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January 9, 2024

Apple to Launch the Vision Pro on Feb. 2

It’s official: The Apple Vision Pro will launch in the US on Feb. 2. In a Monday release, the tech brand added that pre-orders for the mixed reality headset, which starts at $3,499 for 256GB of storage, will open on Jan. 19. The device will be available at all Apple Store locations in the US as well as through its online shop. The Vision Pro marks Apple’s first new product category since the Apple Watch dropped in 2015. Features of this product include seamless eye tracking, 4K micro-OLED displays with 23 million pixels combined, more than a dozen cameras, and more. Glasses-wearers will need prescription lenses to use the Vision Pro, which costs $99 for reader inserts and $149 for prescription lenses.


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Tiger Woods, Nike End Golf Partnership After 27 Years

Nike and Tiger Woods have ended their commercial partnership after 27 years, the legendary golfer confirmed on social media Monday. In his statement, Woods thanked Nike co-founder Phil Knight, the Nike team, and the “incredible athletes I have had the pleasure of working with along the way.” The 48-year-old also wrote that “there will certainly be another chapter.” While it’s yet to be determined what’s next for the Nike golf team, it shared a simple yet heartfelt message to Woods on its Instagram: “It was a hell of a round, Tiger.”

Commanders' Josh Harris Brings in Bob Myers to Fortify Front Office, HC Search

The Washington Commanders are making big changes, starting with the dismissal of head coach Ron Rivera and hiring a surprise face from basketball. On Monday, managing partner Josh Harris announced the addition of former general manager of the Golden State Warriors Bob Myers and former Minnesota Vikings general manager Rick Spielman to his advisory committee. Myers and Spielman will help Harris, Mitch Rales, Earvin “Magic” Johnson, and David Blitzer search for a new head of football operations and head coach. The Commanders finished the 2023 season 4-13, only winning one game at home.

FanDuel Giving Gronk Another Chance at FG in Super Bowl Commercial

FanDuel is giving Rob Gronkowski a second chance to attempt the “Kick Of Destiny” again, the company announced Tuesday. Gronk’s attempt will come right before the kickoff of Super Bowl LVIII, and this time, it’ll be done in front of a live audience as part of FanDuel‘s continued marketing campaign. The retired NFL & Patriots tight end’s 25-yard attempt during the third quarter at last year’s Super Bowl started strong, but the wind pushed it wide left, so it was no good. “No wind is going to stop me, and we’re going through the uprights this year for everyone who picks that I’m going to make the kick,” Gronk promised.

Boardroom’s Shlomo Sprung has everything you need to know about Gronk’s “Kick of Destiny 2.”

Sue Bird Steps into New Role as Partner & Chief Strategy Officer with Deep Blue

Sue Bird is joining Deep Blue Sports + Entertainment as the agency’s first Partner and Chief Strategy Officer. According to an Instagram post by the company sharing the promotion, the four-time WNBA champion will work alongside founder and CEO Laura Correnti to “help lead Deep Blue to become a first-of-its-kind women-focused, women-led firm that supports brands as they navigate growth markets in sports and entertainment, initially focusing on women’s sports.” Bird is also one of four co-founders of media and commerce company Togethxr as well as co-owner in A Touch More, a production company she started with longtime partner Megan Rapinoe.

PLL Announces Pro Women’s Lacrosse All-Star Exhibition Ahead of Championship Series

The Premier Lacrosse League (PLL) revealed plans to host a women’s professional lacrosse exhibition, the league announced Monday. The Unleashed All-Star Game is scheduled for Feb. 17 at 1 p.m. ET from The St. James in Springfield, Va., during the PLL’s 2024 Championship Series. Played in the Olympic Sixes format, globally recognized women’s lacrosse professionals from across North America will compete in a North vs. South exhibition. The match will also air on ESPN+ ahead of the final games of round-robin play in the PLL Championship Series when the Utah Archers face the California Redwoods and the Philadelphia Waterdogs face the Boston Cannons.