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AxisStars Partners With OpenSponsorship

AxisStars, a community for professional athletes and entertainers, has recently entered into an exclusive partnership with OpenSponsorship, an athlete influencer marketplace. AxisStars works directly with over 400 sports professionals to help them create a better future. By facilitating partnership and branding deals as well as helping clients extend their businesses and reach, AxisStars helps build […]

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Sports Business

Excel Sports Management Adds Three To Its Team

Excel Sports Management has brought on three new members to their team, according to the company. Each new member of the staff brings to the table an impressive resumé coupled with valuable experience that will enable them to immediately make significant contributions to the firm.  John Nowicki has been hired into the role of Director […]

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Corporate Sponsors Golf Hockey

Advertising to Cardboard: COVID’s Impact on Sponsorship Agreements in Sports

According to Statista, the revenue of the North American sports sponsorship market was estimated at approximately 17.17 billion U.S. dollars in 2018 and is expected to grow to over 20 billion U.S. dollars by 2022. One may be rightfully skeptical of that anticipated increase amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Without triggering PTSD, let’s rewind to March […]

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Golf

SPORTFIVE Launches New Global Golf Strategy, Naming Steve Loy as President

SPORTFIVE recently launched a new global golf strategy that is focused on expanding its business around the world and building on its already strong presence in the United States and Asia. Along with the goal of building upon their current player representation and event management operations, SPORTFIVE is aiming to create more business opportunities with […]

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Heritage Sports Ventures Launches In Boston

At the beginning of this month, Heritage Sports Ventures launched as a boutique sports, entertainment, and media agency headquartered in Boston. HSV is focused on creating authentic partnerships and optimizing commercial revenue for brands and properties through partnership sales, brand alignment, events and venue management services. According to a company press release, “the HSV executive […]

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Interview With The Agent – Rafa Nieves – Republik

Rafa Nieves is an MLBPA Certified Sports Agent and the CEO / Founder of Republik Sports. The Venezuelan agent moved to the United States when he was 16 years old to play baseball. Following his baseball career, he began working at Beverly Hills Sports Council. He then went on to become the Vice President of […]

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Sean O’Malley Signs with VaynerSports

VaynerSports has signed rising UFC star Sean O’Malley for full representation. The talent agency co-founded by brothers Gary and AJ Vaynerchuk has been particularly active since bursting into the MMA management circle last July. Lloyd Pierson heads the management’s MMA division which has already contracted former and current champions and Hall of Famers, including Stipe […]

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Interview With The Executive: Akin Solanke-Caulker The Athletic Network Corporation

Akin-Solanke-Caulker is the Founder & CEO of The Athletic Network Corporation, a sports agency founded in 2016 headquartered in London’s West End. Caulker, by his own admissions, was not as good as some of his peers who now play for England rugby, soccer, or track and field, but he did play semi-professional rugby in the […]

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Contract Negotiation NFL Players Sports Agents

DK Metcalf Transitions to New Representation

DK Metcalf has elected for new representation following the completion of his sophomore NFL season. Previously represented by Todd France and Ben Renzin, Metcalf is now in agreement with Tory Dandy, the Co-Head of CAA Sport’s football division.  The Seahawk’s star wide receiver has firmly asserted himself into the conversation as one of the best […]

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Frankie Montas Signs With Roc Nation Sports

Roc Nation Sports has added a new client to its baseball roster: Oakland Athletics pitcher, Frankie Montas. The news comes just as pitchers and catchers have begun reporting to Spring Training for the 2021 MLB season. The 6’2″, 255 lb, Dominican Republic native signed as a free agent with the Boston Red Sox in 2009. […]