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August 26, 2021

Orioles Snap 19-game Losing Skid With Comeback Win Over Angels

Congrats are in order for the Baltimore Orioles for snapping a 19-game losing streak Wednesday night with a 10-6 win against a shakey Shohei Otani and the Los Angeles Angels. The O’s, who are the MLB’s worst team thanks to a record of 39-86, were only two games shy of tying the AL record for the longest losing streak — which they set themselves in 1988 after starting 0-21.

5-star 2021 Wing Emoni Bates Commits to Penny Hardaway, Memphis

The 2020 Gatorade Player of the Year and top-five national recruit Emoni Bates announced his verbal commitment to the Tigers Wednesday via Instagram Live. Bates will join former NBA star and current Memphis head coach Penny Hardaway and one of his former AAU teammates, center and fellow 5-star standout Jalen Duren.

Pep Guardiola Expected to Leave Man City in 2023

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola is expected to leave the club after seven years when his contract runs out in 2023. In a conversation with the Brazilian company XP Investmentos, Guardiola said he plans to take a break before seeking an international management position, teasing that he would be open to coaching the Spanish national team.

Michelob ULTRA Promises to Pour $100M into Women’s Sports Over Next 5 Years

Michelob Ultra is making a $100 million commitment to women’s sports over the next five years, the popular light beer brand announced Wednesday. The investment will coincide with a campaign encouraging consumers to join the mission to help increase the visibility of female athletes.

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ESPN Removes Rachel Nichols from NBA Coverage, Cancels “The Jump”

As first reported by SBJ’s John Ourand, the Worldwide Leader will cancel “The Jump.” Longtime host Rachel Nichols will be reassigned away from NBA coverage, though she remains under contract with the company.

LeBron Dunk Moment Sets New NBA Top Shot Sale Price Record

A LeBron James slam dunk Moment sold overnight on NBA Top Shot for $230,023 — making it the most expensive NBA Top Shot sale ever. The Los Angeles Lakers superstar was the previous record-holder on the digital collectible platform with an NFT that sold for $210,000 last March.

MLS All -Stars Beat Liga MX in Penalty Shootout

The stars of the MLS stunned their rivals from Mexico’s Liga MX Wednesday night in the 2021 MLS All-Star Game, winning a penalty shootout 3-2 after ending regulation tied 1-1. New England Revolution goalkeeper Matt Turner helped the MLS side two huge saves.