Sports Update 7/12/2022

>>Condoleeza Rice Joins New Ownership Groups For Denver Broncos

(Denver, CO)  —  There’s a new member of the Denver Broncos ownership group.  Former Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice is joining the group that’s led by Walmart heir Rob Walton.  His group agreed to buy the Broncos for more than four-point-six billion dollars.  Walton described Rice as a “highly respected public servant” and a “passionate and knowledgeable football fan.”  The sale of the Broncos still needs to be formally approved by the league’s owners.

>>Workers At Dodger Stadium Authorizing Strike Ahead Of All-Star Game

(Los Angeles, CA)  —  Workers at Dodger Stadium are threatening a strike ahead of the Major League Baseball All-Star Game in Los Angeles next week.  Some 99-percent of the nearly 15-hundred concession workers at Dodger Stadium have voted to authorize a potential strike, with the union asking for a new contract and saying they could walk off the job at any time.  The L.A. Times says this covers food servers, bartenders, suite attendants, cooks and dishwashers.

>>N-B-A Play-In Tournament Here To Stay

(New York, NY)  —  The N-B-A play-in tournament is becoming a permanent part of the postseason.  The league’s board of governors is expected to approve the play-in tournament as a regular part of future seasons after voting on its inclusion for the past two seasons.  In addition, the league will further discuss the inclusion of an eight-team, single-elimination, in-season tournament which players would receive compensation for winning.

>>Nashville S-C Hosts Seattle Tomorrow For League Match

(Nashville, TN)  —  Nashville S-C will host Seattle tomorrow for a league match.  The club lost their last game to Charlotte 4-1 over the weekend while the Sounders fell to Portland 3-0.  Nashville is seventh in the West with 27 points while Seattle is one point behind in eighth place.  Kickoff is tomorrow night at 7:30.