Names In The News
Suns C DEANDRE AYTON and his family are "pledging $100,000" toward relief efforts in their native Bahamas following damage from Hurricane Dorian (ESPN.com, 9/6)....Marlins P SANDY ALCANTARA "held a charity softball tournament Saturday at Hialeah's Bucky Dent Park." Proceeds will be "donated to Alcantara's former little league -- La Liga Luisa Blanca -- in Monte Plata, Dominican Republic." The tournament was a "collaboration between Alcantara and the GMM Foundation, a non-profit organization based in Miami" (MIAMI HERALD, 9/8).
NASH'S BRIDGES: STEVE NASH since retiring from the NBA has become a minority owner with LaLiga's Mallorca and the Whitecaps. He also owns his own media company, CTRL_, and he "invested in the HomeCourt app, which tracks your basketball shooting and body movements." Nash said of his business endeavors, "I'm still kind of in a transition stage, to be fair. It's been five years since I retired, but I'm still transitioning to ... what is it that I really want to do?" (TORONTO STAR, 9/8).
NAMES: NBA Commissioner Emeritus DAVID STERN was spotted at the U.S. Open men's final (THE DAILY)....Seahawks LB SHAQUEM GRIFFIN is profiled in the WALL STREET JOURNAL's "What's Your Workout?" feature. Griffin calls his twin brother, Seahawks CB SHAQUILL GRIFFIN, his "secret weapon in the gym." The pair "worked out 90 minutes to two hours five days a week this off-season, devoting three days to upper body and two days to lower body." Recovery "was a focus," as Shaquem Griffin would "get two massages a week and would visit a chiropractor every other week." He also has a "sauna in his house and regularly foam rolls" (WALL STREET JOURNAL, 9/9)....Red Sox President & CEO SAM KENNEDY on Friday traveled to Beverly, Mass., where he "presented a 2018 championship ring to ALS warrior PETE FRATES" (BOSTON GLOBE, 9/8).