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June 27, 2024

USWNT Reveals Roster for 2024 Paris Olympics

USWNT manager Emma Hayes announced her 18-person roster for the 2024 Paris Olympics and it’s made up of new Olympians and veterans alike. Representing the forwards are Crystal Dunn, Trinity Rodman, Jaedyn Shaw, Sophia Smith, and Mallory Swanson. Competing in the midfield are Korbin Albert, Sam Coffey, Lindsey Horan, Rose Lavelle, and Catarina Macario, while Tierna Davidson, Emily Fox, Naomi Girma, Casey Krueger, Jenna Nighswonger, and Emily Sonnett make up the defenders. The team’s two keepers are Alyssa Naeher and Casey Murphy.

I recently spoke with Jaedyn Shaw to discuss representing Team USA, her relationship with mentor Alex Morgan, and much more.


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Hollywood Crews & Studios Agree to Tentative Deal, Making Future Strike Unlikely

The International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (IATSE) confirmed Tuesday that it’s reached a tentative agreement with studios for about 50,000 of its members, making another strike in Hollywood unlikely. The deal, pending a vote from the Motion Picture and Television Producers (AMPTP), includes the pay hikes and artificial intelligence protections they heavily advocated for. Per the joint statement, the deal is valid for three years.

Patrick Mahomes, A'ja Wilson, Caitlin Clark Among Top Nominees for 2024 ESPY Awards

Patrick Mahomes, A’ja Wilson, and Caitlin Clark are among the top nominees for the 2024 ESPY Awards. Mahomes is up once again for the Best Athlete (Men’s Sports), while Wilson and Clark are vying for the same award on the women’s side. Other notable nominations include Simone Biles for Best Comeback Athlete, Lamar Jackson and Christian McCaffrey for Best NFL Player, and Kylian Mbappé and Naomi Girma in the Best Soccer Player category. Winners will be announced on July 11 in a ceremony hosted by Serena Williams.

PLL Pays Homage to Lacrosse History with Indigenous Heritage Jerseys

The Premiere Lacrosse League (PLL) unveiled its 2024 Indigenous Heritage jerseys on Monday. Created by Ojibwe artist Patrick Hunter, the uniforms honor the sport’s Native American roots. In an Instagram post sharing the news, PLL added that it will be donating a portion of profits from every jersey sale to the Anishinabe Baagaadowewin, an organization dedicated to sharing Anishinabe history and culture through lacrosse.

Joshua Kushner's Thrive Capital Invests in A24

Oscar-winning entertainment company A24 announced Tuesday it’s closed an investment round ushered by Joshua Kushner‘s Thrive Capital. Forbes reports that Thrive invested $75 million into the indie studio behind films such as The Whale and Everything Everywhere All at Once based on a $3.25 billion pre-money valuation. With this new stake, A24‘s valuation now reportedly sits at $3.5 billion, while Kushner is set to join the company’s Board of Directors.

Amazon Hits $2 Trillion Market Value for the First Time

After stock rose nearly 4% on Wednesday upon market close, Amazon hit the $2 trillion mark in market value for the first time ever. The e-commerce giant joins Nvidia, Apple, Alphabet, and Microsoft as the only companies to reach that milestone. According to CNBC, it took Amazon four years to hit $2 trillion after having eclipsed $1 trillion for the first time in 2018 and on a second occasion in 2020.