Happy post-2017 NBA Draft wrap-up of sports biz stories. Shout out to New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft for donating $6 million to create the new Kraft Family Sports Campus in Jerusalem. Big news in the daily fantasy sports world this week (I have a Forbes article below on it) concerning the FTC getting in the way of a FanDuel and DraftKings merger. Quite interesting as we approach the start of the 2017 NFL season, which is where there is most attention when it comes to fantasy.
This week on Forbes:
(1) This Week In Sports Law: NCAA Punishes Louisville, Ole Miss Investigation, Sebastian Telfair Trouble;
(2) Supreme Court Ruling Is Great For Washington Redskins In Trademark Battle;
(3) To Prevent Fantasy Monopoly, FTC Blocks DraftKings-FanDuel Merger;
(4) 8 NBA Jersey Sponsors As Fitbit And Disney Sign On; and
(5) HyperX Selects De’Aaron Fox As Ambassador Ahead Of NBA Draft
And as always, the weekly wrap-up:
- Snead switched from Jim Miller to Drew Rosenhaus [Saints’ Willie Snead switches agents amid contract negotiations].
- He’s not at the forefront of esports, professional bullriding and UFC [Ari Emanuel says leaving ICM was his toughest moment].
- I doubt Mark Steinberg saw this coming as his duties when he was representing Tiger at the top of his game [Agent: Tiger Woods in clinic for handling pain medication].
Track & Field
- Coleman signed with sports agent Emanuel Hudson [BREAKING NEWS: Tennessee track icon Christian Coleman is turning pro].
- Swan says he’s no longer referred to as a “football agent” but instead a “football intermediary” [Inside the World of George Swan, British Football’s Youngest Agent].
- Mendes reps the likes of Ronaldo and Mourinho [Jorge Mendes trying to put Barcelona off Bellerin so they sign his own client].
- The Ballangee Group filed its lawsuit in Dallas County District Court [Management group suing Nate Diaz, seeking more than $1 million for breach of contract].