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• Serena Williams, who said her first auto purchase was a while Lincoln Navigator SUV she named “Ginger,” has signed to become an official spokesperson for the brand. A social media-based marketing campaign includes videos of Williams talking about and driving the 2018 Navigator, with ongoing videos to follow. “Partnering with a brand like Navigator comes from a genuine place,” she said in the first video. “Let’s just be honest: Serena Williams needs to be in the new Navigator.”

• The Smashing Pumpkins unveil 'Shiny And Oh So Bright' 36-city tour, their first tour in nearly 20 years, with founding members Billy Corgan, Jimmy Chamberlin, James Iha. Produced by Live Nation.

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IMDbPro’s ALL-TIME TOP-GROSSING, LIVE-ACTION SPORTS-THEMED MOVIES*
1. The Blind Side (2009) $255.9M
2. The Karate Kid (2010) $176.6M
3. The Waterboy (1998) $161.5M
4. The Longest Yard (2005) $158.1M
5. Jerry Maguire (1996) $153.9M
6. Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby (2006) $148.2M
7. Rocky IV (1985) $127.8M
8. Rocky III (1982) $125.1M
9. Seabiscuit (2003) $120.2M
10. Blades of Glory (2007) $118.6M
*These are the Top 10 domestic-grossing, live-action movies with sports as a central theme. These numbers have not been adjusted for inflation.

Data provided by Box Office Mojo

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Most-Watched Winter Olympics in U.S. TV History
1. Lillehammer, 1994* 204 million
2. Vancouver, 2010 190 million
3. Salt Lake City, 2002 187 million
T4. Torino, 2006 184 million
T4. Albertville, 1992 184 million
T4. Nagano, 1998 184 million
* Nancy Kerrigan/Tonya Harding incident

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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.
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Oct152014

Poll: Denver Broncos Get 'Revenge' Over Super Bowl Champion Seattle Seahawks

By Barry Janoff

October 14, 2014: The Seattle Seahawks may have romped in winning Super Bowl XLVIII this past February and remain the team most likely to win Super Bowl XLIX this February, but they are only the sixth most-popular team in the NFL.

Adding insult to Seahawks injury, the Denver Broncos, the team that Seattle whipped, 43-8, to become NFL champs, have been named as the most popular team in the league, according to a new survey from The Harris Poll from Harris Interactive.

The Broncos, led by quarterback Peyton Manning, replaced the Dallas Cowboys at the top of the list. Dallas had been No. 1 for six consecutive years, according to Harris.

Ironically, the Cowboys have started off the 2014 season at 5-1, the team's best showing since 2007. Unfortunately for Dallas, this poll was conducted early this season.

The Top Ten behind Denver are the New York Giants (up from No. 4 in 2013), Green Bay Packers, Cowboys, Pittsburgh Steelers, the Seahawks, San Francisco 49ers, New England Patriots (down from No. 5), Chicago Bears (down from No. 6) and the New Orleans Saints.

Regarding Super Bowl XLIX, which will be played in the University of Phoenix Stadium on Feb. 2, 2015, the Seahawks are the favorites to win (picked by 28% of those polled), followed by the Broncos (19%), 49ers (9%), Patriots (7%), Steelers (5%), Packers (4%), Giants (3%), Philadelphia Eagles (2%) and the Bears (2%).

Only 1% picked the Cowboys, Indianapolis Colts and host Arizona Cardinals; no one picked the San Diego Chargers.

At the opposite end, the five least popular teams, according to Harris, are the Carolina Panthers, St. Louis Rams, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Tennessee Titans and Jacksonville Jaguars. The Jags have been at the bottom of The Harris Poll for five consecutive years. (See the full list here.)

Despite the league's recent situations with players involved in issues of domestic violent, child abuse, drugs and DUI's, the NFL remains the most popular sport in the U.S., with 55% of those polled saying they are fans (up 1% from last year).

Among other results,men are more likely than women to say they follow pro football (69% vs. 43%), people in the Midwest (61%) are more likely to follow pro football than those in the East (52%) or the South (53%) and people with kids under 18 in their households are more likely than those without to follow pro football (61% and 52%, respectively).

This Harris Poll was conducted online within the U.s. between Sept. 10-17, 2014 among 2,543 adults (aged 18 and over), 1,275 of whom follow professional football.

Harris Poll: Broncos, Not Seahawks, Are Super Bowl 49 Favs

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