March 22nd, 2019

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In 2018, Adidas earned $232 million in brand value from sponsored properties through social media from posts promoting its brand. Nike was 2nd at $198M, according to Hookit!

On This Day In Sports:

  • 1958 20th NCAA Men’s Basketball Championship: Kentucky beats Seattle, 84-72
  • 1964 LPGA Western Open Golf, Scenic Hills CC: Carol Mann her 1st of 2 major titles by 2 shots from Ruth Jessen and Judy Kimball
  • 1967 Muhammad Ali KOs Zora Folley in 7 for heavyweight boxing title

Murray State Racers Pull No.5 No.12 Upset, Morant Triple Double


Photo: (Getty Images)

  • This just wasn’t another No. 12 seed beating a No. 5 seed when Murray State upset Marquette 83-64. Murray State sophomore Ja Morant was impressive enough that he looked like he could start for 15 NBA teams right now. His historically showing became the biggest story of the first day of the NCAA Tournament. Ja Morant, recorded a triple-double effort (17 points, 16 assists, 11 rebounds). His performance, just the eighth triple-double in NCAA tournament history and the first since Draymond Green’s in 2012, can be summarized in a handful of videos — you might want to cover your eyes as you watch his two-handed dunk over Joey Hauser circulating on social media.
  • Murray State has other players who Florida State must consider on Saturday. Tevin Brown‘s 5-for-9 clip from the 3-point line helped Morant operate. Shaq Buchanan put up double figures and corralled a frustrated Markus Howard, who struggled in the second half.
  • Murray State was the Ohio Valley Conference Champion, while Marquette was the Big East Conference Champions. The Racers always are a top seeds worst nightmare because of their athleticism and experience.
  • A year ago, he was a freshman on a team that won the OVC title and earned a 12-seed. But those Racers lost by 17 to West Virginia, with Morant scoring 14 points in that game. These Racers (28-4) advance to play Florida State on Saturday in Hartford, Conn., where they figure to have plenty of newly initiated fans eager to watch another show like this.

New York Yankees Dealing With Back Room Fueds, Position Battles and Dealing With a Crafty Lefty

Inside the Derek Jeter-Brian Cashman feud that festered for years before Stanton heist

Photo: Derek Jeter; Giancarlo Stanton; Brian Cashman (New York Post Illustration)

  • An exclusive excerpt from the new book “Inside the Empire: The True Power Behind the New York Yankees” (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, out March 26). The General Manager Meetings each fall are baseball’s version of a buddies’ fishing junket to Belize. Executives harrowed by the grind of the season — six months of seven-day/eighty-hour weeks; back-page eruptions after three-game slumps; and side-eyed shade from their high school daughters over another pre-prom party not attended — disappear for four days in mid-November to a luxe hotel overlooking a golf course. Continue Reading By Bob Klapisch and Paul Solotaroff
  • The New York Yankees weather you are a fan or not is one a few teams in Major League Baseball that everyone is interested in during spring training. The biggest competition is at first base as Luke Voit and Greg Bird battle it out. Obviously, whom ever wins the battle the other can DH the advantage of playing in the American League.
  • Gio Gonzalez arrived in Yankees camp. He is competing with Luis Cessa, Jonathan Loaisiga and Domingo German. Gonzalez signed a minor league deal that has an April 20 opt-out clause, the Yankees won’t have much time to see what Gonzalez at age 33 can do for the pitching staff.


Photo: (Bleacher Report)

  • Colin Kaepernick and ex-teammate Eric Reid reached a grievance settlement with the NFL last month, but they reportedly will receive less than $10 million in their deals, according to Andrew Beaton of the Wall Street Journal.
  • Kaepernick filed a 2017 grievance alleging that NFL owners were colluding against signing him. He had declined an option on his 2016 contract with the 49ers and became a free agent, but was not signed by any other team.
  • Remember why the San Francisco 49ers quarterback says he refused to stand during the national anthem because of his views on the country’s treatment of racial minorities. “I am not going to stand up to show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses black people and people of color,” Kaepernick told NFL Media after his kneeling protest. “To me, this is bigger than football and it would be selfish on my part to look the other way. There are bodies in the street and people getting paid leave and getting away with murder.” Kaepernick hasn’t played since.

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