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Published April 24, 2013
Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal signed House Bill 284, “which creates new protocols for informing parents about the dangers of concussions and for identifying and treating players with head injuries” (AJC.com, 4/23).
The office of Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter today will announce details of a planned statue of Joe Frazier. Boxer Bernard Hopkins and Golden Boy Promotions donated money for the project and “put the fund-raising over the top” (PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER, 4/24).
The Rolling Stones yesterday announced that the band will kick off its “50 & Counting” tour on May 3 at Staples Center. The tour will begin “a day later than originally planned” because of the NBA Playoffs (HOLLYWOODREPORTER.com, 4/23).
The Sprint Center announced that it will host an Oct. 11 Heat-Bobcats preseason game, “the fifth time in six years” the Heat will play a preseason game in the K.C. facility (K.C. STAR, 4/24).
Sources said that potential No. 1 NHL draft pick Seth Jones is the “next target” for Jay-Z’s Roc Nation Sports. Jones is “already repped by CAA, Roc Nation’s partner.” But sources said Roc Nation Sports “wants to strike a deal to be involved in the star’s marketing and branding” (N.Y. POST, 4/24).
The ECHL Trenton Titans yesterday announced the franchise “will not return” to Sun National Bank Arena next season and have “pulled out” of the league (TRENTON TIMES, 4/23).