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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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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
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Aug012015

Barclays English Premier League 2015: Is Wayne Rooney Still ManU's Money Man?

By Barry Janoff

Aug. 1, 2015: Soccer players are doing pretty well for themselves these days, with a growing number of them listed among the highest-paid athletes in the world.

On Forbes' list for 2015, released in June, Cristiano Ronaldo was No. 3 in the world, with an estimated income of $79.6 million (U.S.) — $27 million of which came from endorsement deals.

Ronaldo was the first non-boxer on the list — which was topped by Floyd Mayweather Jr. ($300 million income from fights and endorsements) and Manny Pacquiao ($160 million income) — and just ahead of soccer icon Lionel Messi, who placed No. 4 with $73.8 million in income ($22 million from endorsement deals).

Among other international soccer stars, Zlatan Ibrahimovic came in at No. 14 on the Forbes list ($39.1 million income), Gareth Bale at No. 18 ($35 million) and Neymar at No. 23 ($31 million income).

With the 24th season of the Barclays English Premier League beginning Aug. 8, Wealth-X has released its list of the EPL's richest players.

Wealth-X describes itself as a "global authority on wealth intelligence, providing sales, marketing, strategy and compliance solutions to clients in the financial services, luxury, not-for-profit and education sectors.

Manchester United forward Wayne Rooney took the top spot on the list, emerging as the wealthiest footballer in the league with a net worth of $110 million (U.S.). In 2014, Rooney signed a $105 million, five-year contract extension with ManU.

Forbes, in its list of highest-paid athletes, had Rooney at No. 34 overall, with income at $26.9 million, with about $20 million (U.S.) in salary and the rest in income from such endorsement deals as Nike and Samsung.

Rooney also appears in a new spot, "The Beautiful Game," from Chevrolet, which is a lead partner and jersey sponsor for ManU (pictured above, along with teammates Ander Herrera and Michael Carrick).

Yaya Touré of Manchester City is second on the Wealth-X list with an estimated worth of $75 million.

On the Forbes list, he came in at No. 83, with $20 million in income, all but $3 million from his soccer salary.

John Terry, captain for defending EPL champion Chelsea, and at 34 the oldest player on the list, is listed at No. 3 with a net worth of $65 million.

Rooney's teammate, Bastian Schweinsteiger, is No. 4 in teh EPL with an estimated net worth of $60 million. This coming season marks his first with Manchester United following his $23 million signing from Bayern Munich earlier this month.

Fifth on the Wealth-X list is Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero, whose worth was estimated at $55 million.

Manchester United itself is the fifth most-valuable sports franchise in the world, at $3.1 billion, according to Forbes, behind Real Madrid ($3.26 billion), the NFL's Dallas Cowboys ($3.2 billion), MLB's New York Yankees ($3.1 billion) and Barcelona ($3.16 billion).

ManuU previewed the 2015-16 season and unveiled its adidas kit in style over the weekend with a dramatic TV spot, "Break Expectations."

This coming season marks the first for ManU and adidas, which in 2014 signed a ten-year deal to replace Nike, valued at $1.3 billion. Chevrolet's seven-year deal with the club, which began last season, is valued at $600 million, according to industry analysts.

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