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Retirement is a strange concept to Maria Sharapova, even though she’s already done it once, a year ago, when she quit professional tennis after competing for 19 years.

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“It’s a terrible word,” she said with a laugh in an interview with Forbes chief content officer Randall Lane on Monday during the Forbes Under 30 Summit in Detroit. “It makes me feel incredibly old.”

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At 34, the five-time Grand Slam singles champion has turned retirement from tennis into a second life as an entrepreneur and investor. The Russian-born tennis champ earned $325 million before taxes during her playing career, according to Forbes, using that success to launch her premium candy line, Sugarpova, and invest in companies such as Tonal, Therabody, Supergoop and Rove Furniture. The goal? Rewrite the narrative of her professional life and chart a new—and hopefully lucrative—personal journey.

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“I was always considered a tennis player,” she says. “I just didn’t want to be defined by this one thing, and although I knew that I was good at it, I felt like I had a lot more to offer.”

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Her instincts were right. Sharapova, who started playing at 4 years old and arrived in the United States when she was 7, exploded to international fame after upsetting Serena Williams at Wimbledon in 2004. She was 17 years old.

That launched an avalanche of new opportunities for Sharapova, and she quickly capitalized, signing deals with Tag Heuer, Canon, Motorola, Colgate-Palmolive and others, in addition to a sizable raise with Nike. She could hardly understand the ins and outs of contract negotiations in meetings with brands, but she took it as a learning opportunity.

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As far as the future goes, Sharapova is passionate about pushing the health and wellness space forward. Years as a professional athlete and being a “guinea pig” for emerging athlete-focused products have given her expertise. And she’s excited about just how far technology has come in the last decade.

But for now, when it comes to taking the next step as an entrepreneur, she preaches patience, something she picked up in her nearly three decades on the tennis court.

“It took me more than 15 years to get to a professional stage, so whatever I continue to do in this next chapter, it will just take time,” Sharapova says. “I don’t want to go into a room and be the smartest one in the room because then I’m not learning.”

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These Kings have fangs. In other campaigns, they have had good players, but the mentality they are showing in this campaign has not been known to them for a long time. Last night, receiving a Grizzlies without Ja Morant, they took advantage of that absence to muscle up and win with the emphatic that reflects the final score: 133-100.

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The Californians dominated the game almost at all times, but it wasn’t until the last quarter that they dealt a final blow that is measured by a 33-10 run. They swept Memphis for 12 minutes in which the Tennessees had no response to what was coming their way.

“It was a great victory for the whole team. I think in the second half we were really good defensively,” says Mike Brown, the coach who is getting closer to returning Sacramento to the playoffs after 16 years of absence.

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To achieve the aforementioned milestone, Brown has a large group of players of a very good level. Against Memphis, Domantas Sabonis had a triple-double of 14 points, 11 assists, and 10 rebounds, Trey Lyles had 24 points off the bench, rookie Keegan Murray went to 20 points, and Harrison Barnes had another 20 (15 of them in the first quarter).

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Although the Kings did not leave the game sentenced until the last quarter, it was in the first that they left some mark on history. With 12 triples, they matched the most that had been achieved to date in such a space of time. Such offensive capacity led them to 47 points. The reality is that everything seems to be going well for those from the California capital, who have won seven of their last eight games to settle in third place in the Western Conference.

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It was clear that the time would come when the Grizzlies would have to slow down a bit. More than accommodated in the second position of the West, it is time to regulate efforts and take care of its essential pieces; and of course, there is none like Ja Morant. The point guard was absent last night and his team noticed it despite Jaren Jackson Jr.’s 19 goals and Desmond Bane’s 21. In any case, the team’s head coach, Taylor Jenkins, understands that it’s just a defeat and that they must keep gritting their teeth always thinking about the next game.

“We have to focus on getting better and doing better against Golden State. You just have to continue playing hard and be together while we find our rhythm, “he says.

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With his team the Golden State Warriors off on Sunday, NBA superstar Stephen Curry headed to Sundance with his wife Ayesha Curry for the premiere of his new film.

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Stephen, 34, and Ayesha, 33 – who both enjoyed a date night over the weekend – were all smiles on the red carpet for the premiere of their documentary Stephen Curry: Underrated.

The film premiered at the Eccles Center Theatre on Monday evening as the Sundance Film Festival continues into the week.

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He sported a trimmed beard with a black vest over his cream-colored sweater, with a watch seen peeking out from his sweater.

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The NBA superstar completed his look with black pants and shiny black dress shoes for the premiere.

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His wife of over 11 years Ayesha Curry opted for a brown pantsuit with a stylish brown leather coat.

She accessorized with very small gold hoop earrings and gold bracelets seen dangling from her wrists.

She completed her look with brown leather boots for the red carpet-event.

The Currys also hit the red carpet with Stephen’s mother Sonya Curry, who opted for a black t-shirt under a brown trench coat.

She also opted for matching brown wide-legged pants for the event, completing her look with leopard-print platform heels.

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The film Stephen Curry: Underrated, directed by Peter Nicks and produced by Ryan Coogler (Black Panther: Wakanda Forever), follows Curry’s life from Akron, Ohio to NBA greatness.

The film features, ‘intimate cinematic video, archival footage, and on-camera interviews reveal Curry’s rise from an undersized college player to a four-time NBA champion.’

It’s unclear if the film will land a distribution deal after the premiere screening on Monday.

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LeBron James made a female fan go viral after the two involve in exchange glances and smiles during an LA Lakers home game against the Rockets.

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As one of the nerve centers of Los Angeles entertainment, the Crypto.com Arena is no stranger to fans trying to get the attention of the stars. The most famous case in recent years was that of Rihanna and Laker Alex Caruso.

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That video also went viral in NBA circles and on social media. But it is not every day that LeBron James stars in one of these episodes.

During the last game that the Los Angeles Lakers played at home, a fan in a courtside seat fixed her gaze for several seconds on the four-time MVP. LeBron seems to ignore her until, noticing her presence, he crosses glances with her.

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This prompted nervous laughter from King James and silent rejoicing from the fan, who continued to smile at him.

Whether or not James and the blonde fan exchanged glances or this was a coincidence remains to be seen, but social media users have been having fun with it anyway.

Perhaps Savannah James, LeBron’s wife of ten years and high-school sweetheart, isn’t smiling so much.

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