Names In The News
The Cowboys have a "special trip planned" after Sunday's away game against the Redskins. Rather than "flying home after the game as they normally do, the Cowboys will spend an extra night" in DC and "visit the National Museum of African American History and Culture." Cowboys QB DAK PRESCOTT said that the trip was something coach JASON GARRETT "brought to the player leadership council and everyone quickly got on board" (Ft. Worth STAR-TELEGRAM, 10/16).
KHASHOGGI FALLOUT: Endeavor is "pursuing a termination" of its $400M investment from the Saudi Public Investment Fund. This would "signal a major reversal" for a company that was "among the most eager to cut a deal" with Saudi Crown Prince MOHAMMED BIN SALMAN. Endeavor "began looking into how to terminate the investment" after news of journalist JAMAL KHASHOGGI's "suspected murder earlier this month" (WSJ.com, 10/15).
THE GOOD STUFF: The Mariners' non-profit foundation, Mariners Care, and its corporate partners helped raise $1.4M for a variety of charitable programs throughout the Northwest (Mariners)....The Astros Foundation has "donated almost $300,000 to two women's shelters" and will "assist in sponsoring a program that steers high school-age athletes away from abusive behavior." The Astros were prompted to "address the needs of domestic violence prevention groups by the furor surrounding" the team's trade for P ROBERTO OSUNA (HOUSTON CHRONICLE, 10/16).
NAMES: The Celtics held a "family dinner" at Managing Partner WYC GROUSBECK's house Sunday (BOSTON GLOBE, 10/16)....Musician DJ KHALED "rented Marlins Park" Saturday for his son ASAHD's second birthday, and turned the ballpark "into a carnival" (PALMBEACHPOST.com, 10/15).
IN MEMORY: Longtime NESN camera operator JOHN MARTIN died Sunday after a "battle with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)." He was 51 years old (BOSTON GLOBE, 10/16).