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Yi Jianlian Is Looking Good And Good Looking

“He’s young, good looking, stays out of trouble and has a sizable following.” Name that player. Jacoby Ellsbury? Adrian Peterson? Actually, the statement was made by Grace Chen of William Morris Agency (WMA) and he was referring to his client, Yi Jianlian [Not just a face in the crowd]. WMA is very convinced that Yi […]

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NBA 2: China

A new opportunity may become available soon for basketball players. NBA Commissioner David Stern in in talks with authorities in China to set up a ‘Second NBA’, which would be a world-class professional basketball league. [China could host ‘second NBA’] But don’t get too excited, this won’t be for a while. David Stern is in […]

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Undressing An Endorsement Opportunity

The Cleveland Indians recently struck a deal with IMG to find a sponsor to claim the naming rights for Jacobs Field. CAA has been employed by the New York Yankees to procure sponsors for their future new stadium [CAA: Creative Acquisition Agency]. If the Minnesota Vikings ever decided to drop their stadium’s name, which falls […]

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Ricky’s return?

Suspended running back Ricky Williams applied for NFL reinstatement today, according to his recently-gone-green agent Leigh Steinberg. “Ricky is extremely excited about the prospect of playing in the NFL again and hopeful for a positive response,” said Steinberg. On the collegiate level, Williams holds or shares 20 NCAA records, and won the 64th Heisman Trophy, […]

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Dale Jr: Amp’d Up

This past week, news broke that Dale Earnhardt, Jr. will be driving the #88 car and that the car will feature Pepsi Co’s energy drink, Amp. I personally like both moves made by Earnhardt. Junior has done his fans a service by choosing to make his car #88. People who have Dale Jr. stickers, draw […]

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Have You Heard of ‘Em?

I’m hoping that at least half of the sports fans and future sports business players and sports agents out there are aware that the FIFA Women’s World Cup has been going on for the past couple of weeks now. If you watch Sportscenter in the morning I suppose you’ve got no choice but to be […]

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Trail Blazer Woes

As I’m sure everybody is aware by now, Greg Oden, the top draft pick of this past summer’s NBA draft will be missing out on his rookie season with the Portland Trail Blazers. Apparently, what was originally supposed to be an exploratory arthroscopic procedure ended up being microfracture surgery for Oden; which is of course, […]

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Be Like Tiger

Maybe it’s time for CNBC’s sports business guru Darren Rovell to finally update his “Gatorade blog.” The popular sports drink, marketed by the Quaker Oats Company (a division of PepsiCo.), was created by Dr. Robert Cade of the University of Florida in 1965 for the school’s football team. It was subsequently named after the university’s […]

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Lefty’s dirty laundry

The final round finish to the second-leg of the PGA Tour’s first-ever “playoffs” at the Deutsche Bank Championship outside of Boston saw yet another thrilling installment in golf’s best rivalry between Phil Mickelson (now #1 in the FedEx standings) and Tiger Woods (currently third). Yet the Labor Day duel was marred somewhat by Mickelson’s seemingly […]

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Olympic Sports Getting Some Love

It is quite likely that the majority of readers have not been tuning into the Versus television network as of late to catch the IAAF World Track and Field Championships being held in Osaka, Japan this week. That aside, the fact that the coverage even exists, and happens to be as extensive as it has […]