Heisman Trophy Winner Kyler Murray Chooses the NFL Over MLB

Murray, an outfielder in college, was picked in the first round of the MLB Draft by the A’s. He had until the end of this week to either head to Oakland’s spring training or enter the NFL scouting combine. In a social media post, the former Oklahoma Sooners star explained why he picked the NFL. Murray will now forfeit over $4.5 million he received in signing bonuses with the A’s. He is currently projected to be one the first three quarterbacks taken in the 2019 NFL Draft.

Gregg Popovich Praises Colin Kaepernick’s Social Activism

The legendary NBA coach says Kaepernick will one day be compared to Muhammad Ali. The free agent NFL quarterback has not played since the end of the 2016 season. It is believed he has been blackballed by the league for protesting against police brutality during the National Anthem.

NBA Star Chris Bosh to Announce Retirement

The power forward has not played in a game since 2016 due to blood clots. In a new interview, Bosh says he made the decision after halting a recent comeback attempt. The 35-year-old is expected to officially leave pro basketball on March 26. Miami will also retire his number that same date. Alongside LeBron James, he then signed with the Heat in 2010. Throughout his 13-year career, Bosh made the NBA All-Star team 11 times and won two championships with Miami.

Antonio Brown Tweets Goodbye, Requests Trade

The star wide receiver has officially requested a trade from the Pittsburgh Steelers. Brown said goodbye to Steelers fans in a video posted on his Twitter account. Brown has been a member of the Steelers since being drafted by the team in 2010. He played in 15 games this season, finishing with 104 catches for 1,297 yards and 15 touchdowns. Brown was held out of Pittsburgh’s final game against the Cincinnati Bengals after skipping practices during the week. The all-pro made news earlier Tuesday when he was found guilty of a reckless driving charge dating back to November.

Russell Westbrook and Paul George Make NBA History With Triple-Doubles

Westbrook and George became the first teammates to each record a 20-point triple-double in the same game. Westbrook had 21 points, 14 rebounds and 11 assists. George finished with 47 points, 12 rebounds and 10 assists. The Oklahoma City Thunder defeated the Portland Trail Blazers 120-111 on Monday night. It was Westbrook’s 10th consecutive triple-double, setting a new NBA record. The previous record was held by Wilt Chamberlain since 1968.

LeBron James is the NBA’s Highest-Paid Player For Fifth Straight Year

Each year ‘Forbes’ releases an annual list detailing the top earning NBA players. The list contain names such as Stephen Curry and Kevin Durant, with James taking the top spot for the past five years. The top 10 earners are estimated to make a combined $540 million in salaries, endorsements and royalties. LeBron is estimated to make a total of $88.7 million, which includes $53 million made off the court. James’ success is not from traditional endorsements, but rather his own ventures. James invested in Blaze Pizza, and owns 21 of the franchises in Chicago and South Florida. He also founded a production company, SpringHill Entertainment, and a media firm, Uninterrupted. In 2018, James partnered with Arnold Schwarzenegger to create Ladder, a health and wellness company that sells personalized protein powder.