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April 29, 2024

Candace Parker Retires from the WNBA

One of the greatest to ever do it is stepping away from the game of basketball. Candace Parker took to social media to announce her retirement from the WNBA on Sunday. After a career during which she took in nearly every accolade, Parker revealed that she has decided to retire following an injury that prematurely ended her season last year. However, she noted that with the end of one chapter so begins another. “I’m attacking business, private equity, ownership (I will own both a NBA & WNBA team), broadcasting, production, boardrooms, beach volleyball, dominoes (sorry babe it’s going to get more real) with the same intensity & focus I did basketball.”


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2024 NFL Draft Nets Average of 12.1 Million Viewers

Quarterbacks were the buzz of the 2024 NFL Draft. From Caleb Williams and the Chicago Bears linking up with the No. 1 pick to the Falcons surprising everyone by taking Michael Penix Jr. with the eighth selection, it was a wild night. This year, an average of 12.1 million people tuned into ESPN and the corresponding networks for the event. According to the network, the broadcast brought in a boost of 6% as compared to last year. The production peaked on the first night, during which 34.3 million viewers tuned in at some point, notching the biggest first round audience since 2021.

‘Challengers’ Wins the Hollywood Box Office on Opening Weekend 

Zendaya has been sporting tennis-inspired looks across the globe to support the release of her newest film, Challengers. Upon its domestic debut, the movie rallied to take over the top spot with ticket sales totaling $15.1 million in its opening weekend. The Prime-produced film is expected to have staying power once it hits the platform. The head of theatrical distribution at Amazon MGM Studios, Kevin Wilson, told Variety that the studio expects it to “way over perform” when it takes over Prime later this year.

Messi Drives Revolutionary Numbers in New England 

The Messi Effect continues. Inter Miami faced off against the New England Revolution on Saturday at Gilette Stadium and set a monumental new record for the hometown team. The final attendance totaled 65,612, marking the biggest crowd in the club’s history and highest since the 2002 MLS Cup. Messi notched two goals to lead Inter Miami to a 4-1 win. Just two weeks ago, Messi’s NFL stadium takeover brought out 72,000 at Arrowhead Stadium.

Taylor Swift Sets Highest First-week Sales Mark Since 2015

The Swifties showed out for the release of The Tortured Poets Department. Swift shot to the top of the Billboard 200 following its debut. It marks the singer’s 14th No. 1 album, tying Jay-Z for the most number-one albums of all time. Of the 2.6 million units, Swift sold more than 859,000 copies on vinyl and moved the most albums total since Adele’s 2015 hit 25. Additionally, TTPD became the fastest to one billion streams on Spotify, meeting the mark after only five days.