MLB Appoints First African American Umpire Crew Chief Kerwin Danley was appointed to the new position this week, according to The Associated Press. Danley has previously worked two World Series and 10 postseason rounds. The 58-year-old worked the AL Championship Series last year. Danley called his first game in 1992 as a minor league fill-in, and he was hired to the MLB staff in 1998. Danley played college baseball for San Diego State and was a teammate of Tony Gwynn. He was the first base umpire when Gwynn got his 3,000th hit in 1999 and gave his former college roommate a hug by the first base bag.
Tyson Fury Defeats Deontay Wilder in TKO Win The fight ended in the 7th round when Wilder's corner threw in the towel. Fury retained the lineal heavyweight championship and claimed Wilder's WBC heavyweight title with the win. The fight was a rematch from Dec. 2018, which ended in a controversial split draw. Fury scored a pair of knockdowns and improved his record to 30-0-1 all-time. It was Wilder's first career loss, whose overall record is now 42-1-1. Tyson Fury, via statement Wilder, whose ear was bleeding during the fight, did not need to be taken to the hospital after the fight. Deontay Wilder, via statement
Giannis Antetokounmpo had 19 points and 19 rebounds, Khris Middleton scored 22 points and the Milwaukee Bucks beat the Toronto Raptors 108-97 in a matchup between the top teams in the Eastern Conference
Brandon Childress shook off an awful shooting start, hit a tying 3-pointer late in regulation and helped Wake Forest stun seventh-ranked Duke 113-101 in double overtime
Marshawn Lynch Has 'Substantial Role' in 'Westworld' Season 3 In the new trailer for the third season of HBO's 'Westworld,' Lynch was briefly featured in a scene with Aaron Paul. An HBO spokesperson said Lynch will have a "fun and pretty substantial role" in the new season. Lynch returned to the NFL late last season for the Seattle Seahawks. The running back scored three touchdowns in two playoff games. Lynch had last played for the Raiders on Oct. 14, 2018, where he suffered a season-ending groin injury. The 'Westworld' season 3 premiere will air on HBO on March 15.
Immanuel Quickley had a career-high 30 points and made eight 3-pointers, also a career-best, to lead No. 8 Kentucky to its seventh straight win, 69-60, over Texas A&M
LeBron James Sued for $33 Million Over ‘I Am More Than An Athlete’ Slogan LeBron James and his company, Uninterrupted, are being sued for allegedly stealing their ‘I Am More Than An Athlete’ slogan. James first adopted the slogan in 2018, and has since used it throughout his brand and in partnerships with ESPN, Nike and Take-Two Interactive Software Inc. The $33 million claim is being filed by Game Plan, a non-profit youth organization located in Maryland. According to Game Plan, James’ use of the slogan infringes on their copyright, which they claim was trademarked back in 2016. The non-profit even claims to know the instance when James first saw the slogan, at a game between the Washington Wizards and the Cleveland Cavaliers in 2017. Game Plan, via Hypebeast Uninterrupted has dismissed the allegations, saying they are “meritless.” Uninterrupted, via Hypebeast
Joel Embiid Says He Is the 'Best Player in the World' After Dominant Performance The 76ers star had 39 points and 16 rebounds on Thursday night in Philadelphia's 112-104 overtime victory against the Brooklyn Nets. Joel Embiid, via statement Joel Embiid, via statement Embiid's All-Star teammate, Ben Simmons, did not play on Thursday due to back tightness, but Tobias Harris had 22 points, 12 rebounds and 6 assists. Tobias Harris, via statement Tobias Harris, via statement