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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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2. Justin Verlander Houston Astros
3. Anthony Rizzo Chicago Cubs
4. Yasiel Puig Los Angeles Dodgers
5. Francisco Lindor Cleveland Indians
6. José Altuve Houston Astros
7. Enrique Hernandez Los Angeles Dodgers
8. Clayton Kershaw Los Angeles Dodgers
9. Ernie Banks Chicago Cubs
10. David Ortiz Boston Red Sox
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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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Dec172009

Traditional Media Still Most Popular With Consumers Seeking Entertainment

December 17, 2009: Good news for all those marketers and ad agencies striving to reach consumers via traditional media: According to the latest update to the Entertainment Trends in America, which is a consumer tracking survey conducted by The NPD Group, 81% of respondents watch an average of 10 hours of TV programming per week (not including feature films). And 78% of respondents listen to traditional AM/FM radio, spending over five hours per week doing so.

Of course, TiVo and DVRs still cut into commercial time, but at least, according to NPD, the opportunity to reach a massive audience still exists. The TV numbers are expected to be strong in the early part of 2010, when TV must-see's include the Super Bowl and the Winter Olympics.

“There’s a perception that families spending time in front of a glowing TV hearth has been replaced by glowing laptop or iPod displays,” Russ Crupnick, entertainment industry analyst for NPD, Port Washington, NY, said in a statement. “And while that’s true for some families, TV remains the top entertainment choice by far in the United States.”

According to the survey, instant messaging and e-mail are also extremely popular; 70% of respondents took part in those activities, on average, 4 hours per week. Also, 47% visit social networking sites, spending an average of 5 hours on that activity; and Twitter was listed by 11% of respondents, who reported tweeting an average of three hours per week.

According to NPD's Entertainment Trends in America, the top five leisure-time activities based on the percentage of U.S. consumers who took part in each activity in the prior week, are the following:


1. Watch TV show/sports/news (excluding movies): 81%
2. Listen to music on traditional AM/FM radio (not satellite): 78%
3. Instant-messaging or e-mailing: 70%
4. Listen to music on a CD: 60%
5. Watch a movie on TV (excluding Pay-Per-View and Video on Demand): 58%
Source: NPD Group

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