Here are your top 3 sports headlines for Sunday the 15th. First, Tyler Gilbert threw a No-hitter. Second, Noami Osaka will donate prize to help Haiti. Finally,
1. It’s a No-hitter! Tyler Gilbert’s First MLB Appearance
Former Phillies minor league, 27 year old Tyler Gilbert accomplishes a feat most baseball pitchers long for: a no-hitter. While everyone was talking about Matt Morre going 6 innings with a no-hitter, Gilbert made his first major league appearance and making history with his no-hitter for the Diamondbacks. What a way to start your major league career, Tyler! Speaking of history, it’s been 68 years since a baseball pitcher accomplished a no-hitter in their first start as a major. Gilbert is the fourth pitcher ever to pitch a no-hitter in their first major league start.
Tyler Gilbert's dad had an amazing reaction to his son's no-hitter. ❤️ pic.twitter.com/11MGrvvLIF
— MLB (@MLB) August 15, 2021
2. Naomi Osaka to Donate Prize Money to Haiti’s Earthquake Recovery
Tennis champion, and half Haitian star,Naomi Osaka has stated that she will donate her tournament prize money to help Haiti recover from Earthquake. For those who are unaware, Haiti experienced a 7.2 magnatude earthquake that resulted in 700 tragic deaths. On her twitter page, she posted the following:
“I’ll give all the prize moeny to relief efforts for Haiti. I know our ancestors blood is strong. We’ll keep rising.”
Furthermore, Osaka expressed her heartfelt pain at seeing the devastation that ravaged the caribbean country.
Really hurts to see all the devastation that’s going on in Haiti, and I feel like we really can’t catch a break. I’m about to play a tournament this week and I’ll give all the prize money to relief efforts for Haiti. I know our ancestors blood is strong we’ll keep rising 🇭🇹❤️🙏🏾
— NaomiOsaka大坂なおみ (@naomiosaka) August 14, 2021
Currently, Osaka is ranked second in the world but she is first in our book.
3. New Deal for Woman’s U.S Team- IIHF Women’s World Championship.
After complaining about inequitable treatment, https://www.espn.com/olympics/story/_/id/32029631/us-women-hockey-team-operating-new-1-year-deal-usa-hockey for the IIHF Women’s World Championship. In the new deal, they agreed for a one year contractto wait out the current pandemic then address the economy next year. The deal will cover women for the 2022 Beijing Olympics as well. The U.S. national team can earn up to $126, 750 if they were to win gold in both years. Each player will receive $25,500 for training, $88,250 for housing and a $28,000 stipen for the year. The women’s national team players gave 15% of the salaries back to USA for three months during the pandemic as a sign of good faith.