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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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NFL Stars To Shine With Carrie Underwood In NBC 'Sunday Night Football' Opener

Special to NYSportsJournalism.com

July 31, 2017: NBC has unveiled a list of ten players who will been seen by a record number of eyeballs on Sundays when they appear alongside Carrie Underwood during her performance of "Oh, Sunday Night," the opening theme for Sunday Night Football.

The new show open will debut Sept. 10 when the New York Giants visit the Dallas Cowboys in the Sunday Night Football season-opener.

However, NBC said that a sneak preview would air during its coverage of the San Francisco 49ers-Minnesota Vikings pre-season game on Sunday, Aug. 27.

The ten NFL players, who participated in filming of the open shoot at Universal Studios Hollywood in June are (in alphabetical order)

• Antonio Brown Pittsburgh Steelers
• Derek Carr Oakland Raiders
•  Dont’a Hightower New England Patriots
• Travis Kelce Kansas City Chiefs
• Julio Jones Atlanta Falcons
• Khalil Mack Oakland Raiders
• Von Miller Denver Broncos
• Patrick Peterson Arizona Cardinals
• Jason Pierre-Paul New York Giants  
• Dak Prescott Dallas Cowboys

According to NBC, "Oh, Sunday Night" is set to the music of "Somethin’ Bad," the 2014 release from Underwood and Miranda Lambert that earned a Grammy nomination for Best Country Duo/Group Performance.

Underwood worked with the songwriters of "Somethin’ Bad" — Chris DeStefano, Brett James and Priscilla Renea — to rewrite the lyrics for Sunday Night Football.

This NFL season marks the fifth for Underwood as the star of NBC’s Sunday Night Football show open.

In 2016-17, NBC’s Sunday Night Football finished as the No. 1 prime time’s TV show in all key metrics for the sixth consecutive year, tying American Idol for the most consecutive years atop the charts (since 1950), according to NBC Sports.

2017 NBC SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL SCHEDULE

Thursday Sept. 7 NFL Kickoff 
Kansas City Chiefs at New England Patriots
Sept. 10
New York Giants at Dallas Cowboys
Sept. 17
Green Bay Packers at Atlanta Falcons
Sept. 24
Oakland Raiders at Washington Redskins
Oct. 1
Indianapolis Colts at Seattle Seahawks
Oct. 8
Kansas City Chiefs at Houston Texans
Oct. 15
New York Giants at Denver Broncos
Oct. 22
Atlanta Falcons at New England Patriots
Oct. 29
Pittsburgh Steelers at Detroit Lions
Nov. 5
Oakland Raiders at Miami Dolphins
Nov. 12
New England Patriots at Denver Broncos
Nov. 19
Philadelphia Eagles at Dallas Cowboys
Thursday Nov. 23 Thanksgiving Day
New York Giants at Washington Redskins
Nov. 26
Green Bay Packers at Pittsburgh Steelers
Dec. 3
Philadelphia Eagles at Seattle Seahawks
Dec. 10
Baltimore Ravens at Pittsburgh Steelers
Dec. 17
Dallas Cowboys at Oakland Raiders
Saturday Dec. 23
Minnesota Vikings at Green Bay Packers
Dec. 31 TBD

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