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AD to ‘protect’ A&M in SEC amid Texas, OU report

ESPN
HOOVER, Ala. — Texas A&M athletic director Ross Bjork is standing up for his school after a Houston Chronicle report that Texas and Oklahoma have reached out to the SEC about joining the conference. The newspaper cited an unnamed college official and said an announcement could come within a couple......

Report: Texas, Oklahoma Look to Leave Big 12, Join SEC

Sports Illustrated
http://www.si.com/.image/c_limit%2Ccs_srgb%2Cfl_progressive%2Ch_1200%2Cq_auto:good%2Cw_1200/MTgyNTkzMTgzMjE2MDUxNjE5/texas-oklahoma-sec.jpg Michael Shapiro Ricardo B. Brazziell/American-Statesman via Imagn Content Services, LLC Texas and Oklahoma have reached out to the SEC regarding a potential conference move, according to the Houston Chronicle‘s Brent Zwerneman. The addition of the Big 12 powers would give the SEC 16 schools, creating the nation’s first “super-conference,”......

Report: 49ers Sign Fred Warner to $95 Million Extension

Sports Illustrated
Kyle Terada/USA Today Sports The 49ers signed linebacker Fred Warner to a five-year, $95 million contract extension on Wednesday, according to NFL Network’s Mike Garafolo.  Warner will earn $40.5 million in guarantees, per Garafolo. He is now the highest-paid inside linebacker in the NFL. Warner, 24, was selected in the......

Report: Olympics Social Media Team Banned From Posting Kneeling Protests

Sports Illustrated
http://www.si.com/.image/c_limit%2Ccs_srgb%2Cfl_progressive%2Ch_1200%2Cq_auto:good%2Cw_1200/MTgyNTg3OTc2MTA1MDc2MDcz/olympics-kneel.jpg Andrew Gastelum The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has banned its social media teams from posting images of Olympians taking a knee in protest at the Tokyo Games, according to The Guardian. The British newspaper reports that the mandate was issued before Wednesday’s opening women’s soccer match between Great Britain......

New bill would make some companies report cyber attacks to the government

CNBC
CNBC – For more and to sign up click here U.S. Senator Mark Warner, Democrat of Virginia and Chairman of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, holds a hearing about worldwide threats, on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, April 14, 2021. Saul Loeb | Pool | Reuters A new bill......

Report: Emmert Made $2.9M Despite NCAA Revenue Drop

Sports Illustrated
Robert Deutsch/USA TODAY Sports NCAA president Mark Emmert was paid $2.9 million during the 2019-20 fiscal year despite a drop in revenue of over 50 percent, according to ESPN’s Dan Murphy. Emmert’s $2.9 million salary is a “slight increase in pay,” compared to the previous year, per ESPN. As for......

Richard Sherman Crash Report, Cops Say NFLer Collided W/ Barrier After Failing To Handle Turn

TMZ Sports has obtained the crash report from Richard Sherman‘s car accident last week … and it looks like the NFL star just barely avoided a head-on collision with a barrier. In the docs, police produced a diagram of how they say Sherman wrecked his 2014 Mercedes on a highway......

Michigan online gambling operators report $114.2 million in June revenue

Detriot News
Detroit News – For more and to sign up click here Online gaming and sports betting operators in Michigan reported $114.2 million in revenues for June, according to figures released Monday by the Michigan Gaming Control Board.  Of that total, operators reported $89.2 million in gross receipts tied to internet......

Military-grade spyware found on journalists and activists’ phones: report

USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Mychael Schnell Military-grade spyware licensed by an Israeli firm was used in attempts to hack into smartphones belonging to journalists and activists, according to a new investigation by The Washington Post and 16 media partners. The Post reported on Sunday that......

With the Tokyo Olympics days away, officials report the first virus cases inside the athletes’ village.

New York Times
New York Times – For more and to sign up click here With the opening ceremonies for the Tokyo Olympic Games set for Friday, organizers reported more than two dozen positive coronavirus tests this weekend among people who have traveled to Japan for the event, including the first cases inside......

Report finds little-known security unit in Commerce abused power and investigated employees of Chinese or Southeast Asian ancestry for years

CNN
USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here The report, involving more than two dozen whistleblowers with allegations dating to the mid-2000s, found that the Investigations and Threat Management Service (ITMS) at the Department of Commerce launched unauthorized investigations into the department’s employees, “disproportionally” impacting people of......

‘Rogue’ U.S. Agency Used Racial Profiling to Investigate Commerce Dept. Employees, Report Says

New York Times
WASHINGTON — Officials in a little-known security unit within the Commerce Department conducted unauthorized surveillance and investigations into the agency’s employees that targeted people of Chinese and Middle Eastern descent, Senate investigators said in a new report. The report, informed by more than two dozen whistle-blowers and released this week......

Report: Ohtani Donates HR Derby Bonus to Angels Staffers

Sports Illustrated
SI – For more and to sign up click here Nick Selbe Angels two-way star Shohei Ohtani might not have won this year’s Home Run Derby, but he’s certainly considered a winner by those within the organization. Ohtani reportedly received $150,000 for his participation in the event, per Jeff Fletcher......

Commerce office used racial profiling operating as ‘rogue’ police force: Senate report

USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Celine Castronuovo A new Senate report into a security office within the Department of Commerce found that officials used racial profiling and for more than a decade operated as “a rogue, unaccountable police force,” in its unauthorized surveillance of......

Report: Wizards to Hire Wes Unseld Jr. As Next Head Coach

Sports Illustrated
SI – For more and to sign up click here Nick Selbe The Wizards are reportedly nearing an agreement to hire Nuggets assistant Wes Unseld Jr. to be the franchise’s next head coach, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. The two sides are expected to begin contract negotiations Saturday, with both......

Report: Ogwumikes, Williams Appeal to CAS on FIBA Ruling

Sports Illustrated
SI – For more and to sign up click here Madeline Coleman Nneka and Chiney Ogwumike and Elizabeth Williams filed an appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport on Friday, asking it to rule on FIBA’s decision on their statuses to compete for the Nigerian national team in the......

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