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• 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.”
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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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Mar042010

White, Vonn, Wescott Score Gold With Wheaties Olympic Honor

Shaun White flips over his new Wheaties box cover.March 4, 2010: Shaun White, Lindsey Vonn and Seth Wescott: You each won gold medals at the 2010 Winter Olympics. What will you do next? "We're going to a Wheaties box!"

Following in the tradition of putting acclaimed athletes on its cereal box cover, General Mills' Wheaties is set to release limited-edition products honoring White, Vonn and Wescott. White and Wescott are the first snowboard and snowboard cross athletes, respectively, to earn a spot on a Wheaties box cover; Vonn is the first female Alpine skier to win gold and appear on a Wheaties box.

“Shaun, Lindsey and Seth carry the Wheaties torch with a competitive spirit and sensational athleticism that demands nationwide recognition,” Dan Stangler, Wheaties marketing manager, said in a statement. “Few athletes leave the kind of lasting impression on fans as our Wheaties champs do following their respective winter sport competitions.”

White and Vonn are represented by IMG, Wescott by Octagon. The new Wheaties packages will be available nationally beginning in April. Wheaties is not an official sponsor or supplier of the U.S. Olympic Committee.

“It’s great being on a Wheaties box,” White said in a statement. “I remember being a kid and looking up to the guys whose faces were on these boxes and thinking how cool it was. I’m just stoked that Wheaties wanted me on the box and I can represent my sport in such a great way.”

Other Olympic medalists who have appeared on a Wheaties box include the 1980 U.S. men’s hockey team and in 2006 Apolo Anton Ohno.

Lindsey Vonn “Growing up in Minnesota, it’s an honor to share a local connection with the Breakfast of Champions," Vonn said in a statement of Minneapopis-based General Mills. "I cherish this achievement and hope to serve as a positive role model for future Alpine skiers who someday may earn rights to Wheaties box fame.”

According to Wescott, “Having your very own Wheaties box is something many athletes strive for . . . To earn two consecutive gold medals means so much, and the culmination of now having a Wheaties box is the icing on the cake.”

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