Top
QUICK HITS

• 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.

POLL POSITION
BEST ALL-STAR GAME
 
pollcode.com free polls
KEEPING SCORE

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

SOURCE: DICK'S SPORTING GOODS

BUY SELL

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

SOURCE: GOOGLE

SEARCH

NYSportsJournalism.com + Topic Of Requested Search

NBA; "Gift of Basketball' 'Star Wars Jedi' Ads Below

COLLEGE

CFB Title Games '21-24
No. 1 Colleges Since '92
NCAA: More Health $$$
Cancer Drives Home
NCAA Reballs Madness

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#46Ul8rBF4XpB4lo0.99
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.
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.
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.
Read more at http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/quotes/j/johnfkenn121400.html#46Ul8rBF4XpB4lo0.99
Wednesday
Jan202016

KT Tape Sticking Around As Official Partner For U.S. Olympic Committee, Team USA

By Barry Janoff

Janaury 20, 2016: In 2008 and 2012, KT Tape, an elastic sports tape used for pain relief and muscle support, received national and global attention when Kerri Walsh Jennings wore the product during her runs with teammate Misty May-Treanor to the Olympic beach volleyball gold medasl in Beijing and London, respectively.

Now, with Team USA ramping up for this year's Summer Games in Rio de Janeiro, KT Tape has signed a multi-year deal to become the official kinesiology tape licensee for Team USA.

Financial terms of the pact, which runs through the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, were not shared.

KT Tape, which was founded in 2008, said it "experienced accelerated growth as its products became widely available in retail channels" after the 2012 Olympics.

“KT Tape is proud to support the Olympic and Paralympic movements by becoming a licensee of the United States Olympic Committee for the next several years,” said Greg Venner, CEO for parent company KT Health, Lindon, Utah. “In order for Olympic and Paralympic athletes to perform at their best, they need to be supported by the best both on and off their field of play."

KT Tape said that as a licensee to Team USA, it would provide athletes with the "support they need throughout training, Olympic Trials, competition and to the podium.”

Designed for muscle, ligament and tendon pain relief and support, KT Tape will be available to Team USA athletes at all U.S. Olympic Training Centers.

Multi-media marketing support will include Walsh Jennings and James Harden of the NBA's Houston Rockets, who is also a brand ambassador. The brand will hit shelves with Team USA-themed packaging that features images of its athletes.

KT Tape earlier this month named Russell Schleiden as its new CMO.

According to Walsh Jennings, “Having been partners with KT Tape since 2008, I was so happy to see them become a part of the Team USA family. I know how much the product has helped me with pain relief and support throughout training and competition, and I am glad that all members of Team USA will have access to the tape throughout their training process as well as at the Olympics.”

“We’re pleased to welcome KT Tape to the Team USA family, and know this product will be a great resource for the USOC sports medicine program and Team USA athletes,” Dr. Bill Moreau, managing director of sports medicine for the USOC, said in a statement.

“America’s elite athletes have dedicated themselves to compete at the highest level and this multipurpose tape allows us to provide pain relief solutions in a number of areas to help athletes achieve maximum performance," said Moreau.

Back to Home Page