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• Overwatch League said that its first week of competition drew more than 10 million viewers via Twitch, MLG, and Chinese streaming partners ZhanQi TV, NetEase CC and Panda TV. Opening day had an average audience per minute of 408,000.

• Coca-Cola, International Speedway Corp. and Nascar have signed an extension to their partnerships under which Coca-Cola, would "continue its deep-rooted history in the sport by engaging racing fans across Nascar’s three national series and 12 ISC-operated race tracks" and events including the Coca-Cola 600 and the Coca-Cola 400. Coca-Cola-sponsored drivers include Austin Dillon, Denny Hamlin, Kyle Larson, Joey Logano, Ryan Newman, Daniel Suarez and Darrell “Bubba” Wallace Jr. Coca-Cola said it "has been involved with stock car racing for 50 years," and became an official partner with Nascar in 1998.

• NBC Olympics will debut Olympic Ice Presented by Toyota, a live, daily figure skating show airing nightly (7 PM ET) on NBCSN beginning Feb. 10 and continuing through Feb. 24. Live Olympic figure skating competition will follow the show in primetime. NBCOlympics.com and the NBC Sports app will present a digital-exclusive version of Olympic Ice Presented by Toyota immediately following prime-time coverage beginning Feb. 8.

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Top NBA All-Star Game Votes (To Date)
Eastern Conference
1.  Giannis Antetokounmpo (MIL) 863,416
2.  LeBron James (CLE) 856,080
3.  Kyrie Irving (BOS) 802,834
4.  Joel Embiid (PHI) 433,161
5. Kristaps Porzingis (NYK) 359,459
6.  DeMar DeRozan (TOR) 259,368
7.  Victor Oladipo (IND) 251,886
8.  Kevin Love (CLE) 221,969
9.  Ben Simmons (PHI) 210,085
10. John Wall (WAS) 175,990
Western Conference
1. Kevin Durant (GSW) 767,402
2. Stephen Curry (GSW) 735,115
3. James Harden (HOU) 602,040
4. Russell Westbrook (OKC) 438,469
5. Klay Thompson (GSW) 359,442
6. DeMarcus Cousins (NOP) 356,340
7. Draymond Green (GSW) 325,612
8. Manu Ginobili (SAS) 231,460
9. Kawhi Leonard (SAS) 212,650
10. Carmelo Anthony (OKC) 194,239

The 67th NBA All-Star Game will take place on Sunday, Feb. 18 at Staples Center in Los Angeles. TNT will televise (8 PM ET)

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Fans Favor Steelers Bell, Brown, QBs Brady, Wentz, Brees In Final '18 Pro Bowl Voting

By Barry Janoff

UPDATED December 19, 2017: NFL fans have spoken, and it appears they favor players from the Pittsburgh Steelers as well as quarterbacks such as Tom Brady, Carson Wentz and Drew Brees.

The Steelers had two players among the Top Three and quarterbacks took half of the Top Ten spots in the final voting for the 2018 Pro Bowl.

Pittsburgh RB Le’Veon Bell received 855,539 total fan votes to lead all NFL players in balloting while teammate WR Antonio Brown finished third with 832,446 votes,

New England Patriots QB Tom Brady (833,481 votes) was second to lead all NFL quarterbacks.

Quarterbacks who also finished among the Top Ten were No. 4. Carson Wentz-Philadelphia Eagles (829,174 votes); No. 5. Drew Brees-New Orleans Saints (743,355), No. 7. Russell Wilson-Seattle Seahawks (651,592) and No. 8. Jared Goff-Los Angeles Rams (571,565).

Wentz, who tore his left knee ACL on Dec. 10 and underwent season-ending surgery, will be replaced on the roster.

Editor's Note: The 2018 Pro Bowl rosters were revealed exclusively on Dec. 19 live on NFL Network’s Pro Bowl special NFL Total Access: Pro Bowl Players Revealed. The Steelers placed a league-high eight players on the team, the Saints and Eagles six players eash. See the full Pro Bowl rosters here (subject to change due to injury and other issues).

Players for the game are determined by the consensus votes of fans, players and coaches, with each group’s vote counting  a third toward determining the 88 All-Star players who will be selected to the Pro Bowl.

Fan voting ended on Dec. 14.

NFL players and coaches cast their votes on Dec. 15.

The 2018 Pro Bowl will air live from Camping World Stadium Jan. 28 on ESPN and ESPN Deportes and simulcast on ABC (3 PM ET).

Live audio coverage will also be available on Westwood One, SiriusXM NFL Radio and on the TuneIn app.

The NFL will host Pro Bowl Week events throughout include the Pro Bowl Skills Challenge and NFL Pro Bowl Experience, a free football festival, located in the ESPN Wide World of Sports.

Pro Football Hall of Famers Derrick Brooks, Warrick Dunn, Jason Taylor and LaDainian Tomlinson will serve as 2018 Pro Bowl Legends Captains.

NFL Pro Bowl 2018 Top Ten Votes
1. LeVeon Bell RB Pittsburgh Steelers 855,539
2. Tom Brady QB New England Patriots 833,481
3. Antonio Brown WR Pittsburgh Steelers 832,446
4. Carson Wentz QB Philadelphia Eagles 829,174
5. Drew trees QB New Orleans Saints 743,355
6. Todd Gurley RB Los Angeles Rams 693,697
7. Russell Wilson QB Seattle Seahawks 651,592
8. Jared Goff QB Los Angeles Rams 571,565
9. Rob Gronkowski TE New England Patriots 551,058
10. Leonard Fournette RB Jacksonville Jaguars 544,068

Among other top vote getters by position were:

FB Kyle Juszczky-San Francisco 49ers (361,196 votes), T Zack Martin-Dallas Cowboys (211,690), G David DeCastro-Pittsburgh Steelers (253,504), C Travis Frederick-Dallas Cowboys (246-255), DE Joey Bosa-Los Angeles Rams (406,873), DT Aaron Donald-Los Angeles Rams (314,522), OLB Von Miller-Denver Broncos (248,278), ILB Luke Kuechly-Carolina Panthers (288,830), CB A.J. Boule-Jacksonville Jaguars (319,638), SS Kam Chancellor-Seattle Seahawks (149,793) and FS Kevin Byard-Tennessee titans (157,036).

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