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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.

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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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Tony Stewart, Friends Get All Animated Over Mobil 1 Molecular Engineering, Viscosity

By Barry Janoff

May 23, 2014: Fans of Nascar know that Tony Stewart can be described as an animated type of guy.

Thanks to Mobil 1 Synthetic Motor Oil and the McLaren Mercedes Formula 1 team, they can again say that he literally is animated in a humorous effort that touches on such topics as molecular engineering, viscosity and extreme temperatures.

Stewart reprises his role as an animated character in Mobil 1's Tooned, which uses cartoon drivers to explain how the product works. The spot, "Oil: An Odyssey," also stars Formula 1 world champion Jenson Button and driver Kevin Magnussen.

They are schooled by Professor M about Mobil 1 synthetic motor oil.

The effort, which combines elements of Bill Nye the Science Guy and The Magic School Bus, is a follow-up to the 2013 animated Tooned shorts, "What's It Oil About" and "The History of Lubrication," both of which starred Stewart with fellow drivers.

It also supports 20th anniversary of the technology partnership between ExxonMobil and McLaren Mercedes.

“Fans of the Tooned series are in for a fun and exciting ride,” Artis Brown, motorsports manager for ExxonMobil, said in a statement “In this year’s installment, we get the chance to highlight our lubricant technology partnership with McLaren Mercedes as we celebrate our 20th anniversary this race season. We also have a unique opportunity to showcase the science and history that has helped make Mobil 1 the world’s leading synthetic motor oil.”

Three two-minute episodes will run on a dedicated Mobil 1 YouTube destination, and via Stewart's and the McLaren Web sites. Support includes such social media destinations as Twitter and Facebook.

Mobil 1 said the episodes also would be released in Russian and Mandarin Chinese this summer.

As explained by Mobil 1, the clips feature the three drivers "taking a fun and informative journey through the technological benefits of Mobil 1 synthetic motor oil covering molecular engineering, viscosity and extremes in temperature."

According to Stewart, “This is my second time participating in the Tooned series. Each new adventure is more fun than the last. Mobil 1 is a great partner, and this series is another example of just how passionate they are about motorsports and engine oil innovation.”

Stewart recently starred in a series of videos for Mobil 1 under the umbrella Hollywood-themed "Smoke Is The Bandit," a takeoff on the Smokey and the Bandit films starring Burt Reynolds.

Stewart Takes Turn As Burt Reynolds For Mobil 1

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