Kemba Walker Taking Talents Overseas, Signs With AS Monaco
Veteran point guard Kemba Walker is continuing his pro hoops career abroad. As confirmed by the team on Twitter, Walker has signed a one-year deal with AS Monaco, which plays in the French LNB Pro A and the EuroLeague. Throughout his 12-year NBA career, the 33-year-old averaged 19.3 points, 5.3 assists, 3.8 rebounds, and 1.2 steals per contest in 750 career regular-season games. Walker also appeared in four All-Star Games and was named to the All-NBA Third Team in 2019. The UConn product’s stints at the pro level include eight years with the Charlotte Bobcats/Hornets, two years with the Boston Celtics, and most recently, a short stay with the Dallas Mavericks.
'The Shop' is Hitting the Road on Live Tour
The Shop, the marquee talk show from The SpringHill Company, has partnered with Lexus to launch The Shop UNINTERRUPTED Live Tour, making stops in New York City, Washington, DC, and Atlanta. Co-hosts Maverick Carter and Paul Rivera will be joined by an all-star lineup of New York royalty: rapper Method Man and New York Knicks All-Star Julius Randle on Aug. 2. Fans in Washington, DC can attend the taping on Wednesday, Aug. 16, and in Atlanta, on Friday, Aug. 16. For more information on The Shop UNINTERRUPTED Live Tour, visit theshoplive.uninterrupted.com.
'Welcome to Wrexham' Sets Season 2 Premiere Date
FX’s Welcome to Wrexham — the Emmy-nominated docuseries that chronicles the highs and lows of Wrexham, a working-class town in North Wales, UK, as two Hollywood stars guide the future of the town’s historic football club — is returning for its second season this fall, and now there’s an official date. According to a Friday release, new episodes will start airing on Sept. 12 at 10 pm ET on FX and streaming the next day on Hulu. The announcement comes on the heels of the program picking up six Emmy Award nominations, including Outstanding Unstructured Reality Series. Wrexham AFC is currently embarking on its first US summer tour with “friendly” matches against Chelsea, Manchester United, and more.
Dan Snyder Fined $60M For Findings in Commanders Investigation
Former Washington Commanders owner Dan Snyder has been handed a $60 million fine by the NFL after an independent probe concluded he sexually harassed a team employee and that the team withheld revenue from the league. In her argument for the decision, lead attorney Mary Jo White cited Snyder’s resistance to comply during the examination, save from a one-hour interview he conducted with investigators on June 29, nearly 17 months after her investigation began. Ironically, the decision was made at the same time owners unanimously approved the sale of the Commanders to Josh Harris for $6.05 billion.
Jets Coach Robert Saleh More Receptive to 'Hard Knocks'
Has New York Jets head coach Robert Saleh had a change of heart about the team participating in the newest season of HBO‘s Hard Knocks? That seems to be the case. While speaking to reporters Thursday, the 44-year-old coach wore an “I Love HK” shirt that mimics the iconic “I Love NY” design seen all over New York City. Contrary to earlier reports the team voiced displeasure about the decision to be featured, Saleh reassured the media that he’s “fine.” “We’ve been doing One Jets Drive the last couple of years. Just talking with Hard Knocks, they’ve got a great group of people working with us. We expressed some of our concerns, they’ve answered it. It’s gonna be fine.”
Fanatics Sees USWNT Sales Spike Ahead of World Cup
The World Cup hype for the defending champions is real. According to a news release from Fanatics, the sports and memorabilia company has seen a huge spike in sales of team merchandise over the past month. USWNT sales are up more than 80% in the month leading up to the start vs. the last FIFA Women’s World Cup in 2019. Jerseys are also accounting for more than 50% of sales in the lead-up to the global tournament. This year, Fanatics has more than 475 UWSNT products available for purchase this year, up from about 175 in 2019.