Aug
12

Wimbledon Champion Kvitova Signs With IMG

Petra Kvitova (CZE) serves to Ekaterina Makarova (RUS) on day four of the Rogers Cup tennis tournament at Uniprix Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Eric Bolte-USA TODAY Sports

Just two weeks after inking Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, IMG has announced the signing of Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova to a worldwide representation agreement. She was previously solely managed by Miroslav Cernosek, who will continue to work with IMG in finding opportunities in her native Czech Republic. Kvitova will also retain Katie Spellman, who mangers her PR.…
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Jul
31

On To The Next One: Jo-Wilfried Tsonga

Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (FRA) in action during his match against Sam Querrey (USA) on day three of the 2014 Wimbledon Championships at the All England Lawn and Tennis Club. Mandatory Credit: Susan Mullane-USA TODAY Sports

French tennis player Jo-Wilfried Tsonga has switched agencies and signed a representation agreement with IMG Worldwide. He was previously managed by L&S Management. The 28 year-old rose to fame in 2008, where he defeated four seeded players to advance to the final of the Australian Open. He lost to Novak Djokovic. Since then, he has…
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Jul
15

IMG Plotting To Poach Eugenie Bouchard

Eugenie Bouchard (CAN) holds up the runner-up trophy after her match against Petra Kvitova (CZE) on day 12 of the 2014 Wimbledon Championships at the All England Lawn and Tennis Club. Mandatory Credit: Susan Mullane-USA TODAY Sports

Bloomberg has reported that sports management company IMG has approached tennis player Eugenie Bouchard about representing her. The 20 year-old Wimbledon finalist is currently contracted to Lagardere, but that agreement is due to end this year. For those who have not heard of Bouchard, she is comparable to the No.1 NBA and NFL pick combined.…
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Jun
26

Tennis Star Bouchard Inks Coca-Cola Deal

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On the eve of her first round match at Wimbledon, rising star Genie Bouchard announced an endorsement deal with Coca-Cola. The partnership will run for three years, with financial terms not being disclosed. Under the deal, Bouchard will market Coke and and Diet Coke products in her home country of Canada. Her image will be…
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May
28

You Won’t Get Rich Being An Australian Football League Agent

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There is a general perception among people outside of the representation industry that all sports agents are rich. Examples such as Entourage, Arli$$ and Jerry Maguire have done nothing to dispel this theory. In reality, it is different. The Australian Football League (AFL) is the most popular sports league in Australia. The attendances are the fourth…
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May
20

Which Agency Has The Most Marketable Athletes?

Formula One driver Lewis Hamilton (GBR) during practice for the 2013 Monaco Grand Prix. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Prevost/Presse Sports via USA TODAY Sports

On Monday SportsPro Magazine released its annual list of the most marketable athletes on the planet. Athletes are judged on their marketability over the next three years, with criteria that includes age, home country awareness and crossover appeal. Formula 1 driver Lewis Hamilton topped this year’s list. The list raises the question, which company manages the…
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May
01

Super Practice Formed To Represent Athletes’ Rights

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It was announced earlier this week that a super group of attorneys have formed a practice that will largely represent the rights of professional athletes. Michael Hausfeld and his firm Hausfeld LLP will work with Boies, Schiller & Flexner LLP to form the yet to be named practice. Michael Hausfeld’s body of work is extensive.…
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Apr
30

Golfer Andrew Parr Hits Sponsorship Goal Through Crowdfunding

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Up and coming golfer Andrew Parr has taken a unique approach to funding his year on tour. The 31 year old, who is currently ranked 1481 in the world, turned to crowdfunding. Parr was on his way to making the PGA Tour early in his career, competing well at lower levels. Then, at the mere…
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Apr
11

5 Questions With Opendorse CEO Blake Lawrence

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Blake Lawrence is co-founder and CEO of opendorse, an online platform that connects companies with athletes. I had an opportunity recently to talk to him about the company, and how he got his start in the industry. How did you get into the industry? I’ve been around sports my entire life. I joined the Nebraska…
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Apr
02

Kelly Slater Leaves Quiksilver, Set To Launch His Own Brand

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Kelly Slater has announced that he will end his association with clothing brand Quiksilver. The 42 year old surfer had been with the company for over 23 years. Slater has decided that the time is right for him to set up his own brand that, in his words, “combines my love of clean living, responsibility…
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