MJ donates $1 million to Morehouse
Michael Jordan and Nike’s Jordan Brand are giving $1 million to Morehouse College in Atlanta to boost journalism and sports-related studies.
The gift announced Friday will help enrich its journalism and sports program that was originally launched with a donation from director and actor Spike Lee. The school said the donation will help fund scholarships, technology and educational programming for students in those fields.
The donation is part of a larger philanthropic donation by Jordan and Jordan Brand called the Black Community Commitment, which has directed donations to the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of African American History and Culture and the Ida B. Wells Society, among other organizations.
† Jayson Tatum scored a playoff careerhigh 50 points to carry the host Celtics back into their series against the Nets with a 125-119 victory in Game 3. In an emotionally charged atmosphere with the fans booing Kyrie Irving every time he was involved in something, Tatum displayed an array of drives, step-back jumpers and three-pointers to cut the Nets’ lead to 2-1.
† Trae Young dazzled in his first home playoff game, scoring 21 points and dishing out 14 assists to lead the Hawks to a 105-94 victory over the Knicks in Game 3 of their best-of-seven series. Spurred on by a raucous crowd of 15,743, the Hawks pulled ahead 2-1 in the series.
† Bucks guard Donte DiVincenzo’s season is over after an MRI exam showed that he tore ligament in his left ankle.
† Lakers starting guard Kentavious Caldwell-Pope has a mildly bruised left knee, and his availability is uncertain for Game 4 on Sunday against the Suns.
NHL Janmark sends Knights into next round
Mattias Janmark had his first career hat trick and the host Golden Knights eliminated the Wild with a 4-2 victory in Game 7 of their opening-round series.
Nic Hague, Max Pacioretty and Zach Whitecloud also scored for the winners. Marc-Andre Fleury, playing in his eighth career Game 7, made 19 saves to earn his 85th playoff victory.
† General manager Bob Murray and coach Dallas Eakins will return to the Ducks next season after the club missed the playoffs for the third consecutive year.
MISCELLANEOUS Mickelson misses the cut at Colonial
PGA champion Phil Mickelson headed home after he bogeyed two of his last three holes, missing the cut by one stroke at the Charles Schwab Classic in Fort Worth, Texas. Jordan Spieth was bogey-free again, with a 4-under 66 to take the second-round lead at Colonial at 11-under 129. The Dallas native was one shot ahead of Jason Kokrak, who carded his second consecutive 65.
† Mike Weir opened a four-stroke lead in the Senior PGA Championship in Tulsa, Oklahoma, with a 5-under 65.
† Major League Soccer has fined Inter Miami $2 million and imposed other sanctions after its investigation into the 2020 signing of French international Blaise Matuidi.✶