CHIPPING AWAY — Fairmont Cardinal second singles participant Briana Joseph chips a forehand return throughout postseason tennis motion. Joseph posted back-to-back set wins throughout the Cardinals’ Class A state group event’s third-place match in opposition to Windfall Academy on Wednesday on the Reed-Sweatt Tennis Middle in Minneapolis. (Photograph by Charlie Sorrells)

NEW YORK, Aug. 25, 2021 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ — The Engagement Academy of Sports x Entertainment has announced the finalists for the 3rd Hashtag Sports Awards presented by Budweiser.

Organizations earning the highest number of finalist nominations this year include WWE, ESPN, the United States Tennis Association (USTA), Bleacher Report, and the National Basketball Association (NBA). First-time finalists include BODYARMOR, ExxonMobil, Sport Buff, LA28, Buzzer, Michelob ULTRA, Just Women’s Sports and Hulu among others.

The Awards honor excellence in fan and consumer engagement across sports and entertainment, and all finalists and winners are determined by the Engagement Academy—a prestigious, mission-driven body

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A member of staff places information on the scoreboard in the grounds of the Wimbledon Tennis Championships in London, Thursday July 1, 2021. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)

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Top-ranked Ash Barty advanced to the third round of a Wimbledon women’s draw depleted of other top contenders by beating Anna Blinkova 6-4, 6-3 Thursday.

No. 3-seeded Elina Svitolina became the latest upset victim, and eight of the top 11 players in the WTA rankings are out of the tournament due to defeat, withdrawal or injury.

Barty avoided an exit by overcoming an uncharacteristically unreliable serve. She committed nine

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