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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.
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Hot Dog! The 2009 MLB Season Cuts The Mustard

April 2, 2009: Sports fans this week are thinking baseball, hot dogs and apple pie - with emphasis on HOT DOGS if you listen to the National Hot Dog & Sausage Council in Washington, D.C., which said nearly 22 million hot dogs will be served this season. According to a new survey from NHDSC, Major League Baseball stadiums will serve 21,733,839 hot dogs this season, a new single-season record and far surpassing other offerings that fans can consume. Topping the list will be Fenway Park, home of the Boston Red Sox, which is projected to serve more than 1.5 million dogs in 2009. Second will be Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia, where Phillies' fans will fetch 1.25 million dogs. Third place in this year's survey goes to Dodger Stadium, home of the Los Angeles Dodgers, with 1.2 million Dodger Dogs expected to be eaten. The Milwaukee Brewers' Miller Park will serve 430,000 sausages and, according to the NHDSC, is the only MLB stadium where sausages outsell hot dogs. "There's no question that hot dogs hit a grand slam year after year," Tom Super, NHDSC spokesman, said in a statement. "The connection and nostalgia between hot dogs and baseball has been around for over a century. After all, hot dogs were Babe Ruth's performance enhancing drug of choice." The National Hot Dog and Sausage Council was founded in 1994 as a project of the American Meat Institute and is funded by contributions from hot dog and sausage manufacturers and those who supply them with equipment, ingredients and services.

Hot dogs you'll find in 2009 at MLB ballparks, per NHDSC:

• Turner Field, home of the Atlanta Braves, dresses their Georgia Dog with coleslaw, chili and onion relish.
• Dolphin Stadium, home of the Florida Marlins, stocks its condiment carts with banana peppers.
• The Tampa Bay Rays' Tropicana Field offers "The Heater," which is served with spicy chili and shredded cheddar.
• Arizona Diamondback's Chase Field has a specialty concession stand called "Big Dawgs," which features five foot-long specialty hot dogs including the Arizona Dog with chorizo, cheese and tortilla chips
• The Metrodome, home of the Minnesota Twins, offers the "Dome Dog," a black angus dog served hot off the grill with toppings made fresh daily.
• Boston's Fenway Frank serves hot dogs on a New England style bun (split from the top) and topped with a choice of mustard and relish.
• L.A.'s Dodger Stadium offers a foot-long pork frankfurter is served grilled or steamed, on a steamed bun, with mustard and relish and choice of toppings.

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