“Zamst”, a brand of athletic braces and care products owned by Nippon Sigmax Co., Ltd. and headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, announced a global sponsorship agreement with Trae Young, men’s professional basketball player playing for the Atlanta Hawks.
At 21, Young has had a successful basketball career including playing for Oklahoma University and was the first and only player to ever lead the NCAA in both points and assists in a single season. In just his second year as a professional basketball player, he has ranked in the top 3 in points and assist during the most recent season and has become a fan favorite with his innovative and electrifying playstyle on the court. He also was a unanimous selection to the 2019 All-Rookie First Team and was voted on as a starter in the 2020 All Star Game.
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Tyler Chatwood Lead Cubs to Victory
Posted on July 27, 2020, 9:00 am
Over the weekend, the Chicago Cubs beat the Milwaukee Brewers, 9-1. Despite the stadium being empty, the Cubs had no problem dominating the game on their turf. After the success left-handed hitters displayed against him last season, Cubs pitcher Tyler Chatwood changed the grip on his cut fastball to the way he used to throw his slider.
Chatwood walked two Sunday in an 84-pitch effort in hot, windy conditions more conducive for hitters. He preserved much of the bullpen entering a four-game series against a daunting Reds lineup.
“He’s going to be great this year,” said Willson Contreras, who caught Chatwood in 2018 when he walked an NL-high 95 batters in 103⅔ innings. He was relegated to bullpen duty for nearly all of 2019.
Watch the highlights of the game below:
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Washington Football Team Announces Name for 2020
Posted on July 24, 2020, 9:00 am
On Thursday, July 23rd, sources informed NBC Sports Washington that the Washington football team will simply compete as the Washington Football Team for the upcoming season. Fans can expect the new name process to continue to unfold for some time and this fall the team will wear new uniforms.
It has been previously announced earlier this month tat the team will retire the name Redskins. Washington played as the Redskins for nearly 90 years but faced increasing pressure to change the name since the murder of George Floyd in May.
Team owner Dan Snyder and head coach Ron Rivera have made it known that their priority is to continue to work towards a new name and gather input from fans, alumni as well as figure out a plan to properly honor Native Americans and the military.
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‘The Ed Sullivan Show’ Hits A Grand Slam for Baseball Season
Posted on July 23, 2020, 9:00 am
Just in time for the planned return of a historic abbreviated baseball season, The Ed Sullivan Show’s official YouTube channel hits it out of the park with the official worldwide streaming premieres of baseball legends Jackie Robinson and Willie Mays, offering viewers batting tips, and Mickey Mantle, who makes a major career announcement. These full segments join the streaming universe to live on forever more than 50 years after they first aired as part of the UMe agreement with SOFA Entertainment Inc. for the global digital rights to The Ed Sullivan Show, which encompasses the influential television program’s historic 23-year primetime run on CBS and marks the first time that The Ed Sullivan Show performance and guest segments are officially available in their entirety across streaming services worldwide.
In his 21 seasons with the Giants baseball franchise, Willie Mays played both in New York and San Francisco. He is a living legend and an American icon. He is widely known and regarded as one of the greatest baseball players of all time, with his unique and gifted combination of power hitting, base running, throwing and fielding. In this 1966 segment, Ed Sullivan learns how Willie Mays bats. Mays said exclusively of his appearances, “Ed Sullivan was a real gentleman. And, a real baseball fan. That’s why he had me on his TV show so many times! I learned later that he had been a sportswriter. You’d never have guessed that!! Anyway, Ed was really good to me. A nice man.”
Jackie Robinson pioneered the integration of professional sports in 1947 when he became the first African American to play in the major leagues in the 20th century; he played for the Brooklyn Dodgers his entire career. In this 1962 clip, the same year he was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame, Jackie Robinson gives Ed Sullivan insider tips on how to handle the bat.
Hall of Famer Mickey Mantle played for the New York Yankees his entire career which included five World Series titles. In his 1969 appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show, the home-run champion and MVP announces his retirement.
In addition to sports, the voluminous gems in this vast catalog include iconic clips from all aspects of popular culture, many of which have primarily only been available in excerpted versions on EdSullivan.com or as low-resolution digital “bootlegs.” Scores of rarities will continue to be available digitally for the first time and fans can visit The Ed Sullivan Show’s official YouTube channel and EdSullivan.com for more information.
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National Women’s Soccer League Awards Expansion Team Rights To LA
Posted on July 22, 2020, 9:00 am
The National Women’s Soccer League has announced that a majority woman-founded group led by Academy Award-winning actress and activist Natalie Portman, technology venture capitalist Kara Nortman, media and gaming entrepreneur Julie Uhrman, and tech entrepreneur and venture capitalist Alexis Ohanian who led the investment through his firm Initialized Capital, has secured the exclusive right to bring a professional women’s soccer team to Los Angeles to kick off in Spring 2022.
While the team’s official name and venue partner will be announced before the end of the year, the group has formally coined itself “Angel City” in honor of its planned home in Los Angeles.
Led by consortium President Julie Uhrman, the founding investor group includes Serena Williams and daughter, Alexis Olympia Ohanian, Jr., actors Uzo Aduba, Jessica Chastain, America Ferrera, Jennifer Garner, and Eva Longoria, late night talk show host Lilly Singh, former US Women’s National Team players including twelve representing Southern California including Julie Foudy, Mia Hamm, Rachel Buehler, Shannon Boxx, Amanda Cromwell, Lorrie Fair Allen, Ronnie Fair Sullins, Joy Fawcett, Angela Hucles, Shannon MacMillan, Tisha Venturini Hoch, and Saskia Webber, two-time Olympic Gold Medalist and FIFA World Cup Champions Lauren Cheney Holiday and Abby Wambach, author and activist Glennon Doyle, Netflix VP Original Content Cindy Holland, tech entrepreneur and filmmaker Casey Neistat, Founding Board Member of Baby2Baby, Sabina Nathanson, Media Executive David Nathanson, Baby2Baby Co-President Norah Weinstein, and Bad Robot President and COO Brian Weinstein.
“I am proud to be a part of this wonderful group working to bring a women’s professional football club to Los Angeles. Chiefly, because I’m a fan of the game, but also because I believe there is massive potential for the sport and it’s been undervalued by too many people for far too long. As someone who spends hours kicking around a football with my two-year-old daughter, I want her to have a front row seat to this revolution. I’m personally investing on behalf of my family because creating more opportunities in women’s sports is important to my wife and me, and we want to be a part of making a better future for our daughter.” – Lead Founding Investor, Alexis Ohanian.