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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.

Data provided by Box Office Mojo

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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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Friday
Jul092010

Sales Of WNBA Jerseys Sparked By All-Star Candace Parker

July 8, 2010: With the WNBA All-Star Game coming on July 10, the league has released the latest list of the most popular player jerseys and team merchandise. Los Angeles Sparks forward Candace Parker tops the WNBA’s list of most popular jerseys, a spot she has held since October 2008.

This list is based on sales at the NBA Store in New York City and WNBAStore.com from October 2009 through June 2010. Specific sales figures were not disclosed. Adidas is entering its fourth season as the official oncourt uniform and apparel provider for the WNBA.

According to the WNBA, Parker’s jersey is the best selling jersey in the history of both the NBA Store and WNBAStore.com. The Sparks also had the best-selling merchandise.

The New York Liberty have four players among the top ten best selling jerseys, including Shameka Christon, who was traded to the Chicago Sky in March. Atlanta Dream forward Angel McCoughtry made her debut on the list at No. 10.

TOP 10 MOST POPULAR PLAYER JERSEYS
1.    Candace Parker – Los Angeles Sparks
2.    Diana Taurasi – Phoenix Mercury*
3.    Lisa Leslie – Los Angeles Sparks
4.    Becky Hammon – San Antonio Silver Stars*
5.    Janel McCarville – New York Liberty
6.    Essence Carson – New York Liberty
7.    Shameka Christon – New York Liberty
8.    Cappie Pondexter – New York Liberty*
9.    Sue Bird – Seattle Storm*
10.   Angel McCoughtry – Atlanta Dream*
* Member of WNBA All-Star Team

TOP 5 MOST POPULAR TEAM MERCHANDISE
1.    Los Angeles Sparks
2.    Phoenix Mercury
3.    San Antonio Silver Stars
4.    Seattle Storm
5.    New York Liberty
Source: WNBA


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