Mar
09

Ndamukong Suh Hires Jimmy Sexton As Agent

Detroit Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh (90) sits on the bench before the game against the New York Giants at Ford Field. Giants beat the Lions 23-20. Mandatory Credit: Raj Mehta-USA TODAY Sports

In a career that has been highly controversial Ndamukong Suh has finally made a sound decision, hiring veteran Creative Artists Agency (CAA) NFL agent Jimmy Sexton. Suh has the potential to be one of the highest paid defensive players in the NFL and with Sexton at the negotiating table that is more likely to be…
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Feb
03

‘Why Not Us’ Mentality Helps Seattle Seahawks Produce First Super Bowl Championship

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The Super Bowl was full of memorable moments and New York/New Jersey provided a great platform for the Seattle Seahawks to showcase its talents. The Seahawks once again demonstrated that a superior defense does win championships. However, the Seahawks’ playoff success runs much deeper than its flashy neon-uniforms, outspoken leaders, and 12th man. Most noteworthy…
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Jan
30

Toronto FC’s ‘Beckham Deals’ Six Months In The Making

Toronto FC new player Jermain Defoe is introduced during a press conference at Real Sports Bar and Grill. Mandatory Credit: Tom Szczerbowski-USA TODAY Sports

News broke pretty early of the impending transfer of Jermain Defoe to Toronto FC, with media outlets reporting on the move in December. However, the wheels were in motion for the major moves of Michael Bradley and Jermain much much earlier. Tim Leiweke, CEO of Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment (MLSE), had a vision when…
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Jan
29

Op-Ed: The Economics of Professional Sports, Is Younger Really Better?

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The following guest post is by Allain Roy, CMG Sports President & CEO In today’s professional sports, a single injury can decimate a team and ruin a team’s and fan’s season. With salary caps playing a major role in sports leagues such as the NFL and the NHL and other leagues, the top players are…
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Jan
22

Yankees Land Stud Japanese Pitcher, Masahiro Tanaka

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Earlier today, the New York Yankees announced it signed Masahiro Tanaka to an unprecedented seven-year, $155 million contract. This is the fifth richest contract for a pitcher in MLB history. The deal should come as no surprise to baseball fans and MLB teams after Tanaka selected Casey Close of Excel Sports Management to represent him.…
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Nov
25

New Yankees Catcher Brian McCann Set For Life With The Help Of Agent B.B. Abbott

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The New York Yankees desperately needed a catcher, so the club went out and got one in the early stages of free agency.  And the team paid a pretty penny for him.  Multiple reports have highlighted the Yankees’ signing of former Atlanta Braves catcher Brian McCann to a 5-year, $85 million contract that contains a…
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Sep
30

Robinson Cano Hopes CAA Sports Can Help Him Get $300 Million+

Robinson Cano teaming up with Jay-Z was the story of the week. Credit: Joy R. Absalon-USA TODAY Sports

Several months ago, New York Yankees second baseman Robinson Cano reportedly asked for a contract paying him a total of $300 million over the term of the deal.  And then ESPN’s Buster Olney said that Cano is still looking for $300 million (plus another $5 million) over the course of a 10-year contract.  The Yankees and Cano’s…
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Jul
30

Is Matt Elam Going To Become A Trendsetter For Future NFL Rookies?

Baltimore Ravens safety Matt Elam (26) carries the ball during mini camp at Under Armour Performance Center. Mandatory Credit: Evan Habeeb-USA TODAY Sports

My FORBES article on Baltimore Ravens safety Matt Elam being the only top prospect to enter the 2013 NFL Draft without an agent seems to have been a hot read, with over 23,000 views.  Not only did it turn out that Elam was the only drafted player to not have an NFLPA certified Contract Advisor…
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Mar
11

NFL’s Tampering Window Contains Signings, Speculation And Confusion

Washington Redskins tight end Logan Paulsen (82) has signed a new deal with the Washington Redskins. Credit: Daniel Shirey-USA TODAY Sports

We are currently in the midst of a “tampering window”; a small, three-day opportunity for NFL clubs to enter into negotiations with the agents of players set to become unrestricted free agents.  The window opened on Saturday morning and closes at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, March 12.  The opening of the window invites a bunch…
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Jan
09

Scott Boras Criticized For Overplaying His Hand With Free Agent Clients This Offseason

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Outfielder Michael Bourn, right-hand pitcher Kyle Lohse and closer Rafael Soriano all have something in common – each is currently stuck on the free agent market.  Another commonality between the trio is that they are represented by Scott Boras of Boras Corp.  And in a recent New York Daily News article, Bill Madden wonders whether Boras has “overplayed his hand”…
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