An investment group headed by billionaire Michael Rubin has dropped out of the bidding process for the Panthers as the price reached an estimated $2.5 billion, according to Bloomberg News.
Rubin, who already owns a stake in the NBA’s 76ers, the NHL’s Devils and Premier League’s Crystal Palace, reportedly had Stephen Curry and Sean “Diddy” Combs among his group of prospective Panthers owners, according to ESPN.
Combs and Curry, a Charlotte, N.C., native and renowned Panthers fan, have openly expressed interest in being part of an ownership group, though neither has the finances to be a majority owner.
“There’s a reason that you got here,” coach John Hynes said. “You have to have a strong identity, which we do. You have to be able to play to that.”
The Capitals’ identity is coming into focus as they go into the playoffs for the fourth consecutive season feeling good about their game. Nicklas Backstrom, Michal Kempny and Andre Burakovsky also scored against New Jersey, and Braden Holtby stopped 23 of the 26 shots in his final chance to show he deserves to be Washington’s Game 1 starting goaltender over Philipp Grubauer.
The wide receiver was picked in the first round by the Titans in 2012 where he spent the next five seasons. His second season in the NFL proved to be his strongest where he caught 94 passes for 1,079 yards in 2013.
Once the Vikings announced the new addition to their roster, it didn’t take long for some of Wright’s new teammates to express their excitement and welcome him to Minnesota.
Dodgers: LHP Alex Wood also is dealing with food poisoning and had his next start pushed back a day to Wednesday, with Hyun-Jin Ryu moved up a day to Tuesday against Oakland.
Kershaw wasn’t impressed with himself despite allowing just one run and six hits in seven-plus innings. He credited his defense for his success, including good plays by Puig, Barnes at second base and left fielder Joc Pederson.