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An Interview With Aspiring Agent Michael Raymond of Raymond Representation

Michael Raymond is a second-year law student at the University of Miami School of Law and the founder of Raymond Representation, an athlete management and marketing company. After graduating from UCF and studying economics and sports business management, Raymond enrolled at Miami Law with plans of becoming an NBA agent. Raymond was the student President […]

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Endorsements Soccer

Neymar Jr. Signs Long-Term Partnership With PUMA

Brazilian football star, Neymar Jr., has signed a long-term partnership deal with sportwear company PUMA. He will wear PUMA’s legendary King football boot on the pitch and will also be a brand ambassador off the field, wearing PUMA’s other lifestyle, training, and sport-inspired footwear and apparel products. Neymar Jr. is represented by NR Sports.  In […]

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Agent Spotlights Interview With The Agent

Interview With The Agent: Safarrah Lawson

Safarrah Lawson – CEO and President STL Sports Group Safarrah Lawson has been in the agency business for over 20 years. Learning under Michael Jordan’s agent David Falk, to then partnering to start So So Def Sports Management with entertainer Jermaine Dupri and agent Hadley Engelhard, to starting up his own agency STL Sports Management, […]

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Sports Business

Allied Sports Launches Talent Marketing Practice

Allied Sports has announced three additions to its new Talent Marketing practice. Brian Nelson, Ralph Vuono and Tara Kolarsick join Allied Sports after decades of collectively representing a variety of athletes, influencers and brands, most recently at 16W Marketing. “Allied Sports is built for modern marketers who are increasingly leveraging the voice of athletes in a […]

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College Football Players Sports Agents

Rousseau, Farley Opt Out Of College Football Season, Sign With Rosenhaus

Miami Hurricanes defensive end Gregory Rousseau and Virginia Tech cornerback Caleb Farley were two of the top college players to make headlines this week as they both opted out of playing the upcoming season. Rousseau and Farley, who are both projected to be first round picks, will be represented by agent Drew Rosenhaus.  Rousseau, who […]

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Sports Law

Darren Heitner, Dan Lust And Dan Wallach To Headline Sports Law Networking Event For Law Students

The Florida Law Students Sports & Entertainment Law Council will be sponsoring a sports law discussion on August 4 from 12-1 PM EST, featuring attorneys Darren Heitner, Dan Lust, and Daniel Wallach.  Heitner, who created SportsAgentBlog.com in 2005, is a dual-Gator and the founder of Heitner Legal where he practices sports law, contracts, trademarks and copyrights. […]

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Sports Agents Sports Business

Former Duke Basketball Player Josh Hairston Has Eyes Set On Becoming An NBA Agent

Josh Hairston, who played at Duke from 2010-2014, has joined SAC Sports Representation as he pursues a career as a NBA agent. He started in his new role as a recruiter this past month. SAC Sports Representation is ran by agent Seth Cohen. Last year, Cohen represented Suns first round pick Cameron Johnson. Cohen also […]

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Contract Negotiation NFL Players

Mahomes Signs Record-Breaking $503 Million Contract Extension

“SHOW ME THE MONEY!” Leigh Steinberg must be one happy agent after helping his client Patrick Mahomes ink the largest contract in NFL history. Steinberg, the President of Steinberg Sports & Entertainment, who is often credited as the real-life inspiration for Tom Cruise’s character in the movie Jerry Maguire, sure showed Mahomes the money. Mahomes […]

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Tennis

IMG Inks Rising Tennis Star Denis Shapovalov For Representation

IMG has signed 21-year old tennis player Denis Shapovalov to a worldwide marketing and management agreement. IMG Senior VP/Tennis Clients Max Eisenbud will represent him. Shapovalov is the No. 16 ranked player in the world. He turned pro in 2017 and did not previously have any representation. The Canadian won the Stockholm Open in 2019 […]

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College Basketball Players Sports Agents

James Wiseman, Cole Anthony, Aaron Nesmith Highlight Excel Sports Management’s Draft Class

Excel Sports Management will be representing a star-studded group of athletes for its 2020 NBA Draft class. Potential No. 1 overall pick, James Wiseman, highlights the class. Wiseman signed with Excel back in December, giving up his remaining college eligibility shortly into the season. Wiseman opted to leave Memphis for the NBA, instead of facing […]