Pau Gasol Names Newborn After Kobe’s Daughter, Gianna

Good News Notes: “Kobe Bryant‘s former teammate, Pau Gasol, just paid perhaps the greatest tribute to him and his late daughter, Gianna Bryant, by bestowing her name onto his own flesh and blood. The former Laker announced the birth of his and his wife’s first child — a girl that they’ve named after Gigi. He also made…

Teyana Taylor gives birth to second child in her home bathroom

Good News Notes: “Teyana Taylor and her husband, NBA star Iman Shumpert, welcomed their second child on Sunday, a baby girl they named Rue Rose.  “At 3:28 am on Sept 6th 2020 Rue Rose decided that the baby shower thrown for her and mommy was too lit. She didn’t make the party but she managed to make the…

‘Behind the scenes’ – Kevin Durant Charity Foundation’s COVID-19 giving

Good News Notes: “In discussing what his team has done during the COVID-19 crisis, Sean Marks has said that in addition to what has been publicized, there have been other contributions “behind the scenes,” And an entry on Kevin Durant Charity Foundation website certainly confirms that. A quick look at the foundation’s site reveals extensive efforts by KD. In fact, down at…

Immanuel Quickley playing in virtual NCAA Tournament for charity

Good News Notes: “Immanuel Quickley has never been shy about his love for video games, nor does he hide how skilled he is, participating in numerous tournaments and leagues since the college basketball season ended abruptly back in March. Now, the former Wildcat is participating in another tournament, this time for a good cause and to represent…

Chiefs’ Patrick Mahomes will play in golf tourney amid COVID

Good News Notes: “Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes has proven he can dominate on the football field. Now, the 2018 NFL MVP and reigning Super Bowl MVP will showcase how he fares on a golf course. Mahomes is scheduled to join teammate Travis Kelce as well as a host of former and current superstar athletes and…

Donovan Mitchell among new Facebook Gaming athlete charity partners

Good News Notes: “Social media giant Facebook has partnered with 11 professional athletes for its dedicated Gaming platform to help raise funds for the coronavirus relief effort and social justice causes in the US. The partnerships feature a mix of male and female sports stars from the National Basketball Association (NBA), the National Football League…

High-tech devices help NFL teams keep players safe, in shape

Good News Notes: “Darius Leonard works relentlessly at his rural South Carolina home to prepare for another football season. He’s also wary of pushing too hard, knowing a minor injury could become a major setback given the dearth of medical experts in his area. So when in doubt, the Indianapolis Colts star confers with his coaches,…

Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson’s charity golf match set for May 24

 Good News Notes: “PGA stars Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson will play their long-anticipated rematch on May 24 at 3 p.m., AT&T’s WarnerMedia announced on Thursday.  Dubbed the ‘The Match: Champions for Charity,’ the event will include National Football League stars Tom Brady and Peyton Manning and offer $10 million to benefit coronavirus relief efforts. The…

Ryan Zimmerman Pros for Heroes Relief Fund

Good News Notes: “Ryan and Heather Zimmerman have felt the support from the Nationals community throughout Ryan’s 15-year playing career, so when the coronavirus pandemic happened, they were compelled to give back The Zimmermans founded the Pros for Heroes COVID-19 Relief Fund, a campaign initially designed to provide health care professionals at the Inova Fairfax…