Names In The News
Aquilini Investment Group, which owns the Canucks, has been "ordered to pay" more than $600,000 in "damages after breaching a contract to purchase Google G-Suite licences for Rogers Arena." The Aquilini Group in June '17 entered into an agreement with Six Factor Professional Services to "purchase 1,000 of the online business office tools" for a total license fee of $484,000. The Aquilini Group in December '17 asked for a "further 20 suites, which Six Factor delivered and installed" at a cost of $11,760. After the Aquilini Group "terminated the agreement" in July '18, Six Factor "sued the company for damages." The Aquilini Group "admitted that it was liable for the breach of contract, and the only issue at trial was the amount of damages to be awarded" (Vancouver PROVINCE, 2/7).
THE GOOD STUFF: New Orleans-based Delgado Community College on Thursday announced that Saints Owner GAYLE BENSON's charitable foundation would be making a $1M donation to "kickstart the school's Tradition Campaign to build what will be called the Gayle and Tom Benson Athletic Complex" (New Orleans TIMES-PICAYUNE, 2/7)....Golfer JUSTIN THOMAS, who "stamped his Titleist wedges with KOBE BRYANT nicknames and memories -- '81 points,' 'Kobe Bean Bryant,' 'Black Mamba' and 'Mamba Mentality' -- for last week's Waste Management Phoenix Open" is "auctioning them off this week on charitybuzz.com." All proceeds "will go to the MambaOnThree Fund" (CBSSPORTS.com, 2/6).
NAMES: Former NFLer COURTNEY HALL has "joined the campaign" of presidential candidate MICHAEL BLOOMBERG. Hall is a "longtime Republican" (SAN DIEGO UNION-TRIBUNE, 2/7)....Former Ohio State RB MAURICE CLARETT has "closed the Columbus branch of his behavioral health agency, citing problems with Medicaid billing" (COLUMBUS DISPATCH, 2/7)....ARIEL AUFFANT, who "alleges he was beaten and suffered a traumatic brain injury outside Dodger Stadium after attending a playoff game between the Mets" in '15 has "reached a settlement with the team and two other fans in attendance" (L.A. DAILY NEWS, 2/7)....Sources said that Knicks C MITCHELL ROBINSON has "fired his latest rep," Dynasty Sports' MAYAR ZOKAEI, and "will tab" Klutch Sports Group's RICH PAUL to replace him. Paul also is LEBRON JAMES' and ANTHONY DAVIS' agent. The move "won't become official until after a 15-day grace period" (N.Y. POST, 2/7).