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The Friday 5: July 8th

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MLB All-Stars

MLB commissioner Rob Manfred announced Friday that Albert Pujols of the St. Louis Cardinals and Miguel Cabrera of the Detroit Tigers will be participants in this year’s All-Star Game. It will be the 11th All-Star appearance for Pujols and 12th for Cabrera.

Pujols and Cabrera join Hank Aaron as the only MLB players in history with 3,000 hits, 500 home runs and 600 doubles. Pujols has 683 career home runs and 3,326 career hits, while Cabrera got to 3,000 hits earlier this season.

The 2022 All-Stars will be announced Friday at 7 pm ET/4 pm PT on ESPN, and the game will be held at Dodger Stadium on Tuesday, July 19.



Tennis, anyone? 

On Friday, the top-seeded Novak Djokovic beat No. 9 seed Cam Norrie to advance to the Wimbledon final. He beat Norrie 2-6, 6-3, 6-2, 6-4 and will be looking for his fourth straight Wimbledon championship. Djokovic will face the unseeded Nick Kyrgios in Sunday’s final. Kyrgios did not need to play in the semifinal after Rafael Nadal withdrew with a torn abdominal muscle.

The women’s final will be played on Saturday, as No. 3 seed Ons Jabeur will take on the 17th– seeded Elena Rybakina. Both women will be making their Wimbledon final debuts.


Vince McMahon

According to a report by the Wall Street Journal, former WWE CEO Vince McMahon paid a total of at least $12 million to four women to cover up allegations of sexual misconduct. McMahon, who voluntarily stepped down as CEO last month, was also being investigated by the board of WWE for paying $3 million to hide an affair with a former paralegal. This most recent report suggests further cover ups.

The board is still investigating McMahon, as well as executive John Laurinaitis. Per the Wall Street Journal, Laurinaitis allegedly also had an intimate relationship with the former paralegal and is being investigated for an apparent $1.5 million NDA with an employee who claimed sexual misconduct in 2012.


Carolina Hurricanes and the Philadelphia Flyers

“Let’s make a deal,” the Carolina Hurricanes to the Philadelphia Flyers, probably. 

The Hurricanes traded Tony DeAngelo and a 2022 seventh-round draft pick to the Philadelphia Flyers for a 2022 fourth-round pick, a 2023 third-round pick and 2024 second-rounder. The deal was announced during the NHL draft on Friday.

DeAngelo is reportedly working on a two-year, $10 million extension with Philly. This is the third time DeAngelo, who was the 2014 19th-overall pick, has been traded. He was suspended twice in junior hockey for violating the league’s policy regarding “homophobic, racist, and sexist language” and abuse of officials. While with the Arizona Coyotes, DeAngelo was suspended for three games for physical abuse of officials.


Jurickson Profar

After a collision with shortstop C.J. Abrams, San Diego Padres left fielder Jurickson Profar collapsed attempting to walk off the field Thursday night. He was placed on a stretcher and taken off the field on a cart.

Manager Bob Melvin said that Profar was not experiencing any tingling in his arms and the team is most concerned about a concussion. Profar was taken to UC San Diego Health to be evaluated. We are sending positive thoughts for a full recovery. 

Tracy Sandler

Tracy Sandler

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