Out of the Shark Zone, Sept. 18, 2018

American golfer comes out as gay in Instagram post

In an Instagram post for World Suicide Prevention Day, Tadd Fujikawa announced that he is gay. Fujikawa stated that he hopes to become an “inspiration” for the LGBTQ community and help make a “difference in someone’s life.” In the Instagram post, Fujikawa starts off by saying, “So… I’m gay.” The golfer than reflects on the fact that people within the LGBTQ community inspired him to come out and says that he wants to fight for equality. The 27-year-old athlete is said to be the first openly gay male professional golfer, according to CNN.

Floyd Mayweather says rematch with Manny Pacquiao will be happening this year

Floyd Mayweather announced in an Instagram post that he will be fighting Manny Pacquiao again soon. The duo first fought in 2015, where Mayweather won the fight. Mayweather has fought twice since the match, once in 2016 and another in 2017. Manny Pacquiao is an eight-division champion and a Philippines senator.

Manu Ginobili opens up about retirement from NBA
Former Spurs guard Manu Ginobili recently retired from the NBA after playing for 16 seasons. During a press conference, Ginobili noted that his family and physicality were big factors in making his decision, according to SportingNews. Ginobili was said to be extremely nervous before announcing his retirement on Twitter. He explained that he is “very sure about the decision,” but that it was a difficult one to make.  

Marcus Peters fined for Marshawn Lynch tribute

The NFL has fined Los Angeles Rams cornerback Marcus Peters for his tribute to Oakland Raiders running back Marshawn Lynch. The $13,369 fine was for Peters grabbing his crotch in the end zone after a season opening victory. Peters and Lynch are very close, CNN states. Peter’s says his fine “was worth it.”

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