"The Rock" Buys XFL For $15Mill, Saints Sequester In Hotel, Cardinals Major COVID-19 Outbreak, Ledecky's Chocolate Milk Swim

Betsy Berns
BarnBurner Sports Writer

@BetsyBerns

Tuesday, August 4, 2020


FOOTBALL

Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, along with partners RedBird Capital and Dany Garcia (Johnson's ex-wife and business partner),  bought the XFL for $15 million. The XFL was previously owned by Vince McMahon, who tried to revive the League in 2020 (after his first attempt 19 years ago), but was unable to get any traction due to the coronavirus pandemic. 

Johnson stated in a press release, "The acquisition of the XFL with my talented partners, Dany Garcia and Gerry Cardinale, is an investment for me that's rooted deeply in two things -- my passion for the game and my desire to always take care of the fans. With pride and gratitude for all that I've built with my own two hands, I plan to apply these callouses to the XFL, and look forward to creating something special for the players, fans, and everyone involved for the love of football."

In NFL news, the New Orleans Saints rented out the top floors of the Loews Hotel in New Orleans for the players, coaches, and other staff to hole up during the next month of training camp in order to keep the team healthy. Saints coach Sean Payton insists "It's not a bubble. It's a sequester." 

BASEBALL

The St. Louis Cardinals are dealing with a major outbreak of positive COVID-19 cases. The number has now grown to 13 affected, and the team will be unable to play for another week. 

SWIMMING

Check out Katie Ledecky's #gotmilkchallenge on TikTok. She swims the length of the pool with a glass of chocolate milk on her head. Amazing