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PGA Merchandise Show 2020: CBS Sports' Jim Nantz discuss his latest project in golf


CBS Sports is on location at the PGA Merchandise Show 2020 and Jim Nantz stopped by to talk with Kyle Porter about his latest project in the golf world. Nantz teamed up with Vineyard Vines to create a line for golfers and says it has already been a success. 

Nantz said he spent a lot of time developing the line and is thrilled that he sees players wearing his product and giving positive feedback. 

"I feel like we're building something," Nantz said and commented that he would not be doing this if he didn't believe it could be big.

This is not something Nantz decided to do out of the blue, but something he has been working towards and acquiring the skills for. "It's a thrill. In this stage of my life, I love entrepreneurship," he said.

He went on to discuss one of his other projects and what that one means to him. "My proudest achievement of my whole career will be the fact that I built, alongside my wife, an Alzheimer's research center in Houston named for my dad," Nanz said. "It's thriving. It took work, it still does."

He has always felt he had the ability to create these types of projects that require that work, dedication and time management, and the line with Vineyard Vines is one of his latest. 

"I understood design, marketing, sales, distributorship, all these things that were so essential," he said. Nantz said golf is always something he has been passionate about. "Of all the things in my life I felt I had the skill level to do it would be in golf, it would be in golf apparel. 

Nantz has gone from telling stories on television to viewers at home to telling stories through the fabric and designs he created and believes in the story he is telling and the people he is working with. 


Source: PGA Merchandise Show 2020: CBS Sports' Jim Nantz discuss his latest project in golf

High School Sports Scoreboard: Results from around the region for Jan. 22


Wrestling

Ludlow and Holyoke faced off in wrestling on Tuesday. Final scores will be updated once received by MassLive, but until then, check out photos from the match above.

Wednesday, Jan. 22

Regular SeasonLongmeadow 0, Northampton 0Frontier 48, Franklin Tech 30Westfield 45, East Longmeadow 24

Girls Basketball

Greenfield girls basketball defeated Smith Academy 58-40 on Wednesday after four 3-pointers in the final quarter helped them extend and hold on to a lead.

Katie Haselton had a game-high 31 points in the victory, despite having a scoreless opening quarter. Bry Rivera and Kristina Reed contributed six points each in support as the Green Wave improve to 7-2 on the season.

For Smith Academy, nine of 11 players managed points, with a balanced performance led by Emma Kelly and Bailey McCoy (six points each). Story Goldman, Karlie Guimond and Emma Moynihan each had five points.

With the loss, they fall to 4-7.

Wednesday, Jan. 22

Regular SeasonAmherst 36, Mount Greylock 24Greenfield 58, Smith Academy 40Pioneer Valley 46, Pope Francis 27Frontier 50, Easthampton 30McCann Tech 49, Hopkins 44

Boys Basketball

Wednesday, Jan. 22

Regular SeasonWare 61, Hampshire 54Baystate Academy 77, Southwick 54Monson 72, Easthampton 63

Hockey

Wednesday, Jan. 22

Regular SeasonDrury 5, Ludlow 4Greenfield 7, Easthampton 4

Boys Swimming

Wednesday, Jan. 22

Regular SeasonWahconah 98, Hudson 17

Girls Swimming

Wednesday, Jan. 22

Regular SeasonWahconah 97, Hudson 12


Source: High School Sports Scoreboard: Results from around the region for Jan. 22

Rob Gorodetsky, popular sports gambler, charged with defrauding investor of nearly $10 million


Federal prosecutors allege that illegal activity was behind the luxurious lifestyle of high-stakes gambler Rob Gorodetsky. Charges filed to the U.S. District Court in Chicago on Tuesday, state that Gorodetsky is being accused of defrauding an investor of almost $10 million.

The 27-year-old got his fame through putting large bets on sports games-- "$350,000 on NFL Sundays, $100,000 on MLB games and tens of thousands of dollars on the NBA, WNBA, tennis, soccer and high school sports," according to a 2017 profile in USA Today -- while palling around and gambling with celebrities like Drake, Scott Disick and Dan Bilzerian. He'd also flaunt his wealth on Instagram and often wear a hat with a GAMBLR logo on it.

But federal documents say that this lifestyle was all thanks to a scheme he hatched up where he defrauded an unnamed investor from 2014 to 2018 for $9.6 million. While a lot of the money was used for his exorbitant gambling habits, approximately $2 million was used for cars, jewelry, travel and living and entertainment expenses. The scam itself is not made clear.

Gorodetsky is not only being charged with wire fraud, but also for filing a false tax return. He allegedly filed a return in 2017 that falsely claimed his total income for the year was $10,520. For reference, that was the same year as the USA Today profile that reported he had "wagered well over $1 million on a range of sporting events and tens of thousands of dollars more on blackjack and roulette."

His arraignment and plea hearing have been set for Feb. 5, and he faces up to 20 years in prison if convicted.


Source: Rob Gorodetsky, popular sports gambler, charged with defrauding investor of nearly $10 million



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