Quote of the Day

"They knock on the same doors. They go to Nike, they do the contract and they sit back. They've been sitting around for 20, 30 years just not doing anything. So me coming is a problem for them because now they have to go to work, now they have to wake up, now they have to do things."
-- Jay-Z, on how his Roc Nation Sports differs from traditional sports agencies. ("The Breakfast Club," WWPR-FM, 7/10)
Thursday July 11, 2013 Vol. 19 — No. 212 Print This Issue

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  • The Artful Dodger

    Puig is said to be intrigued by the notion of joining Roc Nation Sports

    Roc Nation Sports Owner Jay-Z is hoping to add Dodgers RF Yasiel Puig "to the growing stable of athletes he represents," according to sources cited by Jeff Passan of YAHOO SPORTS. A source said that Puig during a mid-June trip to N.Y. was "invited to a party at a club Jay-Z owns after a Dodgers teammate passed along the rapper's contact information." Puig "left the meeting intrigued." Sources said that while Puig has "spoken with at least one more marketing agency in New York, the prospect of his joining Roc Nation as a client covering both baseball contracts and marketing remains a possibility." A source said that Jay-Z also is "known to be interested in signing another Cuban baseball player" in A's LF Yoenis Cespedes. Were Puig to "leave ...

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