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Global Sports Inc., and iQVC have developed and are operating a sporting goods store for iQVC. The new Ready Set Sports store has over 16,000 items from approximately 1,000 brands. The site features product comparison capabilities, buyer's guides, and Pro Tips. The shopping cart is fully integrated to give shoppers from the iQVC site and the sporting goods store a single checkout process. iQVC is the online retailing division of QVC Inc. Global Sports Inc. develops and operates the e-commerce sporting goods businesses of specialty retailers, general merchandisers, Internet companies, and media companies under exclusive long-term agreements.