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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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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
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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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Sep182010

'Soul Sister' Michelle Wie Goes Caddyshacking For Kia's Crossover

Michelle Wie shakes up the country club in her new Kia Soul spot.September 17, 2010: Michelle Wie makes her first national TV appearance for Kia Motors America in a spot that channels  the attitude of Caddyshack and the funkiness of the Korean-based automaker's "rapping hamsters" ad campaign for the the Soul crossover.

In the spot, "The Arrival," Wie, who signed a marketing deal with Kia this past February, replaces the hamster stars from the previous campaign ito show the hipness and street-smarts of the Soul. The spot begins at a stodgy country club, where men of various ages seem secure and safe in their private country club empire and row of silver upscale motor cars. But their world gets shaken when a shiny bright red Kia Soul drives in and the statuesque 6'1" Wie emerges. In contrast to the looks of awe cracking the skins of the men, Wie is smooth, sexy and confident as she makes her way to the golf course.

As in Caddyshack, the pompous country clubers are in for a rude awakening. "Morning boys," Wie smiles as she heads for the first tee. She then lines up her shot and sends the ball cannoning over the course as the men, most of them appropriately holding the shafts of their clubs, can only look on in amazement. We then get another close-up shot of the Soul followed by the text, "Kia Soul + Michelle Wie."

The spot is airing networks including The Golf Channel, ABC Family, Bravo, Oxygen and VH1. Lead agency is David & Goliath, Los Angeles. Support includes Internet include YouTube and social media sites such as Wie's Twitter page. Music is a remix of rap musician Kid Sister's "Pro Nails." ("Shake it up, up rock ya body/Make it knock, knock when you partyin'/Take a break, break in the audience/Do ya footwork break and stop again.")

Wie, who turned pro in 2005 at the age of 15 and joined the LPGA Tour in 2009, had struggled for several seasons but has, of late, been reaching her potential with a victory at the CN Canadian Women's Open in August, her second career LPGA win (she finished first at the Lorena Ochoa Invitational last November), and a second-place finish at the P&G Northwest Arkansas Championship. Wie is now  attending senior year classes at Stanford University and is not scheduled to return to the LPGA Tour until late October at the Sime Darby LPGA Malaysia tournament in Kuala Lumpur, followed by the LPGA Hana Bank Championship in South Korea.

Wie earlier this year did a spot for McDonald's and also has deals with Nike and Omega. She is represented by IMG.

"Michelle and the youthful, exciting LPGA talent reflect our brand's and our vehicles' characteristics," Michael Sprague, vp-marketing for KMA, said at the time Wie signed her deal with the company. 

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