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Everything Jay-Z touches turns to gold. That bodes well for Robinson Cano. Cano was apparently so intrigued by the prospect of joining the hip-hop mogul’s new agency, Roc Nation Sports, that he dumped baseball’s most powerful, outspoken, popular and demanding agent, Scott Boras. The decision could increase the Yankees’ chances of signing Cano to a new deal — as Jay-Z is an avid Yankees fan — but we shouldn’t be so quick to make that assumption. What we can assume, though, is that Cano’s popularity and prominence outside of the baseball landscape is about to skyrocket. And before long, other ballplayers will follow in his footsteps. Ask anyone about Jay-Z’s exact function with the Brooklyn Nets, and what you’ll likely hear is someone talking out of their keister. Aside from the known fact that he’s part owner, it’s always been a little unclear as to what exactly Jay-Z does within the NBA franchise. And franky, it doesn’t matter. Jay-Z’s mere connection to the Nets has played a huge ro
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