That was a nice Friday payday for Spurs forward Keldon Johnson. Eighty mill on a four-year extension. The one thing we know is that the Spurs have a plan. And Johnson is only 22.
Tight end Dalton Schultz and the Cowboys couldn’t get a long-term deal done before Friday’s deadline, so he’ll play under the franchise tag this season. And, remember, the Cowboys can tag him again next year if they choose.
There’s a similar standoff in Kansas City with tackle Orlando Brown. We’ll see if Patrick Mahomes’ blindside protector shows up for camp on time.
The Texans have settled with 30 women involved in the Watson fiasco. The women had claimed the team enabled, aided and abetted Watson’s conduct. With this mass settlement, the Texans apparently think they’re now off the hook. We’ll see if the Jolly Roger agrees.
Dear Golf Gods. Please let the final twosome on Sunday at St. Andrews pair either Scottie Scheffler or Rory McIlroy against Dustin Johnson. Blood?
A fond competitive to one of my all-time favorite athletes. Allyson Felix stepped off the track for the final time Friday at the World Championships in Eugene, Oregon. Her bronze medal in the mixed 4 X 400m relay was her 19th medal at world championships. Nobody has ever done it better, or with more joy.
Sure, major league baseball players aren’t hurting for cash. But life in the minors can be rough, and even abusive. I was happy to see that MLB is going to have to fork over $185 million to settle a class action suit filed by minor leaguers who have been victims of minimum-wage and overtime violations by teams.
I think the day when you are no longer Russell Westbrook’s agent is probably a pretty good day, at least as it impacts your mental health. Thad Foucher is free!