Happy Birthday, Michael Jordan! Michael Jeffrey Jordan turns 57 years old. Here are five fun facts about the Jumpman. 1. The movie, ’Space Jam,’ came from a Super Bowl commercial with Jordan and Bugs Bunny. 2. He was the first billionaire athlete. 3. Jordan has won a record 10 scoring titles. 4. He is the only player to win the scoring title and defensive player of the year in the same season. 5. Basketball wasn’t his first choice in sports, it was baseball. Happy Birthday, Michael Jordan!
Vanessa Bryant Renames Mamba Sports Foundation to Honor Daughter Gianna Vanessa Bryant, wife of the late Kobe Bryant, recently announced the renaming of his charity. Previously known as the Mamba Sports Foundation, the charity will now be called the Mamba and Mambacita Sports Foundation. The name change is in honor of their daughter, Gianna, who tragically died along with Kobe and seven others on Jan. 26. Vanessa Bryant, via Instagram Vanessa went on to say that the foundation’s “mission” to provide opportunities to young athletes was “stronger than ever.” She also thanked everyone for the “outpouring of support,” as they continue to carry forth Kobe and Gianna’s “legacy.” Vanessa Bryant, via Instagram
Redskins Release Pro Bowl CB Josh Norman Washington cut Norman soon after hiring new head coach Ron Rivera. It's the second time Norman has left a team led by Rivera. He can now end up on several teams with many having secondary needs going into NFL free agency. One of them is the Eagles, which will allow Norman to extract revenge on the Redskins in NFC East matchups. Another NFC East team who could use Norman's services is the New York Giants. According to CBS Sports, Norman could end up being a starter if signed by certain NFL squads. These include the Giants and Eagles, as well as the Texans, Falcons and Broncos. There is also a possible chance Norman heads back to Carolina, where he started his career.
Cincinnati Reds pitcher Trevor Bauer says he has gotten positive response to his criticism of a plan being considered by Major League Baseball to expand the playoffs
Common and Chance the Rapper Head up 2020 NBA Celebrity All-Star Game 2020 NBA All-Star weekend kicks off on Valentine's Day in the Windy City. Celebrities from comedians to former NBA stars will face off for the annual celebrity game at the United Center in Chicago. Rapper Common will lead Team Wilbon, coached by sports journalist and fellow Chicago native Michael Wilbon. They will be joined by Bad Bunny, Famous Los, Hannibal Buress, Chelsea Gray and several others. The away team will be coached by sports journalist Stephen A. Smith and will be led by Chance the Rapper, one of Chi-town's favorite sons. They'll be joined by Quavo, Marc Lasry, Katelyn Ohashi, A'ja Wilson and Chance's brother, Taylor Bennett. The competition should be high, as many of the players have competed in previous years.
Houston Astros manager Dusty Baker has gone from hoping aloud that everyone would just move on from his team's cheating scandal to acknowledging that the topic will linger
Rockies star Nolan Arenado said he never went as far as to request a trade this winter in the wake of feeling a “disrespect” from the club given he was part of trade discussions this offseason
Astros Owner Jim Crane Apologizes but Says Sign-Stealing 'Didn't Impact the Game' Crane and Houston players Jose Altuve and Alex Bregman addressed the media on Thursday. Jim Crane, via statement Jim Crane, via statement Altuve and Bregman also spoke, but Crane reiterated that no players would be disciplined. Alex Bregman, via statement MLB suspended Astros manager A.J. Hinch and general manager Jeff Luhnow for one year for a sign-stealing scandal that took place during Astros home games in the 2017 season. Houston fired both Hinch and Luhnow soon after MLB's ruling.