Here's what everyone is talking about around the office today.
From pop stars to presidents, celebrities are out in full force at this year's U.S. Open (tennis). Icons including Katie Couric, Bill Clinton, Mike Tyson and Joe Jonas are in New York catching all the action. The tournament continues this week with the finals this weekend. STARS IN THE STANDS.
For their 30th anniversary, Nike selected former quarterback Colin Kaepernick as the face of their new "Just Do It" campaign- and it's causing quite the stir. In case you're not familiar, Kaepernick was the player who first knelt during the national anthem to protest police brutality. Now he's suing the NFL (National Football League) because he says they're keeping him out of the league and it seems like Nike's got his back. And fun fact: Nike is a corporate sponsor of the NFL. THAT JUST GOT MESSY.
MLB (Major League Baseball) is taking time to recognize players with exceptional performance off the field with the Roberto Clemente Award. Each team nominates one player for their extraordinary character and community involvement. Some players have hit a home run with their work fighting against childhood cancer, education efforts and hurricane relief efforts. The one league-wide winner will be announced during the World Series next month. CHEERS TO THE NOMINEES.