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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.

KEEPING SCORE

Most Exciting Sports Worldwide
1. Athletics (i.e. Olympics) 47% Very/Quite Exciting
2. Tennis 43%
3. Football (soccer) 43%
4. Rugby 41%
5. Gymnastics 36%
6. Boxing 32%
7. Formula 1 32%
8. Swimming 26%
9. Horse Racing 25%
10. Cycling 25%

Most Boring Sports Worldwide
1. Golf 70% Very/Quite Boring
2. U.S. Football 59%
3. Cricket 58%
4. Darts 58%
5. Snooker 57%
6. Basketball 52%
7. Horse Racing 52%
8. Cycling 50%
9. Formula 1 49%
10. Boxing 46%

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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

Source NBC Sports

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Apr232009

London Marathon To Give Sneak Peek Of 2012 Olympics

April 23, 2009: The 2012 Olympic Games in London are still 1,190 days away, but the Flora London Marathon is less than three days away (April 26) and the event will give fans a sneak peek at what to expect in three years. Marathon participants will run past some of the venues - and many of the landmarks - that are now being built and/or refurbished for the Summer Games, including Olympic Stadium. The London marathon also will mirror the route that marathon runners in 2012 will take. The Flora London Marathon has lined up an array of top level sponsors whose presence will be seen by the thousands of people expected to line the marathon route, BBC viewers in the U.K. and a global audience that can watch the event via UniversalSports.com. Among them, Flora (a division of Unilever that produces "heart-healthy" spreads, yogurts, drinks and other items), adidas, Nestle Waters, Holiday Inn, Timex, Renault, BBC, Lucozade Sport (energy bars, drinks gels), TNT Shipping and Fuller's Beer are activating with signage, local print and giveaways to participants and volunteers. The London 2012 organizing committee, which has been working with Flora London Marathon (part of the five World Marathon Majors), received a good report from the International Olympic Committee Coordination Commission, which spent April 21-23 reviewing progress in the city. "We have been greatly impressed by the good progress that London 2012 has made since our visit last year, particularly in moving from planning to operational delivery," IOCCC chairman Denis Oswald said in a statement. "When I visited the Olympic Stadium last year, the foundations were just being laid. [Now] the main structure has risen from the ground and the roof is already going on. Other venues, such as the Aquatics Centre, Olympic Village and Velodrome, are also rapidly growing from the ground, and this fast pace of development is no doubt down to the great spirit of cooperation that exists between the different partners involved in the 2012 project. Their ability to work as a team, plan ahead and solve issues together is ensuring that the Games and legacy planning remain on track as we head towards 2012." Back to Home Page