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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
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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.
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Wednesday
Mar092011

Snowboarder/Skateboarder Shaun White Stuck On Stride Sponsorship Deal

March 9, 2011: Shaun White, who has mastered the sports of snowboarding and skateboarding, and has been a major factor in bringing both to a mainstream audience, has signed a deal with Kraft Foods to represent Stride gum in marketing and promotional efforts.

Financial terms of the two-year deal were not disclosed.

According to Kraft Foods, White will be the official spokesperson and will be "engaged in a variety of promotional activities throughout the coming months" for Stride, which comes with the tag, "The Ridiculously Long Lasting Gum."

White, who has won gold medals at both the Winter Olympics and X Games, recently signed a deal with BFGoodrich. He also has marketing deals that include Red Bull, Burton, Oakley, Ubisoft and Target, according to his official Web site.

"When Stride approached me about partnering with the brand, I knew it would be a great fit and I am looking forward to working with them on some pretty exciting things," White said in a statement.

Stride said it would unveil specific activations featuring White throughout 2011, but that they would include including giveaways and digital and social media campaigns such as Facebook and Twitter.

Kraft Food is seeking to make Stride edgy enough for the young, cutting edge demo that follows White. Stride was launched in 2006 by Cadbury Adams, a division of Kraft Foods, "to give gum chewers a fun, unique and long lasting chewing experience," according to the company. TV spots have included a test marketing group that goes ballistic when their Stride Shift gum changes flavors from citrus to mint as it is being chewed, and a group of covert operators who force people to spit out their long-lasting flavor Stide gum. Lead agency is JWT, New York.

"Shaun is a long-time fan of Stride and embodies what the brand is all about: always on the cutting edge with the unexpected and groundbreaking."

Also among Stride's 14 flavors are Forever Fruit, Always Mandarin, Nonstop Mint, Uber Bubble, Eternal Melon, Mega Mystery and Spark.

"Shaun is a long-time fan of Stride and embodies what the brand is all about: always on the cutting edge with the unexpected and groundbreaking," Gary Osifchin, marketing director for Stride, said in a statement. "We are thrilled that Shaun will be representing Stride."

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