago or the surrounding areas, get ready to buy your tickets because you're up tomorrow. Of course, if you're anywhere else in the country, you're going to have to wait. Unfortunately, Garth hasn't yet released additional dates for the tour, and there isn't any indication of when he's planning to do so. So hold tight, Garth fans who live outside Chicagoland or don't want to travel there, because your day is coming!

Artists joining Brooks in onsales in the coming days include Brantley Gilbert, Dierks Bentley, Iggy Azalea, and holiday favorite Mannheim Steamroller.

Meanwhile, the brand new Broadway production of Aladdin has additional dates going on sale Monday. The 32 new shows start in January 2015. Other theater shows on sale include Cirque du Soleil: Dralion and Phantom of the Opera.

Over in sports, pro football teams continue to put their home games on sale. This Friday, the Arizona Cardinals have eight games on sale, the Baltimore Ravens have 10, and the St. Louis Rams have 16. Finally, the WWE has 19 of its various shows up for grabs.

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Onsales This Week

Events onsale this week
Day(s)Event  
Thurs The Book of Mormon Buy tickets
Thurs Cirque du Soleil: Dralion Buy tickets
Fri Jason Mraz Buy tickets
Fri Brantley Gilbert Buy tickets
Fri Jason Aldean Buy tickets
Fri Judas Priest Buy tickets
Fri Motown the Musical Buy tickets
Fri Phantom of the Opera Buy tickets
Fri Enrique Iglesias and Pitbull Buy tickets
Fri Luke Bryan Buy tickets
Fri Pippin Buy tickets
Fri WWE Smackdown Buy tickets
Fri Foreigner Buy tickets
Fri Mamma Mia! Buy tickets

If you've been singing nothing but "Fancy" and "Rude" for the last few weeks, you're in luck: rapper Iggy Azalea will team up with Magic! — no doubt to capitalize on the success of their summer hits — in a fall performance in Rochester, MI. Tickets for the show at Meadow Brook Music Festival on Sept. 12 go on sale Monday. Other concerts on sale this weekend include "Bottoms Up" singer Brantley Gilbert; Jason Mraz, who just released a new album called "Yes!"; and Enrique Iglesias and Pitbull.

In theater shows, as Cirque du Soleil Dralion prepares for its return to the U.S., dozens of performances go on sale on Friday. The touring acrobatic show, which draws inspiration from Eastern philosophy and its quest for balance between humans and nature, will visit cities like Charlottesville, VA; Albany, NY; and Wilkes-Barre, PA. Meanwhile, Broadway shows such as The Book of Mormon, Wicked, Pippin, and Motown the Musical offer onsales for their traveling tours.

But it's undoubtedly the NFL that steals the show this week. With tickets to see the Colts, Seahawks, and Vikings on sale this weekend, we're reminded of that time of year everyone's waiting for: football season. We're just 49 days away from kick-off. Not that we're counting.

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