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NFL 2017 First Round Draft Picks
1. Cleveland Browns
Garrett, Myles
DE 6'4" 272 Texas A&M
2. Chicago Bears (From 49ers)
Trubisky, Mitchell
QB 6'2" 222 North Carolina
3. San Francisco 49ers (From Bears)
Thomas, Solomon
DE 6'3" 273 Stanford
4. Jacksonville Jaguars
Fournette, Leonard
RB 6'0" 240 LSU
5. Tennessee Titans (From Rams)
Davis, Corey
WR 6'3" 209 Western Michigan
6. New York Jets
Adams, Jamal
S 6'0" 214 LSU
7. Los Angeles Chargers
Williams, Mike
WR 6'4" 218 Clemson
8. Carolina Panthers
McCaffrey, Christian
RB 5'11" 202 Stanford
9. Cincinnati Bengals
Ross, John
WR 5'11" 188 Washington
10. Kansas City Chiefs (From Bills)
Mahomes, Patrick
QB 6'2" 225 Texas Tech
11. New Orleans Saints
Lattimore, Marshon
CB 6'0" 193 Ohio St.
12. Houston Texans (From Browns through Eagles)
Watson, Deshaun
QB 6'2" 221 Clemson
13. Arizona Cardinals
Reddick, Haason
LB 6'1" 237 Temple
14. Philadelphia Eagles (From Vikings)
Barnett, Derek
DE 6'3" 259 Tennessee
15. Indianapolis Colts
Hooker, Malik
S 6'1" 206 Ohio St.
16. Baltimore Ravens
Humphrey, Marlon
CB 6'0" 197 Alabama
17. Washington Redskins
Allen, Jonathan
DE 6'3" 286 Alabama
18. Tennessee Titans
Jackson, Adoree'
CB 5'10" 186 USC
19. Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Howard, O.J.
TE 6'6" 251 Alabama
20. Denver Broncos
Bolles, Garett
OT 6'5" 297 Utah
21. Detroit Lions
Davis, Jarrad
LB 6'1" 238 Florida
22. Miami Dolphins
Harris, Charles
OLB 6'3" n253 Missouri
23. New York Giants
Engram, Evan
TE 6'3" 234 Mississippi
24. Oakland Raiders
Conley, Gareon
CB 6’0” 195 Ohio St
25. Cleveland Browns (From Texans)
Peppers, Jabrill
S 5'11" 213 Michigan
26. Atlanta Falcons (From Seahawks)
McKinley, Takkarist
DE 6'2" 250 UCLA
27. Buffalo Bills (From Chiefs)
White, Tre'Davious
CB 5'11" 192 LSU
28. Dallas Cowboys
Charlton, Taco
DE 6'6" 277 Michigan
29 .Cleveland Browns (From Packers)
Njoku, David
TE 6'4" 246 Miami
30. Pittsburgh Steelers
Watt, T.J.
OLB 6'4" 252 Wisconsin
31. San Francisco 49ers (From Seahawks through Falcons)
Foster, Reuben
LB 6'0" 229 Alabama
32. New Orleans Saints (From Patriots)
Ramczyk, Ryan
OT 6'6" 310 Wisconsin

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Nov. 27
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Friday
Jun282013

Report: Business Of Tennis Set To Top $5.5B Thanks To Boost From Olympics

By Barry Janoff

June 27, 2013: Maria Sharapova, Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal may not be happy with their early round departures in the Wimbledon Grand Slam tennis tournament, but the groups that oversee the sport are certainly pleased with the way tennis is growing.

Tennis is a $5.57 billion business, which represents a 3% increase over this time last year, according to new figures from the Tennis Industry Assn., a not-for-profit trade association that promotes the growth of tennis and the economic vitality of the industry.

This follows on the heels of a report from sponsorship, marketing and research firm IEG, Chicago, that marketing, sponsorship and media spend at the professional and amateur level this year is predicted to top $700 million for the first time. The projected $708 million spend is up more than $40 million from last year and up more than $125 million from 2009, according to IEG.

"The tennis industry moved in a positive direction in 2012," TIA President Greg Mason said in a statement. "Like many other industries, we still have challenges, but the TIA, together with our industry partners and the U.S. Tennis Association, is focused on strengthening this industry and tennis overall.”

According to the TIA's 2013 “State of the Industry” report on tennis, which covers all segments of the sport (including instruction, court usage, equipment sales and the pro game), there was a 10% growth in the number of "frequent" tennis players, defined as those who play at least 21 times a year, to 5.31 million. Frequent players account for more than 70% of all expenditures in tennis, such as buying equipment, paying for lessons and court time, playing league tennis and more.

There also was a 4% increase in overall tennis participation, to 28 million players, the highest participation level since 2009.

Among other key growth factors, there was a 13% increase in total hours of tennis TV coverage and a 14% growth in unique TV viewers of tennis in 2012, driven by viewership of the 2012 London Olympics.

According to IEG, companies that put the most into tennis deals are led by Corona Extra, which has a role in 29% of all tennis properties; Emirates Air (21%), including the six-week Emirates Air Tennis Series that leads into the U.S. Tennis Grand Slam; Rolex (21%), Wilson (18%), FedEx (17%), Evian (16%), Ricoh (16%), Sony Xperiea (15%), Coke and PepsiCo's Gatorade (13% each), BNP Paribas (12%) and Mercedes-Benz (12%).

Six pro tennis players made the 2013 Forbe’s 100 list of highest paid athletes in the world. Federer led all tennis players (and was No. 2 overall behind Tiger Woods), earning $71.5 million in 2012, including $65 million off the court in endorsements and exhibitions. Woods totaled $78.1 million.

The top woman on the list — and also the top female tennis player — is Maria Sharapova, at No. 22, who earned $29 million ($23 million in endorsements). Other tennis players making the Forbe’s 100 are: No. 28 Novak Djokovic ($26.9 million total, with $14 million in endorsements); No. 30 Rafael Nadal ($26.4 million with $21 million in endorsements); No 68 Serena Williams ($20.5 million; $12 million in endorsements) and No. 85 Li Na ($18.2 million total, $15 million in endorsements).

Pro tennis is currently in one of its busiest times of the year. Wimbledon is in progress, the Emirates U.S. Open Series begins in July and the U.S. Open starts in late August.

The WTA this month unveiled a year-long campaign, 40 Love, which celebrates four decades of growth and achievement. The campaign is anchored by two TV spots "Give" and "Time Flies."

On June 30, there will be a gathering of 20 women who have held the distinction of being ranked No.1 since computer rankings were introduced in 1975. Among those scheduled to attend at the All-England Club in London, site of Wimbledon, are WTA founder Billie Jean King, Margaret Court, Martina Navratilova, Chris Evert, Evonne Goolagong-Cawley, Martina Hingis, Monica Seles, Justine Henin, Maria Sharapova, Victoria Azarenka, Caroline Wozniacki, Venus Williams and Serena Williams.

Tennis Sponsorship, Marketing, Media To Top $700M In 2013

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