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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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6. Kristaps Porzingas New York Knicks
7. Giannis Antetokounmpo Milwaukee Bucks

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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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May242012

Power Players: Coconut Water Energy Drinks Scoring Big With Sports Stars

By Barry Janoff

May 24, 2012: Carmelo Anthony, all-star forward for the New York Knicks, has joined a growing roster of athletes who are part of the burgeoning category of sports and energy drinks made primarily with coconut water.

Coconut water sports-energy drink company PowerCoco said it has signed a deal under which Anthony becomes not only a marketing spokesman but an investor and executive vice president of innovation.

Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

According to PowerCoco, Anthony "will take on an active role [and] work with PowerCoco's executive committee on the evolution of the brand, product functionality and flavor development."

Anthony will become the face of the brand via marketing and experiential activation and will "utilize his experience as a professional athlete to spread awareness about the benefits of natural hydration." The company has unveiled initial efforts via such social media sites as Facebook and Twitter.

Sales of coconut water products doubled in the U.S. and Europe in 2011, with the U.S. market estimated to be $110 million, according to industry Web site BeverageDaily.com.

In addition to PowerCoco, U.S. products include Vita Coco, which lists as endorsers MLB players Josh Hamilton (pictured) and Dustin Pedroia, surfing champion Kelly Slater and award-winning singer Rihanna; and Zico, whose Web site features 70 athlete endorsers, such as Olympic decathlete Bryan Clay, NBA all-star Kevin Garnett and surfer Bethany Hamilton.

PowerCoco describes itself as "the next generation sports drink with a formula that combines natural coconut water and electrolytes, while also being low in sugar and calories." It is available in Lemon Lime, Tangerine, Grape, Tropical Berry.

"After many years as a professional athlete, I've become more aware of the ingredients I put into my body to perform at my best," Anthony said in a statement. "There is no question that the natural ingredients and low sugar formula of PowerCoco is the best choice to keep me hydrated on and off the court. I am proud to help introduce 'The Next Generation Sports Drink' as a part of the PowerCoco movement."

According to Steve Vasquez, president of PowerCoco, "Most consumers would be shocked if they took the time to realize how much sugar exists in other sports drinks. It is clear that Carmelo shares our mission for delivering a better sports drink to the market. The PowerCoco team is looking forward to the perspective that Carmelo will bring to our brand as more than just an investor."

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