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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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May112011

USOC Continues Marketing March Toward 2012 Olympics With Nutrition Bar Deal

May 11, 2011: As the 2012 Summer Olympics in London draw closer, the U.S. Olympic Committee and its marketing partners are becoming more intense in marketing efforts and consumer activations.

The USOC has enhanced its marketing roster, signing a multi-year deal with PR Nutrition to create, develop and sell a line of Team USA performance nutrition bars.

Financial terms were not disclosed.

The alliance, which runs through June 2017, makes PR*Bar the official performance nutrition bar licensee of the USOC, the U.S. Olympic Team and the U.S. Paralympic Team.

In April, the USOC signed a deal that returned Kellogg's as a marketing partner after a three-year absence.

Earlier this year, the USOC extended its alliance with Nike and signed new deals with Citigroup and TD Ameritrade.

Under terms of the new deal, PR*Bar will consult with USOC sports dietitians to create, develop and sell a line of Team USA performance nutrition bars. This marks the first time USOC sports dietitians will consult with a nutrition bar company to help create a product based on collective input, according to the Olympic organization.

 PR*Bar’s line of Team USA performance nutrition bars, as well as PR*Bar’s U.S. Olympic-branded nutrition bars, will be available at retail in mid-2011. A portion of the proceeds of these sales will support the training of U.S. Olympic and Paralympic athletes and hopefuls.

In addition, PR*Bar’s Team USA performance nutrition bars will be available to U.S. Olympic and Paralympic hopefuls at the U.S. Olympic Training Centers in Colorado Springs, Colo., Chula Vista, Calif., and Lake Placid, N.Y., and at the Olympic and Paralympic Games.

"Our athletes work hard . . . Team USA performance nutrition bars will help them power their bodies for training and competition."

“We are thrilled to welcome PR*Bar into the U.S. Olympic Family of licensees,” Lisa Baird, CMO for USOC, said in a statement. “Our athletes work hard each and every day to be at their peak performance, and having easy access to Team USA performance nutrition bars will help them power their bodies for training and competition. In addition, fans who purchase PR*Bars will also be helping to support America’s athletes by financially contributing to their Olympic and Paralympic journeys.”

According to Bill Logue, co-founder and CEO of PR Nutrition, based in Carlsbad, Calif., “It’s an incredible honor to be part of the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Family, and we look forward to introducing our new line of Team USA performance bars. Moreover, we are happy that the Team USA bars, as well as our PR*Bar family of products, will provide proceeds to support U.S. Olympic and Paralympic athletes.”

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