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New York Jets QB Zach Wilson Injures Knee in Preseason Game Against Philadelphia Eagles

New York Jets quarterback Zach Wilson suffered a non-contact injury in Friday’s preseason game against the Philadelphia Eagles. Shortly after the match, Wilson was diagnosed with a bone bruise and a meniscus tear, which will require arthroscopic surgery on his right knee — sidelining him for two to four weeks. The play occurred halfway through the first quarter, as Wilson scrambled out of a play-action pass to run for about a six-yard gain. Although a sigh of relief for Jets fans, non-contact injuries are still some of the most worrying — especially for quarterbacks. Think Odell Beckham Jr.’s ACL tear in the past Super Bowl, Jimmy Garoppolo in 2018, the list goes on. According to a report by ESPN, the Jets are still hopeful that Wilson will be ready for their opening game against the Balti...

Hypegolf Japan Showcases Its Brand of Modern Golf in Ibaraki

Hypegolf Japan returned to Eagle Point Golf Club in Ibaraki on August 8, 2022, for the second edition of the Hypegolf Japan Invitational, a truly 360° experience where Japanese celebrities and influencers within golf, streetwear, and fashion got together for a day of friendly competition, live performances, experiential activations, great food, coffee and much more. From casual players, to artists, influencers and professionals, the Hypegolf Invitational saw an attendance of approximately 150 participants across all levels of golf experience to embrace a forward-thinking interpretation of golf culture. Yosuke Kubozuka, Ryuhei Matsuda, Itsuki Fujiwara of THE RAMPAGE from EXILE TRIBE, Masahiro Sunada and Mirai Fukahori of BALLISTIK BOYZ from EXILE TRIBE, YAMATO, Niki, Haruka Okuyama, Mira Ha...

NBA Will Be Retiring Bill Russel’s No. 6 Across the League

The NBA plans to honor the incredibly legendary life of Bill Russell and his commitment to the sport as an 11-time champion and civil rights pioneer by permanently retiring his uniform No. 6 throughout the entirety of the league. This will make Russell the only player to ever receive his number to be retired across the NBA. NBA Commissioner Adam Silver discusses Russell’s impact to the game and how the organization plans to honor him following his death stating, “Bill Russell’s unparalleled success on the court and pioneering civil rights activism deserve to be honored in a unique and historic way. Permanently retiring his No. 6 across every NBA team ensures that Bill’s transcendent career will always be recognized.” It has been confirmed that current NBA players who are wearing the No. 6,...

VICTOR Joins the Straw Hats for Full ‘One Piece’ Badminton Collection

Taiwan’s VICTOR has just released a full badminton collection with the ONE PIECE manga franchise. Creating each piece themed on the Straw Hat Crew, the 21-piece collection sees everything from rackets, shoes, and bags. For rackets, Zoro’s Three Sword Style was referenced to create the Enma, Wado Ichimonji, and Kitetsu III badminton rackets. These three rackets cater to different playing styles and have qualities for players that like speed, power, or all-around balance. Luffy and Sanji work their way into badminton shoes as both the VICTOR A670 come in either the colors red and yellow (along with a scar and straw hat pattern) for Luffy, and orange and black for Sanji. Sanji’s colorway is finished off with an image of a cigarette on the tongues and Sanji’s heart eyes on the woven tags. Othe...

ESPN Introduces ‘The World Excel Championships’

This past weekend, ESPN‘s ESPN2 network and Sky Atlantic introduced The World Excel Championships. The unique display shared the evolution of Esports, which saw competitors solve financial problems with Microsoft Excel. Organized by the Financial Modelling World Cup, the recent showing was a replay of the “All-Star Battle” stage from last May featuring previous champions and runner-ups. Complete with scorecards, commentators and game analysis, the competition was composed of 30-minute showings of specific task completion. Tasks not only tested competitors’ Excel skills, but also mental mathematics prowess in a unique showing of head-to-head Excel showdowns. For those that missed it, catch The World Excel Championships below. [embedded content] In case you missed it, Paqui’s #OneChipChallen...

Jordan Brand Partners With Howard University

HipHopWired Featured Video Source: Jordan Brand / Jordan Brand Howard University just scored a major win in the eternal “The Real HU?” debate. On Thursday (August 10), Jordan Brand announced it has entered into a 20-year partnership with the storied HBCU (Historically Black Colleges & Universities). Source: Jordan Brand / Jordan Brand The house that Michael Jordan builts partnership is with Howard’s athletic department and touts that it is “built on a legacy of excellence and a vision for Black futures.” Howard’s profile when it comes to recruiting athletic talent instantly gets higher. Related Stories “Howard University and Jordan Brand share a legacy of excellence and deep commitment to the Black Community. As a HBCU graduate, I understand the educational impact an institution like H...

Michael Jordan’s 1998 NBA Finals Jersey Could Fetch $5 Million USD at Auction

One of sports’ greatest memorabilia has officially hit the auction block. In honor of the 25th anniversary of Michael Jordan‘s legendary ‘97-98 NBA season, Sotheby’s is auctioning off the jersey Jordan wore in Game 1 of the 1998 Finals against the Utah Jazz. This is also the same jersey seen worn by Jordan in the Last Dance season with the Bulls. Sotheby’s estimates that this jersey will sell for at least $5 million USD. The significance of the jersey is tied to the game as Jordan played 45 minutes in Game 1 of the 1998 finals, the most he has ever played in any of the final games that season. The iconic red Bulls jersey marks the start of his final journey towards his sixth NBA championship. In that game alone, Jordan scored 33 points and sent the game into overtime. The ‘97-98 season was...

Kevin Durant Is Reportedly Open To Playing With James Harden Again

As the summer comes to an end and the next NBA season is around the corner, fans are eager to know whether or not Kevin Durant will finally stay with the Brooklyn Nets and if not, where he will be playing next. Recently, it has been reported that KD has given the Nets an ultimatum, forcing them to choose between keeping him or head coach Steve Nash and GM Sean Marks. According to SNY’s Ian Begley, KD is currently in favor of going to the Boston Celtics, where he is said to be open to playing with Marcus Smart, or the Philadelphia 76ers. NBA Insider Frank Isola said that with the Sixers in the forefront, Durant is open to rejoining James Harden, once again. The duo played together for the 2021-22 season before Harden requested a trade to the 76ers. It remains to be seen if KD will end up wi...

Michael Jordan’s “Last Dance” NBA Finals Jersey Up For Auction

HipHopWired Featured Video Source: Sotheby’s / Sotheby’s Sports memorabilia fans are primed to be hyped up as one of the rarest items from Michael Jordan’s “Last Dance” season with the Chicago Bulls will now be available for auction next month after a public exhibit. Source: Sotheby’s / Sotheby’s In an announcement made on Wednesday (August 10), the famed RM Sotheby’s firm has announced that they will be displaying the game-worn jersey that the NBA legend wore in 1998 in Game 1 of the NBA Finals which featured the Chicago Bulls against the Utah Jazz. That 1997-1998 season – Michael Jordan’s last with the Bulls – has been enshrined as a cultural moment, heightened by the award-winning ESPN/Netflix documentary series The Last Dance. The jersey will be displayed for the first time in 20 years...

Serena Williams Officially Announces Her Retirement From Tennis

One of the greatest athletes of all time to play the game of tennis, has officially announced her retirement. Serena Williams is officially leaving the sport following the US Open set for the end of August. The professional tennis player penned a love letter to the game for Vogue, outlining her reasoning and wanting to focus on her family. In the piece, she wrote, “I have never liked the word retirement. It doesn’t feel like a modern word to me. I’ve been thinking of this as a transition, but I want to be sensitive about how I use that word, which means something very specific and important to a community of people. Maybe the best word to describe what I’m up to is evolution. I’m here to tell you that I’m evolving away from tennis, toward other things that are important to me.” The 23-time...

Kevin Durant Reportedly Gives Nets an Ultimatum

According to a report from The Athletic insider Shams Charania, Kevin Durant met with Brooklyn Nets owner Joe Tsai in London over the weekend, reiterating his desire to be traded before the 2022-23 season begins. Adding to the lengthy pre-season saga which saw Kyrie Irving exercising his $36.9 million USD option to remain with the Nets earlier last month, Durant is now reportedly voicing his dissatisfaction with head coach Steve Nash and general manager Sean Marks, giving Tsai the ultimatum of either firing the duo or trading him. Addressing the rumors, Tsai issued a statement on Twitter saying, “Our front office and coaching staff have my support. We will make decisions in the best interest of the Brooklyn Nets.” While Durant is said to be “resolute” about his requests, trading him has be...

Israel Adesanya to Defend Middleweight Title Against Alex Pereira at UFC 281

UFC middleweight champion Israel “The Last Stylebender” Adesanya is set to defend his Middleweight title against Alex Pereira at UFC 281 on November 12. The headlining grudge match will take place at New York City’s iconic Madison Square Garden as the long-time rivals meet again. Both Pereira and Adesanya started their careers as kickboxers, and the two have met twice before in the kickboxing ring. Pereira came out on top both times, winning via unanimous decision the first time, and third-round knockout the second. Adesanya (23-1) recently scored a decision victory over Cannonier at UFC 276 and the up-and-coming Pereira (6-1) extended his winning streak to four on the same card with a stunning first-round knockout against Sean Strickland. “I’ve always picked the guy no one wants to fight,...