Names In The News
PRESIDENT TRUMP last night dined with Patriots Owner ROBERT KRAFT in DC at an event hosted by the Treasury Department to "honor the Emir of Qatar." Kraft was "among a group of government and business leaders invited to the dinner," and Rams Owner STAN KROENKE was also "seated at the head table" with Trump and Kraft (BLOOMBERG NEWS, 7/8). NBC's Peter Alexander said Kraft's presence was "somewhat surprising," as Trump invited the Patriots to the White House following their Super Bowl LIII win, but the visit "has not happened" ("Today," NBC, 7/9).
NAMES: Former Ohio State football coach URBAN MEYER "will be a co-host" on the podcast, "THE FOCUS 3," with Columbus-area leadership expert TIM KIGHT. Kight began the podcast in '17 before involving Meyer, who now serves as an Assistant AD/Athletics Initiatives & Relations at OSU (DISPATCH.com, 7/8)....Rams S MARQUI CHRISTIAN "hosted a free youth football camp" on Saturday in Spring, Texas. More than 250 students participated (HOUSTON CHRONICLE, 7/9)....Former Louisville football player and NFLer JAMON BROWN and his foundation are donating $5,000 to help pay for former NFLer JARED LORENZEN's funeral. Brown's former UL teammates DEION BRANCH and CHRIS REDMAN are also "donating an unspecified amount toward funeral costs" for Lorenzen, who played at rival Kentucky (Louisville COURIER-JOURNAL, 7/9)....Golfers JUSTIN ROSE, FRANCESCO MOLINARI, LEE WESTWOOD, DANNY WILLETT, TOMMY FLEETWOOD and SERGIO GARCIA were spotted at Wimbledon yesterday (THE DAILY).