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March 9, 2023

Bad Bunny Takes His Talents To The WWE

There isn’t much that Bad Bunny hasn’t accomplished, but he’s about to cross something new off the list. The Puerto Rican artist is set to host Backlash — WWE’s live event at the Coliseo de Puerto Rico José Miguel Agrelot on May 6. “In 2005 when I was a kid, I wasn’t able to attend New Year’s Revolution at el Coliseo,” the hitmaker said in a statement. “Finally, 18 years later, WWE returns to the island with a massive event, and this time I won’t miss it.” Bad Bunny will also appear as a playable character in WWE 2K23.

The Jim Boeheim Era Is Over at Syracuse

It’s the end of an era. Syracuse announced on Wednesday that this season marks the final for Jim Boeheim. Boeheim arrived on campus in 1966 as an undergraduate and took over the reigns as the head coach in 1976. Now, he’s recognized as one of the best coaches in college hoops history. He’ll be replaced by the current Associate head coach — and fellow ‘Cuse alum — Adrian Autry.

Adidas Posts Dismal Quarter Following Yeezy Fallout

Adidas’ fourth-quarter reports are out, and Kanye West’s departure is the talk of it all. The company reported a 1% decline — or about $540 million in losses due to unsold sneakers. CEO Bjorn Gulden said in a statement that 2023 would be “a transition year” and the company can “start to build a profitable business again in 2024.”

Larry Jackson Launches $1B Gamma

Larry Jackson raised $1 billion for Gamma, described as “a modern media and music company created to revolutionize the way artists create, distribute, and monetize their content and brand.” The Apple alum’s newest venture will jumpstart with partnerships with industry icons including Snoop Dogg and the Death Row catalog, Rick RossNaomi Campbell, and The Shade Room. “Larry and Ike’s idea for Gamma centers on service to the artist. We are excited to partner with them, Apple, and A24 to build a platform that helps artists deliver exceptional content with fans, and grow the enterprise value of their own brands,” said Todd BoehlyChairman and CEO of Eldridge.

CBS Has the Soccer Fix

Want more soccer? CBS has your fix. On Wednesday, CBS Sports announced the launch of a new 24-hour soccer digital network — the CBS Sports Golazo Network. The new offering will debut on Tuesday, April 11th. The service will be available for free on CBSSports.comParamount+, the CBS Sports app, and Pluto TV at launch. The network’s flagship program will be a weekday morning show called Morning Footy, hosted by Susannah Collins while accompanied by Nico CantorCharlie DaviesAlexis Guerreros, and Jenny Chiu.

Mary J. Blige Celebrates 50 Years of Hip Hop with Strength of a Woman Festival

Jay-Z once introduced Mary J. Blige as “the queen of … I wanna say hip-hop, I wanna say R&B. She’s just the queen.” Now, she’s summoning her royal court in celebration of the 50th anniversary of hip-hop with the Strength of a Woman festival. The lineup includes JodeciMethod Man, and more and features a second day headlined by Ms. Lauryn Hill. The event will take place on May 12 at State Farm Arena in Atlanta.