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November 12, 2022

Suspicious Activity Follows Sam Bankman-Fried Resignation

The FTX saga continues. After Binance backed out of their anticipated purchase of the crypto exchange, Sam Bankman-Fried announced that he was stepping down as the company’s CEO and that the company would file for bankruptcy. FTX experienced high levels of suspicious activity, leading many to believe it had been hacked. Over $473 million went missing on Friday night via “suspicious transfers.” Additionally, Miami-Dade County revealed that it would remove FTX as the naming rights sponsor for the Heat’s home arena.


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Sabrina Ionescu Appointed as Oregon Women's Basketball's First-ever Director of Athletic Culture

Sabrina Ionescu banked another W. Head coach Kelly Graves announced the New York Liberty star and University of Oregon alum as the Ducks’ first-ever Director of Athletic Culture. In her new role, Ionescu will “help with the development of student-athletes and cultivate Graves’ five pillars of Oregon women’s basketball: passion, integrity, unity, thankfulness and servanthood.”

J. Cole and Jack Harlow Become Playable Skins in NBA 2K

J. Cole and Jack Harlow are no strangers to hooping. Now, gamers can opt into selecting the two rappers when playing NBA 2K23’s MyTEAM for a limited time. With the new feature, Cole and Harlow will serve as functional characters and allow users to compete for special celebrity cards. At this time, it is unclear how long the opportunity will last.

NFLPA Calls for Immediate Changes to Dangerous Turf Conditions

Several NFL players have made their disdain for the field conditions enabled by dicy turf situations. Cooper Kupp recently went on record saying that he wished the game was played on grass to minimize the prospect of injury. Now, the NFLPA is joining the conversation. The head of the NFLPA, JC Tretter, tweeted calling the league to action, saying, “If the NFL is as serious as they claim about player safety, here’s what they can do to make” while offering a number of demands including the replacement of all slit film turf.

Twitter Shuts Down "Twitter Blue" Function

The chaos continues on the bird app. Twitter rolled out a new feature called Twitter Blue that enabled all users to secure verified status. After just 24 hours, it is dead. Several accounts used the new functionality to impersonate various individuals and brands – from President Biden to Coca-Cola – leading to bedlam.