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• As a complement to NBC’s primary broadcast of the Monster Energy Nascar Cup Series Championship race from Homestead-Miami Speedway on Nov. 19,  NBCSN’s Hot Pass telecast will offer simultaneous live coverage dedicated to each of the Championship four drivers — Brad Keselowski, Martin Truex Jr., Kevin Harvick and Kyle Busch — as well as Dale Earnhardt Jr. in his final Nascar Cup Series race.

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• Average age of participants Nov. 5, 2017: 41.2 years old
• 11,696 participants will represent their running clubs
• More than 50,000 people will cross the finish line
• 305 runners will celebrate their birthday on Marathon Day
• Cost to take a taxi on the NYC Marathon 26.2 mile route: $68.50 (no traffic)
• The biggest and smallest includes on the race route are both on the Verrazano Bridge
• Number of hot dog vendor carts needed to cove the course: 34,584
• Number of intersections crossed by Marathon runners: 300
• Number of times needed to climb 104 stories of One World Trade Center to complete a marathon: 101+
• Size running shoe needed for the Statue of Liberty: 879

SOURCE: TCS NYC MARATHON

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1. George Springer Houston Astros
2. Justin Verlander Houston Astros
3. Anthony Rizzo Chicago Cubs
4. Yasiel Puig Los Angeles Dodgers
5. Francisco Lindor Cleveland Indians
6. José Altuve Houston Astros
7. Enrique Hernandez Los Angeles Dodgers
8. Clayton Kershaw Los Angeles Dodgers
9. Ernie Banks Chicago Cubs
10. David Ortiz Boston Red Sox
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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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Sep112013

U.S. Soccer Star Clint Dempsey Following In Marketing Footsteps Of David Beckham

By Barry Janoff

September 11, 2013: Last month, Clint Dempsey, captain of the U.S. Men's National Soccer Team and regarded as one of the best American-born players ever to play the game, signed a four-year deal with the Seattle Sounders of Major League Soccer.

The deal received as much fanfare in the soccer world as when international icon David Beckham came to the U.S. in 2007 to play for the MLS Los Angeles Galaxy.

Now, Dempsey has taken another step on the Beckham highway, signing a multi-year deal with Electronic Arts to become a marketing spokesman for EA Sports' soccer franchise.

Terms of the pact were not disclosed. EA said that Dempsey would "become an important cornerstone of marketing and advertising campaigns in North America."

The alliance starts this week with the launch of a commercial for EA and GameStop to support EA Sports' FIFA 14, scheduled to hit retail on Sept. 24.

Dempsey's marketing roster, which also includes Nike, is expected to rise as the 2014 World Cup (June 12-July 13) approaches.

Beckham, who retired from active play earlier this year, earns about $42 million annually from endorsements such as adidas, H&M, Sainsbury and Samsung, according to industry analysts.

The spot sees Dempsey, famous for his post-goal "swagger" celebrations, teaching a guy playing as Dempsey on EA Sports' FIFA 14, "how to take his swagger to the next level." (See the full commercial here.)

“Having been a longtime fan of the EA Sports FIFA franchise, I am thrilled to join the FIFA team,” Dempsey said as part of the contract unveiling. “The FIFA games have played an important role in bringing many new fans to soccer in the United States and it’s awesome to partner with the team to continue the great work they’ve already been doing.”

Dempsey, who played the previous seven seasons with Fulham and Tottenham Hotspur in the Barclays Premier League, has scored 35 goals for the U.S. National Team, second all-time behind Landon Donovan (57).

“Clint Dempsey is an incredible talent on the field who exudes a palpable excitement and passion for the sport,” Randy Chase, senior director-North America marketing for EA Sports, said in a statement. “His return to the United States marks a tremendous leap forward for soccer in the country and we are thrilled to partner with Clint on many projects that will continue to drive the exploding popularity of the sport in America.”

Marketers Spend It For Beckham

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