1 Georges-Kevin N’Koudou in action for Marseille Marseille are prepared to sell Tottenham Georges-Kevin N’Koudou in a deal which sees Clinton N’Jie move the other way.The French club have reluctantly agreed to sell the winger for £10m but want to secure a replacement for the France Under-21 international.N’Jie endured a frustrating debut campaign in the Premier League for Spurs after suffering a knee injury in December and he made just one appearance following his return to fitness in March.And, according to L’Equipe, Marseille are eager to land the Cameroon international as part of the deal for N’Koudou.Having already lost Michy Batshuayi to Chelsea, the French club are on the lookout for a forward and see N’Jie as viable option.
Print Friendly Version Phillip (Red) Murrell, 84, who earned third-team All-American honors for the Drake basketball team in 1957-58, died recently in Tulsa, Okla., after a long term illness.A 6-foot 4-inch forward, Murrell was named to the Des Moines Register Iowa Sports Hall of Fame in 2005 and became the first player at Drake ever to have his jersey (33) retired. In his three seasons at Drake, Murrell scored 1,657 points (22.7 points per game), leaving as the school’s all-time leading scorer – a record that stood until 2010. The two-time first-team all-Missouri Valley Conference selection set eight other Drake records including a school single-game record 51 points against Houston – in his final game in a Drake uniform scoring the winning basketball in an overtime 88-87 home victory March 3, 1958.He was drafted by the Cincinnati Royals after his junior season, but opted to return to Drake for the 1957–58 season. That year Murrell set the Drake single-season scoring record (668 points), while ranking fifth in the NCAA in scoring with a 26.7 average.He enjoyed 18 30-plus scoring games in his career and became the first Drake player to collect 20 points and 20 rebounds in the same game tallying 24 points and 20 rebounds against Los Angeles State Dec. 19, 1956Following his college career, Murrell was drafted by the Minneapolis Lakers in the fourth round of the 1958 NBA draft (25th overall). Instead, he signed with the Phillips 66ers of the Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) and began working for Phillips Petroleum where in 1960 he was named an AAU All-American.A 6-4 forward, Murrell attended Moberly (Mo.) Junior College where he earned second-team All-American honors after leading Moberly to the National Junior College Association title in 1955 before transferring to Drake. and the National Junior College Athletic Association Hall of Fame in 2011.
Shaq Is Investing in 9 Papa John’s Locations and Joining the Pizza Chain’s Board Jonathan Garber The NBA Hall of Famer Shaquille O’Neal is joining the Papa John’s board of directors and is investing in nine locations in the Atlanta area, the company said Friday. He will also become a brand ambassador for the pizza chain.”We are thrilled to partner with Shaquille and welcome him to the Papa John’s board,” Jeff Smith, the Papa John’s chairman, said in the press release. “Shaquille has an excellent entrepreneurial background, including as a restaurant franchise owner, and is a natural creative marketer.”O’Neal is no stranger to the restaurant business. He owns a Krispy Kreme Doughnuts franchise in the Atlanta area and has previously owned 27 Five Guys Burgers and Fries locations, the press release said. He also owns a fast-casual fried-chicken restaurant in Las Vegas and a fine-dining restaurant in Los Angeles.Friday’s announcement comes amid a shake-up at the pizza chain. In February, the hedge fund Starboard Value invested $200 million in the company and named its chairman as CEO. A month later, Papa John’s settled its dispute with its founder, John Schnatter, who agreed to drop a lawsuit and resign as an independent director. Schnatter still owns about 30% of the chain.Papa John’s is seeking to reshape its image after Schnatter’s exit from the company’s operations. In December 2017, Schnatter stepped down as CEO after facing backlash for his criticism of NFL national-anthem protests. Then, last July, he stepped down as chairman after admitting to using a racial slur on a company conference call. In its most recent earnings report, Papa John’s said it spent millions of dollars on “reimaging costs” at the end of last year.Papa John’s was up almost 18% this year through Thursday, trading near $47 a share. Add to Queue –shares Image credit: Mark J. Terrill/AP via BI Next Article This story originally appeared on Business Insider March 22, 2019 2 min read The only list that measures privately-held company performance across multiple dimensions—not just revenue. The NBA Hall of Famer will also become a brand ambassador for the pizza chain. 2019 Entrepreneur 360 List Papa John’s Apply Now »