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• Six first-year eligible candidates are among the 27 semi-finalists for the Pro Football Hall of Fame Class of 2018: CB/S Ronde Barber, G Steve Hutchinson, LB Ray Lewis, LB Brian Urlacher, WR Randy Moss andDE/DT Richard Seymour. The Class of 2018 will be unveiled during NFL Honors, a two-hour prime-time awards special to air nationally (Feb. 3, 2018) on the eve of Super Bowl LII.
• The New York Knicks named Dan Sabreen vp-public relations, effective Nov. 27. Sabreen has spent more than a decade at CBS Sports, most recently as vp-communications.
• For every save made by goalkeepers during MLS Eastern and Western Conference Championships and MLS Cup, Allstate said it would donate two new soccer nets to fields in need in that club's city. MLS goalies participating inlcude Zack Steffen (Columbus Crew), Joe Willis (Houston Dynamo), Stefan Frei (Seattle Sounders) and Alex Bono (Toronto FC).
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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

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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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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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Aug172010

David Beckham Gets Active As Global Spokesman For EA Sports 'Active 2'

August 17, 2010: David Beckham missed the 2010 World Cup and will miss most, if not all, of the Los Angeles Galaxy's MLS season after tearing his left Achilles' tendon this past March while playing for AC Milan. However, Electronic Arts knows about the power of the man who can sell it like Beckham and has signed him as "brand ambassador" for EA Sports Active 2, a line of interactive fitness products that feature personalized, customizable workouts.

According to EA Sports, Beckham will act as the franchise spokesperson and will be featured in advertising and retail material across Europe and Australia. Financial terms were not disclosed.

“David has always worked hard to stay in excellent shape and has inspired people around the world to make fitness a priority,” Jens Uwe Intat, svp and GM of European Publishing for EA, said in a statement. “We’re excited about this collaboration with David as the high value he places on fitness makes him a perfect fit for EA Sports Active 2. We are looking forward to working with him to motivate people everywhere to get active.”

A teaser running on the EA Sports Active Web site shows Beckham in an empty stadium exercising and working out to get into game shape. Text offers: "David Beckham. EA Sports Active 2. Now it's your turn." Additional support includes social media sites such as Twitter.

According to the videogame company, EA Sports Active 2 focuses on improving muscular strength, endurance and flexibility, as well as improving cardio. It will combine a heart rate monitor and motion tracking data to deliver a fitness experience that achieves authentic, measurable results.

EA Sports Active 2 will be available on Kinect for Xbox 360, PlayStation3, Wii, iPhone and iPod touch in Europe and Australia on Nov. 19. (MSRP $99.95 in the U.S.)

“EA Sports Active is impressive and includes many elements that I have seen throughout my football career,” said Beckham. “I’m excited to collaborate with EA Sports, who have a great track record in developing authentic and credible sports products and games over the years.”

Beckham's other endorsement deals include adidas, Coty and GO3.

 

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