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• In conjunction with the official grand opening of its Americas headquarters, Bridgestone Americas, Inc. and the Nashville Predators unveiled an additional five-year extension for the naming rights agreement for Bridgestone Arena, home of the Nashville Predators. Initially signed in March 2010, the extended terms now ensure Bridgestone naming rights through 2025. Financial terms were not shared.
• Research, marketing and consulting firm NewZoo, San Francisco, has increased its estimate of the market size for global games for 2016-20 “based on an even stronger performance than anticipated in the first three quarters of the year. NewZoo now says that the global games market would generate $116 billion in game software revenues, $7.1 billion higher than previously estimated and nearly 11% growth vs. 2016. The firm now estimates that the category will hit $143.5 billion in 2020.

• Univision Deportes said it would conclude the year as the “leading sports brand delivering the most soccer viewing in the country throughout 2017.” Univision Deportes said this past year it earned the highest share of soccer viewing in the U.S. among 29 networks broadcasting live soccer, claiming over 40% of all viewing across the networks of Univision. It also said it led the industry by “broadcasting 19 out of 20 top-rated club soccer matches in 2017, regardless of language.”
• The NBA has named Indianapolis as the site for the 2021 All-Star Game, to be played in Bankers Life Fieldhouse on Feb. 14. The next three NBA All-Star Games are: Los Angeles (Staples Center, Feb. 18, 2018), Charlotte (Spectrum Center. Feb. 17, 2019) and Chicago (United Center, Feb. 16, 2020). Cleveland said it would seek to host the 2022 game, which would be the 70th All-Star Game in league history.

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Top-Selling NBA Jerseys Dick's Sporting Goods (Season to Date)

1. LeBron James Cleveland Cavaliers
2. Stephen Curry Golden State Warriors
3. Kevin Durant Golden State Warriors

4. Russell Westbrook Oklahoma City Thunder
5. Joel Embid Philadelphia 76ers
6. Kristaps Porzingas New York Knicks
7. Giannis Antetokounmpo Milwaukee Bucks

8. James Harden Houston Rockets
9. Ben Simmons Philadelphia 76ers
10. Isaiah Thomas Cleveland Cavaliers
11. Kawhi Leonard San Antonio Spurs
12. Gordon Heyward Boston Celtics
13. Kevin Love Cleveland Cavaliers
14. Karl-Anthony Towns Minnesota Timberwolves
15. Al Horford Boston Celtics

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TOP SEARCHES IN U.S. ON GOOGLE 2017

Lists are based on search terms that had a high spike in traffic in 2017 as compared to 2016.
Athletes
1. Floyd Mayweather
2. Gordon Hayward
3. Aaron Boone
4. Paul George
5. Tony Romo
6. Aaron Judge
7. Gonzo Ball
8. Carmelo Anthony
9. Sergio Gracchia
10. Isaiah Thomas

Professional Sports Teams
1. New York Yankees
2. Houston Astros
3. Boston Celtics
4. Los Angeles Dodgers
5. Atlanta Falcons
6. Dallas Cowboys
7. New England Patriots
8. Pittsburgh Steelers
9. Houston Rockets
10. Philadelphia Eagles

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Jan272017

He’s No. 1 (Again): Cubs’ Kris Bryant Gets Leadoff Spot For Topps ’17 Baseball

By Barry Janoff

January 26, 2017: As if he needed it, Kris Bryant has another reason to proclaim that he is No. 1.

Bryant, who in 2016 helped to lead the Chicago Cubs to the team’s first World Series title in 108 years, and was named both National League and World Series MVP, has been selected to appear on the prestigious card No. 1 in the 2017 Topps Baseball Series 1, which is due to hit retail on Feb. 1.

Bryant was afforded the honor by a vote among fans conducted by Topps.

Bryant not only had a good year on the field but also via endorsements. His deals include Under Armour, Gatorade, Express Men and New Era.

This past November, Bryant signed an exclusive multi-year deal with Topps that was called the largest in the trading card and memorabilia company’s history, which traces its roots back to 1938.

The Topps deal includes multi-media marketing, autographed cards and collectibles and other activation.

The one-week online vote took place this past October, during which people were able to select from among a list of 16 nominees on the Topps Web site.

Topps initiated its fan Vote for Card No. 1 in 2016, during which Mike Trout of the Los Angeles Angels won the honor.

Other players who have appeared on card No. 1 include Jackie Robinson, Ted Williams, Hank Aaron, Nolan Ryan, Mike Piazza and Derek Jeter.

"It’s a huge honor to be chosen as Card No. 1 since it has depicted so many legends before me," Bryant said in a statement. "It’s very humbling and nice to know it came from the fans."

Among the players on the list of nominees for 2017 were Bryce Harper, Buster Posey, Clayton Kershaw, Mike Trout, Mookie Betts, Yadier Molina, Gary Sanchez and David 'Big Papi' Ortiz.

The previous year, the top five in voting were Trout, Posey, Bryant, Josh Donaldson and Harper.

Topps did not share totals for the 2017 vote.

According to David Leiner, Gm and vp-Topps North American Sports & Entertainment, "Kris Bryant is an outstanding player with an infectious personality. He’s done so much in his career and has created fans throughout base."

According to Topps, Baseball Series 1 also contains ten cards depicting MLB Network on-air personalities, including John Smoltz, Sean Casey, Kevin Millar, Harold Reynolds, Greg Amsinger and Lauren Shehadi.

Topps Baseball Series 2 is scheduled to be released in June, followed by the October release of the 2017 Topps Baseball Update.

'Big Papi,' Trout, Harper, Bryant, Posey Vie For Topps ’17 Card No. 1

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