NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell stands at the podium at the first round of the 2013 NFL Draft at Radio City Music Hall on April 25, 2013 in New York City. - 

The Wall Street Journal is reporting that Japan-based SoftBank will allow the U.S. government to pick a member of Sprint's board if the deal goes through.

After an electrifying run over the past several weeks, stock markets around the world are down this morning -- Japan's in particular.

And for pro athletes, sometimes the biggest challenge is financial success and the family pressure that comes with it.


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