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VIEWS FROM THE SIX: Toronto’s Forgettable Sports Moments! [KingpinTV.net]

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Living in and representing Toronto in regards to sports has not been easy. The US media market ignores you. Athletes voice their

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NEWS: Jay Z’s Gift To Cano Investigated! [KingpinTV.net]

Did new agent Jay Z of Roc Nation recently commit his first misstep with star MLB client Robinson Cano? According to Jerry Crasnick of ESPN.com, the answer to that question is yes, as he’s being investigated by the Major League Baseball Players Association for a possible rules violation.

Per the report, Jay Z gave Cano a watch valued at $33,900 as a gift. To confirm, let’s look at Cano’s instagram picture, posted two weeks ago:

Um, yeah, that’s a gift from his agent. He even thanked the agency on his page, saying, “thanks to the ROC NATION my birthday gift.”

And now the MLBPA rule:

Section 5(B)(5)(a): “No Player Agent or Applicant shall provide, cause to be provided or promise to provide, any money or any other thing of value to any player, or any person related to or associated with such player, the purpose of which is to induce or encourage such player to use or continue to use any person’s or firm’s services as a Player Agent, Representative, or Draft Advisor.”

The rule is there to prevent agents from retaining players simply by showering them with gifts.

If Jay Z is found in violation of the rule — and, really, after that Cano photo posted to instagram by Cano himself and specifically said it’s a gift, it’s hard to see how he won’t — he faces “unspecified discipline,” according to Crasnick.

I guess they could technically argue it was a gift from a friend to a friend, and not with the purpose of encouraging Cano to stay with Jay Z, but that’s a slippery slope.

Cano, 31, is the rockstar of this free agent class, definitely due to grab a nine-figure, long-term deal. He was quite a grab for Jay Z’s first MLB client.

(CBS)

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NEWS: Jay-Z Forms “Roc Nation Sports”, Signs Baseball Player Robinson Cano! [KingpinTV.net]

New York Yankees player Robinson Cano is joining The Roc. Cano parted ways with agent Scott Boras to sign a deal with Jay-Z’s Roc Nation, the company announced today.

Roc Nation will add sports representation to its roster by way of a partnership with Creative Artists Agency. The new division will be known as Roc Nation Sports.

“At this point in my career, I am ready to take a more active role in my endeavors on and off the field,” the second baseman said in a statement. “I am confident that the pairing of Roc Nation Sports and CAA Sports will be essential in helping me accomplish my short- and long-term goals. I am making this important decision now so I can keep my focus on helping the Yankees succeed in 2013, while minimizing any distractions for me and my teammates.”

Having expanded from a label imprint to a full-service management company, and with his Brooklyn Nets partial ownership, adding a sports department to Roc Nation was inevitable.

“Because of my love of sports, it was a natural progression to form a company where we can help top athletes in various sports the same way we have been helping artists in the music industry for years,” Jay said in a statement.

Acquiring Cano might be a small step on a larger journey for Mr. Carter. Rumor has it that the New York native plans to earn his certification to become a sports agent starting first with baseball, and expanding to include football and basketball.


 

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NEWS: Jay-Z’s Rocawear Partners With New York Yankees! [TekniqueTheKingpin*com]

So I guess it’s true. Jay-Z is trying to take over New York

Rocawear clothing company announced a new partnership with the New York Yankees.

In a press release from the clothing brand, The company stated that fans should expect to see “branded signage in Yankee stadium and integrated promotions throughout the season.”

Now Jay-Z has not publicly commented on the new deal, but anyone who is a fan knows he’s made his love of the Yankees clear throughout his career. If you think back, “Empire State of Mind” was the unofficial song of the Yankees 2009 championship run.

This is a step in the right direction for Rocfella- The brand has had to weather tough times recently including a massive sales decline and lay offs.

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NEWS: Pilar & Deion Sanders Divorce Proceedings….The Saga Continues! [TekniqueTheKingpin.com]

 

This is getting out of hand.

Here is the latest on the drama courtesy of BSO:

If you are following along in the Deion vs. Pilar divorce drama, it escalated yesterday to what appears to be some sort physical altercation.

Pilar says Deion’s “fake aunt” attacked her and busted up her eye.
Deion says Pilar is lying and it was his aunt he was attacked.
Pilar has now filed a lawsuit against both Deion and the real/fake aunt.

In a fast and furious legal response to the altercation at the home this week, Pilar filed suit against Deion and a woman named Laura Jones, the woman accused of carrying out the attack.

According to the documents, Deion summoned Laura — his “fake aunt” — to help him physically remove Pilar from the home on Feb. 6 so Deion could change the locks and bar her from returning.

Pilar claims Jones is legally banned from entering the home … but she entered the place anyway … so Pilar says she demanded that the woman leave immediately. Instead, Pilar claims, the woman “squared off and took a swing at [Pilar] hitting her in the eye.”

Pilar says Laura “continued to hit, slap, punch, choke, push and kick” her … causing various injuries. Pilar says she was so scared, she grabbed a KITCHEN KNIFE and prepared to defend herself until cops arrived.

Now, Pilar wants a judge to issue a restraining order against the woman … and she wants Deion to fork over a check for the mental and physical pain.

Deion sent in the goons or is Pilar making this up to try to force Prime to hand over some cash?

The most ironic thing, is they are both still staying in the house together.

Almost makes you wonder if they are both are just doing this for publicity, because it is honestly getting ridiculous now.

 

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NEWS: Pilar & Deion Sanders Divorce Proceedings Are Getting Ugly! [TekniqueTheKingpin.com]

The divorce between Deion Sanders and soon to be ex wife Pilar is starting to get ugly.

Pilar has filed an emergency motion in a Texas courtroom .. claiming the NFL legend has canceled her credit cards and left her without any financial means to support herself and their children … and she needs the judge to force Deion to give her money so she can survive.

In the docs, Pilar claims, “Since [Deion] filed for divorce on December 21, 2011, he has given [Pilar] $300.00 and offered her money in exchange for sexual favors.” He then notes, “Pilar turned down the money.”

Pilar is begging the court to force Deion to give her money. “The children and I have lived in survival mode for several months, and the emotional toll on all of us is palpable.”

Meanwhile, Deion accuses Pilar of extortion.

He says his estranged wife is straight up LYING … telling friends he NEVER offered her cash for sexual favors … and insists Pilar is simply trying to extort him for millions.

Sources close to Deion tell us the accusations are entirely untrue … and claim the NFL legend recently sent her a cashier’s check for $10,000 … which Pilar REJECTED.

Pilar’s lawyer, Larry Friedman, tells us she refused to accept the money because Deion presented the check as a “partial payment” towards the prenup … a prenup she believes is invalid.

We’re told Pilar was only promised $1,000,000 in the prenup … but Friedman believes she’s entitled to MILLIONS more … saying, “The offer does not reflect the assets in the estate and does not account for the time, effort, devotion, and faithfulness Pilar has invested in the marriage.”

Who do you believe?

(BSO)

Deion: “Bitch you wasn’t wit me catchin touchdowns”

Pilar: “Fuck you, Pay me”

The saga continues

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NEWS: Deion Sanders Allegedly Cheating On Wife Pilar! [TekniqueTheKingpin*com]

Deion Sanders may be in quite a mess due to claims he’s been cheating on his beautiful bride Pilar Biggers with a 19-year-old girl. Worse still is the claim that Sanders was the one who actively pursue the teenager via his friend, texts and emails.

Sanders had one of his friends nicknamed RealPacMan24 contact the young beauty asking for her number. After she agreed, Sanders booked her a flight to New York City to hang out with him on July 26 and July 27. Sanders was even kind enough to pay for the flight and send a car to pick her up at the airport. They stayed together at a hotel and the sneaky teenager photographed herself holding his custom keys and the back of his head

Deion Sanders has three children with Pilar. From the looks of how everything was organized and played out, one can only assume Sanders is quite the expert in cheating.

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VIDEO: Drake’s Opening Pitch At The Cleveland Indians Game

Peep how my dude Drake stresses “The Streets” part at the end, LOL!!!

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