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April 10, 2023

Jon Rahm Wins the Green Jacket, $3.24M

The weather finally cleared at Augusta National. After a wild weekend, the field took the course on Sunday with up to 30 holes ahead of them. Despite the marathon at The Masters, Jon Rahm finished up strong. He posted a four-day score of 12 under par to take home his first Green Jacket and the first-place check of $3.24 million. He held off Phil Mickelson, who posted an incredible 65 on the final day, putting him at eight under. Brooks Koepka tied Mickelson for second.


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Odell Beckham Jr. Bound for Baltimore

It’s been a long road back to the playing field for Odell Beckham Jr. The standout wide receiver tore his ACL during the Rams’ Super Bowl LVI win in 2022. After a full season of rehab and extended negotiations with a few teams, Adam Schefter reports that OBJ found his new home with the Baltimore Ravens. OBJ confirmed the news on Sunday with an Instagram post of his baby wearing a Lamar Jackson jersey. According to Schefter, the Ravens will pay Beckham $15 million guaranteed, with the potential to reach $18 million with bonuses and incentives. Could this major move be enough to bring Lamar Jackson back to Baltimore?

‘Super Mario Bros’ Races to a $377M Global Opening

The combination of video game nostalgia and some of the biggest names in Hollywood paved the way for a huge opening weekend for Super Mario Bros. The Universal flick hit theaters on Wednesday, and took in $204.6 million domestically and $173 million worldwide. The figures far outpaced projections, and put an end to recent studio woes with video game-inspired releases. Amazon Studio’s Nike-inspired Air netted $20 million, as it tested a limited-release approach.

Donald Glover Launches Creative Studio, Gilga

With the end of Atlanta, Donald Glover is only getting started. The multi-hyphenate entertainer graced the cover of GQ and revealed that he is launching his own creative studio, Gilga. The endeavor is described as a “production company/incubator/cultural library.” “I want to work with the best people in every medium. To work toward sustainable output,” Glover told the writer Mark Anthony Green. On Sunday, he posted a video from presumably the Ojai farm that will house Gilga calling for talent of all kinds. Roles include everything from “Acquisition and Taste” to “AI Prompt Animator.”

MLB and Dairy Queen Expand Partnership to Boost Little League

Spring is blooming. Baseball diamonds everywhere have started to see some action and Dairy Queens across the U.S. have reopened to mark the seasonal turn. Now, the company announced an expanded partnership with Major League Baseball with a focus on Little League. As part of the new deal, DQ will be the new Official Postgame Destination of Little League. Several familiar faces will appear in the upcoming campaign, including Ozzie Albies, Kris Bryant, Byron Buxton, and Freddie Freeman

Gregg Popovich Delivers Impassioned Plea for Gun Control

In the final day of the Spurs’ season, head coach Gregg Popovich redirected the media from questions about his possible retirement. Instead, he used his time to speak out on matters beyond the court. The always outspoken impending Hall of Famer took nine minutes of his scheduled time to advocate for gun control. To do so, he drew attention to the current situation in Nashville, where two lawmakers were voted out following their calls for change in the wake of the Covenant School shooting. In his passionate speech, Pop criticized lawmakers, including Marsha Blackburn and Tennessee Governor Bill Lee for their passive “support” in the wake of the event.