Social media celebrity Jake Paul bested former UFC champion Tyron Woodley Sunday night via split decision in the highly anticipated boxing pay-per-view on Showtime. The 24-year old YouTube star is now 4-0 in his pro fight career.
US Open Begins as Fans Return to Flushing
The 2021 US Open kicks off today at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Queens, New York. The tournament, which extends until Sept. 12, will be without such notable names as Serena Williams, Venus Williams, Roger Federer, and Rafael Nadal. All eyes will be on Novak Djokovic, who is looking to complete a rare calendar Grand Slam following 2021 wins at the Australian Open, French Open, and Wimbledon.
Messi Makes PSG Debut, Draws Record-setting Viewership Across Europe
Lionel Messi took the pitch on Sunday against Reims for his first appearance as a member of Paris Saint-Germain. La Pulga subbed in for Neymar in the 65th minute and PSG took home the win on two goals from Kylian Mbappe, as the game drew record-setting TV audiences across France (10.5 million) and Spain (2.2 million).
Cantlay Bests DeChambeau in Six-hole Playoff for BMW Championship
Patrick Cantlay defeated Bryson DeChambeau Sunday afternoon at the 2021 BMW Championship following a dramatic six-hole playoff. Cantlay, who secured the win with a 17-foot birdie putt on the 18th hole at the Caves Valley Golf Club in Owings Mills, Maryland, is now at the top of the FedEx Cup standings.
Taylor, Michigan Takes Home LLWS Title
All-stars from Taylor, Michigan took home the 2021 Little League World Series championship on Sunday after a 5-2 victory against Hamilton, Ohio. The win marks the first LLWS championship for a team from Michigan since 1959.
NWSL Thorns-Reign Rivalry Draws Record-setting Attendance
Soccer fans in Seattle were treated to a doubleheader on Sunday, as the NWSL’s OL Reign squared off against the Portland Thorns and the MLS’s Seattle Sounders took on the Portland Timbers. The women’s match drew a record-setting crowd of 27,248, and Megan Rapinoe delivered two goals in the 2-1 victory for the Reign, snapping the Thorns’ 10-game winning streak.
Whoop Secures $200M in Recent Funding Round at $3.6B Valuation
Whoop announced that it had completed a $200 million Series F fundraise led by SoftBank. The wearable technology company, which has investors including Thirty Five Ventures, EliManning, and Patrick Mahomes, becomes the most valuable in the field at an estimated $3.6 billion valuation, tripling its October 2020 valuation of $1.2 billion.
Federer Tops Tennis’ Highest-Paid List
Although he will be missing in action at the US Open as he tends to a knee injury, Roger Federer emerged as tennis’ highest earner for the 16th consecutive year. The Swiss star reported $90.6 million in earnings, of which nearly $90 million came off the court.