Amidst Holdout, 76ers Will Not Pay Simmons
The Process seems to be over in Philly, as the 76ers announced that they will not pay Ben Simmons the $8.25 million owed to him. The team will hold his money in escrow in order to pay off the fines he is occurring by abstaining from attending. The news comes amidst Simmons’ holdout from Philadelphia’s pre-season activities, and sources say that he is aware of the financial implications of his actions.
Dodgers’ Kershaw Departs Early, Questionable for the Playoffs
Clayton Kershaw left the mound in the second inning of Friday night’s game against the Brewers. The 33 year-old missed substantial time earlier this season due to forearm/elbow inflammation. The injury’s resurgence threatens the left hander’s availability for the playoffs and throws his future with the club into question.
Gronk Likely to Miss Return to Gillette Stadium
The Bucs’ tight end injured his ribs in last week’s loss against the Rams, which is likely to keep him out of this weekend’s marquee matchup between Tampa Bay and New England. The game marks Gronk’s first trip back to Foxborough – where he still holds the record for most career TDs – since he took a year-long hiatus following the 2018 season.
NWSL Experiences Shake Up Amidst Fall Out of Paul Riley Accusations
The NWSL has come under fire following the accusations filed against the NC Courage’s former coach Paul Riley. On Friday, commissioner Lisa Baird and general counsel Lisa Levine were relieved of their duties by the league’s board of directors, as reporting by The Athletic suggested that they had information about the Riley’s disturbing behaviors and had failed to intervene. The league has also cancelled this weekend’s games.
ESPN Sets Fantasy Record
As the NFL season heads into its fourth week, there are more people playing fantasy than ever before. ESPN reported a historic 21% increase in their sign-ups, as compared to 2020.
Long Overdue, Stewie Drops Custom Line with Puma
Breanna Stewart is just the 10th WNBA player to release a player exclusive shoe, but that’s only the beginning for the Seattle Storm star. The 6’4” forward dropped her Unbothered line with Puma on Friday.
Saints Stars Announce Donation for Ida Relief
Saints QB Jameis Winston and DE Cam Jordan announced that they will donate $1,000 for each touchdown and sack, respectively, to support the recovery efforts from Hurricane Ida. The announcement comes as the Saints head back to New Orleans for their first official home game this season.