Tua Tagovailoa officially launched the Tua Foundation today, with the stated purpose of supporting youth initiatives in Hawaii, Alabama, and south Florida. The Foundation announced grants to three organizations, including Big Oak Ranch, which was founded by John Croyle and is now run by executive director Brodie Croyle.
Tagovailoa also made media rounds today, appearing on both ESPN’s Get Up and NFL Network’s Good Morning Football.
Former Alabama baseballer Jay Shaw finished 5th at the Can-Am UTV King of the Hammers off-road race in the desert in Southern California. It was his first time racing in the event.
Add Jerry Jeudy and Henry Ruggs to the list of athletes making the media rounds on behalf of sponsors. Jeudy did a wide-ranging interview with Uproxx that included a jab at Ruggs about losing a race at Alabama. Ruggs remembers it differently.
Peter King believes that Derrick Henry is well on his way to Hall of Fame enshrinement.
Krystal Rivers appears on this week’s Ace Space podcast.
Kareem Jackson says that he’s pitched Denver to his former teammate DeShaun Watson.
Mark Ingram, DeVonta Smith, and Henry Ruggs will participate in a Call of Duty tournament Friday night.
Julio Jones plans to open a Kia dealership in Alpharetta in 2022. Jones already has two dealerships in Tuscaloosa.
Here’s Episode 4 of Levi Randolph’s video log documenting life in the G League Bubble.
The Nationals posted this video to welcome Alex Avila to Washington.
Bradley and Nikki Bozeman’s foundation supported another food distribution effort in Baltimore this week. Here are some highlights.
VOLLEYBALL CEV Champions League, Pool D Rd 4: Stuttgart 3, Kaliningrad 0 (25-23, 25-19, 25-21). Krystal Rivers (STU) – 20 points (8 break points), 19 kills, 1 block point. RACING Can-Am UTV King of the Hammers Jay Shaw – 4:15:17.330, 5th GOLF WM Phoenix Open Rd 1: Justin Thomas – 70, -1, T50 Michael Thompson – 70, -1, T50 Davis Riley – 72, +1, T86 Robby Shelton – 72, +1, T86 BASKETBALL Los Angeles Lakers 114, Denver 93. JaMychal Green - 28 minutes, 14 points (3-4 2pg, 2-6 3pg, 2-2 FT), 8 rebounds, 1 steal, 1 turnover, 4 fouls.