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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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2. Gordon Hayward
3. Aaron Boone
4. Paul George
5. Tony Romo
6. Aaron Judge
7. Gonzo Ball
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Pete Rose In Bloom, Goes To Bat For Skechers In Multi-Platform Ad Campaign

By Barry Janoff

May 22, 2014: Pete Rose may not be eligible to be elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame, but he has found a spot on Team Skechers.

Skechers has signed Rose to a marketing deal in which he will endorse the brand's Relaxed Fit footwear line. Sketchers said that an ad campaign featuring Rose would  begin in Fall 2014. The company hinted that Rose's infamous personal life would play into the theme.

Financial terms of the alliance were not disclosed.

Rose played from 1963-1986, retiring as MLB's all-time hits leader with 4,256. He also was a member of three World Series winning teams (1975-76 with the Cincinnati Reds, 1980 with the Philadelphia Phillies), was a 17-time All-Star and also holds MLB records in career singles (3.215), at-bats (14,053) and games played (3,562).

Rose also managed the Reds from 1984-89.

In August 1989, then MLB commissioner Bart Giamatti banned Rose from baseball for gambling on the sport. Rose did not publicly admit to gambling on baseball until his autobiography, My Prison Without Bars (2004).

The signing of Rose comes about a week after the brand signed Pro Football Hall of Fame quarterback Joe Namath to an endorsement deal.

“Our Relaxed Fit from Skechers campaign has been so successful because fans love seeing sports icons off the field,” added Michael Greenberg, president of Skechers. “We’re thrilled to bring Pete Rose on board and have a fantastic concept that plays to his unmatched talent and of course his notoriety as well. Pete will help drive the message that our comfortable footwear is the ideal way to help you stay relaxed in any situation.”

Skechers said that Rose’s campaign would launch with a TV spot "utilizing the same humorous tone as previous spots for Relaxed Fit footwear starring Joe Montana and Mark Cuban, as well as an upcoming spot with Joe Namath."

"We’re thrilled to bring Pete Rose on board and have a fantastic concept that plays to his unmatched talent and of course his notoriety."

The campaign will also include print, outdoor, online and POP through 2015.

“I’ve loved these super comfortable Relaxed Fit shoes from the moment I first tried on a pair, so it makes perfect sense now that I’m working with Skechers,” Rose said in a statement. “I can’t wait until everyone sees what we have planned. I know I’m in great company with the roster of legends that have worked on this campaign.”

Photo for Skechers: Ezra Shaw/Getty Images

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