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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
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13. Kevin Love Cleveland Cavaliers
14. Karl-Anthony Towns Minnesota Timberwolves
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2. Gordon Hayward
3. Aaron Boone
4. Paul George
5. Tony Romo
6. Aaron Judge
7. Gonzo Ball
8. Carmelo Anthony
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1. New York Yankees
2. Houston Astros
3. Boston Celtics
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7. New England Patriots
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NFL Goes Long, Extends International Series Alliance In Wembley Thru 2020

By Barry Janoff

October 22, 2015: The NFL, which has been feeding people in the U.K. a steady diet of football since 2007, has extended its deal to play regular-season games in London’s Wembley Stadium for an additional five years, with at least two games per year to be played at Wembley through 2020.

The Jacksonville Jaguars, already in the third year of a four-year commitment as part of the NFL International Series to play one home game in London per year through 2016, also have extended that agreement through 2020.

The Jaguars face the Buffalo Bills this Sunday (Oct. 25) in Wembley in what will be the first global live stream of a regular season NFL game across devices (Yahoo!, 9:30 AM ET/2:30 PM London time).

The NFL's pact also gives it the option to extend the agreement for an additional five years beyond 2020.

Financial terms were not releases.

In addition, the NFL will begin to play a minimum of two games per year in the currently under construction stadium that will be home to  the English Premier League’s Tottenham Hotspur via a ten-year deal signed earlier this year. The venue is scheduled to open in the summer of 2018.

The moves support the NFL's desire to build a global brand and also give credence to those who want to see a league franchise and/or the Super Bowl come to London.

“This new agreement extends a very successful, long-term relationship,” Mark Waller, NFL evp-International, said in a statement. “It is very exciting to be making this announcement in the same week that we will reach one million fans for the International Series in London.”

The Jaguars-Bills game on Sunday, the second of three NFL game in Wembley this season, will be the 13th game played in London and will see the one-millionth NFL fan through the turnstiles, according to the league.

The third game will be Nov. 1 between the Detroit Lions and Kansas City Chiefs.

Earlier this month, the NFL approved a resolution that extends the its "ability to play international regular-season games through 2025 and broadens the opportunity to play games in countries other than the United Kingdom."

Although future games were not yet unveiled, the NFL is expected to begin a series in Mexico City.

Among the companies that are officially joined with the NFL International Series and/or the NFL U.K. Web site are Anheuser-Busch (Budweiser), DraftKings, Five Guys, Hyundai, Pepsi Max, Visa, Microsoft, Marriott, Papa John's, Virgin Atlantic, Majestic, Bose and Ion Camera.

The NFL said it has a U.K. fan base of more than 13 million, with the league eyeing growth and potentially projecting a franchise there by 2022.

"It's a realistic time frame," Waller told NFL.com. "But there are still things we need to test for, so we have to be able to build a lot of things into the next few years. We don't need to prove as much on the fan-demand side. We feel comfortable that, in a few years, we'll be where we need to be there. The real focus is doing things to keep testing. We're really focusing on the logistical and operational side."

Of the 11 NFL games played in Wembley prior to this season, dating back to 2007, only one drew fewer than 77,000, with a high of 84,254 attending the New England Patriots-Tampa Bay Buccaneers game in 2009.

The most recent was Oct. 4, when the New York Jets defeated the Miami Dolphins, 27-14, before a crowd of 83,986.

According to Weller, “These agreements reiterate the NFL’s commitment to the U.K., with two stadium deals running concurrently, . . . We are very appreciative of the Jaguars extending their commitment to the U.K. market, which emphasizes the club’s and league’s strong ambition to continue to grow the fan base for NFL football beyond the borders of the United States.”

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