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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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Marshall Faulk Runs With Cover Of 'Madden NFL 12' Hall Of Fame Edition

Marshall Faulk on the cover of the 'Madden NFL 12 Hall of Fame Edition.'May 31, 2011: EA Sports, which recently saw fans vote for Cleveland Browns running back Peyton Hillis as the cover athlete for its Madden NFL 12, is following that up by naming  former St. Louis Rams running back Marshall Faulk as the cover athlete for its limited Madden NFL 12 Hall of Fame Edition.

In August,  Faulk will become the first Madden NFL cover athlete to be inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Faulk appeared on the cover of Madden NFL 03.

The Hall of Fame Edition will be available on Aug. 30, with a limited run of 125,000 copies exclusively in the U.S. for the PlayStation3 and Xbox 360. MSRP is $89.99.
 
The Madden NFL 12 Hall of Fame version will come with several unique offerings. Under a deal with card company Panini America,  each copy of the Hall of Fame Edition will include one of four exclusive Marshall Faulk trading cards, each hand-signed by Faulk.

In addition, a "solid, 18k gold autographed card" will be randomly inserted into one Xbox 360 and one PlayStation3 copy of the Hall of Fame Edition.

Panini America's 'Madden NFL 12 Hall of Fame' card set.Panini America is also creating an exclusive "Madden Ultimate Team Platinum Pack." The Hall of Fame Edition Platinum Pack will feature a combination of 13 NFL Hall of Famers and former Madden NFL cover athletes. This includes Faulk, Barry Sanders, Jerry Rice, Rod Woodson, Eddie George, Michael Vick, Donovan McNabb, Ray Lewis, Shaun Alexander, Vince Young, Larry Fitzgerald, Troy Polamalu and Drew Brees.

All cards feature ratings from each player’s most productive season in the NFL and are fully renewable with contract extensions.

The Madden NFL 12 videogame featuring Hills on the cover will also be available in August. Hillis was chosen by fans as the Madden NFL 12 cover athlete through a five week voting campaign anchored by ESPN SportsNation. The Madden NFL 12 cover vote was called  the "most successful fan engagement campaign in EA and ESPN history" with more than 12 million votes in total.

NFL Madden 12: Players' Choice

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