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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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Top-Selling NBA Jerseys Dick's Sporting Goods (Season to Date)

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
12. Gordon Heyward Boston Celtics
13. Kevin Love Cleveland Cavaliers
14. Karl-Anthony Towns Minnesota Timberwolves
15. Al Horford Boston Celtics

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Athletes
1. Floyd Mayweather
2. Gordon Hayward
3. Aaron Boone
4. Paul George
5. Tony Romo
6. Aaron Judge
7. Gonzo Ball
8. Carmelo Anthony
9. Sergio Gracchia
10. Isaiah Thomas

Professional Sports Teams
1. New York Yankees
2. Houston Astros
3. Boston Celtics
4. Los Angeles Dodgers
5. Atlanta Falcons
6. Dallas Cowboys
7. New England Patriots
8. Pittsburgh Steelers
9. Houston Rockets
10. Philadelphia Eagles

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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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Tuesday
Oct102017

Turner Sports Expands AmEx Alliance With Ernie, Charles, Kenny, Shaq, Snoop

By Barry Janoff

October 10, 2017: With the NBA season just a week off, Turner Sports said it has expanded and enhanced its partnership with American Express, with the financial firm set to have more play on NBA on TNT, Inside the NBA and other Turner hoops-related programming and activation.

American Express has been the exclusive presenting sponsor for the NBA on TNT and NBA TV halftime shows, the American Express Halftime Report, since 2015.

Under terms of the new agreement, that sponsorship would continue and expand, as American Express becomes presenting sponsor for the NBA on TNT American Express Road Show during NBA Opening Night and NBA All-Star Weekend.

The NBA on TNT’s Inside the NBA has won numerous awards thanks to its on-air talent: Ernie Johnson, Charles Barkley, Shaquille O’Neal and Kenny Smith.

The NBA on TNT American Express Road Show debuts Oct. 17, Opening Day of the 2017-18 NBA season, from the San Francisco Bay Area.

The NBA defending champion Golden State Warriors open their schedule that night hosting the Houston Rockets (TNT).

Turner Sports said a day-long fan experience is scheduled to begin at Noon (PT), to include live studio telecasts, a variety of NBA on TNT attractions and a musical performance by Snoop Dogg.

(Turner said it has also collaborated with Snoop Dogg on the reboot of a classic game show for TBS, Snoop Dogg Presents Joker’s Wild, set to premiere Oct. 24.)

According to Turner Sports, NBA on TNT American Express Road Show would provide American Express with “significant on-air presence throughout the pre-game show, within the game and during post-game Inside the NBA show, as well as branding on-site at the NBA on TNT American Express Road Show venues and across NBA on TNT’s social media channels.”

“The NBA on TNT and NBA TV Halftime Shows are award-winning platforms that we know our card members and NBA fans love as a unique extension of the game itself,” Jill Hamilton, vp-U.S. media for American Express, said in a statement.

“Our partnership with Turner Sports will continue to be an important way for us to engage with NBA fans, as we look to deliver new benefits and experiences to card members and fans across the country, through live programming and experiences like the NBA on TNT and the American Express Road Show.”

The premiere NBA on TNT American Express Road Show is a 75,000 square-foot interactive space located at San Francisco’s Civic Center Plaza (near City Hall).

"TNT’s Inside the NBA has won numerous awards thanks to its on-air talent: Ernie Johnson, Charles Barkley, Shaquille O’Neal and Kenny Smith."

It will be anchored by TNT’s Inside the NBA studio team of Johnson, Barkley, Smith and O’Neal providing live pre-game, halftime and post-game coverage from the venue.

In addition to NBA on TNT American Express Road Show’s live production, fan attractions will feature TNT personality-themed merchandise, food, drinks, premium giveaways and on-court activities.

Also scheduled are musical performances by DJ Platurn, a Jr. NBA clinic, meet-and-greets with Warriors legends, social media activations and an NBA on TNT-branded photo booth.

According to Jon Diament, evp-ad sales for Turner Sports, "We are excited to build upon our partnership with American Express. Harnessing the power of our unique experiential platforms like the NBA on TNT Road Show delivers memorable experiences for our fans, while also creating unique marketing opportunities for our sponsorship partners with live, premium audiences.”

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