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SPORTS & ENTERTAINMENT SPOTLIGHT: Mixed martial artist Conor McGregor appears alongside star Jake Gyllenhaal in reboot of 1989 Patrick Swayze cult film Roadhouse despite broken leg | Foster Garvey PC

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Welcome to “Spotlight”! As many of you probably remember, one of his most “brave” performances in NBA Finals history was Michael’s Jordan’s “Flu His Game” in 1997. . He weathered a food poisoning slump to score 38 points and lead the Chicago Bulls to Game 5. Beat the Utah Jazz. Twenty-five years later, Jordan says his mental and gut fortitude inspired sports and entertainment lawyers fighting the same enemy, not the Utah Jazz, but food poisoning, and writing a weekly S&E digest for the masses. Little did I know that I would be advancing the (three are crowds). , so I’m assuming “mass” is 4 or more). With any luck, this article will spawn more of his legendary shows 25 years later on par with the likes of His Airness and His Lack of Self-Awareness. So whoever is out there, let this be your message.The next time you feel like pepto bad, write a basketball immortal, moderately successful newsletter. , or otherwise keep you from grabbing the spotlight…

  • Mixed martial artist Conor McGregor has been out of competition due to a broken leg, but in the reboot of Patrick Swayze’s cult film Roadhouse in 1989, he starred Jake Gyllenhaal. A remake is a tricky proposition, and the movie itself may not have the legs.
  • Professional golfer Phil Mickelson and nine other LIV golf players have filed an antitrust lawsuit against the PGA Tour after being barred from participating in PGA Tour-sanctioned tournaments. Ironically, “anti-trust” is the exact number I feel for Mickelson after his conflicting statements about LIV Golf.
  • Pop singer Shakira faces up to eight years in prison for tax evasion in Spain. On the bright side, she’s presumed honest because her hips don’t lie.
  • Opendorse, a NIL platform, turns college athletes into fan endorsements and sponsorship deals. Greek lines may have just found a new recruiting tool.

Guaranteed deals, sponsorships and investments

Caesars to sponsor Memphis Grizzlies for new season
From Gambling Insider, August 3, 2022
Caesars Entertainment has announced a new agreement whereby Caesars Sportsbook will become the official sponsor of the NBA Memphis Grizzlies basketball team.

New Online NIL Marketplace Connects Fans with College Athletes
From the Daily Herald, August 1, 2022
Fans who want to financially support college athletes through name, image and likeness deals can now do so with just a few clicks online.

LeBron James invests in Canyon Bicycles
Velo News, July 29, 2022
LeBron James has invested $30 million in a German bicycle company through his company, LRMR Ventures, which manages his investments, partnerships and brands.


Phil Mickelson, 10 Other LIV Golfers File Antitrust Lawsuit Against PGA Tour
Via The Washington Post, August 3, 2022
Eleven fledgling LIV Golf Invitational Series golfers have filed federal antitrust lawsuits against the PGA Tour, ruling them out after the Tour suspended them after joining a Saudi-funded organization. claimed to have damaged his career. The move has been expected since LIV emerged this year to challenge professional golf’s hegemony on the PGA Tour.

Adidas sued again over authenticity of ‘real’ NHL jerseys
3 August 2022 via Sportico (subscription may be required)
The apparel giant faces another federal lawsuit over the authenticity of the jerseys it sells to hockey fans as Adidas cuts ties with the NHL.

NFL hits Dolphins and Ross for tampering as Flores bribery scandal continues
2 August 2022 via Sportico (subscription may be required)
The NFL’s suspension and $1.5 million fine for Miami Dolphins owner Stephen Ross have had a major impact on Brian Flores’ racism lawsuit against the NFL.

MLB’s Manfred defends antitrust waiver, cites minor league costs
2 August 2022 via Sportico (subscription may be required)
In a 17-page letter sent to the chairman and senior members of the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee last Friday, MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred vigorously defended baseball’s antitrust waivers.

music biz

Kelly Clarkson faces legal setback against ex-father-in-law’s management company
From Music Times on August 3, 2022
Kelly Clarkson is facing a major legal setback months after her divorce from Brandon Blackstock was finalized.

Netflix Sues ‘Unofficial Bridgerton Musical’ Duo for Infringement
From The New York Times, August 1, 2022
Netflix sued the team behind “The Unofficial Bridgerton Musical,” claiming the Grammy Award-winning lyricist-composer duo seized the hit show’s intellectual property, according to a complaint filed in U.S. District Court in Washington, DC. claimed to have been infringed.

Does Kelis have a legal standing on beef over Beyoncé’s ‘milkshake’ interpolation?
Via Billboard on July 29, 2022
“You have to own the copyright to claim it,” an expert told Billboard. just listen. This seems to be the conclusion of Kelis’s series of comments on his use of his signature 2003 hit “Milkshake” as part of Beyoncé’s new Renaissance song “Energy.”

movies and tv

Conor McGregor to star alongside Jake Gyllenhaal in Roadhouse remake
Via Balls Ie, 3 August 2022
Conor McGregor is set to co-star with Jake Gyllenhaal in the remake of the ’80s cult classic ‘Road House’ starring Patrick Swayze.

Pac-12 media rights deal reportedly takes five to six years
29 July 2022 via Awful Announce
This is a very small step forward when it comes to Pac-12 media rights, but it looks like the conference rights could be back on the market sooner or later.

The future of LIV golf on US TV is uncertain, but there is one thing for sure
Via The Washington Post, July 28, 2022
The early days of LIV Golf, a divisive Saudi-backed series, focused on the world’s most famous players. Taka (Tiger Woods, Rory McIlroy) and what did they get paid (lots of)

Non-Fungible Token (NFT)

Upcoming Muse NFT album will be the first new format in years to chart
From Crypto Consulting on August 2, 2022
The upcoming Muse NFT album will be the most recent charted album format since 2015.

Kim Kardashian’s Legal Team Files Motion to Dismiss Ethereum Max Crypto Lawsuit
Via Cointelegraph on August 2, 2022
Kim Kardashian’s attorneys have filed a joint motion to dismiss a class action complaint against an American businessman for promoting a “pump and dump” crypto token.

How Snoop Dogg’s NFT Released Death Row Session, Vol. Two Opens Up New Possibilities For Independent Artists
August 1, 2022 via Forbes (subscription may be required)
These days, Snoop Dogg continues to invest in edgy new industries, everything from cannabis to blockchain. Snoop continues to hold a prominent place in the conversation, most recently raising expectations by releasing the first drop of his first NFT album, Death Row Sessions Vol.

Artists use crypto to take the ‘industry’ out of the music industry
July 28, 2022 via Bloomberg (subscription may be required)
Earlier this year, pop music duo The Chainsmokers released 5,000 NFTs for free.