Names In The News
PRESIDENT TRUMP will "attend Saturday’s Army-Navy Game" at Lincoln Financial Field. Trump also went to the '16 game "when he was president-elect." Trump will be the "10th sitting president to attend Army-Navy." PRESIDENT OBAMA was the "most recent president to attend the game," in '11 at FedExField. The 108th football meeting between the academies will be the "20th game attended by a president" (AP, 12/4).
NAMES: Apple has "ordered the planned drama series" based on the early life of Warriors F KEVIN DURANT to series. Titled "SWAGGER," the show is "inspired by Durant’s youth basketball experiences." It "explores the world of AAU basketball in the nation’s capital, and the players, their families and coaches." Put into development at Apple in February, the series "hails from Imagine Television, Durant’s Thirty Five Ventures, and CBS Television Studios" (VARIETY.com, 12/4)....Toronto-based online hotel booking service SnapTravel announced $13.2M in "new financing," including from Warriors G STEPHEN CURRY's investment business SC30 (GLOBE & MAIL, 12/5)....MARIA SHARAPOVA took part in the Wall Street Journal's "SECRETS OF WEALTHY WOMEN" podcast this week. In the podcast, Sharapova "speaks about coming back after a drug suspension she vehemently fought, how tennis prepared her for entrepreneurship, and what she learned from taking classes at Harvard." She also "shares tips about networking and maintaining self confidence" (WSJ.com, 12/4)....Former NBAer ERIC MURDOCK filed a $10M lawsuit “against United Airlines last week, accusing a flight attendant of ‘race baiting’ when he tried to switch seats on a July 13 flight” (WASHINGTONPOST.com, 12/4).
IN MEMORY: Longtime Pittsburgh-based WPXI-NBC sportscaster SAM NOVER died yesterday at age 77. His “nearly 30-year-career of broadcasting Pittsburgh sports included the final interview” that Baseball HOFer ROBERTO CLEMENTE gave before his fatal plane crash in '72 (POST-GAZETTE.com, 12/4).