Names In The News
SERENA WILLIAMS will be featured on the September Global Fashion Issue cover of Essence (THE DAILY)....JEMELE HILL has a book deal, with her memoir to be published in '21. The book, Hill's first, is "currently untitled" (AP, 8/6)...."LETTERS TO 87," a new book celebrating the late DWIGHT CLARK and his famous touchdown catch, "includes essays from his friends, teammates and wife KELLY CLARK, and photos." The book was edited by NBC Sports Bay Area reporter MATT MAIOCCO, who along with SEAN MADDISON "co-directed and co-produced the 'LETTERS TO 87' documentary" (S.F. CHRONICLE, 8/7)....Celtics rookies GRANT WILLIAMS and CARSEN EDWARDS last night prior to Royals-Red Sox "took the mound at Fenway Park to deliver the ceremonial first pitches." The pair were "greeted with hearty cheers and applause from fans" (BOSTON GLOBE, 8/7)....Giants S JABRILL PEPPERS yesterday "presented two checks, in partnership with Giants sponsor United Rentals, to the East Orange Hurricanes and East Orange Jaguars youth football programs following a training camp practice." The donation of $10,000 -- "split evenly between both programs -- will go towards uniforms and other necessities" (Newark STAR-LEDGER, 8/7).