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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
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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

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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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Mar022017

Even After 125 Years, Lord Stanley's NHL Cup Is Still The Life Of The Players' Party

By Barry Janoff

March 1, 2017: You must be doing something right if you are 125 years old and people want to earn the right to be in your presence, carry you around, take you on trips, pay homage to your history and strive to be part of your future.

The NHL this week is unveil a multi-platform campaign to commemorate the 125th anniversary of the Stanley Cup, calling it "the most coveted trophy in sports."

The effort, to run in the U.S. and Canada, is anchored by two TV spots that will break during NHL programming across the media platforms of NBC, Rogers (Canada) and the NHL — including NHL Network, NHL.com, in-arena, digital and social media.

The NHL, celebrating its 100th season will begin the Stanley Cup playoffs the second week of April, followed by the Stanley Cup championship.

According to the league, March 18 marks the 125th anniversary of the 1892 donation of the Stanley Cup by Sir Frederick Arthur, Lord Stanley of Preston and son of the Earl of Derby, to be presented to "the championship hockey club of the Dominion of Canada."

"As we commemorate the 125th anniversary of the Stanley Cup, we take a moment to recognize its significance in the NHL’s 100-year history," Brian Jennings, NHL chief brand officer and evp for the NHL, said in a statement. “The Stanley Cup continues to dutifully serve in its mission as a worldwide hockey ambassador and our symbol of excellence.

"This campaign celebrates the Stanley Cup’s continued impact in the growth of the game, on and off the ice," said Jennings.

One of the two Stanley Cup anniversary spots, "Imperfectly Perfect," focuses on the names of the players from NHL championship engraved on the Cup itself, which dates back to 1906-07 and became an annual tradition in 1924, according to the Hockey Hall of Fame.

The beauty of the Cup is shown in the wear, tear, scratches, dings, dents and names that adorn the trophy, which stands just under three feet tall and weighs 34 and half lbs.

The second spot,  "If This Cup Could Talk," follows the unique journey that the Stanley Cup takes each year when players from the championship squad are allowed to take an official travel version of the Cup with them almost wherever they want to for a total of about 100 days, always accompanied by an official representative from the Hockey Hall of Fame.

The spot, using footage from the early days of the NHL through recent champions, also focuses on what the Stanley Cup means to the NHL and "the soul of every single player who has fought for the right to hoist it above his head."

As a voiceover explains, "If this Cup could talk . . . it would recall countless hearts it has touched . . . and all of the places it has been."

According to the Hockey Hall of Fame, there are more than 2,500 names engraved on bands that are then clamped around the Cup, most recently 52 players from the 2015-16 Stanley Cup champion Pittsburgh Penguins.

Lead agency is R&R Partners, Las Vegas, in collaboration with the NHL.

The agency also worked with the NHL on a long-form video piece featuring the Stanley Cup that will be released as part of on-going marketing.

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