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.
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.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
On the 4th of July, former 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick traveled to Ghana in order to make a statement.
How can we truly celebrate independence on a day that intentionally robbed our ancestors of theirs? To find my independence I went home. pic.twitter.com/hniYGJeLxG
— Colin Kaepernick (@Kaepernick7) July 4, 2017
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.”
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.
Multiple teams have been expressing interest in NBA superstar Carmelo Anthony. The teams most likely to land Anthony are the Cavaliers and Rockets.
3-time CY Young winner Clayton Kershaw is expected to make a start this weekend, but will reportedly miss the All Star game.