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June 15, 2024

Wimbledon Prize Money Increases 11.9% from 2023 to Record High

All England Club officials announced Thursday that Wimbledon‘s total prize money will jump to a record £50M, or roughly $64M, with the singles champions taking home £2.7M ($3.45M) each and the runners-up £1.4M ($1.76M). This makes the total purse £5.3 million ($6.8 million) more than last year’s Wimbledon, an 11.9% increase. As for the doubles tournament, the champions will earn £650k ($824k) while the runners-up will pocket £330k ($418k).

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'Inside Out 2' Draws $13M in Previews, Highest of 2024 Thus Far

It’s shaping up to be a good weekend for Inside Out 2. The Disney/Pixar flick made $13M from domestic Thursday previews, the best so far this year. Overseas, the flick performed even better, earning $22.3M over two days. With a 93% certified fresh score on Rotten Tomatoes and a cast that includes Ayo Edebiri and Amy Poehler, Deadline estimates it could make well over the estimated $135M in its opening weekend.

Curry Brand Signs Japan's Keisei Tominaga Ahead of Olympics

Curry Brand, the Under Armour-backed operation for Stephen Curry, confirmed Friday the signing of Japanese basketball player Keisei Tominaga to a multi-year partnership as its first international athlete. Affectionately nicknamed the “Japanese Steph Curry,” Tominaga will sport Curry Brand footwear and apparel on and off the court. The former Nebraska star will also be a brand ambassador and work together on community impact projects. Tominaga will represent Japan at next month’s 2024 Paris Olympics.

Heat, Wizards to Play In Mexico City Next Season

The Miami Heat and Washington Wizards are taking their talents to Mexico City next season. The two teams are scheduled to tip off in the NBA‘s 33rd game in Mexico at Arena CDMX on Nov. 2, which corresponds with traditional “Día de los Muertos” (Day of the Dead) festivities. This marks the third trip to Mexico for the Heat and the fourth for the Wizards.

Adidas & Donovan Mitchell Announce 'Spida Elite Camp' for HS Players

Donovan Mitchell and footwear sponsor Adidas announced the Spida Elite Camp, scheduled for June 28-30 in Los Angeles. Players attending include some of the best high school guards from across the country alongside a select cohort of “promising but often overlooked hoopers,” per the release. To coincide with the launch of Mitchell’s next signature sneaker, the D.O.N. Issue #6, the camp will feature the Cavaliers star and a team of NBA coaches who will instruct and compete alongside attendees.

IOC Proposes Esports Olympics, In 'Advanced Discussions' with Potential Host

Following a proposal made by the IOC Executive Board, members will vote next month on the creation of an Olympic Esports Games. In the Friday release, IOC President Thomas Bach said they’ve engaged in “advanced discussions” with a potential host of the event. Should the IOC members approve the bid, we can expect an announcement “very soon.”