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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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Friday
Feb222013

Under Armour Takes Nike To Court - Not The Hoops Kind - Over Marketing Infringement

By Barry Janoff

February 22, 2013: Sportswear and shoe company Under Armour said it has filed a lawsuit against Nike, alleging that the company is illegally using Under Armour's slogan, "I Will," in marketing efforts.

The lawsuit was filed by Baltimore-based Under Armour Thursday (Feb. 21) in U.S. District Court in Baltimore.

Under Armour, founded in 1996 by Kevin Plank, said it has used the phrase "I Will" in marketing since 1998 and that it has trademarked its use.

Under Armour's latest marketing campaign, release earlier this month, is, "I Will: Innovation."

Nike earned $25 billion last year compared with Under Armour's $1.8 billion, according to records filed by the respective companies.

"The 'I Will' trademark is one of the cornerstone symbols of our company and its products and services, and has been for many years," Under Armour said in a statement. "We have initiated a lawsuit against Nike, Inc. based on its infringement of Under Armour's federally registered 'I Will' trademark."

According to Under Armour, Nike ads on social media platforms late last year used such phrases as, "I will finish what I started" and "I will sweat while they sleep."

One ad on Nike Basketball's Twitter page (pictured top of page) took a double swipe at Under Armour trademarked phrases, according to Under Armour: It shows two guys in Nike gear playing hoops along with the text, "I will protect my home court."

For years, Under Armour's primary mantra was "Protect this house," to which people would respond, "I will!"

"We prefer to battle our competitors in the marketplace and on the field of play with our game-changing innovative products, but we will defend ourselves whenever necessary to protect what we've worked so hard to build," Under Armour said in its statement. "We will not allow a competitor to blatantly infringe upon our established trademark rights."

Nike has not yet publicly responded to the lawsuit.

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