He's one of the first high school athletes not to give up his college eligibility by signing an endorsement deal.
Our only question is what happens if Williams goes to a school not sponsored by PUMA…
⚾️ The Alameda County board approved funding a new stadium for the Oakland A’s at Howard Terminal, a waterfront location in the Port of Oakland. The renderings look awesome.
The decision likely keeps the A’s in California. If a deal wasn’t approved, they were looking to follow the Raiders to Las Vegas.
The vote is non-binding, so the county can still choose to back away from the deal.
⚾️ Finding a way to (il)legally stream your favorite sports team just got a little harder.
A Minnesota man, who created streams to NFL, NBA, MLB, and NHL games, was charged with attempting to extort the MLB for $150,000 by threatening to publicize their web infrastructure weaknesses.
Looks like he struck out on that attempt… sorry, we couldn’t help ourselves.
🏈 The NFL enhanced the Rooney Rule, now requiring teams to interview at least two external minority candidates for all coordinator and GM openings, similar to the rule for head coaching vacancies.
John Doe 1
Former Chicago Blackhawks forward Kyle Beach revealed himself as ‘John Doe 1’ in the sexual assault report into the team’s former video coach.
“Yesterday was a day of many emotions,” Beach said. “I don't think we could have ever imagined what would have come out of yesterday's press conference. And following it, just a great feeling of relief, vindication, and it was no longer my word against everybody else's because a lot of things were made public.”
Beach was selected in the first round of the NHL draft by Chicago back in 2008. The sexual assault occurred in 2010 during the NHL playoffs, to Beach and a currently unnamed player ‘John Doe 2.’
“Every guy on the team knew about it,” one player on the 2010 team told The Athletic. “Every single guy on the team knew.”
Beach reported the incident right after it happened and no action was taken. The Blackhawks won the Stanley Cup that year. Finally, this week, an independent investigation into the claims revealed the truth (full report).
The fallout: The scope of the investigation is only widening.
Blackhawks general manager Stan Bowman stepped down.
Blackhawks senior VP of Ops Al MacIsaac stepped down.
Florida Panthers head coach Joel Quenneville, who coached the Blackhawks at the time, resigned yesterday after meeting with the NHL.
The NHL sent a league-wide memo stressing players “immediately report to the Commissioner or Deputy Commissioner conduct involving NHL and/or Club personnel, on or off the ice, that is clearly inappropriate, unlawful or demonstrably abusive.”
Ground & Pound
(7-1) Green Bay Packers 24vs. (7-1) Arizona Cardinals 21
Without Davante Adams and their other top two receivers, the Packers turned to the ground game. Aaron Jones (110 total yards, 1 TD) and AJ Dillon (78 yards) ran all over Arizona.
For the Cards, it wasn’t pretty. Kyler Murray (274 yards, 2 INTs) struggled only to get going late before throwing the game-ending interception in the endzone.
ICYMI: Aaron Rodgers created a fantastic meme after being knocked down throwing a touchdown.
(3-2) Memphis Grizzlies104vs. (4-1) Golden State Warriors 101 - OT
Ja Morant (30 pts, 7 reb, 5 ast) and Steph Curry (36 pts, 7 reb, 8 ast) put on a show, with Ja’s Grizzlies pulling it out in overtime.