Shabbat Shalom from Antalya, Turkey, a place that I am visiting for the third time in my life and despite the current ban on Visas provided between Turkey and the U.S. I am here as a guest of Turkish Airlines, which is hosting its annual Turkish Airlines Open on the European Tour. It’s an amazing time to be out here — zero chance of rain, temperatures between 55-75F and some good relaxation for my ankle that is still rehabilitating from a nasty high sprain. Early next week I am back to the U.S. and then I venture off to Costa Rica on Thursday for my bachelor party. November is certainly a very busy month between work and play!
This week on Forbes:
(1) Company That Provides Digital Tools To Small Colleges Sells For 7 Figures To Battery Ventures;
(2) Red Hot Blockchain Tech Expands Application In Gaming Industry;
(3) Upcoming iCash Cryptocurrency Will Be Used For Predicting Outcomes Of Live Events;
(4) This Week In Sports Law: Ezekiel Elliott News, Phil Ivey U.K. Loss, Pop Warner Case Goes On
(5) Intel And HP Sign Up To Sponsor Inaugural Overwatch League
This week on Inc.: What Makes Juju Smith-Schuster a Social Media Sensation
And as always, the weekly wrap-up:
- Interestingly Gurriel shares the same agent as Darvish [World Series: Yuli Gurriel should have been suspended for Game 4].
- His agent Matt Sosnick declined comment [Maxwell’s arrest on gun charge leaves his baseball future uncertain].
- Joe Geier got his start as a sports agent working for Ron Shapiro [Advisor to Baseball Stars Awaits Spring Training].
- Pat Dye, Jr. represents many popular NFL players [Big-time Buckhead sports agent lists mansion for nearly $6M].
- On October 26, the Bills wrote agent Tom Condon that he could speak with other teams [Bills GM says he’s not releasing rights to Anquan Boldin].
- Christian Dawkins’ lawyer says this is really about the federal government trying to enforce NCAA rules [Lawyers debate legal theories as corruption scandal in college basketball continues].
- 8 states have enacted a strengthened sports agent law [Violation of sports agent laws tough for states to prosecute].