Turns out European soccer fans aren’t happy with
the largely American ownership groups who tried to take their clubs into the
Super League. They’ve protested and now, the ones with the cash to make it
happen, are attempting to outright purchase majority ownership stakes in the
Sing for the moment: Daniel Ek, co-founder and CEO
of Spotify as well as a lifelong Arsenal fan, is launching a takeover
bid for the English club with three former Arsenal legends - Thierry
Henry, Patrick Viera, and Dennis Bergkamp.
Crypto has a day: Trevor Lawrence signed
with Blockfolio, a company that lets users buy and sell a range of
cryptocurrencies. T-Law received his payment in crypto on Friday, meaning
it’s likely up about ~10% already.
Meanwhile, Chiefs TE Sean Culkin is going
all in on Bitcoin, becoming the first NFL player to convert his
entire salary to the cryptocurrency.
Welcome to the club: The NFL and social audio
startup Clubhouse agreed on a partnership to bring listeners inside access
to a range
of shows during NFL Draft Week.
Let's dance: Vikings receiver Justin Jefferson and
the dance he made famous, The Griddy, will be featured in Fortnite. Justin
also made sure the originator of the dance gets
his credit, too.
AROUND THE LEAGUES
(31-29) San Antonio Spurs 146 vs. (27-34) Washington Wizards 143
DeMar DeRozan (37 pts, 10 ast) and the Spurs held off Washington’s
two superstars Bradley Beal (45 pts) and Russ Westbrook (22 pts, 13
reb, 14 ast) to win the high-scoring affair.
(43-15) Phoenix Suns 118 vs. (34-28) New York Knicks 110
Two seasons ago the Suns went 19-63. Now, they’re a game back from
1st in the West and just ended the longest active winning streak in
(14-7) Kansas City Royals 3 vs. (7-16) Detroit Tigers 2
The Royals haven’t finished above .500 since they won the 2015 World
Series, but now sit comfortably atop the AL Central after completing
their first 4-game road sweep since 1999.
(10-12) Atlanta Braves 8 vs. (10-12) Chicago Cubs 7
The Braves’ Dansby Swanson burned sage pregame to ward off any bad
mojo, and it worked! His solo home run in the 3rd proved to be the
one run they needed to earn the W.
(21-15-12) Dallas Stars 4 vs. (31-10-7) Carolina Hurricanes 3
The Stars upset the Central division’s first-place Hurricanes thanks
to a big game from Jamie Benn (1 goal, 3 ast). Despite the loss, the
Canes became the first team in their division to clinch a playoff
(62 pts) Leicester City 2 vs. (38 pts) Crystal Palace 1
Leicester City’s Kelechi Iheanacho extended his goalscoring run to
14 goals in 14 games, giving the team a late victory in the 80’.
Leicester sits at 3rd in the EPL table.
Stat: Steph Curry broke James Harden’s record for
most 3-pointers made in a month with 85. And he still has two more games to
Quote: “My mom came up with my name. She called me
this because she knew I would be the best athlete out of everyone in the
-Decoldest Crawford, a 2022 LSU football commit. Mom knows best.
Stat #2: Angels’ Shohei Ohtani became the first
pitcher since Babe Ruth to start a game while also leading the MLB in home
runs. He went 2-3 with 2 RBI and 3 runs, meaning he contributed more runs
(5) than he allowed as a pitcher (4).
Real Madrid (+135) vs. Chelsea (+230) - 3:00 ET on Paramount+
(-9) Milwaukee Bucks (37-23) vs. Charlotte Hornets (30-30) - 7:00 ET on
Dallas Mavericks (33-27) vs. Golden State Warriors (31-30) - 9:30 ET on TNT
Boston Red Sox (14-9) vs. (-1.5) New York Mets (9-8) - 7:10 ET on ESPN
Chicago Cubs (10-12) vs. (-1.5) Atlanta Braves (10-12) - 7:20 ET on ESPN+
New York Islanders (29-14-5) vs. (-1.5) Washington Capitals (31-13-4) - 7:00
ET on NBCSN
(-1.5) Tampa Bay Lightning (32-14-2) vs. Chicago Blackhawks (22-21-5) - 8:00
ET on ESPN+
B. The Steelers have had only three, yes three,
head coaches since 1970. That's less than half as many as the Vikings (8)
who have the second least.
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