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• Six first-year eligible candidates are among the 27 semi-finalists for the Pro Football Hall of Fame Class of 2018: CB/S Ronde Barber, G Steve Hutchinson, LB Ray Lewis, LB Brian Urlacher, WR Randy Moss andDE/DT Richard Seymour. The Class of 2018 will be unveiled during NFL Honors, a two-hour prime-time awards special to air nationally (Feb. 3, 2018) on the eve of Super Bowl LII.
• The New York Knicks named Dan Sabreen vp-public relations, effective Nov. 27. Sabreen has spent more than a decade at CBS Sports, most recently as vp-communications.
• For every save made by goalkeepers during MLS Eastern and Western Conference Championships and MLS Cup, Allstate said it would donate two new soccer nets to fields in need in that club's city. MLS goalies participating inlcude Zack Steffen (Columbus Crew), Joe Willis (Houston Dynamo), Stefan Frei (Seattle Sounders) and Alex Bono (Toronto FC).
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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

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Tattoo Me: Dwight Howard Inks (Clothing) Deal With Ed Hardy

February 11, 2010: Dwight Howard is unique among NBA players in that he has no tattoos. But that hasn't prevented the All-Star center for the Orlando Magic from signing a deal with Ed Hardy, the clothing line by Christian Audigier inspired by and under the auspices of legendary tattoo artist Don Ed Hardy.

Howard will appear in marketing that will include outdoor breaking in Dallas during NBA All-Star weekend and then rolling nationally, print and Internet. Financial terms were not disclosed.

Creative, overseen in-house, makes reference to Howard's tattoo-free body with text, "Ed Hardy. The only ink I wear." Ed Hardy said that Howard was at the corporate offices in Los Angeles in January "shooting the first of his ad campaigns" for the clothing company.

"I'm a fan of the designs, and I feel blessed to be provided this opportunity," Howard said in a statement. According to Ed Hardy, "Dwight embodies the Ed Hardy brand in its entirety; he's an original, dedicated to his sport, ambitious and self confident, everything that the Ed Hardy line stands for."

Howard has been on a roll this week, appearing in his first TV spot for McDonald's, along with LeBron James, that broke during Super Bowl XLIV on CBS; and was named to the USA Basketball Men's National Team for 2010-12, which will compete in the FIBA World Championship in Turkey Aug. 28-Sept. 12 and in the 2012 Summer Olympics in London.

"Superman" is quickly becoming the NBA's version of Peyton Manning, who often has numerous TV spots running at the same time. D-Howard's other marketing deals include adidas, T-Mobile, EA Sports, AirTran and Gatorade. He earns about $12-$15 million annually in endorsements, according to industry analysts. Howard is handled by Goodwin Sports Management, Seattle.

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