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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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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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Top Selling MLS Player Jerseys
1. Miguel Almirón Atlanta United
2. Bastian Schweinsteiger Chicago Fire
3. Josef Martínez Atlanta United
4. Jordan Morris Seattle Sounders
5. David Villa NYCFC
6. Clint Dempsey Seattle Sounders
7. Sebastian Giovinco Toronto FC
8. Kaká Orlando City FC
9. Andrea Pirlo NYCFC
10. Nicolás Lodeiro Seattle Sounders
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Wednesday
May302012

Manning, Tebow, RG3 Already Scoring, Spur Sales Of NFL Jerseys

By Barry Janoff

May 30, 2012: Peyton Manning has yet to play an official game with the Denver Broncos, but already is scoring big for his first-year team.

The former Indianapolis Colts quarterback had the No. 1 selling NFL jersey the past two months (April 1-May 28), according to figures from NFLShop.com.

However, rookie quarterback Robert Griffin III of the Washington Redskins had the NFL's No. 1 selling jersey in the month of May. The discrepancy is due to the fact that jerseys for rookies did not go on sale until late April to coincide with the NFL Draft.

Griffin III's jersey is also unique in that it is the first official NFL jersey to feature a player's name followed by Roman numerals.

Although sales figures were not released, this is all good news for Nike. NFL jerseys this season for the first time are from Nike, which has a five-year deal with the league. Adidas division Reebok had been the NFL's official jersey supplier for the previous ten seasons.

Following Manning during the April-May sales period are Tim Tebow, formerly with the Broncos and now in his first season with the New York Jets; Griffin, rookie Andrew Luck with the Indianapolis Colts and Peyton's brother Eli Manning, quarterback of the defending Super Bowl XLVI champion New York Giants.

The Top Ten also includes Aaron Rogers of the Green Bay Packers (No. 6), San Francisco 49ers linebacker Patrick Willis (No. 7), Tom Brady of the New England Patriots (No. 8), Cam Newton of the Carolina Panthers (No. 9) and safety Troy Polamalu of the Pittsburgh Steelers (No. 10).

The Top Ten has eight quarterbacks, plus Willis and Polamalu.

The ten best-selling jerseys last season, according to NFLShop.com, were Rogers, Tebow, Eli Manning, Brady, Polamalu, Victor Cruz with the Giants, quarterback Drew Brees with the New Orleans Saints, Green Bay's Clay Matthews, Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Michael Vick and Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo.

Manning, a perennial top ten finisher, was No. 18 last season, having missed the entire year recovering from neck surgery.

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