Names In The News
Alameda County (Calif.) Superior Court Judge FRANK ROESCH has "granted the motion for change of venue" to L.A. in former NBPA Exec Dir BILLY HUNTER's lawsuit against former NBPA President DEREK FISHER and the union. Hunter "filed the suit in Alameda County, but lawyers for Fisher, his publicist, JAMIE WIOR, and the NBPA argued it should be" in L.A. where they both live (AP, 8/15).
TYING THE KNOT: Nets and Barclays Center CEO BRETT YORMARK and fiancee ELAINA SCOTTO got married "in a small private ceremony at the St. Regis last week." Expected attendees for a wedding party tonight in N.Y. include NBC's MATT LAUER, KATIE COURIC, Nets coach JASON KIDD, Fox NFL analyst MICHAEL STRAHAN and Forest City Ratner Chair & CEO BRUCE RATNER (N.Y. POST, 8/16).
ON THE MARKET: Former MLBer TOM GLAVINE has "listed his Country Club of the South home with Harry Norman, Realtors" for $1.99M (BIZJOURNALS.com, 8/15)....Former Bucks coach SCOTT SKILES has sold his Mequon, Wisc. home for $1.185M (BIZJOURNALS.com, 8/15)....ESPN NFL analyst RAY LEWIS is selling his Owings Mills, Md., house for $1.1M. Lewis bought the house in '99 for $753,000 (BIZJOURNALS.com, 8/15).
NAMES: MiLB is in the "midst of a congressional push to overhaul copyright law" and is "bringing on the lobbying help of MEYER, KLIPPER & MOHR to help protect the league's interest in the streaming of its games." This is the league's "first lobbying hire" (POLITICO.com, 8/15)....Rockets G JEREMY LIN's documentary "LINSANITY" is set for an Oct. 11 "theatrical release in Taiwan." The film was "acquired by Taiwanese distributor Encore Film after a lengthy process fielded by the pic's international sales agent Fortissimo Films" (VARIETY.com, 8/14)....DirecTV's "Football on your Phone" spot starring PEYTON and ELI MANNING has "made its debut on the Viral Video Chart," as it drew more than 7 million views last week (ADAGE.com, 8/15).