Thursday’s Stories From Around Sports

Today’s top sports stories from around the world, include a record breaking year for a rookie, a solid performance from a St. Louis native, the inevitable creation of a reality tv show, and more.

Yankee’s Aaron Judge Ties Joe DiMaggio’s Rookie Record With 29th Homerun Of The Year

Yankees Phenom Aaron Judge Tied Joe DiMaggio’s Rookie Homerun record with his 29th of the year.  Judge accomplished this before the All Star break, whereas DiMaggio took an entire season.

Cowboys Quarterback Dak Prescott Accused Of Using Autograph Machine

Dallas Cowboys Quarterback Dak Prescott is being investigated under the accusation of using a machine to sign autographs.  Steve Grad, a trading card evaluator, said, “They had a very machine-like feel.”

Boston Celtics Looking To Shop Players In Order To Make Cap Space For Hayward

The Celtics are looking to trade away players including Marcus Smart, Avery Bradley, and Jae Crowder, in order to make room for newly acquired Gordon Hayward.  Hayward signed a max contract of 4-years, $128 million.

Edmonton Oiler’s Superstar Connor McDavid Signs Largest Contract In NHL

Connor McDavid became the highest paid player in the NHL yesterday by signing an 8-year, $100 million contract.  At age 20, experts say McDavid is already on pace for a career comparable to Wayne Gretzky.

Chicago Cubs Recall Kyle Schwarber From Minors

After playing 11 games at Triple-A, Kyle Schwarber has been recalled by the Chicago Cubs.  In those minor league games, Schwarber hit .343 with 4 homeruns.

Former 49ers Quarterback Colin Kaepernick Traveled To Ghana On Independence Day

On the 4th of July, former 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick traveled to Ghana in order to make a statement.

Celtics Rookie Jayson Tatum Drops Back-To-Back 20 Point Games In NBA Summer League

St. Louis native and 3rd overall pick in the NBA Draft Jayson Tatum has scored 20+ points in his first two Summer League games.  Tatum also recently said in an interview of Kobe Bryant, “Yeah, that’s my favorite player. He was—until I went to the Celtics.”

LaVar Ball And Family To Get Own Reality TV Series

The Ball family will be starring in an upcoming reality TV series produced by Facebook.  Lonzo Ball was recently drafted and signed by the Los Angeles Lakers.

Teams Are Coming Up With Potential Trade Ideas To Land Carmelo Anthony

Multiple teams have been expressing interest in NBA superstar Carmelo Anthony.  The teams most likely to land Anthony are the Cavaliers and Rockets.

Clayton Kershaw Will Start This Weekend But Will Miss All Star Game

3-time CY Young winner Clayton Kershaw is expected to make a start this weekend, but will reportedly miss the All Star game.