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Tuesday, August 28, 2018
"Dodger Killer."
Line item from Houston Astro's pitcher (and World Series champ) Justin Verlander's
lunch receipt at The Beverly Hills Hotel. The cost? $1,000,000.
We accidentally missed Steph Curry's piece in The Player's Tribune yesterday about women's equality. He gets it.
U.S. Open Tennis
The U.S. Open kicked off yesterday at Flushing Meadows with a major upset. No. 1 seed from Romania, Simona Halep (this year's French Open winner) was defeated 6-2, 6-4 by unseeded Estonian Kaia Kanepi. Serena Williams easily advanced in straight sets and moves on, as do her sister, Venus, and No. 3 Sloane Stephens. 

On the men's side, Rafael Nadal's match ended early after his opponent, fellow Spaniard David Ferrer, had to retire from the match (the last Grand Slam match of his career). No. 3 Juan Martín del Potro and No. 5 Kevin Anderson also advance.

Looking to watch today? Australian Open champs Caroline Wozniacki and Roger Federer both play today as do this year's Wimbledon winners, Angelique Kerber and Novak Djokovic.
NFL
New York Giant's wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. made no secret of his desire for an extension to his contract before he walked on the field to play this season. He got it today, netting $95 million, with a guaranteed $65 million over five years, making him the highest paid wide receiver in the NFL.
NBA
After 16 seasons in the NBA, longtime San Antonio Spur Manu Ginóbili announced his retirement yesterday from basketball. The shooting guard holds both Argentinean and Italian citizenship and had played for teams in both countries before coming to the U.S. to play in the NBA in 2002. He retires as a four-time NBA champion and one of only two players to have won a EuroLeague title, an NBA championship, and an Olympic Gold medal. 
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