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Jonny Flynn Has Signed With CAA Sports
Agent Leon Rose For Representation
Syracuse Univ. G JONNY FLYNN, deciding to forgo his final two seasons of eligibility and enter June's NBA Draft, yesterday signed with CAA Sports' LEON ROSE for representation (SYRACUSE.com, 4/16)....In Cleveland, Brian Windhorst reports Cavaliers F LEBRON JAMES, also a Rose client, "had been in touch with Flynn, ostensibly to recruit him, in the days following Syracuse's elimination from the NCAA Tournament." According to a report, "Flynn met with James in Cleveland on April 6" (Cleveland PLAIN DEALER, 4/16).

NAMES: Cavaliers Owner DAN GILBERT and Indians President PAUL DOLAN yesterday pushed for Cuyahoga County (OH) commissioners "to allow for more public debate by postponing today's expected deal with a private developer" to bring a $425M medical mart and convention center to Cleveland (Cleveland PLAIN DEALER, 4/16)....Court documents show that suspended sprinter JUSTIN GATLIN has agreed to a settlement with the USADA, USOC, USATF and IAAF in a civil suit Gatlin filed, claiming that the four organizations "discriminated against him" based on the Americans for Disabilities Act (UNIVERSALSPORTS.com, 4/14)....The Pohlad Family Foundation yesterday pledged $20M in grants "to help businesses and nonprofits retain jobs, rehab houses and issue home and business loans" (Minneapolis STAR TRIBUNE, 4/16)....PGA Tour Commissioner TIM FINCHEM yesterday played in the Pro-Am ahead of this week's Verizon Heritage in Hilton Head as DAVIS LOVE III's partner(CHARLOTTE OBSERVER, 4/16)....Red Sox P CLAY BUCHHOLZ last month got engaged to NBC's "Deal or No Deal" briefcase model LINDSAY CLUBINE, and the couple are planning to wed November 14 at Trump National Golf Club in L.A. (BOSTON HERALD, 4/16)....Celtics F KEVIN GARNETT is featured on the cover of the May issue of Men's Fitness magazine, due out Monday (Celtics).

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