Today in the Ticker: The Jazz are already surveying fans on new uniforms, Scottish women’s soccer teams dump their home/first kits for one weekend, and more.
- Singer SZA appeared on this week’s episode of Saturday Night Live wearing a vintage Mariners hat. (From Max Weintraub)
- Capitals LW Alex Ovechkin has a large and growing collection of game-used equipment that he both saves from his own milestones and gets from other NHL players, apparently with the goal of donating it to a museum in Russia or opening his own.
- ’Tis the season: The AHL’s San Jose Barracuda and the ECHL’s Wheeling Nailers both wore ugly sweater-themed jerseys on Saturday. (From Wade Heidt and our own Jerry Wolper, respectively)
- The QMJHL’s Acadie-Bathurst Titan wore throwbacks yesterday. (From Wade Heidt)
- In the same league, the Charlottetown Islanders wore Hockey Fights Cancer jerseys on Saturday. (From Wade Heidt)
- The WHL’s Calgary Hitmen wore alternates for their annual teddy bear toss game. (From Wade Heidt)
- The USL W League added six new Northern California teams.
- French center-back Jules Koundé started yesterday’s men’s World Cup game against Poland wearing a necklace, which isn’t allowed for safety reasons. The officials didn’t ask him to remove it until 41 minutes in, at which point he needed help doing so. (From Max Weintraub and Trevor Williams)
- New Zealand: New Zealand Football has a new logo. However, it won’t be worn by the national teams, meaning there are now two different fern-based logos that say “New Zealand Football,” one with one fern and one with two.
- Scotland: Scottish Women’s Premier League teams participated in the No Home Kit campaign by wearing second or third kits to support the homelessness charity Shelter Scotland. The only SWPL 1 team that couldn’t participate of the 10 that played was Dundee United, because opponents Celtic wore a black second kit and United’s second kit is also black. United wore Shelter Scotland warm-up shirts instead.