While you’re busy watching the events at the Olympic Games, there are some hidden details in the athletes’ outfits you may have missed.
Ex-UFC star Ronda Rousey showed support for Simone Biles after the superstar gymnast dropped out of the Olympics women’s team final on Tuesday.
Rousey had a stern message for critics on Twitter and wrote whatever Biles is dealing with is an internal struggle.
“Everyone judging @Simone_Biles doesn’t know their foot from their a–hole when it comes to being in her position. She’s on the Olympic team while you’re on Twitter. Whatever is going on cannot be grasped from outside. She’s doing the absolute best she can given the situation she’s in,” Rousey wrote. Rousey represented the U.S. in the 2008 Beijing Olympics. She won a bronze medal in judo.
The Green Bay Packers are completing a trade with the Houston Texans to acquire wide receiver Randall Cobb, according to Adam Schefter of ESPN, fulfilling the request of quarterback Aaron Rodgers. This deal will become official once Rodgers’ revamped contract is official so that everything fits under the salary cap. Trey Wingo reported that Rodgers returning to the team was dependent upon the acquisition of Cobb.
Former USC star Reggie Bush won’t have the 2005 Heisman Trophy returned to him after the NCAA announced it will not reverse penalties or restore vacated records from past years based on recent changes to name, image, and likeness.
Pittsburgh Penguins head coach Mike Sullivan has been named the head coach of the United States Men’s Olympic Hockey Team for the 2022 Beijing Olympics. Maybe he’ll do better than Popovich is doing with the basketball team.The Beijing Olympics are scheduled to open on Feb. 4 and run through Feb. 20. The NHL’s All-Star Game break is set to begin Feb. 4, and there is an extended break that runs through Feb. 22 to accommodate the Olympics.
The National Sports Collectors Convention started today just outside Chicago. PWCC Marketplace announced that a Patrick Mahomes 2017 Panini National Treasures 1-of-1, NFL shield, autographed card has sold for $4.3 million, the most ever paid for a football card and the fourth-largest sum fetched by a sports card all time.
“It’s the perfect storm. It’s a 1-of-1, the NFL shield an on-card auto, a rookie. You have someone betting on Mahomes’ career, [and] this is as good as it gets.”
The buyer betting on Mahomes is LJ’s Card Shop of New Albany, Ohio, originally a digital store for single cards, boxes, cases and memorabilia which is opening a brick-and-mortar shop in the near future.
With the NBA draft only a day a way, trades are the the other hot topic.
Philadelphia 76ers All-Star guard Ben Simmons, is said to be likely traded, per The Athletic’s Sam Amick. The teams tied to the two-time All-Defensive guard are the Miami Heat, Toronto Raptors and Washington Wizards,
The Movie Ghostbusters: Afterlife was pushed from a 2020 release date amid the pandemic. It is now dated for Nov. 11 from Sony Pictures. The plot revolves around the family of Egon Spengler — who was played by the late, beloved Harold Ramis — discovering his hidden lab at the family farm. Around the same time, ghosts, long since thought to have been eradicated, return.
Today is Wednesday, July 28, 2021
Today in Sports History
1991 – Dennis Martinez, of the Montreal Expos, pitched the 13th perfect game in major league baseball history.
1994 – Kenny Rogers, of the Texas Rangers, pitched the 14th perfect game in major league baseball history.
2002 – Lance Armstrong won his fourth straight Tour de France.