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November 16, 2021

Dwyane Wade Celebrates Memoir Launch with Exclusive NFT Line 

The Miami Heat legend announced on Monday that he will drop a fresh NFT each day this week as part of the promotional efforts for his new memoir, DWYANE, which releases today. Wade released the first in the series on Monday, which commemorated his final game in Miami. Each non-fungible token will drop at 5 p.m. EST and will be minted via the Flow blockchain.

Draymond Green to Host New Podcast on Colin Cowherd’s Network The Volume

It’s no secret that Draymond Green has the gift of gab. The Warriors star announced on Monday that he’ll be taking his talents to Colin Cowherd’s iHeartMedia network The Volume. The Draymond Green Show will premiere each Wednesday and will provide a unique player’s perspective to current events in the NBA and across the worlds of sports and culture. Green will also serve as a strategic advisor to The Volume.

Billy Eppler Set to Take Over as Mets GM

The New York Mets’ extended search for a GM is expected to come to a close. Reports indicate that Billy Eppler, who previously served for the Angels, logged a decade with the Yankees, and most recently was the head of baseball representation at the William Morris Endeavor agency, will take over the head of baseball operations position for the club. The Mets have had four GMs over the last year, and are hopeful that Eppler will be in for the long haul. 

Ottawa Senators Suspend Games Through Nov 20th Due to COVID Concerns

The Ottawa hockey season has hit another snafu. Ten players on the Senators’ roster have been placed in COVID protocols, forcing the team to suspend action through at least Nov. 20th. They will reschedule three games and have shut down their practice facility in the interim in an attempt to stop the outbreak. 

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Uninterrupted Links with Eastbay and Champs Sports for New Creative Strategy

Longtime athletic apparel and lifestyle brands Champs Sports and Eastbay have officially come together under the Foot Locker Inc. brand, the company announced Monday, with the goal of inspiring high school athletes on and off the field of play. The collaboration includes a content series for athlete mentors to inspire, motivate and share their experiences with high school athletes hosted by YouTuber and former college football kicker Donald “Deestroying” De La Haye and Oregon basketball star Sedona Prince.

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Giannis Antetokounmpo Lands Another Title: GQ Man of the Year

The two-time MVP has been selected as one of the cover stars for GQ’s Man of the Year. The magazine deemed 2021 “The Year of the Brave” and selected Antetokounmpo in equal parts due to his dominance on the hardwood, which led the Bucks to their first NBA title since 1971, and his inspiring personal story. Lil Nas X and Tom Holland grace the other two covers in the series.

E-Rod and the Tigers Reach 5-year Deal

In the first major free agency deals of the MLB offseason, ESPN’s Jeff Passan reported on Monday that the Detroit Tigers have reached a deal with former Boston Red Sox left-handed hurler Eduardo Rodriguez. Sources say that the five-year deal is worth $77 million for Rodriguez, who posted a 13-8 record and 4.74 ERA in 2021.

WNBA Star Asia Durr Set to Make Return

The New York Liberty’s Asia Durr is set to return to the court for the 2022 WNBA season. Durr, who was selected second overall in the 2019 draft and is a Jordan Brand athlete, announced via Twitter on Monday that she has been cleared to play after long-hauler effects of COVID-19 kept her sidelined for the last two seasons.

Colin Kaepernick Serves as the Face of Ergatta’s First Ad Campaign

Famed quarterback and activist Colin Kaepernick has partnered with gamified fitness technology company Ergatta on the company’s first national advertising campaign. Kaepernick joined the company as an advisor and investor last year and is an avid user of the technology. The company has also teamed up with Kaepernick’s Know Your Rights Camp, and will donate 100 rowers to community facilities within KYRC’s seven partner cities.

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