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The Friday 5: August 20th

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Giannis, NBA Star and Baseball Owner

Milwaukee Forever.

On the heels of the Milwaukee Bucks’ NBA Championship, Bucks star Giannis Antetokounmpo has purchased a stake in Major League Baseball’s Milwaukee Brewers. 

In a statement, Antetokounmpo said: “The city of Milwaukee means so much to me. I am honored to be joining the Brewers ownership group to further my commitment and dedication to this great community. I take great pride in my city and I’m excited about what we can build together.”

In December, Giannis signed a five-year, $228 million extension with the Bucks. Like I said, Milwaukee Forever.


Larry Fitzgerald

During an interview on Sirius XM’s “Let’s Go”, former Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald was asked about returning to football. Fitzgerald said, “To be honest with you, I just don’t have the urge to play right now.” Fitzgerald appears on the show with Jim Gray and Bucs’ QB Tom Brady.

Fitzgerald played for 17 years with the Cardinals and is an 11-time Pro Bowler. He is currently an unrestricted free agent.


Robert Williams and the Boston Celtics

Robert Williams will be wearing green for the foreseeable future, as he and the Boston Celtics have agreed to a four-year, $54 million extension, per Adrian Wojnarowski.

Williams was the 27th pick in the 2018 NBA Draft. He has played in 113 games and started 16. This past season, Williams started 13 of the 52 games he played, averaging eight points, 6.9 rebounds and 1.8 assists per game.


Travis d’Arnaud and the Atlanta Braves

Not only have the Atlanta Braves won 13 of their last 15 games, but they’ve also agreed to a two-year, $16 million extension with catcher Travis d’Arnaud. How’s that for a productive Friday? The deal includes an $8 million team option for 2024.

The Braves currently have a four-game lead over the Philadelphia Phillies, as they open their weekend series against the Baltimore Orioles. The Phillies are in San Diego this weekend to take on the Padres.


Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal

The tennis world will be missing a couple of greats at this year’s U.S. Open, as Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal have both withdrawn, ending their 2021 seasons.

Federer, 40, will undergo a fourth knee surgery, while Nadal, 35, is dealing with chronic left foot pain, leading to Friday’s announcement that he will not play on tour again this year.

The US Open begins Monday, August 30 and goes through Sunday, Sept. 12.

Tracy Sandler

Tracy Sandler

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