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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

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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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Golden Tickets: London 2012 Goes To Extremes To Protect Fans, Games

By Barry Janoff

May 22, 2012: Tickets to the 2012 Summer Olympics can be worth their weight in gold, silver and bronze, and organizers want to make sure that the wrong people don't cash in.

The London Organizing Committee of the Olympic Games and Paralympic Games, which recently initiated what was called the most stringent drug-testing program in Olympic history, has unveiled Olympic and Paralympic Games tickets with anti-counterfeit, anti-scalping safeguards intended to be equally stringent.

Among the safeguards, each ticket will be printed with a hologram, a barcode and the name of the booker as well as "several other security features to reduce counterfeiting," according to the LOCOG. "This will ensure every ticket can be traced to the person who purchased it."

Each ticket features the sport pictogram and a color scheme that reflects each venue to help spectators reach their destination. The tickets were designed by Futurebrand, a division of Olympics marketing partner McCann Worldgroup.

"Genuine tickets will have a number of security features built into them to minimize the risk of counterfeits," Detective Superintendent Nick Downing, Operation Podium, Metropolitan Police Service, said in a statement. "The safest way to ensure that your ticket is genuine is to only buy from an authorized seller, which can be found on the London 2012 Web site."

Downing warned consumers that if they buy tickets from an unofficial site, they risk "paying over the odds for a ticket that may not exist, may not be genuine and you risk not getting to see the Games. Your personal details could even be used in other crimes." 

LOCOG stressed the importance of purchasing only from authorized sources. The majority of tickets will be sold at www.Tickets.London2012.com. There is also a full list of authorized ticket resellers available on the Web site.

"Genuine tickets will have a number of security features built into them to minimize the risk of counterfeits."

LOCOG also has a URL checker on the Web site "which will confirm whether any Web site claiming to sell London 2012 tickets is genuine or not."

The security measures also apply to the Paralympic Games, for which tickets are now on sale.

"It is important now that people keep their tickets in a safe place ready for Games time and also to be wary of Web sites and organizations claiming to have Games tickets to sell," LOCOG CEO Paul Deighton said in a statement. "In many cases, they simply do not have them to sell and there is a real danger people will end up being out of pocket and missing out on seeing the Games. If in doubt, check our Web site and be 100% certain you are buying from an authorized source."

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