Names In The News
Twitch has "courted another big name in live streaming to its platform: NICHOLAS 'NICK EH 30' AMYOONY." While Amyoony -- who has more than 4.6 million followers on YouTube -- will "continue to post vlogs and videos to his YouTube channel, the streamer has signed an exclusive live-streaming deal with Twitch, migrating to the Amazon-owned platform to bolster his competitive play and reach a new audience." Twitch's deal with Amyoony "comes just weeks after the platform's biggest star, TYLER 'NINJA' BLEVINS, opted to jump ship for Microsoft's Mixer streaming service" (HOLLYWOOD REPORTER, 8/29).
GETTING PAID: Univ. of Kentucky football coach MARK STOOPS has "received a raise." Kentucky AD MITCH BARNHART announced a "restructuring of Stoops’ current contract that calls for the coach to receive an increase in pay of $500,000 over each of the remaining years on the contract, which extends through June 30, 2025." Barnhart, Stoops and UK President ELI CAPILOUTO "signed the agreement Monday" (LEXINGTON HERALD-LEADER, 8/30).
NAMES: Some USWNT players "met on Tuesday with representatives of Time's Up, an advocacy organization," in conjunction with the team's match on Thursday against Portugal at Lincoln Financial Field. The gathering included Philadelphia Mayor JIM KENNEY (PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER, 8/30)....JACK NICKLAUS posed for a picture with former MLBer ROGER CLEMENS at the 8th annual Creighton Farms Invitational in Virginia on Monday. Also "on hand for the event" were golfers K.J. CHOI and TODD HAMILTON (BOSTON GLOBE, 8/28)....Former NFLer MARSHAWN LYNCH joined other riders from SE Bikes for a ride in Seattle which "began at the Space Needle and snaked through downtown, along the waterfront, and eventually ended up back at Seattle Center" (SEATTLE TIMES, 8/30)....COLIN KAEPERNICK and KOBE BRYANT sat in tennis player NAOMI OSAKA's player box at the U.S. Open on Thursday (CNN.com, 8/29)....Supermodel GIGI HADID was "cheering on her pal" SERENA WILLIAMS at the U.S. Open on Wednesday (N.Y. POST, 8/30).