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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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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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Mar292011

2K Sports Plans A Perfect $1 Million Party For 'MLB 2K11' Wannabe Pitchers

Action from 'MLB 2K11', where pitching the first perfect game will again be rewarded with a cool million dollars.March 29, 2011: Last year, 2K Sports received national attention when it offered $1 million to the first person who could pitch a perfect game on its MLB 2K10 videogame. Wade McGilberry from Alabama then received the same attention when he used Kenshin Kawakami (then with the Atlanta Braves) to face and retire 27 MLB 2K10 batters and cash in on 2K's offer.

2K's perfect game challenge is back for MLB 2K11, complete with a multi-media marketing pitch touting the grand prize $1 million offer. This year, to support the official April 1 start of the MLB 2K11 Million Dollar Challenge, the company not only has enlisted the services of Philadelphia Phillies' Roy Halliday (who pitched his own real life perfect game during the 2010 season and then added  post-season no-hitter) and Brian Wilson of the World Series champion San Francisco Giants, but is also having an official event party in New York.

To coincide with the opening of the 2011 MLB season, 2K plans to open the doors to The MLB FanCave, which will be filled with gaming stations loaded up with MLB 2K11. The event, open to the public, will take place at the former site of Tower Records (692 Broadway and East 4th), located near the New York University and Cooper Union campuses.

While giving it their best shots to try for this year’s million dollar grand prize, gamers will be joined not only by pro athletes but also celebrities including McGilberry, who will bring his winning Million Dollar Perfect Game Challenge karma into play.
 
According to 2K, the event will begin at 12 Noon EST, when fans can pick up a controller and use one of the preset videogame stations. Even if no one completes a perfect game during the event, 2K Sports will be giving people the opportunity to hobnob there with the likes of Austin Jackson, of the Detroit Tigers, Joba Chamberlain from the New York Yankees, Hall of Famer "Goose" Gossage, DJ Clue, Pauly D and Fabolous, who are among those scheduled to attend.

It turns out that pitcher Kenshin Kawakami could have time to be one of the people seeking to win the $1 million. After being cut from the Braves' 40-man roster at the end of last season following a 1-10 record and a 5.15 ERA, the 35-year-old right-hander from Japan who "pitched" a perfect MLB 2K10 game for Wade McGilberry participated in spring training with Atlanta as a non-roster invitee but was reassigned to the minors. Since joining Atlanta from Japan's Chunichi Dragons in 2009, Kawakami has gone 8-22 with a 4.32 ERA (not including his videogame perfection).

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