Friday facts you might have missed

NBA

  1. A trade including Los Angeles Lakers star Russell Westbrook shipping off to the Indiana Pacers in return for guard Buddy Hield and big man Myles Turner is now reportedly off the table. The Pacers looking to get several 1st-round picks in return is what made talks between the 2 teams go stale. Reports of the trade talks between the two teams came to light Wednesday, with the Lakers inquiring about trading for Hield while potentially including Westbrook in a deal.

A potential Lakers trade package sending Russell Westbrook and a first-rounder to the Pacers for Myles Turner and Buddy Hield is currently dead, sources tell @bkravitz. The Pacers want an additional first-round pick added. More: https://t.co/7dPG18ENu2 pic.twitter.com/UYVE09502x — The Athletic (@TheAthletic) July 22, 2022

  1. The Philadelphia 76er’s announced plans to start working toward building a privately-funded sports and entertainment arena.

#BREAKING: The Philadelphia 76ers plan to build a $1.3 billion, privately funded arena in Center City at the current site of Fashion District Philadelphia. https://t.co/TvVLL5LrSC — NBC10 Philadelphia (@NBCPhiladelphia) July 21, 2022

  1.  A federal judge in North Carolina has made a decision in favor of NBA All Star Zion Williamson. Zion filed a lawsuit against a marketing agent 2 years ago in an attempt to break a contract.

In a North Carolina court today, attorneys for New Orleans No. 1 pick Zion Williamson filed additional amendments to a lawsuit that's attempting to enforce the termination of a signed agreement with a Florida marketing company. ESPN story: https://t.co/izSHPNsYun — Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) August 21, 2019

NHL

  1. Winnipeg Jets forward Pierre-Luc Dubois has agreed to a 1-year, $6-million qualifying offer on Friday.

On the latest development in the Pierre-Luc Dubois drama and what his new contract might mean. Plus two more RFA signings Friday and a chat with new assistant coach Marty Johnston. My #NHLJets notebook:https://t.co/LhFYtwTUKv#wfp — Mike McIntyre (@mikemcintyrewpg) July 23, 2022

  1. The Columbus Blue Jackets have traded forward Oliver Bjorkstrand to the Seattle Kraken in return for a 3rd and 4th round pick in the 2023 draft.

The Columbus Blue Jackets have acquired a 2023 third round selection and 2023 fourth round pick from the Seattle Kraken in exchange for R Oliver Bjorkstrand.@RuoffMortgage | #CBJhttps://t.co/OYNSYMrVEA — Columbus Blue Jackets (@BlueJacketsNHL) July 22, 2022

  1. The Blue Jackets have been busy as they also signed restricted free-agent Patrik Laine to a 4-year contract with an average annual value of $8.7 million.

4️⃣ more years of Patty! @RuoffMortgage | #CBJ https://t.co/nVDrczf4TB — Columbus Blue Jackets (@BlueJacketsNHL) July 22, 2022

MLB

  1. I don’t think anyone could have missed this one, but just in case you did…. the Toronto Blue Jays walked into Fenway Park, absolutely and completely demolishing the Boston Red Sox on Friday night beating them 28-5. The Blue Jays played a great game but let it be said the Red Sox contributed to their own beat down.

Until last night, these 4 had never all occurred in the same season, let alone by one team in the same game 🤯 🔹 Score 28 runs on the road 🔹 Hit an inside-the-park grand slam 🔹 Team hits for the home run cycle 🔹 Player with 6+ hits in a 9-inning game H/T @StatsBySTATS pic.twitter.com/2GJUF2YTrD — Toronto Blue Jays (@BlueJays) July 23, 2022

  1. New York Yankees reliever Michael King has been diagnosed with a fracture in his right elbow. The team is expecting King will miss the rest of the season but will undergo more tests Saturday.

The Yankees expect that Michael King will miss the rest of the season, per @Joelsherman1 pic.twitter.com/iKS3XAz4RQ — Talkin' Yanks (@TalkinYanks) July 23, 2022

  1. The New York Mets have acquired DH and 1st baseman Daniel Vogelbach from the Pittsburgh Pirates in return for right-hander Colin Holderman.

We’ve acquired IF Daniel Vogelbach from Pittsburgh in exchange for RHP Colin Holderman. pic.twitter.com/dSodgZKvea — New York Mets (@Mets) July 22, 2022

  1. The Houston Astros put and end to the Seattle Mariners 14 game win streak on Friday night. Jose Altuve and Yordan Alvarez each sending one over the wall and lifting the Astros to a 5-2 win over Seattle.

Gone streaking. pic.twitter.com/3eugQKTGaK — Houston Astros (@astros) July 23, 2022

  1. Shohei Ohtani threw 6 dominate innings until the defending World Series Champions showed why they are champions, handing down a 7 run 7th inning carrying Atlanta to the 8-1 win over the Los Angeles Angels.

Arseeya!#ForTheA pic.twitter.com/MXQNNxLneC — Atlanta Braves (@Braves) July 23, 2022

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