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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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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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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

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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.
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Wednesday
Apr052017

It Goes To Figure: Phil Mickelson Signs Pre-Masters Deal With Workaday

By Barry Janoff

April 4, 2017: Phil Mickelson knows about numbers and figures on many levels.

He is among the most icon golfers in the world and the highest-paid, taking in some $3 million last year in earnings and $50 million endorsements, according to Forbes.

Mickelson, who recently parted ways with financial firm Barclays and signed with Intrepid Financial Partners, has another new partner in the financial category: Workaday, a leader in enterprise cloud applications for finance and human resources.

Financial terms were not released.

To launch the alliance, Mickelson wearing the Workday logo on his golf shirt this week at The Masters in Augusta, Georgia.

"Workday is proud to invest in activities that extend our brand beyond business and into the daily lives of our customers, including partnering with athletes who reflect our values," the Pleasanton, Calif.-based firm said in a statement.

"That’s why we are so honored to announce that our newest brand ambassador is none other than Phil Mickelson, a modern-day golf legend known for his passion, commitment, and famous 'Lefty' short game that has inspired fans and aspiring golfers alike for more than 20 years."

Mickelson, who enters The Masters ranked No. 18 in the world, also has alliances that include accounting firm KPMG, Rolex, Amgen and Callaway. He is represented by Lagardère Sports.

"Workday is proud to invest in activities that extend our brand beyond business and into the daily lives of our customers."

According to Mickelson, "This is a perfect fit. Whether you’re delivering technology that helps organizations grow or trying to win major tournaments, you have to approach those goals with total dedication and commitment to success. That’s why I’m proud to team up with Workday."

Not all of Mickelson’s financial situations have been rewarding. Last year, he was involved in an SEC investigation regarding a federal insider trading lawsuit. He was cleared of wrong-doing but agreed to pay back earnings he made on a stock transaction.

His status as a high-profile golfer and endorser remains important with partners such as Workaday.

"It  isn’t just Phil’s commitment to excellence and standing as ninth on the all-time PGA Tour winners list that we respect and admire," according to the firm. "What’s most important and reflective of the Workday community is his leadership on and off the course.

"Whether it’s his engagement with fans or focus on giving back in charitable ways, Phil is known as one of the nicest guys in the game who brings a sense of humor and a focus on pulling the best out of every individual to truly tap the full potential of a team — which he once again demonstrated last year by helping the U.S. score its 26th Ryder Cup win.

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