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Dejounte Murray Completes Poster Dunk Over Paolo Banchero at Summer Pro-Am Game

Sports Illustrated
As the NBA offseason wears on, players are finding ways to keep themselves in shape ahead of training camp next month. While many players conduct their own offseason workout regimens, others play in various pro-am events around the country that take place every summer. This weekend, veteran NBA guard Isaiah......

Video game giants had a miserable second quarter as the pandemic gaming boom hits a wall

CNBC
CNBC – For more and to sign up click here A gamer plays on Sony’s Playstation 5 console at his home in Seoul. Yelim Lee | AFP via Getty Images The giants of the video game world saw their sales slide in the second quarter, as initial tailwinds from the......

Lou Whitaker’s No. 1 retired ahead of game against Tampa Bay Rays

Detriot News
Detroit News – For more and to sign up click here Detroit — Fireworks popped, fans cheered and it became official: No Detroit Tiger will ever wear the No. 1 again. That’s because the Tigers unveiled Lou Whitaker’s number on the brick wall in left-center field before their game against the Tampa Bay......

Rhule: Patriots’ Practices, Game Are ‘Litmus Test’ for Mayfield, Darnold

Sports Illustrated
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Star Gymnast Suni Lee Does Flip Into First Pitch at Twins Game (Video)

Sports Illustrated
SI – For more and to sign up click here Zach Koons Throwing out the first pitch at a baseball game isn’t an easy task for any public figure, as evidenced by the number of memorable mishaps over the years.  But three-time Olympic medalist Suni Lee chose to up the......

Dodgers Honor Vin Scully Before Game vs. Padres

Sports Illustrated
SI – For more and to sign up click here Daniel Chavkin Before their matchup at Dodger Stadium against the Padres on Friday, the Dodgers honored legendary announcer Vin Scully, who died on Wednesday at the age of 94. Los Angeles showed an almost eight-minute video that chronicled Scully’s Dodger......

Fantasy Takeaways: Josh Jacobs Steals Headlines at Hall of Fame Game

Sports Illustrated
SI – For more and to sign up click here Matt De Lima The 2022 NFL preseason kicked off Thursday night, featuring a matchup between the undefined and undefined. It’s the (more exciting in theory than in practice) Hall of Fame Game from Canton, Ohio. Spoiler alert for those tracking wins and losses......

Clayton Kershaw Exits Game During Fifth Inning Warmup Pitches

Sports Illustrated
http://www.si.com/.image/c_limit%2Ccs_srgb%2Cfl_progressive%2Ch_1200%2Cq_auto:good%2Cw_1200/MTkxMzg1NjEyMzYyNzg2NDAy/clayton-kershaw.jpg Madison Williams During Thursday’s Dodgers game vs. the Giants, Los Angeles starting pitcher Clayton Kershaw left the game in the fifth inning after an apparent injury he suffered during warmup pitches. The three-time Cy Young Award winner walked off the field with a trainer to get examined further. According to the Bill Plunkett......

Paige Bueckers Tears A.C.L. in Pickup Basketball Game, Will Miss Season

New York Times
Adam Zagoria UConn’s star point guard Paige Bueckers tore the anterior cruciate ligament in her left knee on Monday and will miss the 2022-23 women’s basketball season, the university announced Wednesday. Bueckers, a 20-year-old guard from Minnesota, was injured during a pickup basketball game, UConn officials said in a statement.......

Richard Tait, Co-Inventor of the Board Game Cranium, Dies at 58

New York Times
Mr. Tait studied computer science as an undergraduate at Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh before moving to the United States, where he earned a master’s degree at Dartmouth’s Tuck School of Business. When he finished his M.B.A., he took a job with Microsoft, in the suburbs of Seattle, just as that......

Premier League Players Will No Longer Take a Knee Before Every Game

New York Times
Victor Mather While Premier League soccer players will continue to take a knee to protest racism this season, they said Wednesday that the gesture would no longer take place at every game. Players will kneel, for example, at the Premier League’s season-opening games this weekend, and again on Boxing Day......

EXCLUSIVE U.S. game software developer Unity in talks to spin off China unit -sources

Reuters
Billboard ad of fantasy game “Genshin Impact” from Shanghai-based developer Mihoyo is pictured in Hong Kong, China October 20, 2020. REUTERS/Pei Li Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register HONG KONG, Aug 3 (Reuters) – Unity Software Inc (U.N), the U.S. developer best known for software used to......

Jags’ Lawrence, Etienne sitting out HOF Game

ESPN
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Jaguars quarterback Trevor Lawrence will not play in Thursday’s Hall of Fame Game against the Las Vegas Raiders, coach Doug Pederson said Tuesday morning. Running back Travis Etienne, who missed his rookie season with a Lisfranc injury, won’t play either, Pederson said. Etienne is not practicing Tuesday......

Lionesses’ Euro victory is the start of something special for the women’s game

ESPN
12:25 PM ET Ian DarkeESPN.com writer Close Darke, who called games for the network during the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa, is ESPN lead soccer voice in the United States. He has covered the Barclays Premier League and the Champions League since 1982, and has one of the......

Germany must follow Euro 2022 loss with renewed national focus on women’s game

ESPN
Interest in women’s football in Germany is down — as per the German Football Association (DFB) — the number of girls teams has (roughly) halved since 2010, crowd numbers in the Frauen-Bundesliga aren’t moving up and even for the women’s national team, attendances have been in free-fall for years. The......

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