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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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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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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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Nov052009

Nascar, Partners 'Tweeting' Fans To Champions Week In Vegas

November 5, 2009: Nascar and several of its marketing partners are teaming up via Twitter to support Tweet2Vegas, a sweepstakes/promotion that will offer a trip to attend the racing circuit's season-ending first Champions Week celebration and awards ceremonies in Las Vegas.

Nascar's Champions Week had been held in New York since 1981. The Nascar Sprint Cup Series ends Nov. 22 with the Ford 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway.

Tissot, Coca-Cola, Ford and Sirius/XM are among the companies involved in the campaign, which will run Nov. 9-15 at Twitter.com/Nascar. One trivia question about Nascar will be posted per day, and visitors who answer all seven correctly will be entered to win the top prize of an all-expense paid trip to Las Vegas from Dec. 2-5. (Full details are here.)

Coors Light, Bank of America, Kellogg’s, Ford, Ask.com and The Nascar Foundation have also been involved in other promotions offering tickets to Champions Week.

In addition to being part of the first Nascar Sprint Cup Series victory lap on the Las Vegas Strip, the winner will attend After the Lap presented by Tissot, Nascar's driver and fan appreciation event taking place at the MGM's Hollywood Theater on Dec. 3. At the event, the top 12 drivers in the 2009 Nascar Sprint Cup Series will participate in a Q&A session, which will be broadcast live on Sirius Nascar Radio and video-streamed on www.Nascar.com.

Drivers and fans also also mingle at the Chasers for Charity FanFest scheduled for Dec. 2 at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway to benefit the local chapter of Speedway Children's Charities as well as specific drivers' charity foundations.

At the 2009 Nascar Sprint Cup Series Awards Ceremony, scheduled for Dec. 4 at the Wynn Las Vegas, driver Greg Biffle will give away to a fan a Ford vehicle as part of a Ford promotion and Dale Earnhardt Jr. will award (either in person or via video) the Unilever Nascar Real Fan of the Year.

"One of the key elements to bringing Nascar Champions Week to Las Vegas was creating an event for race fans," LVMS president Chris Powell said in a statement. "This event will bring the drivers and the fans closer together and raise money for charity in the process. We're very appreciative of Nascar's efforts to make this a special fan event that we hope becomes a tradition during Champions Week."

Details on Tweet2Vegas

Details on Chasers for Charity FanFest

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