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October 4, 2022

Investigation Finds Deep-rooted Abuse in NWSL

Over the last 10 years, the NWSL has redefined women’s professional soccer in the United States. However, the league is deeply rooted in a wide variety of “abuse and misconduct,” according to a recent independent investigation. Sally Q. Yates acted as the lead investigator and surfaced troubling patterns of behavior. The report states, “Abuse in the NWSL is rooted in a deeper culture in women’s soccer, beginning in youth leagues, that normalizes verbally abusive coaching and blurs boundaries between coaches and players.” Multiple claims of abuse sparked the investigation, which included over 200 interviews of various stakeholders throughout the league.

Steph Curry Tees off in “PGA 2K23”

We already know that he’s a human cheat code in NBA 2K23, but did you ever expect to play as Steph Curry in PGA Tour 2K23? Well, you’ll be able to be the four-time NBA champion when the game drops on Oct. 14. Curry, who stated in the past that he started golfing at eight years old, joins fellow basketball legend Michael Jordan as a playable competitor. This is all in addition to PGA Tour’s highly anticipated Top Golf game mode.

Boardroom’s Vinciane Ngomsi has more on the game’s newest playable character.

Brittney Griner Gets Updated Court Appearance

Bring BG home. The Phoenix Mercury star has been detained in Russia since February. In August, she received a nine-year prison sentence for possession of hashish oil. Proclaiming her innocence, Griner will appear in front of a Russian court to appeal the decision on Oct. 25. President Joe Biden proposed a prisoner exchange to the Russian government for Griner and American Marine Paul Whelan, currently detained under suspicion of spying.

Big Papi Documentary Coming to FS1

David Ortiz is one of the most beloved former athletes in all of sports. Now a studio analyst for FOX, the network announced on Monday that Big Papi will get his own original documentary to celebrate “arguably the most clutch player in MLB Postseason history.” David Ortiz: Legend of the Fall will premiere on Oct. 14 — one week after the MLB playoffs begin. “He continues to bring a lot of joy to baseball fans far and wide, and we are delighted to give those fans a front row seat to Big Papi’s baseball journey to his coronation at the Hall of Fame,” said VP of Development and Original Programming, Barry Nugent.

Tyler, the Creator Takes His Talents to “Big Mouth”

On the heels of Kid Cudi‘s Entergalactic premiere, Tyler, the Creator announced that he, too, is getting animated. The rapper will join the cast of the Netflix hit show Big Mouth for its sixth season. The guest appearance marks the most recent in his long list of voice-over work, which also includes the shows Axe Cop and The Jellies! Big Mouth documents the trials and tribulations of puberty through hysterical characterizations. The new season hits Netflix on Oct. 28.

Disney Networks Return to Dish

Dish subscribers found themselves in a pickle over the weekend, as the cable provider halted broadcasts from the Disney networks amidst a contract dispute. The blackout included the ESPN networks. The disagreement came to a head at 3 am on Saturday, hours before millions of fans prepared for a full day of college football. Dish restored the channels on Monday. However, subscribers should be cautiously optimistic as the restoration is the byproduct of a “handshake agreement,” according to Yahoo Finance.

“Smile” Rakes In $22M During Opening Weekend

By now you’ve probably noticed people smiling behind home plate at baseball games, advertising the new horror flick Smile. The marketing investment paid off. In its opening weekend, the Paramount film made $22 million in the United States. The premiere marked the first $20 million domestic opening since Bullet Train in August. Globally, Smile has brought in $36.5 million, turning a profit on its reported cost of $17 million.