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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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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
Sep242014

For Those About To Rock MLB Post-Season Games, TBS, AC/DC Salute You

By Barry Janoff

September 24, 2014: There will be plenty of hits from MLB teams when the post-season begins on Sept. 30, but the group with the biggest hits might be from a team not on the playing field.

As it prepares to broadcast the American League playoffs,Turner Sports has signed a deal to use in marketing the song "Play Ball," a new track from the soon-to-be released album from AC/DC, Rock or Bust.

The song will be featured in promo spots to air on TBS and other outlets within the Turner portfolio.

The initial spot breaks this week on social media and on-air this weekend in conjunction with TBS' exclusive coverage of the MLB Wild Card Game Presented by Budweiser on Sept. 30. It shows clips of playoff-bound teams in action played out to "Play Ball." (See it here.)

The song will then be used to tout TBS' coverage of the American League Divisional Series (beginning Oct. 2) and the AL Championship Series (date TBD).

 The effort also precedes the release by Columbia Records the release of Rock or Bust, scheduled for Dec. 2, which is being called AC/DC's first studio album in six years (Black Ice in 2008). In addition to "Play Ball" there are 10 other new tracks.

Rock or Bust will be the first AC/DC album in the band's 41 year history without founding member Malcolm Young on the recordings. Earlier this year AC/DC released a statement explaining that due to an undisclosed illness, Malcolm would be taking a break from the band. The band now says that due to the nature of Malcolm's condition, he will not be returning to the band.

AC/DC will play a world tour in support of Rock or Bust in 2015. Stevie Young, nephew of founding members Angus and Malcolm Young, plays rhythm guitar on Rock or Bust and will accompany the band on tour.

Bryan Cranston Breaking Balls For MLB Playoffs On TBS

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