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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.

KEEPING SCORE

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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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

Source NBC Sports

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Tuesday
Jun262012

24 Hour Fitness Returns To USA Basketball Roster For Second Olympics

By Barry Janoff

June 26, 2012: USA Basketball unveiled today a partnership with 24 Hour Fitness making the fitness club chain an official partner of the both the men’s and women’s U.S. National Teams.

24 Hour Fitness said it would ramp up activation during training camps and exhibition games before the Summer Olympics and then have marketing presence in London during the Games.

Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

This marks 24 Hour Fitness' second partnership with USA Basketball, following a deal in 2008 prior to the Summer Olympics in Beijing, where both national hoops teams won gold medals.

This is the fourth new partnership for USA Hoops in recent weeks following a deal signed with Right Guard making it the official deodorant and body wash of USA Basketball, Burger King and Dr Pepper Snapple Group (7UP, Sunkist). Other marketing partners include Nike, PepsiCo's Gatorade, State Farm, Tiffany, American Express, Cisco, Metro PCS, Jeep, Got Chocolate Milk? and Visit Las Vegas.

“24 Hour Fitness has a proven history of helping world-class athletes train and perform at the highest levels,” Jerry Colangelo, chairman for USA Basketball. “By teaming with USA Basketball, 24 Hour Fitness will provide ‘best in class’ resources for the talented players from the USA Basketball men’s and women’s National Teams competing at the London 2012 Olympic Games this summer.”

As part of its activation, 24 Hour Fitness said it would promote the alliance in its clubs and during USA Basketball games, media and special events. The company said it would also run an employee contest awarding tickets to an upcoming exhibition game.

“By teaming with USA Basketball, 24 Hour Fitness will provide ‘best in class’ resources for the talented players from the men’s and women’s National Teams."

In London, 24 Hour Fitness helped to design and will sponsor the U.S. Olympic Committee’s High Performance Training Center, where athletes, including the USA Basketball men’s and women’s National Teams, will train and prepare for the 2012 Olympic Games.

"In our 30 year history, 24 Hour Fitness has been fortunate to support many great teams and athletes,” Carl Liebert, 24 Hour Fitness president and CEO, said in a statement. "We were there with USA Basketball in Beijing to celebrate their success in bringing home gold medals in 2008, and we are honored to continue this legacy as the teams prepare for the 2012 Olympic Games in London."

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