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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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Nov302009

GoDaddy Going Three More Laps With Danica Patrick

November 30, 2009: GoDaddy.com, the domain hosting and Web registration company that has a history of being irreverent, has signed a three-year deal with race car driver Danica Patrick, extending into 2012 an alliance that began in 2006. Patrick also signed a three-year extension with her race team, Andretti  Autosport, which she joined in 2007. Financial terms were not disclosed for either deal.

GoDaddy.com will remain the primary Izod IndyCar Series sponsor for Andretti Autosport, and will also feature Patrick in its ad(s) to air during Super Bowl XLIV in February, scheduled to film this week. Patrick has starred in several GoDaddy Super Bowl commercials, including this year's "Shower" and "Speeding," both of which show Patrick in compromising situations.

"All of us at Andretti Autosport are looking forward to having Danica back with the team and are excited about working with Bob Parsons and everyone at GoDaddy as the primary sponsor on Danica's car," Michael Andretti, chairman, president and CEO for Andretti Autosport, said in a statement. "GoDaddy brings a lot of energy to our team and to the Izod IndyCar Series. We're very excited about the opportunity to work with them in 2010 and beyond."

Other GoDaddy spokeswomen include golfer Anna Rawson and poker pro Vanessa Rousso. Patrick's endorsement deals also include Honda, AirTran, Izod, Tissot and 7-Eleven, earning about $10 million per year.

“Danica is the quintessential GoDaddy Girl,” Bob Parsons, GoDaddy CEO and founder, said in a statement. “Danica is a beautiful woman competing in a male-dominated sport. She’s passionate. She’s focused. She’s all about doing what it takes to win and we love that about her. Not to mention she’s edgy, smokin’ hot and as tough as any competitor anywhere. We are very good together."

According to Patrick, “Bob Parsons and GoDaddy have believed in me from the start. You know, my life long goal is to win the Indy 500 and I’d love to do that in the GoDaddy.com car.”

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