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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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Nov222016

NBC Sports Preps For '18 Winter Games With 100 Hours Of World Cup Coverage

Special to NYSportsJournalism.com

November 22, 2016: The next Winter Games do not begin until Feb. 8, 2018 — 440 days from Thanksgiving Day 2016— but NBC Sports Group is preparing for the event in PyeongChang, South Korea, by airing what it called “an unprecedented” 100 hours of coverage of "test" events.

The coverage includes 12 Winter Olympic sports in which world cup events in respective sports will air across NBC, NBCSN, Universal HD, NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app from Nov. 26 through March 2017.

NBC Sports Group called this coverage its "most-ever for Olympic Winter Games test events."

The sports include alpine skiing, biathlon, bobsled, cross country skiing, figure skating,  freestyle skiing, nordic combined, short track, skeleton, ski jumping, snowboarding, and speed skating

NBC has had exclusive U.S. coverage of every Summer Olympic Games since Seoul in 1988 and every Winter Olympics Games since Salt Lake City in 2002. In 2011, NBCUniversal extended its TV rights deal for the Olympics through 2020 for $4.38 billion, and in 2014 again extended those rights through 2032 for $7.65 billion, according to industry analysts.

According to  Jim Bell, Executive Producer, NBC Olympics, "We’re proud to continue our commitment to the Olympic Games, Olympic sports and Olympic athletes, many of whom will gather to compete in PyeongChang next winter. Our unprecedented coverage of these events will provide fans with more quality Olympic-sport programming than ever before."

NBC Sports Group’s coverage features 11 different events from November through March 2017, (subject to change):
• FIS Snowboard World Cup (Nov. 26-27)
• ISU Short Track World Cup (Dec. 16-18)
• FIS Cross Country World Cup (Feb. 3-4)
• FIS Nordic Combined World Cup (Feb. 4-5)
• ISU World Single Distances Speed Skating Championships (Feb. 9-10)
• FIS Freestyle Skiing World Cup (Feb. 10-11)
• FIS Ski Jumping World Cup (Feb. 15-16)
• ISU Four Continents Figure Skating Championships (Feb. 15-18)
• IBU Biathlon World Cup (March 2-3)
• FIS Alpine Skiing World Cup (March 17)
• IBSF Bobsled and Skeleton World Cup (March 18-19)

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