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The Friday 5: July 26th

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Football is Back-ish

As of today, all 32 NFL teams have reported to training camp and we are very happy about it. Like, honestly, we couldn’t be happier.

Preseason football kicks off with the Hall of Fame game on August 1, when the Denver Broncos take on the Atlanta Falcons.

But not before just a little bit of drama. In a surprise move, the Green Bay Packers released veteran defensive lineman Mike Daniels. Daniels met with the Cleveland Browns, but ESPN’s Adam Schefter is reporting that he is finalizing a deal with the Detroit Lions.


Zion Williamson Already Making History

Game recognize game. Zion Williamson is signing with Nike’s Jumpman, as the NBA’s 2019 #1 draft pick signed a five-year deal, making it the richest in NBA history for a rookie. 

While at Duke, Williamson’s Nike sneaker broke, leaving the now New Orleans Pelican injured and out for a month. But bygones. A multimillion dollar shoe deal can make one drop a grduge real fast.


All the WNBA Stars

The WNBA’s All-Star game is tomorrow in Las Vegas and we are here for it. 

Team Delle Donne (named for team captain Elena Delle Donne) will be coached by former Detroit Piston and current coach of the Las Vegas Aces, Bill Laimbeer; while Team Wilson (named for captain A’ja Wilson, who will not participate due to injury) will be coached by Washington Mystics Head Coach and General Manager, Mike Thibault.

The starters picked for each team are below. Swoosh!


Team Delle Donne

  • GJewell LoydSeattle Storm
  • GKia NurseNew York Liberty
  • FElena Delle DonneWashington Mystics
  • F/CJonquel JonesConnecticut Sun
  • C           Brittney Griner Phoenix Mercury

Team Wilson

  • GChelsea GrayLos Angeles Sparks
  • GKayla McBrideLas Vegas Aces
  • FNatasha HowardSeattle Storm
  • FA’ja Wilson (injured)Las Vegas Aces
  • C Liz Cambage Las Vegas Aces


City of (All) Stars

The Los Angeles Dodgers will host the 2020 MLB All-Star game and Dodger Stadium will glitter. The boys in blue announced $100 million in renovations that will take place in the offseason. 

This will be the fourth All-Star Game hosted by the Dodgers franchise and the third since moving from Brooklyn to LA in 1958. It will be the second at Dodger Stadium, with the last one in 1980. Welcome to Hollywood! What’s your homerun dream?


British Open

Shane Lowry won the British Open and $10,750,000 prize. Not bad for a few days’ work. Lowry’s hometown of Clara, Ireland — population 3,432 — came out almost in entirety Tuesday evening to congratulate their native son, with local news stations streaming the entire event, from his parade through town to an array of speeches and sing-songs. 

Tracy Sandler

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