Good morning from chilly Philadelphia. I got in last night so that I can speak on a panel today regarding daily fantasy sports alongside others who have made quite a name for themselves in the industry. I’m back to Fort Lauderdale this evening to celebrate my mother’s birthday. It was nice seeing some friends last night, including Warren Zola, who has become one of the leading authorities on amateurism in sports. Here’s an interesting article I wrote this week on a lawsuit concerning the legalization of sports betting in New Jersey. And as always, some stories you may have missed:
- Theory: agents gravitate toward positional players that foster successful, stable, lucrative careers [Stat of the Week].
- Agent Bill Parise says Harrison will honor his contract [James Harrison plans to play in 2016, agent says].
- Beltre turns 37 in April . . . he’s no spring chicken [Scott Boras expects Rangers to sign Adrian Beltre to contract extension].
- Right now Giancarlo Stanton’s 13-year, $325 million deal is tops [MLB’s first $400 million player? Bryce Harper says ‘don’t sell me short’].
- Prayers up for Bosh [Bosh’s agent: ‘Too soon’ for blood clot talk amid reports of health concerns].
- Former basketball player Gary Durrant will try to use his roots in Toronto to build an agency [Basketball agents are diving into a deeper, expanding pool of talent].
- Johnny Gaudreau is talking to his agent Lewis Gross about his next deal [Report: Gaudreau starts work on ‘biggest contract in Flames history’].