The Los Angeles Lakers are in rebound mode, a theme that has defined their early season.
Kirk Lacob told ESPN on Tuesday that he invested in aXiomatic to experience esports for the first time, but will dissolve his stake in the coming months.
“Peter approached me and said, ‘Look, I’m investing in Team Liquid with this new thing aXiomatic and I’d love to have you join.’ I said sure and I saw that as an opportunity to get a foot in the door,” Lacob told ESPN. “I will obviously be removing myself from aXiomatic and Team Liquid. I’m obviously not an important piece of what they’re doing, but I still need to remove myself to make sure things are on the up-and-up.”
The New York Times and Wall Street Journal reported Wednesday that a group of team owners sent a letter to Jones’ attorney, David Boies, expressing displeasure over Jones’ interference in contract talks between Goodell and the league’s Compensation Committee. Jones’ actions are “detrimental to the league’s best interests,” the owners wrote in the letter.
Jones, however, has said he’s just pushing for greater transparency and owner input in contract negotiations.
Jones is also in disagreement with Goodell over how the league should respond to player protests during the national anthem. Jones has threatened to bench Cowboys players who protest; Goodell is trying to work publicly with both sides.
After a tumultuous winter, it’s time for new GM Alex Anthopoulos to chart the course for what almost certainly is going to be a much brighter future. The Braves’ hopes to hit on some short-term deals and get into contention for the 2017 opening of SunTrust Park didn’t quite work out. Anthopoulos can be more measured in his approach this winter. You get the feeling that when Atlanta turns the corner, the Braves will go from bad to really good in a hurry.