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September 28, 2021

Cowboys Handle Eagles at Home in Monday Night Football Divisional Matchup

Dak Prescott optimized his offense and threw for three touchdowns in his home return following his ankle injury as the Cowboys easily rolled their NFC East divisional rival Eagles 41-21. The win brought Dallas’s record to 2-1 and improved their September record at AT&T Stadium to 15-5.

Denver Nuggets Sign Michael Porter Jr. to Max Contract

The Denver Nuggets have invested in their future. Michael Porter Jr.’s agent, Mark Bartelstein of Priority Sports, announced on Monday that the 6’10” small forward agreed to a five-year, $207 million supermax contract with the team. The deal mirrors the rookie extensions extended to Trae Young and Luka Dončić earlier this off-season and makes Denver the fourth team in the NBA to have three players on supermax contracts.. 

Jonquel Jones Named 2021 WNBA MVP

The Connecticut Sun’s center closed out an impressive 2021 campaign as she was named the WNBA’s 2021 MVP. Coming off last season’s opt-out, Jones averaged 19.4 points per game, 8.3 rebounds, and 1.6 assists for the Sun, which faces the Chicago Sky tonight in the first of a three-game playoff series.

NFL Reinstates Josh Gordon, WR Set to Join Chiefs Roster

The NFL confirmed on Monday that it will reinstate wide receiver Josh Gordon, following his July appeal. Ian Rapoport first reported that the wide receiver will sign with Patrick Mahomes and the Chiefs, where he will start out on the practice squad but is expected to quickly rise to the active roster. Gordon seemingly confirmed this news, tagging the Chiefs in a tweet, announcing it was “time to get to work.”

COVID Vaccination Questions Take Center Court at NBA’s Media Day

Monday marked the NBA’s Media Day and the season’s unofficial tip-off. Across the league players faced questions about their COVID-19 vaccination status and what it could mean for their full participation throughout the season.

Tom Brady Teases Launch of New Apparel Brand

Tom Brady is launching his very own apparel brand, the Bucs QB and future Hall of Famer announced Tuesday morning on social media. The new brand — BRADY™ — is expected to feature “next-generation apparel” and is “coming soon,” according to the GOAT.

UEFA Halts Discipline for Teams Involved in European Super League

Barcelona, Juventus, and Real Madrid won’t face disciplinary action for involvement in the creation of the European Super League, UEFA announced Tuesday. The clubs were among the 12 founding members of the rival league, which has since been scrapped. The decision to not move forward with discipline comes after a court in Madrid ruled UEFA should not punish the clubs.

LeBron James Reveals He Received Two NFL Offers During the NBA Lockout

LeBron James took a break from his NBA responsibilities to join the Manningcast during the Monday Night Football alternative broadcast. James reflected on his prolific high school football career and told Peyton and Eli that during the NBA lockout in 2011, he received offers from both the Dallas Cowboys and the Seattle Seahawks to join their squads as a wide receiver.

Rays to Tease Split Season During Playoffs

On the back of their second-straight AL East title, the Tampa Bay Rays are exploring the option of splitting future seasons between the Trop and the former Expos park in Montreal. The details of what a split season could look like have not been ironed out, but Rays owner Stu Sternberg has been examining various possibilities since 2019. To drum up support, the team plans to integrate signage during their homestands in the upcoming playoffs.

Talent Giant CAA to Acquire ICM Partners, Eye Sports Expansion

In the biggest deal in talent management since the WME and Endeavor merger in 2018, CAA announced on Monday that it is set to acquire ICM Partners, Deadline was the first to report. The merger positions CAA to expand its footprint in the sports world, given its existing roster of more than 2,000 athletes – including Dwyane Wade, Aaron Rodgers, and Cristiano Ronaldo – and the recent acquisitions of the NFL agency Select Sports Group and the soccer agency Stellar Group. 

Endeavor Wagers on Sports Betting, Acquires OpenBet for $1.2B

OpenBet, a sports betting business owned by Scientific Games Corporation, is being sold to Endeavor Group Holdings for $1.2 billion, the two companies announced Monday. The agreement, which is expected to close next year, has Scientific Games receiving $1 billion in cash and $200 million in Endeavor Class A common stock.

With a Deep Bench of Sports Veterans, SeventySix Capital Announces Sports Tech Fund

Falcons owner Arthur Blank, Pirates owner Robert Nutting, and Bills wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders are among a star-studded list of sports-affiliated backers of a new sports tech fund launched by SeventySix Capital. The fund is expected to raise over $50 million and will extend its commitment to sparking innovation among startups across sports betting, esports, and analytics.