Steph Curry Unlocks New NBA Three-point Record
The two-time MVP overtook Ray Allen at the top of the NBA three-point list on Friday night, hitting the record-setting 3,358th trey only two minutes into the Warriors 119-93 win over the Bulls. It took him 585 fewer games to reach the milestone than Allen. Over the course of his career, Curry averages 47% from beyond the arc.
USMNT Blanks Mexico, 2-0
The USMNT proved their worth in Cincinnati on Friday night as they took down Mexico 2-0. After controlling the ball for most of the game, the US finally got on the scoreboard in the 74th minute with a perfectly placed header from Christian Pulisic. Weston McKennie added to the “dos-a-cero” final with another goal in the 86th minute. The win marked the third straight against their North American rivals and places the US at the top of the CONCACAF standings.
Patriots Become First NFL Partner for Socios
Over the last several months, Socios has attracted a seemingly endless list of team partners across the globe. The New England Patriots became the first NFL club to link with the blockchain-backed, fan engagement company. While the shield’s crypto rules will prevent fan tokens in the short term, Socios will serve as the official sponsor of the Pats’ indoor practice facility and will partner with the team on various marketing activations.
Travis Kelce, Blake Griffin, and Venus Williams Among Virgin Voyages’ All-star Investors
Sir Richard Branson is ready for his next adventure, and this time he’s taking to the high seas. And to help him map his next steps, he’s have partnered with Patricof Co., a private investment platform for athletes, to help him boost Virgin Voyages. Patricof’s roster includes over 40 athletes, such as Venus Williams, Travis Kelce, Blake Griffin, George Kittles, and many more. Virgin Voyages announced the addition of three ships to its fleet and promises a one-of-a-kind cruise experience, which will be formulated, in part, with the guidance of its all-star advisors.
Detroit Pistons Link with Zelle for Community Education Effort
The Detroit Pistons have linked with digital finance company Zelle to help educate the community about how to protect themselves from financial frauds and scams. The partnership will feature a number of videos spotlighting Pistons stars who will share their own stories of financial health and well-being and Zelle will donate $25 for each blocked shot to Junior Achievement of Southeastern Michigan’s financial literacy programming.
Nyjah Huston Teams Up with INK Games
Hot off the Olympics, the American skateboarding sensation has his eyes on his next venture. Huston announced that he will be linking up with INK Games, a social gaming platform that allows anyone to monetize their following. The partnership marks a new chapter for INK, which closed a $9.5 million Series A round in September.
No. 2 UCLA Outlasts No. 4 Villanova in OT Thriller
The college basketball season is less than one week old, but the action hit mid-season form at the Pauley Pavillion on Friday. UCLA came out hot to secure an early lead, but Villanova fought back, bringing the game within a bucket before the end of the half. The Bruins’ Johnny Juzang led all scorers with 25, including key points in overtime to lift UCLA to the 86-77 win.
No. 22 Arizona Stuns No. 6 Louisville in Overtime, 61-59
Adia Barnes’ team is looking to add a new chapter to last year’s sweetheart story. The Wildcats were led by senior forward Cate Reese with 21 as they took down the No. 6 Cardinals in overtime, improving to 2-0 on the season.