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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.
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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Apr272012

NFL Rookies Luck, RG3, Richardson, Tannehill Carded By Panini America, Topps

By Barry Janoff

April 27, 2012: Panini America, which earlier this week signed a new deal with the NFL and NFL Players Assn., used its powers of Photoshop to create the first rookie cards for Andrew Luck, Robert Griffin III, Trent Richardson and Ryan Tannehill, who were selected No. 1, 2, 3 and 8, respectively, last night in the NFL Draft.

The cards show when each player was drafted and each player in their new NFL team jerseys, but with 00 instead of their official numbers. Panini wants to put in the actual numbers in time for the release of their first 2012 NFL set, Prestige Football, scheduled for June.

The Irving, Texas-based company said the set would contain an insert set of NFL Rookie Cards.

Rival Topps was able to one-up Panini by unveiling a card showing RG3 in his official No. 1 Redskins jersey from its 2012 Topps Football set, scheduled for release in August.

In addition, Topps, which also has a deal with the NFLPA, revealed autograph cards of Luck and RG3, which are scheduled to be part of the company's 2012 Inception set in July.

Luck, who has a marketing deal with Panini America, was selected by the Indianapolis Colts, RG3 was drafted by the Washington Redskins, Richardson by the Cleveland Browns and Tannehill by the Miami Dolphins.

In conjunction with the NFL Draft, Panini America held a contest in which it offered consumers who correctly predicted the first ten players to be selected the opportunity to win an unopened box of 2011 Playbook Football and one box of 2011 Prime Signatures Football. The company had yet to determine a winner.

Many of the entries to the official Web site were thrown off by the draft night trade in which the Browns moved up from the fourth pick to the third pick by trading spots with the Minnesota Vikings in order to draft Richardson.

In addition to Panini America, Luck has an endorsement deal with Nike. Griffin's marketing deals to date include adidas, Subway, EA Sports and Castrol Oil.

Trading Card Comany Panini America Deals With NFL, NFL Players Assn.

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