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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.
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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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Jul092015

Poll: No Jeter, No Playoffs, No Problem For Yankees, Named As Favorite MLB Team

By Barry Janoff

July 9, 2015: Despite losing a man who arguably is considered the most popular player in franchise history, having not made the post-season for two years and having last won the World Series in 2009, the New York Yankees remain the favorite team in MLB.

The Yankees are accustomed to finishing as fan favorites, having done so for 12 consecutive times, according to the just-released Harris Poll: America's Favorite Baseball Team, from Harris Interactive. The streak dates back to 2003 (there was no poll conducted in 2013).

Concurrently, the Chicago Cubs, in a major push to reach the post-season under first-year manager Joe Madden and led by such young players as Kris Bryant and Anthony Rizzo, finished behind the Yankees and Boston Red Sox (No, 2 for the sixth straight year) as the third favorite MLB team, the Cubs' best showing since 2004.

Enthusiasm for the team also saw the Cubs finished tied for sixth among squads most likely to win the World Series — a feat not accomplished by the Wrigley Field crew since 1908.

Not making the playoffs last season did not prevent the Yankees from finished third in attendance in MLB with more than 3.4 million people attending games in Yankee Stadium in 2014, which was the final season of veteran shortstop and fan-favorite Derek Jeter.

The only two teams with better attendance figures last year were the Los Angeles Dodgers (3.78 million) and St. Louis Cardinals (3.54 million).

The Dodgers came in as the fourth favorite MLB team and the Cardinals at No. 8 in the 2015 Harris Poll.

St. Louis fared much better among teams most likely to win the World Series, topping the list with 17% of those surveyed eying the Cardinals as Fall Classic champs. The Yankees were second (11%), followed by defending American League champion Kansas City Royals (10%), the Dodgers (9%), the defending World Series champion San Francisco Giants (7%) and the Cubs tied with the Washington Nationals (5%).

Among other favorite teams in the Top Ten, the Detroit Tigers were No. 5, Atlanta Braves No. 6, Philadelphia Phillies No. 7, Minnesota Twins No. 9 and Cleveland Indians and Giants tied for No. 10.

San Francisco actually fell from No. 3, despite the team winning its third World Series in the past five seasons. The biggest jump was seen by the Los Angeles Angels, from No. 26 in 2014 to No. 12 this year.

At the other end, MLB's five least favorite teams were the Nationals, Colorado Rockies, San Diego Padres, Miami Marlins and Toronto Blue Jays. Harris Interactive said that the survey was conduct solely among people in the U.S., which contributed to Toronto finishing behind all other teams.

MLB itself was a favorite among fewer fans than at any time in the last decade, followed by 32% of those surveyed. That marked a drop from 37% in 2014 and 41% in 2009.

MLB fans are skewing older rather than younger, according to The Harris Poll, with 69% 51 and older and 29% 35 or younger. Demographics are also heavily male, at 43%.

However,people are reacting favorably to changes in MLB rules regarding instant replay, with 80% claiming that the rule(s) have been good for the game.

The Harris Poll was conducted online among 2,200 adults, of whom 700 follow MLB, between June 17-22, 2015.

Full results of this study, including data tables, can be found here.

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