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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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IMDbPro’s ALL-TIME TOP-GROSSING, LIVE-ACTION SPORTS-THEMED MOVIES*
1. The Blind Side (2009) $255.9M
2. The Karate Kid (2010) $176.6M
3. The Waterboy (1998) $161.5M
4. The Longest Yard (2005) $158.1M
5. Jerry Maguire (1996) $153.9M
6. Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby (2006) $148.2M
7. Rocky IV (1985) $127.8M
8. Rocky III (1982) $125.1M
9. Seabiscuit (2003) $120.2M
10. Blades of Glory (2007) $118.6M
*These are the Top 10 domestic-grossing, live-action movies with sports as a central theme. These numbers have not been adjusted for inflation.

Data provided by Box Office Mojo

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Most-Watched Winter Olympics in U.S. TV History
1. Lillehammer, 1994* 204 million
2. Vancouver, 2010 190 million
3. Salt Lake City, 2002 187 million
T4. Torino, 2006 184 million
T4. Albertville, 1992 184 million
T4. Nagano, 1998 184 million
* Nancy Kerrigan/Tonya Harding incident

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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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Oct152009

NFL Launches Initiative With National Dairy Council To Fight Obesity Among Kids

October 15, 2009: The NFL said it has joined with the National Dairy Council to launch "Fuel Up to Play 60," an initiative aimed at tackling childhood obesity by "giving youth a voice in changing the school nutrition and physical activity environment."

Fuel Up to Play 60 is a pro-active response to the growing obesity epidemic and declining physical fitness of America's youth, according to the NFL and NDC. The NFL and NDC said they expect the program to reach 36 million youth in 60,000 elementary, middle and high schools during the 2009-10 school year.

Fuel Up to Play 60 builds upon existing NFL and NDC programs, including "NFL PLAY 60: The NFL Movement for an Active Generation," which encourages kids and their families to "get up and play an hour a day." Fuel Up to Play 60 is also based on the 2005 Dietary Guidelines for Americans. Nearly 32% of all children and adolescents, approximately 23 million kids, are now overweight or obese, a trend that has grown over the past 30 years, according to the NFL and NDC, Rosemont, Ill.

To promote the program, schools and kids will be encouraged to enroll at www.FuelUpToPlay60.com.  Participating schools will receive a Fuel Up to Play 60 School Wellness Kit with in-school promotional materials and recommended healthy eating and physical activity strategies. Visitors who pledge to eat healthier and be more physically active can input and track their daily healthy behaviors to earn points to win such prizes as iPods as well as a cafeteria makeover and gym equipment for their school. The competition end in April 2010 when the NFL and NDC will honor one school and one individual as Fuel Up to Play 60 winners.

"[The] NFL is a proud partner of Fuel Up to Play 60. It is an important component of our overall NFL Play 60 campaign," league commissioner Roger Goodell said in a statement. "Our goal is to raise awareness about the importance of staying fit and eating right, especially for America's young people. This partnership is a powerful alliance to address childhood obesity and emphasize the role of daily physical activity in a healthy lifestyle." Back to Home Page