Two Minute Drill (July 23, 2021)
Newsworthy notes for the week
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The Olympics are officially underway! The open ceremony is today and Sue Bird Bird and Eddy Alvarez will be carrying the United States flag. However, there is potential that the games can still be canceled due to the delta variant of COVID- 19.
Speaking of Olympics, the United States National Women’s Soccer Team fell to Sweden by a score of 3-0. The loss snaps the team’s 44-game win streak.
The Milwaukee Bucks are the 2021 NBA Champions. They were led by Giannis Antetokounmpo who won Finals MVP honors with a 50-point performance in the closeout game against the Pheonix Suns. This was the Bucks first championship in 50 years.
NIL continues to progress and expand as the University of North Carolina becomes the first school to ink a deal for a group endorsement deal for its players. Head Coach for the University of Alabama football, Nick Saban also boasted that one of his players is already nearing over $1million in NIL endorsements.
The cyber-world and sports continue to intertwine as virtual horse racing company, Zed Run, has now eclipsed over $200 million in support while other sports stars such as Tom Brady and Kevin Durant have recently signed NFT deals signaling a possible future for cryptocurrency in sports.
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