Showing posts with label Sports. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Sports. Show all posts

Saturday, March 20, 2021

The First Black Female NFL Referee

 


Maia Chaka made NFL history as the first Black woman to be named an official referee by the league.


The TODAY Show reported that the Virginia Beach-based phys-ed and health teacher has trained with the football league since 2014. She was overjoyed to hear that her hard and effort landed her the job.

Wednesday, March 17, 2021

LeBron Becomes Part Owner of Red Sox

 


LeBron James has joined Fenway Sports Group as a partner, making him a part-owner of the Boston Red Sox, according to the Boston Globe. Maverick Carter, LeBron's longtime friend and business partner, also joined LeBron in the deal. Additionally, FSG is also taking a $750 million investment from RedBird Capital Partners.


LeBron already had a stake in the English soccer team Liverpool Football Club, whose majority owner is Fenway Sports Group. FSG is led by billionaire John Henry, and also includes the NESN cable channel, a marketing arm, a real estate firm, and Roush Fenway Racing. Henry, who is also the owner of the Boston Globe, will retain control of FSG with Tom Werner as chairman and Michael Gordon as president.

Thursday, January 28, 2021

Brodie Wagenen Named Chief Operating Officer of Roc Nation Sports

 


Former Mets general manager Brodie Van Wagenen is joining Jay-Z's  Sports as the company's chief operating officer, Van Wagenen announced.


Van Wagenen worked with Roc Nation when he was the co-head of Creative Arts Agency's baseball division. Van Wagenen took the Mets job in October 2018 and left the agency.


"We believed in the vision Jay and [Juan Perez] had back in 2013," Van Wagenen told ESPN's Jeff Passan. "We've stayed in constant contact with them. It was a natural homecoming."

Sunday, January 24, 2021

Is Aaron Rogers Finally Leaving The Packers?

 


Aaron Rodgers walked off Lambeau Field feeling “gutted” after losing the NFC Championship Game for the fourth time in the past seven seasons and wondering about his future with the team.


“A lot of guys’ futures that are uncertain – myself included,” Rodgers said following the Green Bay Packers’ 31-26 loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.


Even as he’s likely to receive his third NFL MVP award in 13 days, Rodgers hinted that the unthinkable – he won’t be back for his 17th season with the team and 14th as the team’s starter – isn’t so unthinkable, after all.

Dustin Poirier Defeats Conor McGregor

 


In a jaw-dropping second-round TKO, Dustin Poirier avenges his loss to Conor McGregor, making this the biggest win of his career so far.


The UFC lightweight contender shocks McGregor in a TKO win at 2:32 of the second round of Saturday night’s main event of UFC 257, hosted in Abu Dhabi. McGregor led the first round, landing several hard hooks to Poirier, snapping his head back but not hurting him enough to win the match.


In the second round, Poirier first weakens McGregor with kicks to the right calf, leaving him compromised. In a series of hard-punching combinations, McGregor’s highly anticipated return quickly becomes an unforgettable upset as Poirier delivers the closing righthand blow to drop McGregor. Poirier follows him to the ground, landing a couple more before the referee steps in and calls the match. This marks the first-ever KO or TKO loss in McGregor’s 13-year MMA career.

Steph Curry Surpasses Reggie Miller

 


Golden State Warriors‘ superstar guard, Steph Curry has once again found himself making NBA history. This time, he surpasses Hall of Famer, Reggie Miller for the second-most career three-pointers ever made.


During his 18 year NBA career, Reggie Miller made 2,560 three-pointers in 1,389 regular season games. Curry passes Miller in the all-time scoring records early on in his 715th game against the Utah Jazz. In just his 12th year in the NBA, Curry now records 2,561 threes and counting. Holding first place is legendary shooter Ray Allen with 2,973 career threes, which is a little over 400 three-pointers more than Curry’s current record. With a cushion of half a thousand beyond the arc shots, Allen’s title as NBA’s all-time three-point shooter should remain safe during the 2021 season. However, at the pace of Curry’s rise to the all-time leaderboard, Curry will likely surpass Allen in the second half of the 2021-2022 season.

Tuesday, December 29, 2020

Master P and Baron Davis are in talks to buy shoe brand Reebok

 


The rapper Master P and former NBA All-Star Baron Davis have jointly entered into negotiations with parent company Adidas to acquire the once-mighty shoe brand Reebok, which is reportedly on sale for some $2.4billion.


Master P is the stage name of Percy Robert Miller, a 53-year-old rapper, actor, record producer, and entrepreneur whose net worth is said to be valued at $200million.


Davis, 41, is a retired former professional basketball player who played 15 seasons for various teams, including Charlotte, New Orleans, Golden State, the Los Angeles Clippers, Cleveland, and New York.

Sunday, December 27, 2020

Jay-Z Nephew Accused Of Sexual Assault

 


The University of Washington has suspended its star guard on the basketball team due to two sexual assault allegations against him. With his last name being Carter, he won’t be the only one facing backlash for these accusations.


21-year-old Nahziah Carter, who is the nephew of Hip Hop/pop culture icon Jay-Z, violated UW’s school policy on sexual assault and his suspension has been upheld following his appeal. Carter was suspended indefinitely in October for the first accusation and received a suspension for the winter and spring quarters after the second investigation concluded.


Two women accuse Carter of forcing them to perform oral sex on him and one of his accusers even posted the findings of the investigation once it was public information.

Saturday, August 29, 2020

Jennifer And Alex Loose Bid To Buy NY Mets


The couple was in a serious battle with hedge fund billionaire Steve Cohen to buy the team from the Wilpon family, but they officially dropped out of the running Friday night.

"Alex and I are so disappointed," Lopez said in a statement.

"We worked so hard the past 6 months with the dream of becoming the first minority couple and the first woman owner to buy her father’s favorite Major League Baseball team with her own hard-earned money. We still haven’t given up!!"

Friday, July 17, 2020

Jennifer Lopez, Alex Rodriguez, And Robert Kraft Talk Mets Development


According to multiple sources who witnessed the visit, J-Rod flew to Foxborough, Mass., on July 9 to meet with Bob and Jonathan Kraft, father-and-son owners of the New England Patriots, to hammer out a partnership on stadium operations for Citi Field and the development of Willets Point around the ballpark.

Sources inside the meeting tell The Post that J-Rod were accompanied on their trip by senior bankers from JPMorgan Chase’s private wealth group, including Mary Callahan Erdoes, CEO of the bank’s Asset & Wealth Management group.

Erdoes, 52, is considered the most powerful woman in finance and a potential successor to JPMorgan chief Jamie Dimon. Joining Erdoes and J-Rod was Vincent La Padula, head of global lending at JPMorgan’s Private Bank, which counts Rodriguez, Jennifer Lopez and the Krafts as clients, and — as The Post has reported — has been working intimately with J-Rod on their Mets bid.

Monday, July 6, 2020

Who Are The 11 Players Who Joined Roc Nation?


Marcus Rashford, Romelu Lukaku and Kevin De Bruyne are all on Jay-Z’s Roc Nation team of athletes. Who else besides Rashford, Lukaku and De Bruyne are a part of Jay-Z’s team at Roc Nation?

Headed by world-famous rapper Jay-Z, Roc Nation Sports has been a power player since its founding in 2013. Some of Roc Nation's most valuable clients are NFL running backs Todd Gurley and Saquon Barkley, as well as New York Mets second baseman Robinson Cano and New York Yankees pitcher CC Sabathia.

Friday, May 8, 2020

Jennifer Lopez Wont Be Purchasing The NY Mets


Alex Rodriguez and Jennifer Lopez are no longer interested in buying the Mets. That decision was reached after negotiations with potential partners failed to materialize.

J-Rod’s quest to become the biggest power couple in Queens since Archie and Edith Bunker hit a major snag in recent weeks when their chosen money partner, Long Island biotech billionaire Wayne Rothbaum, made it clear he was only interested in scooping up the MLB franchise.

Sunday, March 15, 2020

Introducing American Arena League Harley Watkins


Originally from Lima, Ohio, born and raised in Columbus, GA. Harley Watkins started playing football at the age of seven years old.

During his high school and middle school days my mom got real sick while at times me and my immediate family found ourselves homeless. This lead Harley to take time off from sports and help take a care of her.

Thursday, March 12, 2020

What Roc Nation And The NFL Is Doing For Hadiya Pendleton


It's a good thing how Jay-Z is getting involved in our African American culture. It's time we slow down gun violence in our black communities. He is really using his voice to stand out behind his music while having the NFL to back him up.

Jay-Z's Team Roc and the NFL debuted a public service announcement that honors the life of Hadiya Pendleton, a young girl who was fatally shot in Chicago in 2013.

Hadiya Pendleton's family has continued to keep her legacy alive. The Chicago teen is the subject of Team Roc's latest PSA about putting an end to gun violence.

Pendleton is one of many stories of kids being killed by gun violence from all over the world. Pendleton was gunned down as she was spending time with friends at the city's Harsh Park.

The video titled "Hadiya's Promise" is narrated by her mother Cleopatra Cowley-Pendleton, who shared her daughter's hopes and dreams as well as her own efforts at social justice in her young years.

Sunday, February 2, 2020

The Super Bowl Halftime Show Will Mean More Music, Less Football!


This year will make history for the NFL Super Bowl Halftime Show. The ringing of the latin community has been heard loud and clear as they prepare to set stage for what is said to be the biggest event in history.

Shakira will open the Pepsi halftime show, performing hits including “Hips Don’t Lie” and “Whenever, Wherever.” She’ll then be joined on stage by Bad Bunny for “I Like It Like That”.

Sunday, January 5, 2020

Will This Be The Biggest Halftime Performance Of All Time?


Will This Be The Biggest Halftime Performance Of All Time? In previous halftime shows, Lady Gaga holds the record for the most ever viewed Halftime performance. Will Jlo and Shakira defeat these odds?

Even the world's greatest artists raise their game for Super Bowl performances. The NFL claims it to be the “most watched musical event of all-time. It's 12 minutes on the world's biggest stage at the world's biggest game. The Super Bowl halftime show has become synonymous with the game itself.

Saturday, October 26, 2019

The NBA’s Highest-Paid Players 2019-20


At $92 million, including salary and endorsements, James is the NBA’s highest-paid player for the sixth straight year. It is a record haul for an active basketball player. Nike is his biggest backer, and the company is naming a new research lab at its Beaverton, Oregon, corporate campus after James.

The four-time NBA MVP added a pair of endorsement deals in 2019 with Rimowa luggage and Walmart, which joined Coca-Cola, Beats By Dre, Blaze Pizza and NBA 2K in his sponsorship stable. He also has a budding digital media company, Uninterrupted, and a production firm, SpringHill Entertainment, which will release a sequel to the 1996 Michael Jordan vehicle Space Jam in conjunction with Warner Bros. in 2021. All of the off-court work is worth an estimated $55 million for James this season.

Stephen Curry comes in at No. 2 on the earnings list this year and is expected to generate $85 million this season, including $45 million off the court. Under Armour represents nearly half of his off-court income.

Curry’s $40.2 million salary from the Golden State Warriors is the highest in the history of the NBA; he’s in the third season of the five-year, $201 million contract he signed in 2017. Curry’s production company, Unanimous Media, has a development deal with Sony Pictures. Unanimous’ first movie, Breakthrough, was released in April, with Curry playing a role in marketing the Christian-oriented film, which grossed $50 million on a $14 million budget.

Durant has the NBA’s second-biggest annual shoe contract after James’ at an estimated $26 million this season. His total earnings from his playing salary and endorsements is $73 million. Nike sells more KD shoes in China than in North America, according to Durant’s business partner Rich Kleiman.

Like James and Curry, Durant has his own production company, which is co-producing a new basketball-themed drama, Swagger, that is inspired by Durant’s youth basketball experience and will air on the Apple TV+ streaming service.

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Friday, October 25, 2019

Michael Bennett Traded To Dallas Cowboys


The Cowboys acquired defensive lineman Michael Bennett from the New England Patriots for a conditional late-round draft pick in 2021. The Cowboys' new No. 1 target has proven to be a big boost for quarterback Dak Prescott's offense.

Bennett had just returned to the Patriots after serving a one-game suspension for what he said was a "philosophical disagreement" with defensive line coach Bret Bielema. Bennett is familiar with Dallas secondary coach and passing game coordinator Kris Richard. They were together for five seasons in Seattle.

Michael Bennett should give the Cowboys the position flexibility they desire under defensive coordinator and line coach Rod Marinelli. The move is also a nod to the loss of Tyrone Crawford, who tried to play through a hip injury but needed surgery and is out for the season.

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Saturday, October 5, 2019

Were Proud Jay-Z Chose Jennifer Lopez For Super Bowl Half Time Show


Many people are downing Jay-Z for selecting JLO as one of the musicians to play at this years Super Bowl. The latest announcement is that Jennifer Lopez and Shakira will perform at the Super Bowl.

"The Pepsi Super Bowl Halftime Show has become one of the most iconic and anticipated music performances of the year, and we couldn’t be more excited to welcome Jennifer Lopez and Shakira to the stage."

He added, “These two remarkable artists are setting a new precedent for what this show can become, and we’re confident that this will be an incredible performance for the ages.”

The 2020 NFL championship game is scheduled to take place at the Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida, on Feb. 2, with a halftime show that will likely honor the city's heritage.

Members of the Wrap-Up Magazine are glad to welcome JLO to the Super Bowl and cant wait to see her perform!


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Sunday, August 18, 2019

What NFL Team Is Jay-Z Buying? And Why Is Everyone Mad?


I'm seeing a'lot of bad talk around Jay-Z purchasing a NFL team of his own. People have been talking bad since Colin Kaepernick did not get mentioned to the point it would reinstate him.

In my eyes, If Jay-Z owns the team, that could mean he is calling shots right? So that mean he has the opportunity to give Colin Kaepernick another round at stardom.

JAY-Z is going to buy a “significant ownership interest” in an NFL team at some point in the “near future,” with an unnamed source saying that he wants to “continue to be a change agent for the NFL.”

JAY-Z won’t be able to manage players as an owner, since he is “not an NFL agent and does not take part in the operations of the NFL players in Roc Nation.”

Jay-Z previously had to sell his stake in the Brooklyn Nets NBA team because it conflicted with his work in Roc Nation’s sports management division. Also, once this deal happens, it will make JAY-Z the first Black team owner in NFL history.

The other big wrinkle here is that we don’t know which team JAY-Z is about to procure a “significant ownership interest” in.

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Also, Cardi B is correct, Jay-Z does have the power to bring Colin back if the deal goes through. Jay-Z only said were done went pass the kneeling, he did not say that the player chances were taken away. Colin responding like he is is bad, and i believe if Jay does not bring him back is because of any problems that are being caused.

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