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Naomi Osaka Is The Highest Earning Female Athlete

(Atlanta, GA) – With the help of 15 sponsorship deals including Nissan, Master Card and Nike, Naomi Osaka has topped Forbes’ list of highest-earning female athletes, ending Serena Williams’ four-year run.

Not only is the 22-year old the highest-earning female athlete of the year, she’s has the highest-earning total in 12 months for a female ever. She bested Serena by a little over a million dollars and took the 29th spot on the 100 highest paid athletes  list with Serena resting at No. 33. It’s the first time two women have landed in the top 100 overall.
Osaka made an estimated $37.4 million over the past year from endorsements and prize money.

Former NBA Player Shannon Brown Accused Of Shooting At Two People

(TYRONE, Ga.(AP) — Former NBA player Shannon Brown, who spent part of one season with the Knicks, faces charges in suburban Atlanta after he was accused of firing a rifle at two people who were looking at homes for sale, police said.

Brown, 34, was arrested on a charge of aggravated assault stemming from an incident May 2 at his home in Tyrone, Georgia. He is free after he posted bond on Monday.

The two-time NBA champion with the Lakers told police he thought the couple was trying to break into his home, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported.

The couple told police they were in the area looking for homes and noticed a “for sale” sign in front of Brown’s home. They told investigators the front door was open and they entered after yelling out their intentions to tour the home.

“They stated that they heard a voice acknowledge them and once inside, at some point, Mr. Brown came from upstairs with a rifle and detained them,” said Lt. Philip Nelson. ”Shortly thereafter he let them go and they stated he fired his rifle towards them as they were leaving.”

No one was injured, Nelson said. Investigators who responded found one empty shell casing at the scene.

Brown’s home in Fayette County is listed for sale, police said.

Brown, who shares a daughter with ex-wife R&B singer Monica, played 19 games with the Knicks in 2014, but was waived after struggling. He played for eight teams total and currently plays in Ice Cube’s Big3 league, which features three-on-three teams.

 

Lakers Return Millions In Loans

(Los Angeles, CA) — The Los Angeles Lakes are returning their four-point-six-million-dollar loan they received through the federal Paycheck Protection Program.

ESPN reports the Lakers qualified to receive the loan as part of the CARES Act, but decided to return the funds once they became aware the PPP, meant for small businesses, had run dry.

Forbes reported last year that the Lakers are the eighth most valuable sports franchise in the world and are worth around three-point-seven-billion-dollars.

Reportedly, the Lakers were the only NBA Franchise to ask for a loan from the small business association.  Having around 300 employees made the eligible for the money.

‘The Last Dance’ Begins Tonight

(AP) – The 10-part documentary series that chronicles Michael Jordan’s last championship with the Bulls is set to begin on ESPN with two hour-long episodes. ”

The Last Dance” was scheduled to run in June, but with the NBA shut down due to the coronavirus pandemic the decision was made to move up its release.
The series is a look at the 1997-98 season, when the Bulls won their sixth championship in an eight-year span. ESPN will air two episodes each Sunday night through May 17.

Tom Brady To Sign With Tampa Bay Buccaneers

(Tampa, FL) – Tom Brady is taking his talents to south Florida.  The six-time Super Bowl champion is heading to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers for a deal worth a reported 30-million-dollars per year, according to the NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport.
Brady posted on social media early on Tuesday that he would not be returning to the New England Patriots for the 2020 season.
By The AP

Coronavirus Concerns Leave Seats Empty As Trae Young Leads Hawks In 2OT Victory Against The Hornets

(Atlanta, GA) – It only took 15 minutes to get to State Farm Arena in rush hour traffic. Rare in Atlanta but with the concerns over COVID-19 or the Coronavirus, not surprising. Fans who did show up though, were in for a real treat as Trae Young put up 31 points and 16 assists as the Hawks battled to a 143-138 double-overtime win over the Hornets.
Young came out the gate shootin’ giving Atlanta the first lead with a deep three that’s become synonymous with Ice Trae. He shot better from the 3-point line (46.2%/8-13) than he did from inside the perimeter. (11-25/44%).
But John Collins, who chipped in 28 points, including the tying layup with 52 seconds left in the first overtime to keep the game alive, was damn near perfect from the floor shooting 92.3% or 12/13. Collins oddly enough was only 50% from the free throw line.
Atlanta went into the half with a three point lead but allowed Charlotte to get the edge in the 4th quarter  and after Trae Young missed a crucial free throw, they were headed to a serious overtime showdown. Post game, Young said he was impressed with the way everyone battled back especially after he put them in an OT situation.
For Charlotte, Terry Rozier posted a career-high 40 points. Devonte Graham had 27 points, 10 assists and four steals in the loss.
Up next, the Hawks will host the Knicks Wednesday night while the Hornets travel to play the Heat

LeBron And Bronny Playing Together In The NBA, Will We See The Day? James Jokes About The Possibility With SW’s Sytonnia Moore

(Atlanta, GA) – When LeBron James and the Lakers slid through the A to take on the Hawks the MVP didn’t look like he’d been in the league for 17 years but that doesn’t mean he didn’t feel like it.  Post game, I asked him about the possibility of him making history with son Bronny by becoming the first father and son to play in the NBA at the same time.  Start at 6:04 to see what he had to say!

Hawks vs Lakers Post Game With LeBron James

(Atlanta, GA) – It wasn’t an easy win for the Lakers, but as usual LeBron James was dominant with 32pts, 13rbs and 7assts. His son Bronny has been ballin’ out too.

Post Game, I asked him if he had thought about potentially making history by becoming the first Father and Son to play in the league at the same time?

Colin Kaepernick To Work Out For NFL Teams

(Atlanta, GA) – Almost three years ago, Colin Kaepernick sacrificed his career to take a stand on racial injustice and police brutality. He became known more for kneeling during the national anthem in protest than for his football prowess and it eventually came at the expense of his career.
As the protest picked up support with dozens of other athletes, not just football players, taking a knee with Kap, the NFL found itself in a gray area that left coaches and owners stuck between supporting their players’ rights or the Flag. Even though it was never about the flag or saluting the country, anti-kap supporters quickly turned it into that and Colin Kapernick was soon seemingly banned from the NFL.  So much so, that the former 49er’s QB filed a grievance/collusion suit against the league and won and undisclosed amount of money.
Through it all, Colin has always maintained that his heart was on the field and if ever given a chance to get back in the league, he would take it.  Well, that chance is finally here.
The NFL reached out to Kaepernick and told him that a private workout could be scheduled for him Saturday in Atlanta where all 32 teams in the professional football league would be invited. Most question the league’s sincerity because the workout is on a Saturday, a day where all head coaches and general managers will be traveling and preparing for games on Sunday.
Kap could take it or leave it and Saturday he’ll be in Flowery Branch at the Falcons’ practice facility where he will officially embark on a possible return to the NFL.
The workout includes on-field work and an interview. Kaepernick tweeted he’s stayed in shape and has been waiting for this opportunity for three years.
He arrived in Atlanta early this morning. Good Luck Kap!

Browns Star Garrett Facing NFL Discipline After Outburst

(CLEVELAND, OH (AP) Myles Garrett swung a helmet. The NFL will soon swing back. The Browns star could be facing an unprecedented league suspension for his violent outburst Thursday night, when he ripped off Pittsburgh quarterback Mason Rudolph’s helmet and clubbed him on the head during the final seconds of Cleveland’s 21-7 win.

Garrett’s startling actions on national TV will come with a price. It’s possible the league could come down hard on the former No. 1 overall pick, who made strides in cleaning up his game after picking up personal fouls earlier this season.

Following the game, Garrett was contrite, but the damage was already done.

”What I did was foolish, and I shouldn’t have allowed myself to slip like that,” Garrett said softly. ”It’s out of character.”

It’s now out of his hands, and it’s possible the league could end Garrett’s season by docking him the final six games.

In 2006, Tennessee’s Albert Haynesworth was suspended five games after he stomped on Dallas Cowboys center Andre Gurode’s head. Haynesworth’s punishment is the longest for on-field behavior in league history.

The NFL could act swiftly to punish Garrett, whose actions brought reaction from players across the league.

Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes posted ”Bro I can’t believe that just happened” on Twitter following the game and Houston defensive end J.J. Watt wrote: ”That. Is. Insanity. Wow.”

After pulling Rudolph down with eight seconds to go following a short pass, Garrett wrestled with Pittsburgh’s QB on the ground with both players grabbing each other’s heads. When they got to their feet, Garrett ripped off Rudolph’s helmet and swung wildly, hitting the second-year player on top of the head.

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