Jun
09

Roc Nation Grows Sports Division With Questionable Signing

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According to the website Baseball America, Roc Nation Sports will represent free agent Cuban outfielder Rusney Castillo.  Roc Nation represents other MLB players including Seattle Mariners second basemen Robinson Cano and New York Yankees pitcher CC Sabathia. If you look at the agency’s client list, which also includes Oklahoma City Thunder small forward Kevin Durant, New…
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Jun
02

Duane Morris LLP, Sports Lawyers Association Discuss ‘Key Issues In The Business Of Sports’

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What: ‘Key Issues In The Business Of Sports’ Discussion When: Thursday, June 5, 2014 Where: db Bistro Moderne, JW Marriott Marquis, 255 Biscayne, Boulevard Way?Miami, FL 33131 About: Duane Morris, LLP and the Sports Lawyers Association invite you to join them for a roundtable discussion around the ‘Key Issues In The Business of Sports’.  Executives…
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May
22

Sports Agent Chris Gittings Negotiates Two Of The CFL’s Biggest Deals

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Chris Gittings, the Founder and President of OneWest Sports Agency, recently negotiated two of the biggest contracts in the Canadian Football League (CFL) with quarterbacks Ricky Ray (Toronto Argonauts) and Henry Burris (Ottawa RedBlacks). Prior to the start of 2013 season, the Argonauts management team approached Gittings for a possible extension for Ray.  Gittings knew…
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May
22

NBC Sports Group, NHL Steal The Show At 2014 Sports Business Awards

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For the seventh consecutive year, Street & Smith’s SportsBusiness Journal and SportsBusiness Daily presented the annual Sports Business Awards on Wednesday night. The awards recognized achievements in the sports business industry that spanned from March 1, 2013 through February 28, 2014.  Winners were selected by members of the editorial staff at SBJ/SBD along with a…
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May
14

CSE Grows Representation Of Media Personalities, Signs TheBigLead.com Founder

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Atlanta-based sports agency, CSE, recently bolstered its extensive client list by adding a group of sports broadcasters and media personalities, including TheBigLead.com Founder, Jason McIntyre, former baseball player and MLB studio analyst Mark DeRosa, CNN International Sports “World Sport” anchor Don Riddell, and ESPN “Around the Horn” analyst Frank Isola. According to Sports Business Journal’s,…
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May
14

Sports Agent Leigh Steinberg Profiled By ESPN’s ‘Outside The Lines’

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Ex-super agent and the real life ‘Jerry Maguire’, Leigh Steinberg, was recently profiled by ESPN’s ‘Outside The Lines’ along with SMU quarterback, Garret Gilbert. Gilbert was Steinberg’s only client leading up to the 2014 NFL Draft in New York City.  The St. Louis Rams selected the Buffalo, New York native in the sixth round, 214th…
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May
13

Highlighting Donald Sterling’s Interview With Anderson Cooper And Reaction Thereto

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Los Angeles Clippers owner, Donald Sterling, sat down with CNN’s Anderson Cooper last night on Cooper’s AC360 show.  The two discussed Sterling’s racial remarks that have made headlines the past few weeks.  Sterling denied being a racist roughly a dozen times and said that he did not know he was being recorded by his younger…
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May
13

ESPN’s Darren Rovell Chats With One Of Michael Sam’s Agents

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On his most recent podcast, ESPN’s Sports Business Reporter, Darren Rovell, chatted with one of Michael Sam’s agents, Cameron Weiss.  Weiss and his colleague at Empire Athletes, Joe Barkett, co-represent the 2013 SEC Co-Defensive Player of the Year. Rovell and Weiss discussed Sam’s announcement that he is gay, his marketing and sponsorship potential, how the…
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May
09

2014 NFL Draft Round 1 Selections And Analysis (Player/Agent)

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Prior coverage of NFL Draft (agent/player) relationships: 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 Keep up with Darren Heitner on Twitter and Sports Agent Blog on Twitter | Facebook | RSS First Round Highlights CAA Sports had five clients taken in the first round on Thursday, the most of any agency. The agency’s early success included…
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May
08

Lagardère Unlimited Bolsters Sports Consulting Division

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Lagardère Unlimited, one of the more well-known agencies in the sports business industry, recently bolstered its consulting division.  The world’s No. 7 most valuable sports agency added sports marketer, Kern Egan along with a few other senior executives from the Dallas-based sports marketing and entertainment practice, Haymaker. “My team is thrilled to join Lagardère Unlimited,”…
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