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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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Let us not seek the Republican answer or the Democratic answer, but the right answer. Let us not seek to fix the blame for the past. Let us accept our own responsibility for the future.
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Let us not seek the Republican answer or the Democratic answer, but the right answer. Let us not seek to fix the blame for the past. Let us accept our own responsibility for the future.
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Let us not seek the Republican answer or the Democratic answer, but the right answer. Let us not seek to fix the blame for the past. Let us accept our own responsibility for the future.
Read more at http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/quotes/j/johnfkenn121400.html#JZxA5jXY4rCwemgZ.99
Let us not seek the Republican answer or the Democratic answer, but the right answer. Let us not seek to fix the blame for the past. Let us accept our own responsibility for the future.
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Apr232009

Yankees Most Valuable MLB Team, But One-Third Lose Worth

April 23, 2009: The New York Yankees top the list of most valuable teams, put at $1.5 billion, according to a new report from Forbes, and are one of 17 MLB teams to have shown an increase in value over the previous year. However, ten MLB teams dropped in value, three remained flat, and the Yankees were the only MLB franchise over the $1 billion mark compared to 19 NFL franchises which top that plateau. (The Dallas Cowboys at $1.6 billion and Washington Redskins at $1.5 billion lead Forbes' most recent NFL list.) The Yankees' crosstown rival Mets are second on the Forbes list, valued at $912 million, followed by the Boston Red Sox ($833 million), Los Angeles Dodgers ($722 million) and the Chicago Cubs ($700 million). Showing that MLB wealth is still largely in big city markets, six of the top ten teams were from New York, Los Angeles and Chicago. The bottom five, according to Forbes, were the Tampa Bay Rays ($320 million), Oakland A's ($319 million), Kansas City Royals ($314 million), Pittsburgh Pirates ($288 million) and Florida Marlins ($277 million). The teams that lost value versus the previous year were "led" by the Washington Nationals, which dropped in value by 12% to $406 million; and the Atlanta Braves, which were down 10% to $446 million. The Yankees and Mets, which both opened new stadiums in 2009, showed the most gain in value (15% and 11%, respectively), followed by Tampa 10%) riding the wave of winning the American League championship and making it to the first World Series in franchise history

Rank/Team Value($M)/1-Yr. % Change

1. New York Yankees $1,500/15%
2. New York Mets $912/11%
3. Boston Red Sox $833/2%
4. Los Angeles Dodgers $722/4%
5. Chicago Cubs $700/9%
6. Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim $509/2%
7. Philadelphia Phillies $496/3%
8. St Louis Cardinals $486/0%
9. San Francisco Giants $471/-5%
10. Chicago White Sox $450/2%
11. Atlanta Braves $446/-10%
12. Houston Astros $445/-4%
13. Seattle Mariners $426/-9%
14. Washington Nationals $406/-12%
15. Texas Rangers $405/-2%
16. San Diego Padres $401/4%
17. Baltimore Orioles $400/0%
18. Cleveland Indians $399/-4%
19. Arizona Diamondbacks $390/3%
20. Colorado Rockies $373/1%
21. Detroit Tigers $371/-9%
22. Minnesota Twins $356/9%
23. Toronto Blue Jays $353/0%
24. Milwaukee Brewers $347/5%
25. Cincinnati Reds $342/2%
26. Tampa Bay Rays $320/10%
27. Oakland Athletics $319/-1%
28. Kansas City Royals $314/4%
29. Pittsburgh Pirates $288/-1%
30. Florida Marlins $277/8%

Source: Forbes (Full chart here)

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