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Colts Owner JIM IRSAY and his family have partnered with Riley Children's Health to "expand the Indiana Behavioral Health Access Program for Youth ('Be Happy')." The program "improves access to mental health services for children and adolescents in Indiana." The family "donated $650,000 to the Riley Children's Foundation as part of Kicking the Stigma, the family's mental health initiative" (INDIANAPOLIS STAR, 1/5).

WEDDING BELLS: Tennis player SLOANE STEPHENS "tied the knot" with soccer player JOZY ALTIDORE on New Year's Day. Stephens and Altidore got married at St. Regis Bal Harbour in Miami Beach (USA TODAY, 1/5)....76ers G BEN SIMMONS "popped the question" to UK TV host MAYA JAMA "during the holidays and ... she said yes" (N.Y. POST, 1/5).

NAMES: Former Colts LB GARY BRACKETT is "putting his Super Bowl XLI ring, as well as his AFC Championship rings, up for auction." He formerly owned the Stacked Pickle, but "filed for bankruptcy in September" after closing the locations in '20 due to the pandemic. His rings will go up for bids during the Ripley Auctions Super Sports & Entertainment Sale in Indianapolis on Feb. 5 (INDIANAPOLIS STAR, 1/5).... Former NFLer CHAD JOHNSON and "SELLING TAMPA" star SHARELLE ROSADO "welcomed their first child, a baby girl named SERENITY PAULA JOHNSON, on Sunday" (, 1/4).

SBJ Morning Buzzcast: June 24, 2022

Excel Sports scores at NBA Draft; Breaking down year one of the USFL; DP World Tour finally states its LIV Golf policy and big names in sports invest in Jackpot.

SBJ Unpacks: Thaddeus Young, NBA forward and venture capitalist

SBJ's Austin Karp posted up with NBA power forward Thaddeus Young. The 15-year veteran discussed his venture capital strategy, his investment in technology and much more.

SBJ Spotlight: Predicting which U.S. cities will host World Cup matches

SBJ Facilities Writer Bret McCormick and Soccer Writer Alex Silverman say five U.S. cities are locks to host World Cup matches in 2026. But they have different ideas when it comes to the rest of the field.

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