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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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Marshall Faulk Runs With Cover Of 'Madden NFL 12' Hall Of Fame Edition

Marshall Faulk on the cover of the 'Madden NFL 12 Hall of Fame Edition.'May 31, 2011: EA Sports, which recently saw fans vote for Cleveland Browns running back Peyton Hillis as the cover athlete for its Madden NFL 12, is following that up by naming  former St. Louis Rams running back Marshall Faulk as the cover athlete for its limited Madden NFL 12 Hall of Fame Edition.

In August,  Faulk will become the first Madden NFL cover athlete to be inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Faulk appeared on the cover of Madden NFL 03.

The Hall of Fame Edition will be available on Aug. 30, with a limited run of 125,000 copies exclusively in the U.S. for the PlayStation3 and Xbox 360. MSRP is $89.99.
 
The Madden NFL 12 Hall of Fame version will come with several unique offerings. Under a deal with card company Panini America,  each copy of the Hall of Fame Edition will include one of four exclusive Marshall Faulk trading cards, each hand-signed by Faulk.

In addition, a "solid, 18k gold autographed card" will be randomly inserted into one Xbox 360 and one PlayStation3 copy of the Hall of Fame Edition.

Panini America's 'Madden NFL 12 Hall of Fame' card set.Panini America is also creating an exclusive "Madden Ultimate Team Platinum Pack." The Hall of Fame Edition Platinum Pack will feature a combination of 13 NFL Hall of Famers and former Madden NFL cover athletes. This includes Faulk, Barry Sanders, Jerry Rice, Rod Woodson, Eddie George, Michael Vick, Donovan McNabb, Ray Lewis, Shaun Alexander, Vince Young, Larry Fitzgerald, Troy Polamalu and Drew Brees.

All cards feature ratings from each player’s most productive season in the NFL and are fully renewable with contract extensions.

The Madden NFL 12 videogame featuring Hills on the cover will also be available in August. Hillis was chosen by fans as the Madden NFL 12 cover athlete through a five week voting campaign anchored by ESPN SportsNation. The Madden NFL 12 cover vote was called  the "most successful fan engagement campaign in EA and ESPN history" with more than 12 million votes in total.

NFL Madden 12: Players' Choice

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