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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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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.
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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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New Era Reignites Yankees-Red Sox Rivalry With Alec Baldwin, John Krasinski 

Alec Baldwin loves the Yankees . . . April 11, 2011: Actor Alec Baldwin is a major fan of the New York Yankees. Actor John Krasinski is a major fan of the rival Boston Red Sox. They both show their true colors in a new campaign from New Era, the official on-field cap of Major League Baseball, that takes sports rivalries to extreme comedic lengths.

The campaign, "Rivals Are Forever," will include TV, social media including Twitter, in-stadium and POP to support New Era's Authentic Collection on-field cap.

In-store, ads will feature such classic baseball rivalries as the San Francisco Giants and Los Angeles Dodgers; and Chicago Cubs and St. Louis Cardinals.

TV will run during Yankees and Red Sox games throughout the season on ESPN, FOX, YES Network and NESN. Cable buy includes Comedy Central, Adult Swim, Spike, FX and SNY.

Consumers can become part of the Yankees-Red Sox rivalry at New Era's Web site and Facebook destination, people can vote for their favorite team and player, "trash talk" and find baseball content throughout the season.

. . . John Krasinski sides with the Boston Red Sox in New Era's new campaign."We've created a campaign that celebrates the most talked about aspect of Major League Baseball – the rivalry," Christopher Koch, CEO for New Era, Buffalo, NY, said in a statement. "And we've taken one of baseball's most recognizable rivalries and used it as a catalyst to inspire fans everywhere."

In the first spot with the two actors, "The Trash Talking Begins," which broke this past weekend when the Red Sox won two of three games during a series at Fenway Park, Baldwin is at a party when he gets a call on his cell phone from Krasinski.

"Are you a Phillies fan now, since [the Yankees] couldn't get Cliff Lee and he went to Philadelphia for less money?" Krasinski asks.

"Yankee fans don't consider Philadelphia to be a legitimate sports town, John," Baldwin replies, striking the cord of another baseball rivalry. "You know that."

"Are you prepared for what's coming?" Krasinski, who is wearing a New Era Red Sox cap, inquires regarding the 2011 season. "It's going to be the worst misery you've ever experience in the history of this rivalry."

"John. John. John," Baldwin, fresh off his stint during March Madness as spokesman for Capital One, answers. "For the last time — this is not a rivalry. Just like fire does not have a rivalry with kindling. Lawnmowers don't have a rivalry with grass. America does not have a rivalry with Costa Rica."

Krasinski, who has heard this all before and is able to mimic Baldwin's words as he speaks them, is not deterred. "Seriously. How are you a Yankees fan at all? It's like being a huge fan of fascism."

"We've taken one of baseball's most recognizable rivalries — Yankees and Red Sox — and used it as a catalyst to inspire fans everywhere."

"No," responds Baldwin. "It's like being a hugh fan of winning. Which we do. Relentlessly." "Not this year," Krasinski says. "Go ahead," replies Baldwin. "Celebrate in April. We'll dance in October."

That sends Krasinski a bit over the edge. "You will be dead in October!!" After a few moments of awkward silence, Krasinski asks, "Was that a little too much? Sorry. I just got a little worked up."

New Era said the Baldwin-Krasinski debate would continue through the 2011 MLB campaign. (See full TV spot here.)

In addition to MLB, New Era has alliances with the NBA, NFL and Canadian Football League.

"We're truly engaging those die-hard, passionate fans who have pledged undying allegiance to their team, its players and their city," said Koch.

New Era Tips Its Cap To People Who Fly Their Own Flag

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