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March 8, 2024

Jake Paul, Mike Tyson to Fight on Netflix in Live Boxing Match

Social media star-turned-boxer Jake Paul will fight former heavyweight champion Mike Tyson live on Netflix, it was announced Thursday. Paul, 27, will take on Tyson, 57, on July 20 at AT&T Stadium in Texas. Tyson, who last competed in the ring in 2020, was boxing‘s undisputed world heavyweight champion from 1987-90 and retired in 2005 after winning 50 fights, 44 by knockout. In a post on X, Paul seemed deterred by those statistics and staked his claim about why he will beat the veteran boxer. “He’s the greatest heavyweight of all time…the most vicious KO artist ever. But I’m younger, I’m faster and I’m going to be working my ass off to get stronger,” Paul asserted.

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SZA, Nicki Minaj, Lil Yachty & More in J. Cole-led Dreamville Festival Lineup

Dreamville Festival‘s artist lineup was revealed Thursday, and headliners include founder J. Cole, Chris Brown, SZA, and Nicki Minaj. SZA and Brown will perform on Saturday, while J. Cole and Minaj will each close out their respective stages on Sunday. Other artists set to hit the Dorothea Dix Park stage include RemaLil YachtyScHoolboy QJeezyMonicaRae Sremmurd, and more, along with Dreamville Records’ very own J.I.DEARTHGANGBasCozzLute, and Omen. Scheduled for April 6-7, a limited number of two-day general admission passes are on sale now at the Dreamville website, with a portion of sales being donated to the festival’s official charity partners, the Dreamville Foundation and Raleigh, NC.


Michael Jordan, Tiger Woods Lead the Way as Highest-paid Athletes Ever

Sportico revealed its highest-paid athletes of all time list on Thursday, and it boasts all too familiar names. At the top is Michael Jordan, with inflation-adjusted earnings of $3.75 billion, large in part thanks to the sneaker empire he’s built even throughout retirement, while Tiger Woods and his recently launched TaylorMade line finished in second with $2.66 billion. Rounding out the top five were Cristiano Ronaldo, with a net worth of $1.92 billion, Arnold Palmer at $1.76 billion, and LeBron James boasting total earnings of $1.7 billion.

Klutch Sports' Rich Paul Joins Robinhood as Strategic Advisor

Robinhood has partnered with Klutch Sports Group in a wide-ranging deal that will make founder Rich Paul its newest advisor. Per CNBC, the superstar agent will work alongside Robinhood CEO Vlad Tenev to discover new partnership opportunities in the sports and entrepreneurship sector. Paul founded Klutch Sports in 2012 and credits LeBron James, Anthony Davis, De’Aaron Fox, and other NBA athletes as clients. This isn’t the first time Robinhood has dipped its toe into the NBA universe. During last month’s All-Star Weekend, Robinhood partnered with Draymond Green, Trae Young, and WNBA star A’ja Wilson (all Klutch clients) to promote its marketing of gold investment.

Midge Purce & Alexis Ohanian Team Up to Produce NWSL Docuseries

Alexis Ohanian and NJ/NY Gotham FC star Midge Purce are teaming up to launch a new docuseries. Per the tech exec’s post on Instagram, The Offseason will follow 11 NWSL players, including Purce, for two weeks as they train, party, and live together under one roof in Miami during, as the title suggests, the offseason. Alongside his wife, Serena Williams, and a host of other A-list faces, Ohanian is an investor in the Angel City FC club. Variety says Purce referred to the series as a mix of Vanderpump Rules meets Drive to Survive, with some individual elements. In fact, Vanderpump Rules producer Alex Baskin has partnered with Ohanian and Purce on the project.

Rucker Park Could Be Made a Federal Landmark in Proposed Congress Bill

Representative Adriano Espaillat (NY-13) introduced legislation on Thursday that would make Rucker Park a federal landmark. Joined by Harlem Globetrotter Bobby “Zorro” Hunter, the duo credited WWII veteran Holcombe Rucker with developing the basketball court in the 1950s, which is located in Harlem. Not only does the park encourage teamwork and camaraderie among New York’s youth, but it has also been a safe haven and promotes academic excellence. “Rucker Park isn’t just a basketball court; it’s a symbol of resilience, empowerment, and unity. It has inspired generations of athletes and served as a catalyst for social change,” Rep. Espaillat said.