The Phoenix Coyotes are still currently owned by the NHL and that’s a problem. Former San Jose Sharks CEO Greg Jamison was given a January 31st deadline at midnight to find enough investors and money to purchase the Coyotes. Jamison was unable to get the money which has Coyotes fans upset. He reached a 20-year, $308 million lease to keep the team in Glendale in the fall but was unable to complete the deal. More here.
DeMaurice Smith, the head of the NFLPA, is making his way back into the news. A year and a half after ending their lockout, Smith is now complaining about player safety. He said that he is considering filing a grievance if the NFL does not verify the credentials of the medical personnel on the sidelines during games. This situation, which is a long time coming, would be best fought in private for the league. More here.
The X-Games lost one of their up-and-coming stars yesterday when 25-year old snowmobiler and ATV rider Caleb Moore passed away at the age of 25. Moore was involved in a snowmobile accident January 24th in Aspen. We thrown head first into the snow after attempting a backflip when the 450 lbs. snowmobile landed on top of him. He walked off under his own power after a few minutes and was treated for a concussion. He later developed bleeding around his heart and some brain injuries. He succumbed yesterday in Grand Junction, Co. It is the first fatality in the X-Games’ 18 year history. More here.