August Sports Highlights
Shohei Ohtani Makes History
Los Angeles star #ShoheiOhtani continues to impress in ways no one has ever done in #MLB history. He added another accomplishment to the list when he belted his 30th home run of the season. In doing so, he became the first player in league history to win ten games as a pitcher and reach 30 home runs at the plate in a single season. The blast wasn’t cheap either, hitting it against New York Yankees ace Gerrit Cole. In addition, Ohtani became the first Japanese-born player to hit at least 30 home runs twice a season. Ohtani hit 46 home runs and knocked in 100 runs last season while striking out 156 with an ERA of 3.18 during his MVP campaign. He is looking to become the first back-to-back winner since Miguel Cabrera in 2012 and 2013.
Serena Williams Makes Final Run at U.S. Open
After announcing her retirement from tennis early in August, #SerenaWilliams is making a final run in the #USOpen, barring a change of plans. She has proven that she has plenty of game left in the tank. She not only advanced through the first round but upset number 2 seed Anett Kotaveit in three sets in the second round. By showing she can take down a top seed, there is no saying how far she can advance. Is another title run in the books? Will she change her mind about retirement should her incredible run in this event continue?
Donovan Mitchell Involved in Blockbuster Trade
The biggest name involved in trades in the #NBA offseason has been #DonovanMitchell, who has been dealt from the Utah Jazz to the Cleveland Cavaliers in a blockbuster deal. The Cavaliers sent Lauri Markkanen, Ochai Agbaji, Collin Sexton, three unprotected first-round picks, and two pick swaps in exchange for the All-Star. While it may seem that Cleveland gave up a lot, the deal immediately makes the Cavaliers a contender, with Mitchell joining a lineup that already includes Jarrett Allen, Evan Mobley, and Darius Garland.
Tom Brady Impresses Bruce Arians with Arm at age 45.
As each season passes, there is a wonder about how much longer #TomBrady can play. Buccaneers coach #BruceArians feel that Brady is improving with age like a fine wine. Despite taking a leave of absence from training camp, Brady is throwing the ball better than ever, according to Arians. This is fantastic news moving forward for the #Buccaneers and terrible news for the rest of the league that saw Brady throw for 5316 yards and 43 touchdowns last season.