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Nashville’s SOLID Combines Networking and Community Service to Connect Future Music Industry Leaders

Last November the Society of Leaders in Development celebrated its 20th anniversary by honoring some of its most successful alumni. Nashville continues to enjoy the reputation as one of the most vibrant and commercially viable music industry cities in the world — and helping to lead that charge in the 21st century is a group of youthful music industry professionals who have epitomized everything that is great about the business for two decades. For over twenty years now, SOLID (Society of Leaders in Development) has become known for what is described as a mixture of business networking and community service. According to the group’s 2017 president, Basak Kizilisik, the organization takes a lot of pride in what it has been able to give back and accomplish. “SOLID has accom...

Matt Barnes Dishes on Business Meeting with Joe Montana

Matt Barnes Dishes on Meeting With Joe Montana Here’s What Went Down… 1/12/2018 6:28 AM PST EXCLUSIVE Matt Barnes‘ next move towards becoming a billionaire?? Settin’ up business meetings with Hall of Famer Joe Montana!! TMZ Sports spoke with the retired NBA star — who recently told us he has a plan to join the 3 comma club by age 50 — and he reveals how the 49ers legend might have a role in reaching that goal. Barnes met with Montana at his investment firm earlier this week to discuss future collaborations … and it must’ve gone well, ’cause he says they plan to meet again soon. *Insert 49ers/Barnes striking gold joke here*

NFL Analyst Says CFL Won’t Help Johnny Manziel Make It Back

Johnny Manziel CFL Won’t Help You Make It Back … Says NFL Analyst 1/12/2018 7:14 AM PST EXCLUSIVE Johnny Manziel could ball hard up in Canada, but don’t count on him making an NFL comeback — so says “FOX NFL Sunday” host Curt Menefee.  You’ve probably heard … Johnny Football’s in serious talks with the CFL’s Hamilton Tiger-Cats, but there’s a holdup ’cause the former Heisman winner wants big money. But Curt says even if they strike a deal, Johnny’s NFL dream ain’t looking good — ’cause the CFL’s style of football doesn’t translate. That said, Menefee’s still rooting for him — “Let him go up there, have fun, make some money, and we’ll see.”

‘Avengers 4’ Wrap Party Cake Drops Clues On Who Lives, Who Dies

‘Avengers 4’ Who Lives, Who Dies … Piece of Cake 1/12/2018 7:01 AM PST WARNING: POTENTIAL HUGE ‘AVENGERS 4’ SPOILER ALERT!!! ‘Avengers 4’ had its wrap party Thursday and the centerpiece was a giant Thanos cake, but it’s what was underneath the franchise’s evil villain that could give away who survives in the flick. Look closely … you’ll see 4 arms holding up the platform on which Thanos is standing. They appear to be the arms of Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson), Vision (Paul Bettany), Black Panther (Chadwick Boseman) and the Hulk (Mark Ruffalo). Pay attention to the fingernails, claws and colors of the suits.  Marvel execs have hinted some of the superheroes wouldn’t make it past “Avengers: Infinity War,” w...

Benjamin Mendy positive he’ll be fit for France in time for World Cup

Benjamin Mendy says he should be fit in time to play in the World Cup. Benjamin Mendy has no doubts that he will recover in time from a cruciate knee ligament injury to be back for this summer’s World Cup. The Manchester City defender has been out since September after being injured in the 5-0 win over Crystal Palace with initial hopes that he will back some time in April. Mendy, 23, revealed he has been back running and working with the football and insists he will be available for the France squad that heads to Russia at the end of the season. “I’m getting better, I’m in full rehabilitation,” he told BeIN Sports at the NBA game between Boston Celtic and Philadelphia 76ers in London on Thursday.  “I started running and working with the ball last week. B...

Pep Guardiola focused on Liverpool clash, not signing Alexis Sanchez

The ESPN FC crew examine the possibility of Manchester United swooping in and landing Alexis Sanchez ahead of Manchester City. ESPN FC’s Paul Mariner feels a potential move for Alexis Sanchez to Man United would stunt the growth of a few United youngsters. Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola admitted he’s having to rest Sergio Aguero due to Gabriel Jesus’ injury, as he reiterated his desire to recruit more attacking talent. With Pep Guardiola continuing to field strong teams in all competitions, the FC guys question if he is putting his star players at risk. MANCHESTER — Pep Guardiola has refused to comment on Manchester City’s interest in signing Alexis Sanchez from Arsenal during the January transfer window. Sanchez, 29, has been linked with City and local...

Liverpool had ‘no option’ but to sell Philippe Coutinho to Barcelona – Klopp

The FC panel assess how the arrival of Virgil van Dijk and departure of Philippe Coutinho will affect Liverpool in the race for the top four. LIVERPOOL — Jurgen Klopp says Liverpool had “no other option” but to sell Philippe Coutinho to Barcelona after it became clear there was “no chance” the Brazilian could play for the Reds in the second half of the season. Coutinho left Liverpool for the Nou Camp earlier this month in a £142 million deal (after add-ons) that makes him the second-most expensive footballer of all time. Liverpool had resisted three offers from Barcelona in the summer, with the 25-year-old eventually returning to the squad after missing the entire month of August as he attempted to push through a move to Spain. When asked at his pre-Manchester...

Antonio Conte on Chelsea future speculation: ‘Everything is possible’

Premier League stars such as Eden Hazard, Thibaut Courtois, Geoff Cameron and more say who their favorite basketball players and teams are ahead of the Celtics vs. 76ers game in London. Antonio Conte defends his strikers but insists that Chelsea’s entire team must do better going forward. Did Arsenal deserve a penalty against Chelsea? Was VAR used correctly? The FC pundits try to make sense of it all. Did Arsenal deserve a penalty against Chelsea? Was VAR used correctly? The FC pundits try to make sense of it all. LONDON — Antonio Conte admitted that “everything is possible” when asked about reports that Chelsea are lining up Luis Enrique or Massimiliano Allegri to succeed him at Stamford Bridge this summer. A number of reports this week suggested that Chelsea are m...

LIVE: Liverpool consider Jack Butland as Simon Mignolet replacement

The ESPN FC crew examine the possibility of Manchester United swooping in and landing Alexis Sanchez ahead of Manchester City. The transfer window is heating up! Transfer Talk brings you live updates on all the latest rumours and done deals. Check out all the confirmed January moves so far on our transfers page. TOP STORY: Stoke’s Butland to Liverpool? Liverpool could be set to crack open the Philippe Coutinho piggy bank and reinvest some of the £142 million raised from the Brazilian’s exit in Stoke goalkeeper Jack Butland. According to the Daily Star, Jurgen Klopp is eyeing Butland as a potential upgrade on current number one Simon Mignolet, who came under fire for his performance in the 3-3 draw at Arsenal before Christmas. There are also doubts surrounding Loris Karius’...

Stuart Hogg: Full-back will be fit for the Six Nations, says Rennie

Stuart Hogg has won 55 Scotland caps Glasgow Warriors head coach Dave Rennie says Scotland full-back Stuart Hogg will be fit for the Six Nations next month. Hogg has not played since injuring his hip during the Scots’ autumn series. He narrowly missed a spot on the bench for Warriors’ European Champions Cup meeting with Leinster on Sunday. “We’re confident he’ll be all right [for the Six Nations] – expect to see him on the park against Exeter [next week].” Rennie said. “We think [Hogg will be back] next week. The original plan was to bring him off the bench this week and give him a start against Exeter. He’s close but we’re not going to push that, so expect him next week. “We want him to be fully right and have a full week o...

Former rugby league captain admits KFC machete robbery

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Alker played more than 350 times for Salford City Reds A former rugby international who robbed a KFC restaurant and a Tesco Express store while armed with a machete has been jailed for four years. Malcolm Alker, who played for Salford City Reds, pleaded guilty to two counts of armed robbery and carrying a bladed instrument at Bolton Crown Court. The former hooker, 39, played over 350 games for the rugby league side between 1997 and 2010 and won two England caps. Alker, of Rathern Avenue, Higher Ince in Wigan, was also a coach at the club. The Crown Prosecution Service said Alker and his co-defendant Michael Naylor had robbed the two businesses on 31 October 2017. ‘Hands up’ The pair, who were wearing balaclavas, raided the fast food re...

How Davido’s Crew Members Allegedly Attacked Customs & Airport Officials In Lagos

Davido’s aides reportedly caused a commotion Thursday at the arrival section of the Murtala Muhammed International Airport. One of the singer’s aides, whose name was simply given as “Kayode” beat up an official at the airport when asked to produce his baggage tags at the airport. The aides also beat up officials of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), Aviation Security (AVSEC), a department under the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) and a staff of Checkport over an attempt to check the tags on the checked luggage of Davido on an Emirates flight, Sahara Reporters reports. Davido and his crew arrived Nigeria through an Emirates flight around 5pm with 17 checked luggage which his aides refused to allow the officials of the Checkport verify with the attached tags. The aide, Kayode, i...