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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
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Athletes
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2. Gordon Hayward
3. Aaron Boone
4. Paul George
5. Tony Romo
6. Aaron Judge
7. Gonzo Ball
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1. New York Yankees
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3. Boston Celtics
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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.
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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NFL Hires John Brody, Veteran Marketing Exec, To Guide Sponsorship, Media Sales

By Barry Janoff

February 20, 2013: The NFL confirmed what a some people had already suspected: John Brody has joined the league as svp-sponsorship and media sales.

In his new position, Brody will be responsible for "developing national partnerships tied to the NFL brand leveraging NFL media assets and league-controlled intellectual property, according to the league..He will report to Brian Rolapp, COO for NFL Media.

Brody, 40, comes from global sports and entertainment marketing, sponsorship, naming rights and activation firm Wasserman Media Group, where since 2010 he had been managing director of the company’s Partnership and Business Development division.

Brody helped to build Los Angeles-based WMG's office and marketing presence in New York.

"As some of you may know, I have decided to leave Wasserman to pursue a unique and exciting new opportunity to oversee the integrated sponsorship and media sales division at the National Football League," Brody wrote in an e-mail. "It has been a pleasure and a privilege to work at Wasserman with our tremendous team and extraordinary clients. I am looking forward to my new role at the NFL, which will bring many new responsibilities, challenges and opportunities."

"I am looking forward to my new role at the NFL, which will bring many new responsibilities, challenges and opportunities."

Among Brody's numerous accomplishments at Wasserman was his leadership role in securing a naming rights deal between MetLife and New Meadowlands Stadium. Super Bowl XLVIII will be held at the venue, home to both the New York Giants and New York Jets, next February.

Prior to joining WMG, Brody spent 12 years at Major League Baseball, the last seven as svp for the Corporate Sales and Marketing division. His tenure at MLB was split, as he Brody spent two years as eve and CMO for the NBA's the Boston Celtics.

Early on in his career, he was an advertising executive for Young & Rubicam New York.

“We are pleased to welcome John to our team,” Rolapp said in a statement. “John’s experience at the league, team and agency levels make him a well-rounded executive with a wealth of experience. We look forward to working with him to further deliver value to our fans, the league, teams and sponsors.”

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