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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
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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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Thursday
Sep042014

Fitzgerald, Brees, Kaepernick, Kolohe Andino Take Visa Checkout To The Extreme

By Barry Janoff

September 4, 2014: NFL fans and people in general don't need a reason to celebrate, but Visa is giving them one, none the less.

Visa has joined with a number of top retailers and financial institutions to give customers "an easier way to pay online" during the 2014 NFL season: Visa Checkout, with which the firm said people can pay online and with any mobile device in just a few clicks.

Visa, an NFL sponsor since 1995, is supporting the service with a multi-million dollar campaign to include TV, digital, social media and retailer and client activation programs.

As part of the campaign, Visa has declared Sept. 6 as "Footballentine’s Day," during which consumers who enroll in and use Visa Checkout can place an order for 18 free roses from 1-800-Flowers.com "and only pay shipping and applicable taxes." According to Visa, "Free roses orders must be placed by Friday, Sept. 5, at 4 PM EDT while supplies last." (Details here.)

In addition, Visa has joined with Pizza Hut for the "Visa Checkout One Million Pizza" promotion. Beginning Sept. 7, the first one million fans to buy a large pizza for delivery at PizzaHut.com and who pay with Visa Checkout will receive "a free large one-topping pizza redeemable on their next online order." (Details here.)

The list of online merchants and services that accept Visa Checkout also currently includes Neiman Marcus, Staples, Ticketmaster, GAP, Banana Republic and Petco. (See list here.)

The Visa Checkout effort, part of Visa's umbrella “Everywhere You Want to Be" brand position, will be anchored by two TV spots showing how the service can be used even in the most challenging of situations. One commercial, “One-Handed Catch,” stars Larry Fitzgerald, the eight-time Pro Bowl wide receiver with the Arizona Cardinals, who uses Visa Checkout to pay for items on his mobile phone while catching passes from quarterbacks Drew Brees, Colin Kaepernick and Andrew Luck.

The second spot, Surfer, shows pro surfer Kolohe Andino paying for a Pizza Hut order using Visa Checkout and getting a delivery mid-ocean while riding a tube wave.

"One-Handed Catch" will break Sept. 14 on Fox during the network's first Sunday broadcast of the season. Lead agency is BBDO, NY.

The Andino commercial breaks Sept. 7 during NFL broadcasts. The commercial was shot in August off the coast of Teahupo'o in Tahiti. Andino also has deals with Target, Red Bull, Oakley and Hurley.

“Through our relationship with merchants on creative customer promotions, we’re showcasing the easier way to pay online in a really powerful way,” Antonio Lucio, chief global brand officer for Visa Inc., said in a statement. “This campaign is a great example of how Visa is teaming up with leading merchants to showcase a better way to pay online. It also allows millions of consumers to experience and enjoy first-hand how, with Visa Checkout, we’ve brought the simplicity and speed of the ‘swipe’ to the online world.”

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