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• Derek Chang has been appointed CEO for NBA China. Chang most recently was head of international lifestyle channels at Scripps Networks Interactive. Prior to Scripps, Chang was evp-content strategy and development at DirecTV and evp-development for Yankees Entertainment & Sports (YES) Network. “Derek’s experience in media and sports combined with his proven leadership and management abilities makes him an ideal leader,” said NBA commissioner Adam Silver.

• adidas said it has signed a bevy of top incoming NFL Draft prospects, including DE Bradley Chubb (North Carolina State), RB Sony Michel (Georgia ), S Derwin James (Florida State),WR Courtland Sutton (Southern Methodist University), WR Christian Kirk (Texas A&M), WR James Washington (Oklahoma State), WR Michael Gallup (Colorado State), RB Kerryon Johnson (Auburn); and LB Rashaan Evans, S Minkah Fitzpatrick and S Ronnie Harrison (Alabama).

• U.S. Figure Skating and NBC Sports Group have partnered on a media rights agreement that provides NBC Sports Group with exclusive media rights to premier domestic and international figure skating events through 2026. During each season of the partnership, NBC Sports Group said it would present 80+ hours of coverage.

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Female Athlete Sports Marketer 2015: Ronda Rousey Was Rowdy, Resourceful

By Barry Janoff

January 13, 2016: Despite going down in November at the hands and feet of Holly Holm, Ronda Rousey has proven her bounce-back marketing mettle by landing a hosting gig on NBC's Saturday Night Live and a place in the 2016 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit issue.

Prior to losing her UFC title and undefeated status to Holm, Rousey had established herself as a valuable brand not only for personal accolades but for the growth of the UFC.

"Ronda does attract a male audience. But we are finding that female demographic is also rising," said Garry Cook, chief global brand officer for the UFC. "People are intrigued with Ronda Rousey; she has changed the landscape. So when women come in and start to watch, they also engage with the MMA and the MMA audience. They see more than the fights, they see the fitness, the dedication."

Among Rousey's endorsement deals are Carl's Jr. Metro PC, Monster Energy, Snail Games, Buffalo clothing, Monster headphones and Reebok.

Her bout against Holm at UFC 193 in Etihad Stadium in Melbourne, Australia, was proceeded by a month's-long build up and attracted global media. And when she appeared at WrestleMania 31 last March alongside Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, she generated headlines equal to that of the WWE's main stars.

As further proof of her breakout, she appeared in Furious 7 and Entourage, and is scheduled to have lead roles in the reboot of Road House, action film Mile 22 and a movie based on her autobiography, My Fight/Your Fight.

Honorable Mention
• Serena Williams
• U.S. Women's National Soccer Team
Misty Copeland

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