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May 22, 2024

Angel Reese Joins DC Power FC Ownership Group

Chicago Sky rookie Angel Reese is adding team owner to her resume, joining the DC Power FC ownership group, she confirmed via social media Tuesday. The soccer club is one of eight teams set to kick off the inaugural season of the USL Super League this summer. Reese boasts strong connections to the DMV area, hailing from Maryland and beginning her collegiate career with the Terps before transferring to LSU for the 2022 season. “I want to help grow women’s sports and elevate female athletes across the board,” Reese said in a statement.  “We’re taking over, and I’m honored to be able to support Power FC and invest in women’s soccer in the DMV community.”

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Babe Ruth's 'Called Shot' Yankees Jersey to be Auctioned Off

A jersey worn by Babe Ruth in Game 3 of the 1932 World Series, in which he debatably called his shot before hitting a fifth-inning home run, will be auctioned off by Heritage Auctions as part of the Summer Platinum Night Sports Auction. The New York Yankees wound up sweeping the Chicago Cubs in four games to win the franchise’s first World Series title since 1928. Director of Sports Auctions at Heritage Chris Ivy predicts that once this jersey is sold, it will “hold the record as the most expensive sports collectible ever to cross the auction block.” The auction is set to take place from Aug. 23-25.

Timberwolves-Nuggets Breaks TNT Viewership Record

The Minnesota Timberwolves came back with a vengeance to defeat the Denver Nuggets on Sunday night in front of the largest first- or second-round audience in TNT Sports history. Per Sports Media Watch, the second-round Game 7 recorded 8.41 million viewers across TNT (7.51 million) and truTV (905,000), beating the previous record of 8.38 million viewers for an Orlando MagicBoston Celtics Game 7 showdown in 2009. The game also became the most-watched game of this NBA season. In the other Game 7 between the Indiana Pacers and the New York Knicks, an average of 6.45 million tuned in on ABC to watch the Pacers advance to the Eastern Conference Finals.

NBC Wants to Bring Back Iconic 'Roundball Rock' Jingle

Basketball fans of yesteryear remember the iconic “Roundball Rock” song that instantly triggers feelings of nostalgia. As NBC currently positions itself as a contender amidst the NBA broadcast sweeps, one of the most distinguishable musical intros in American sports could soon make its return to TV. While speaking with Dan Le Batard, composer John Tesh said that NBC has already reached out to him and has plans in place to re-record the jingle. “At the end of June, we’re heading to Nashville, we’ve got a full orchestra on hold, and we’re going to re-record it,” Tesh teased.

Comcast's StreamSaver Bundle Gets $15-30 Price Tag

During a speech at J.P. Morgan’s Global Technology, Media and Communications Conference on Tuesday, Comcast Cable CEO Dave Watson revealed customers should expect to pay anywhere from $15-30 for its new streaming bundle, StreamSaver. The new package will include Peacock Premium (with ads), Netflix Basic (with ads), and Apple TV+. “If you’re an existing customer, could be broadband, Xfinity TV, mobile, any form of packages of existing customers, you can get it for $15,” Watson explained, which equals about 30% in savings.

Wrexham-branded Products Coming to United Airlines International Flights

To celebrate Wrexham AFC‘s promotion to League One football, United Airlines announced Tuesday that starting June 1, customers flying premium cabins on long-haul international routes will receive club-branded amenity kits and pajamas. These limited-edition kits include an eye mask, toothbrush, and toothpaste, as well as Therabody skincare products. United Polaris flyers traveling on flights 14 hours or longer will be gifted pajamas designed to mirror Wrexham‘s uniforms. This is United’s second year partnering with the club.