Names In The News
A statue of former USWNT star BRANDI CHASTAIN was "unveiled at the Rose Bowl" yesterday, commemorating the '99 World Cup-winning team. Chastain spoke at the unveiling and "captivated the crowd of around 100 people gathered outside the Rose Bowl." The statue shows Chastain "on her knees, arms clinched, holding her jersey in her right hand -- recreating the iconic image" of her scoring the winning goal against China. Behind that is a "wall showing the rest of the team sprinting in" toward Chastain from midfield (L.A. DAILY NEWS, 7/11).
NAMES: A group led by Astros Owner JIM CRANE yesterday announced the opening of the Hilton Garden Inn West Palm Beach at the Outlets. Hints of blue and orange are found throughout the hotel, as well as baseball-themed artwork (Astros)....The pilot episode for a new series based on the life of KEVIN DURANT was “filming in Richmond’s North Side” yesterday. The show, titled “SWAGGER,” will be “released on Apple’s new streaming platform” and is based on Durant’s upbringing (RICHMOND TIMES-DISPATCH, 7/11)....Former NFLer MARSHAWN LYNCH and Rams CB MARCUS PETERS on Tuesday held a free carnival for Oakland children (NBCSPORTSBAYAREA.com, 7/11).