Josh Harris-led Group Reaches Preliminary Agreement for Commanders Purchase
Joined by partners Mitchell Rales and Magic Johnson, Josh Harris put an end to a scandal-plagued NFL era in the nation’s capitol on Thursday. As first reported by Sportico, Harris, who also co-owns the NBA’s Philadelphia 76ers, NHL’s New Jersey Devils, and Premier League’s Crystal Palace, reached an agreement with Daniel and Tanya Snyder to purchase the Washington Commanders. The sale represents a dawn of a new era for the team that has been mired in a long string of controversies.
Patrick Mahomes, Ke Huy Quan, Brittney Griner Named to 2023 Time 100 List
Kansas City Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes is a two-time Super Bowl champion, Super Bowl MVP, league MVP and now, two-time Time 100 honoree. The publication revealed its list of the 100 most influential people of 2023, and the 27-year-old was celebrated alongside some of the biggest names in sports, entertainment and tech. Joining Mahomes on the list include Everything Everywhere All at Once star and Oscar winner Ke Huy Quan, Phoenix Mercury star Brittney Griner, rapper Doja Cat and FIFA World Cup champion Lionel Messi.
Cavinder Twins Tease WWE Career
It’s only been a few days since Hanna and Haley Cavinder bid adieu to college hoops, leaving behind an extra year of eligibility. However, the famous twins aren’t going out silently. On Thursday, the pair hinted on the Today Show that they’re abandoning the hardwood for the ring. “We’re very excited about the future with them,” Haley Cavinder said about potentially working with the WWE. This isn’t exactly shocking news, as they were named in the inaugural WWE Next in Line Class.
Universal Music Group Takes a Stand Against AI
The AI takeover is coming for the music industry. Universal Music Group challenged streaming services to prevent AI technologies from accessing its song catalog. In a letter to Spotify and Apple Music, UMG requested that the streaming services avoid using UMG-copyrighted content to train AI technologies. The company indicated that it would take necessary measures to prevent the misuse of their content, saying, “We will not hesitate to take steps to protect our rights and those of our artists.”
Paige Bueckers Uses NIL Deal for Good
UConn point guard Paige Bueckers continues to use her NIL sponsorship to pay it forward. This time, the 21-year-old extended her alliance with Chegg and teamed up with hunger relief company Goodr to open a pop-up grocery store in her home state of Minnesota for those struggling with food insecurity. Bueckers announced the news via Instagram Tuesday, writing, “This cause is so close to my heart, and by partnering with Chegg, we’re helping the students at Hopkins West Middle School get their groceries for free!”
Amazon Orders McDonald’s All-American Documentary
The annual McDonald’s All-American tournament is getting the small screen treatment. Per Deadline, Amazon will stream the feature documentary, with Roc Nation, Creative Control and Known to produce. Since its 1977 inception, among the most memorable names to participate in the McDonald’s All American Games include LeBron James, Kobe Bryant and Michael Jordan. A women’s game was introduced in 2002, and it has featured Candance Parker, Fran Belibi and Ashlyn Watkins. As for the storyline, it will chronicle the competition’s history through the perspective of the players whose lives were changed because of it.