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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.
has signed a five-year extension with to continue as "Official Fan-to-Fan Ticket Marketplace" for and the 30 clubs. "A valuable partner for our teams and their fans over the past decade."
• 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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3. Anthony Rizzo Chicago Cubs
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5. Francisco Lindor Cleveland Indians
6. José Altuve Houston Astros
7. Enrique Hernandez Los Angeles Dodgers
8. Clayton Kershaw Los Angeles Dodgers
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Dec182015

LG Electronics Seeks To Recreate '1984' Disruption With First Super Bowl Commerical

By Barry Janoff

December 17, 2015: If you plan to become a rookie participant on the roster of companies that will run ads during Super Bowl 50 this February, it doesn't hurt to have your commercial created by an agency associated with what has arguably been called the greatest Super Bowl spot of all time.d

LG Electronics said that it's premiere NFL Super Bowl spot would be produced by production company RSA Films, run under the auspices of Ridley Scott and his son, Jake Scott.

Scott recently won the the 2015 Best Director Award from the National Board of Review for The Martian. His career as a Hollywood director and producer also includes such movies as Alien, Blade Runner, American Gangster, Prometheus and Gladiator.

He also was at the helm for Macintosh's "1984" commercial, which aired during the third quarter of Super Bowl XVIII (1984), and has been named the best Super Bowl ad of all time by numerous organizations.

The LG spot will be directed by Jake Scott, who has done has six Super Bowl commercials, including Budweiser's "Lost Dog," which was selected by various analysts as the best spot during Super Bowl XLIX this past February.

LG said that its Super Bowl 50 ad would support its OLED TV and position it as a "New era in TV technology." The company said the spot would be a collaborative effort between Ridley and Jake Scott.

"With '1984', audiences were introduced to a technological advancement that promised to change everything," Jake Scott said in a statement. "I see a similar kind of disruption with LG OLED TV."

"We are extremely excited to work with Ridley and Jake Scott on the OLED TV Super Bowl commercial project," Lee Jeong-seok, vp and head of the marketing communication division for the LG Electronics Home Entertainment Co., said in a statement. "LG will continue to offer consumers the opportunity to witness OLED TV's abilities for perfect black levels and exceptional color representation, which come together to create a whole new viewing experience."

LG Electronics is no stranger to big sports programming, having been an official NCAA corporate partner since 2009, with multi-platform campaigns to support March Madness, CFB playoffs and other activations among the NCAA's 89 championship events across 23 sports.

Although specific details were not released, LG said that its Super Bowl 50 spot would "illustrate the company's commitment to exploring new technologies and communicate the bold message that OLED TV isn't just a new TV —  it represents a whole new era in television technology."

According to Ridley Scott, "When I first saw OLED TV's, I was mesmerized by its staggering picture quality."

Thirty-second spots during the CBS broadcast are going for upward of $5 million, according to industry analysts.

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