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Hercy Miller, Master P's son, signs $2 million endorsement deal
Hercy Miller, the son of rapper Master P, has signed the most lucrative sponsorship deal in the early portion of the name, image and likeness era in college athletics. The 6-foot-3, 160-pound point guard out of Minnehaha Academy in Minneapolis will make $2 million on the deal with Web Apps America, according to his father.
College basketball rankings: ESPN updates Way-Too-Early Top 25
"We believe Remy to be one of the best lead guards in America," Self said in May. "We watched him up close play back-to-back years when he led the Sun Devils to victories over us, both in Allen Fieldhouse and in Tempe. He has declared and is preparing for the NBA Draft but we know if the decision is made to return to school, we will welcome his talent and experience."
KU basketball's Jalen Wilson withdraws from draft, returning to college
"I first want to thank all those who have helped and supported me through the NBA Draft process," Wilson said in a message sent out on Twitter. "I received great feedback and know what I need to work on to improve my game. With that, I will be returning to Kansas for my sophomore season. RCJH."
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Los Angeles Dodgers' Trevor Bauer placed on 7-day administrative leave amid sexual assault allegations
"We reaffirm our original statement and refute [the woman's] allegations in the strongest possible terms," Bauer's co-agents Jon Fetterolf and Rachel Luba said in a statement. "Mr. Bauer will not appeal MLB's decision to place him on administrative leave at this time in an effort to minimize any distraction to the Dodgers organization and to his teammates."
Chris Webber wants Michigan's Final Four banners from 'Fab Five' era restored after NCAA's NIL ruling
Former Michigan basketball star Chris Webber, a member of the program's famed "Fab Five" from the early 1990s, is among those, as Webber sent a rather snarky tweet calling for the banners commemorating the group's Final Four runs to be raised back up following this week's ruling by the NCAA. The banners have not been on display at Crisler Center for nearly two decades, as the the team's trips to 1992 and 1993 Final Fours were vacated in 2002 in wake of the scandal surrounding Michigan in which Webber reportedly received six figures from a booster while playing with the Wolverines.
North Carolina governor issues executive order on NIL
RALEIGH, N.C. -- North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper has issued an executive order allowing college athletes to earn money off the use of their names, images and likenesses.
For Phil Mickelson to consider Detroit return, he wants 50,000 signatures, pledge for acts of kindness
DETROIT -- Phil Mickelson says he would consider coming back here if enough fans signed a petition and committed to doing a random act of kindness.
For Reggie Bush to get Heisman Trophy back, NCAA must reinstate first, trust says
"Bush's 2005 season records remain vacated by the NCAA and, as a result, under the rule set forth by the Heisman Trust and stated on the Heisman Ballot, he is not eligible to be awarded the 2005 Heisman Memorial Trophy," the trust said. "Should the NCAA reinstate Bush's 2005 status, the Heisman Trust looks forward to welcoming him back to the Heisman family."
North Miami Beach condo evacuated after Surfside collapse audit | Miami condo collapse | The Guardian
Residents of a Miami-area high-rise loaded clothes and valuables into suitcases and laundry baskets and wheeled them to waiting cars after they were forced to evacuate a building found to be unsafe in a review prompted by a deadly collapse just a few miles away.
In Case Against Trump’s Company, Echoes of His Father’s Tactics on Taxes - The New York Times
Of course, efficient accountants would not be doing their job if they did not try to maximize tax breaks. But in the indictment unsealed on Thursday, the Trump Organization is accused of being too clever by half, to the point of criminality, in playing the game.
Kalispell Considers Marijuana Dispensary Zoning Options - Flathead Beacon
Medical marijuana dispensaries, cultivation and processing are not currently permitted within Kalispell’s city limits. However, recreational marijuana will be permitted in 2022 unless residents petition and collect enough signatures to hold an election prohibiting marijuana businesses.
Stage 1 Fire Restrictions to begin in Northwest MT
Interagency fire managers have announced Stage I Fire Restrictions will go into effect at 12:01 a.m. on Saturday on the Kootenai National Forest, Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation Libby Unit, and Lincoln County lands.
Beck says Oasis were one of the first UK acts to embrace him early in his career
“I remember we were playing at a little theatre, classic London, little theatre,” he recalled. “I come out on stage, completely jet lagged. I’m wearing a ’60s suit, a suit jacket and a tie. Definitely not grunge. And right in front of me, in the front row was Liam and I couldn’t believe they were even there. And he was singing all the words. He knew all the words to ‘New Pollution’ and ‘Devils Haircut’.
Lennon Gallagher's band Automotion release debut EP 'In Motion'
The London-four piece, which features Liam Gallagher’s son, have already released three of the five tracks from the EP including ‘Mind And Motion’, ‘View From The Precipice’ and latest single ‘Flight Of The Screaming Baboon’.