Happy Humpday! It was another crazy day of NBA offseason acquisitions as the Lakers and the Bulls stole the show with some big-name signings. Tokyo also didn’t disappoint where Simone Biles returned to action, history was made several different times on the track and the U.S. owns the medal count lead. We also had our first training camp brawl in the NFL meaning football is officially BACK! Let’s have a day!
Steph Curry and the Warriors agreed to a 4-year, $215M extension making him the first player in NBA history to sign two contracts worth over $200 million in his career – Curry is coming off a strong season in which he won his second scoring title
Carmelo Anthony and the Lakers came to terms on a one-year agreement – this wasn’t LA’s only signing of the day… more on the NBA moves from yesterday below!
Boeheim’s Army won the TBT on a 3-pointer from Keifer Sykes to take home the $1 million prize – shortly after the game, Sykes then agreed to a deal with the Indiana Pacers… not a bad night!
The Giants enjoyed wind sprints during yesterday’s practice after Daniel Jones ended up on the bottom of a pile during a brawl – HC Joe Judge led the sprints then called practice and was reported to be livid with the team
Mike Trout’s return continues to get pushed back as he rehabilitates a left calf strain that has kept him out since May – the Angels are below .500 and may decide to keep Trout out the rest of the season
Tampa Bay Rays’ pitcher Tommy Glasnow will miss the rest of the season after Tommy John surgery – Glasnow had been out since June 15th but his surgery comes as a surprise to many
The NHL & International Olympic Committee unable to agree on expanded media rights deal for 2022 Winter Olympics – league still intends to send its players to Beijing
NBA STARS ON THE MOVE
Notable Free Agency Moves
DeMar DeRozan – Chicago Bulls: 3-years, $85M – the Bulls roster starting to come together adding Lonzo Ball yesterday
Steph Curry – Golden State Warriors: 4-years, $215M – makes him the first player in history to sign two career $200 million-plus deals
Carmelo Anthony – Los Angeles Lakers: 1-year, $2.6M – joins his banana boat buddy LeBron James in La La Land in The Kings’ quest for his first NBA ring
Richaun Holmes – Sacramento Kings: 4-years, $55M
Talen Horton-Tucker – Los Angeles Lakers: 3-years, $32M
Rudy Gay – Utah Jazz: 2-years, $12.1M
Patty Mills – Brooklyn Nets: 2-years, $12M
Kendrick Nunn – Los Angeles Lakers: 2-years, $10M – signs in LA after Miami pulled their qualifying offer, making Nunn an UFA
Top Events From Tuesday
Sydney McLaughlin (USA) broke her own world record and became the youngest woman in history, 21, to take gold in the 400m hurdles, edging out former gold medalist Dalilah Muhammad (USA) who won silver after also besting McLaughlin’s previous world record – how fast are these two? Their 400m hurdle times would be good enough to qualify for Tokyo in the 400m flat race (without hurdles)… iron sharpens iron!
Simone Biles (USA) returned to action to finish third in the balance beam finals behind gold medalist Guan Chenchen (China) and silver medalist Tang Xijing (China) on the final day of gymnastics competition – Sunisa Lee (USA) who contributed to three of USA women’s gymnastics six medals in Tokyo, took fifth
Tamyra Mensah Stock (USA) became the first Black woman to ever win a medal in wrestling, crushing the competition to win gold in the women’s 68 kg division – after coming up agonizingly short of making the team for the Rio Olympics, Stock left no doubt in Tokyo, outscoring her four opponents 34-5 to secure the second-ever gold for an American female wrestler
A pair of 19-year-olds took the top two medals in the women’s 800m as Athing Mu (USA) won gold ahead of Keely Hodgkinson (Great Britain) – fellow American Raevyn Rogers took bronze
Elaine Thompson-Herah (Jamaica) ran away from the field again, winning gold in the women’s 200m to pair it with her 100m gold from earlier in the Games – she’s the first woman ever to win both events in back-to-back Games
Anita Wlodarczyk (Poland) took gold in the women’s hammer throw for the third consecutive Games, an Olympic record for any woman in any track and field event
Brazil beat Mexico 4-1 in penalty kicks after a scoreless 120 minutes to keep their repeat title hopes alive and advance to the men’s soccer gold medal game versus Spain – the Spaniards beat Japan 1-0 on an extra-time goal from late substitution Marco Asensio
Updated Medal Count
United States: 75 total (25 gold, 29 silver, 21 bronze)
China: 69 total (32 gold, 21 silver, 16 bronze)
ROC (Russian Olympic Committee): 52 total (13 gold, 21 silver, 18 bronze)
Great Britain: 43 total (13 gold, 17 silver, 13 bronze)
Japan: 36 total (19 gold, 6 silver, 11 bronze)
Australia: 34 total (14 gold, 4 silver, 16 bronze)