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• Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame Finalists Class of 2018: Ray Allen, Maurice Cheeks, Charles “Lefty” Driesell, Hugh Evans, Grant Hill, Jason Kidd, Steve Nash, Rudy Tomjanovich, Chris Webber, Kim Mulkey, Katie Smith, Tina Thompson, Wayland Baptist University. Class of 2018 will be named during the NCAA Men’s Final Four weekend in San Antonio March 31-April 2.

• 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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Tuesday
Oct052010

LG, Best Buy Sign On For EA Sports National College Football '10 Tour

October 5, 2010: Even as Alabama, Oklahoma, Oregon and Ohio State vie for top position in the college football polls and season-ending trips to Bowl games, students at universities nationwide are vying for a trip to the Rose Bowl as part of the LG Presents EA Sports 2010 NCAA Football Challenge Tour.

LG Electronics USA, an official corporate partner of the NCAA, has joined with Best Buy and EA Sports to bring a customized 28-foot mobile exhibit to campuses and Best Buy locations now through early January. The exhibit includes LG Infinia HDTVs, a full LG kitchen, multiple videogaming stations where competitors can face off in EA Sports' NCAA Football 11 and viewing booths with access to scores and highlights from rivalry games across the country.

Tournaments will be held at each university, with one student winner from each school earning a trip to the contest finals at the 2011 Rose Bowl in Pasadena on Jan. 1, 2011 to compete at the finals for a grand prize of $10,000.

Marketing support includes Internet, with Facebook playing a significant role, POP and on-campus activation. Scheduled university stops include Cal-Berkeley, SMU, Tennessee, Central Florida, LSU, Auburn and North Carolina, as well as the SEC championship game in Atlanta on Dec. 4 before concluding at the Rose Bowl. The tour began Oct-1-2 at UCLA.

Tim Tebow on the cover of EA Sports' 'NCAA Football 11.'The fan experience will also include cooking demonstrations and tastings in the LG kitchen. In addition, consumers can vote for their favorite team each week during the tour either online or via text message. (Full details here.) Participants who vote are entered for a chance to win weekly prizes, LG HDTVs and the grand prize: a full LG suite of home entertainment products.

"Presenting the EA Sports 2010 NCAA Football Challenge Tour taps into fans' passion for their favorite teams and celebrates college football rivalries," John Weinstock, vp-marketing for LG Electronics USA, said in a statement.  "LG's Infinia HDTVs offer fans 'something better' in football viewing and gaming experiences, and we're thrilled to be bringing that enthusiasm to stadiums and Best Buy stores across the country."

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