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• Nascar and Goodyear have extended their alliance under which Goodyear is the exclusive tire company for Nascar's top three racing series, which dates back to 1954.
• UFC said that Cris "Cyborg" Justino would defend her UFC women's featherweight title against Holly Holm at UFC 219 in T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, on Dec. 30. Holms knocked out the previously unbeaten Ronda Rousey in 2015 to win the UFC women's bantamweight title but lost the belt to Miesha Tate.
• José Altuve of the Houston Astros named 2017 AL MVP.
• Giancarlo Stanton of the Miami Marlins named 2017 NL MVP.
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• As a complement to NBC’s primary broadcast of the Monster Energy Nascar Cup Series Championship race from Homestead-Miami Speedway on Nov. 19,  NBCSN’s Hot Pass telecast will offer simultaneous live coverage dedicated to each of the Championship four drivers — Brad Keselowski, Martin Truex Jr., Kevin Harvick and Kyle Busch — as well as Dale Earnhardt Jr. in his final Nascar Cup Series race.

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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

SOURCE: TCS NYC MARATHON

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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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May262009

Fox News Sports Roundtable Puts Vick, A-Rod, Steroids Under Critical Microscope

Roundtable participants (left to right): Barry Janoff, Terry Lyons, John Cirillo, John Mooney, Chris Botta, Mike Straka.May 26, 2009: Michael Vick, steroids, the decline of boxing and fighting in hockey were among the hot topics dissected during an exclusive roundtable at the studios of Fox News in New York last week. An inside the locker room version of "The Strategy Room," broadcast live on FoxNews.com on May 21, featured Chris Botta, former head of communications for the New York Islanders and now one of the NHL's top bloggers; John Cirillo, former svp-communications for Madison Square Garden and now head of Cirillo World public relations; Barry Janoff, former executive editor/sports editor at The Nielsen Company and now executive editor at NYSportsJournalism.com; Terry Lyons, former long-time communications and marketing executive at the NBA and now a sports industry consultant; and John Mooney, principal at JRM Communications and adjunct professor of marketing at Berkeley College. The event was hosted by Fox News' Mike Straka. Among the issues discussed:

• Michael Vick could play again in the NFL, but only if the public believes he truly regrets his actions regarding dog fighting. He also likely would be a better fit with a mid- or smaller-market team that would need a back up. The comments: "Vick is 29, far younger than other quarterbacks in the league, and he should be able to get back into playing condition. But the issues he would bring to any team could be more derisive than the fact that he can throw a football. So even if he finds an ideal situation for him, most teams would seek to avoid such confrontations with their fans."

• The issue of steroids in sports and in particular in baseball, won't go away for at least another generation. The comments: "The public perception is that baseball didn't take a substantially solid position until they were called before Congress. And now you still have such high-calibre players as Alex Rodriguez and Manny Ramirez associated with performance-enhancing drugs. So the kids growing up now watching the game, will remember what happened to the star players."

• Should baseball be held to a higher standard when other sports also are dealing with the use of illegal substances by their players? "Baseball has been and is still regarded by many as America's national pastime. Also, the records in baseball are held in higher regard than those in other sports - the home run record, Cy Young awards, etc. - and players who have been associated with performance-enhancing drugs include the all-time home run leader (Barry Bonds), the man who might surpass that record (Rodriguez) and the man who has more Cy Young awards (7) than any pitcher in major league history (Roger Clemens)."

• Will any of them get into baseball's Hall of Fame? "Remains to be seen. If you look at the era that includes Bonds, Rodriguez, Clemens, Mark McGwire, Ramirez and others, either none get in or they all get it at some point."

• Boxing used to get high ratings on TV and draw huge crowds in the U.S. Now it is struggling. The comments: "Heavyweight champions Wladimir and Vitali Klitschko draw tremendous crowds in Europe, but they don't get prime time coverage in the U.S. A lot of the excitement that existed for generations in the heavyweight division, for example, isn't there any more because there aren't fighters such as Muhammad Ali who attracted non-fight fans. Mike Tyson might have hurt the sport of boxing as much as he hurt himself."

• What's with all the fighting in hockey? "It's always been part of the game and fans see it as such. What you don't want to see is fighting just for fighting." One solution: "A guy can have one fight in a game. If he gets into another fight, he's out." Back to Home Page