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• Nascar and Goodyear have extended their alliance under which Goodyear is the exclusive tire company for Nascar's top three racing series, which dates back to 1954.
• UFC said that Cris "Cyborg" Justino would defend her UFC women's featherweight title against Holly Holm at UFC 219 in T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, on Dec. 30. Holms knocked out the previously unbeaten Ronda Rousey in 2015 to win the UFC women's bantamweight title but lost the belt to Miesha Tate.
• José Altuve of the Houston Astros named 2017 AL MVP.
• Giancarlo Stanton of the Miami Marlins named 2017 NL MVP.
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• As a complement to NBC’s primary broadcast of the Monster Energy Nascar Cup Series Championship race from Homestead-Miami Speedway on Nov. 19,  NBCSN’s Hot Pass telecast will offer simultaneous live coverage dedicated to each of the Championship four drivers — Brad Keselowski, Martin Truex Jr., Kevin Harvick and Kyle Busch — as well as Dale Earnhardt Jr. in his final Nascar Cup Series race.

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• Average age of participants Nov. 5, 2017: 41.2 years old
• 11,696 participants will represent their running clubs
• More than 50,000 people will cross the finish line
• 305 runners will celebrate their birthday on Marathon Day
• Cost to take a taxi on the NYC Marathon 26.2 mile route: $68.50 (no traffic)
• The biggest and smallest includes on the race route are both on the Verrazano Bridge
• Number of hot dog vendor carts needed to cove the course: 34,584
• Number of intersections crossed by Marathon runners: 300
• Number of times needed to climb 104 stories of One World Trade Center to complete a marathon: 101+
• Size running shoe needed for the Statue of Liberty: 879

SOURCE: TCS NYC MARATHON

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7. Enrique Hernandez Los Angeles Dodgers
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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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NFL Legends Make The Most Of Super Bowl Spotlight For A Good Cause

February 3, 2010: Even as Peyton Manning, Dree Brees, Reggie Bush and Dwight Freeney garner most of the attention in the days leading up to Super Bowl XLIV, a strong showing of former NFL players has also come to South Florida to support their own programs, In fact, their combined star power has lit up several Super Bowls and occupies a good chunk of the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

Foremost is the Gridiron Greats Assistance Fund, a non-profit, 501(c) (3) corporation "established to provide financial assistance and coordinate social services to dire need retired NFL players."

The Gridiron Greats Assistance Fund Board of Directors includes Mike Ditka, Gale Sayers, Marv Levy and Jimmy Johnson, as well as Greg Brown of Motorola. The advisory committee includes Shayne Graham, Jason Kyle, Josh Miller, Chris Jacke, Frank Winters, Jim Andrews, Tom Cundy, Jim Marshall and Joe DeLamielleure.

Among GGAF's Super Bowl programs: The "Eats Beats Cleats Gridiron Festival" presented by Comcast, which runs  Feb. 4-7 on Lincoln Road in South Beach. More than 75 current and former NFL stars and other sports legends will be featured as the festival launches with exciting once in a lifetime fan experiences and VIP events..

The GGAF will also hold its annual Super Bowl "Night of Champions" gala at the Ritz-Carlton on Feb. 5 in Miami. Jamie Foxx is the 'headline' host, and more than 100 NFL legends who actively support the organization will attend the event to raise funds for the GGAF.

Also through GGAF, Miller Lite is sponsoring appearances throughout the area with such players as Vinny Testaverde, Larry Little, Jim Kiick, Eric Dickerson, Ickey Woods, Carl Eller, Dwight Clark and Tony Dorsett.

Also raising awareness during the Super Bowl are former players promoting the American Urological Association Foundation. In conjunction with the NFL, AUAF is encouraging men to "Know your stats about prostate cancer," the second leading cause of cancer death for American men.

Mike Haynes (center), Marcus Allen (right of center) and Deacon Jones (left of center) lead a group of NFL legends in the fight against prostate cancer. (Photo: Randall Slavin/AUAF)NFL Hall of Fame member and prostate cancer survivor Mike Haynes is leading the awareness campaign. Fans and players nationwide are being directed to www.KnowYourStats.org to help spread the word about prostate cancer and the importance of early detection. This week, team members Tony Dorsett, Marcus Allen and Deacon Jones are joining Haynes in Miami to urge men to know their stats about prostate cancer. Support includes a PSA that will run in Sun Life Stadium during the Super Bowl featuring  "Mean" Joe Greene, Michael Irvin, Anthony Munoz, Andre Tippett and Rod Woodson, among others.

"One in every six men in the US will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in his lifetime. And African-American men are at a higher risk for developing prostate cancer and more than twice as likely to die from the disease," Haynes said in a statement. "We're here in Miami to get all men to add the important statistics about prostate cancer to the stats they already know about their favorite NFL players."

There also will be legends galore when the Pro Football Hall of Fame unveils the Class of 2010 on Feb. 6. Jerry Rice, Emmitt Smith and Tim Brown are considered the favorites to be elected, each in their first year of eligibility.

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