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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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Most Exciting Sports Worldwide
1. Athletics (i.e. Olympics) 47% Very/Quite Exciting
2. Tennis 43%
3. Football (soccer) 43%
4. Rugby 41%
5. Gymnastics 36%
6. Boxing 32%
7. Formula 1 32%
8. Swimming 26%
9. Horse Racing 25%
10. Cycling 25%

Most Boring Sports Worldwide
1. Golf 70% Very/Quite Boring
2. U.S. Football 59%
3. Cricket 58%
4. Darts 58%
5. Snooker 57%
6. Basketball 52%
7. Horse Racing 52%
8. Cycling 50%
9. Formula 1 49%
10. Boxing 46%

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Top Selling MLS Player Jerseys
1. Miguel Almirón Atlanta United
2. Bastian Schweinsteiger Chicago Fire
3. Josef Martínez Atlanta United
4. Jordan Morris Seattle Sounders
5. David Villa NYCFC
6. Clint Dempsey Seattle Sounders
7. Sebastian Giovinco Toronto FC
8. Kaká Orlando City FC
9. Andrea Pirlo NYCFC
10. Nicolás Lodeiro Seattle Sounders
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Friday
Feb102012

Michael Phelps Heads To Olympics With Confidence, Thanks To Head & Shoulders

By Barry Janoff

Feb. 10, 2012: World-class swimmer Michael Phelps spends a lot of time in the water, but not all of it. Which is one reason he has signed with Procter & Gamble's Head & Shoulders to star in a global marketing campaign.

Phelps, who is in training for the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, joins Troy Polamalu of the Pittsburgh Steelers and and Minnesota Twins All-Star catcher Joe Mauer as brand spokesmen.

Phelps will be featured in a multi-media campaign, "Wash in Confidence," that is scheduled to break later this month on TV, print and via a digital and social media platform. Tagline: "It's not just the flakes we wash out, it's the confidence we wash in."

The campaign is timed to support the launch of four Head & Shoulders' shampoos for men: Active Sport, High Endurance, Refresh and Deep Clean.

“I have found throughout my career that one of the most important factors in performance is confidence," Phelps said in a statement. "By using head & shoulders I have the confidence that I need to be at my best for the moments that matter most – in the pool and in life.”

The effort also touts P&G's roll as an Olympic partner. According to the company, "The Head & Shoulders' Olympic Games ‘Wash in Confidence’ campaign is aimed at encouraging individuals all over the world to take part by washing in confidence and washing out doubt. With the ‘Wash in confidence’ campaign, Head & Shoulders captures the inclusive, participatory spirit of the Olympic Games, for Olympians and ordinary people."

"If there is any bit of doubt or negativity, than you are not going to be as successful as possible." — Michael Phelps

A dedicated Facebook page encourages visitors to "shower their national athletes with messages of support." As part of the relationship, Head & Shoulders will also support Phelps’ charitable efforts through the Michael Phelps Foundation.

According to Phelps, "If there is any bit of doubt or negativity, than you are not going to be as successful as possible. To be your best, you have to trust and believe in yourself completely, you have to be confident, and receiving support messages from fans all over the world certainly goes a long way.”

Phelps marketing partners also include Subway, Under Armour and Hilton Hotels.