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October 13, 2021

Dodgers Tie Series with 7-2 Win over Giants

The National League Division Series between the Los Angeles Dodgers and San Francisco Giants is going to a decisive Game 5. L.A. took care of business Tuesday night, beating the Giants 7-2 behind a stellar night on the mound from Walker Buehler. Game 5 is on Thursday night at Oracle Park in San Francisco.

Braves Beat Brewers 5-4 Behind Big HR from Freeman 

Freddie Freeman launched an eighth-inning solo home run to help the Atlanta Braves beat the Milwaukee Brewers 5-4 Tuesday night and advance to the NLCS. The Braves will face the winner of Game 5 between the Dodgers and Giants on Thursday night.

NFLPA Wants Emails Related to WFT Probe Following Gruden Resignation

The NFL Players Association announced it would seek the release of nearly 650,000 emails related to a workplace misconduct probe of the Washington Football Team. The request comes after leaked emails from the investigation revealed Gruden used racist, misogynistic, and anti-gay language in correspondence to former WFT president Bruce Allen.

Penguins Shock Lightning 6-2 on NHL Opening Night

Goaltender Tristan Jarry made 26 saves to help the Pittsburgh Penguins take down the defending Stanley Cup champion Tampa Bay Lightning 6-2 in the NHL season opener Tuesday night. Brian Boyle and Danton Heinen got things going with early second-period goals, and the Penguins put in three empty-net goals in the third to seal the win.

Astros Pound White Sox 10-1 to Advance to 5th Straight ALCS

The Houston Astros are headed back to the ALCS for the fifth-straight time after a 10-1 rout of the Chicago White Sox on Tuesday afternoon. The Astros, who will take on the Boston Red Sox in the next round, are only the third team ever to appear in five straight league championship series and are the first to do it since the Atlanta Braves reached eight straight from 1991 to 1999.

Golden Knights Edge Kraken 4-3 to Spoil NHL Debut

Max Pacioretty scored twice to help the Golden Knights beat the Seattle Kraken 4-3 in the second game of the NHL’s opening night on Tuesday. The Kraken made things interesting, erasing a 3-0 deficit before giving up the winning goal to  Chandler Stephenson midway through the third period.

New Look Lakers Lose Preseason Debut

The Los Angeles Lakers dropped to 0-5 in preseason play following a 111-99 loss to the Golden State Warriors on Tuesday night. The game was the first time LA’s new big three of LeBron James, Anthony Davis, and Russell Westbrook were on the court together.

U.K. Gambling Commission Investigating NFT Platform Sorare

Only a month after raising $680 million at a $4.3 billion valuation in a Series B funding round, the fast-growing European fantasy soccer and digital collectibles platform is under investigation for allegedly failing to operate within U.K. gambling regulations. The probe from the U.K. Gambling Commission is looking at whether Sorare should be required to register as a licensed gambling operator.

Atlanta Dream Names Tanisha Wright as Head Coach

The Atlanta Dream announced their new coach on Tuesday, tapping former WNBA player Tanisha Wright. Wright spent the last two years as an assistant coach with the Las Vegas Aces.

Boardroom & Thirty Five Ventures Announce Partnership with Dapper Labs

On Wednesday, Thirty Five Ventures and blockchain technology company Dapper Labs announced a multi-year partnership that will feature co-branded activations across the Boardroom media network. The partnership will help bring Dapper’s wildly popular NBA Top Shot platform to life in unique ways, with Kevin Durant prominently included. Durant and Thirty Five Ventures will have a creative development role as part of the landmark deal, with the Brooklyn Nets star both curating and creating Top Shot highlight Moments and more.

New York Giants Unveils Groundbreaking Partnership with Yieldstreet

The New York Giants announced a partnership with fintech platform Yieldstreet on Tuesday, naming the company their official alternative investment platform. It’s the NFL’s first exclusive deal in the alternative investment space.

Athletes Unlimited Announces New Women’s Basketball League

Athletes Unlimited is changing the landscape of professional sports one league at a time. And on Tuesday, the organization announced the creation of its fourth league: a professional women’s basketball competition that will make its debut in January. Washington Mystics guard and WNBA champion Natasha Cloud, seven-year WNBA veteran Sydney Colson, and longtime Chicago Sky forward Ty Young have joined the league as its inaugural signings. The Athletes Unlimited Basketball schedule will not overlap with the WNBA season.

NFL and Two Circles Make International Marketing Deal

The NFL has broadened its focus on growing the game globally with the expansion of the International Series to Germany and last month’s announcement that teams will be able to directly appeal to foreign markets for the first time. To help manage this transition, the shield has brokered a deal with sports marketing firm Two Circles, who will be responsible for managing international ad sales across digital platforms.