Top Agents Continue Hot Streak With NFL Draft

Top sports agents, Joel Segal of Lagardère Sports and Todd France of CAA Sports continued their streaks of representing multiple first-round picks in the NFL Draft. Segal, the president of Lagardère Sports, represented five first-rounders in last month’s draft, topping any individual agent. These players are: DE DeForest Buckner (No. 7 overall), CB Eli Apple (No. 10…

AAPC Acquires TLA Worldwide PLC

Per a press release from the companies, AAPC, a blank check company, has acquired TLA Worldwide plc for stock and cash consideration which has lead to a company with an estimated value of slightly greater than $200 million. TLA is a fully integrated sports marketing, management and events agency that provides sponsorship activation, sales, merchandising…

BMW Sticks With Octagon For Sports Sponsorship And Experiential Marketing

Press Release: NORWALK, CT (May 3, 2016) – Octagon, a global sports and entertainment marketing leader, proudly announces the agency has retained its business with BMW of North America. Octagon will continue its 27-year relationship as the automaker’s Sports Sponsorship and Experiential Marketing Agency of Record into 2019 following a competitive agency pitch process.   “Octagon…

World Basketball 101: Zhou Qi Enters the 2016 NBA Draft

Chinese basketball player Zhou Qi, nicknamed “the big devil king”, will enter the 2016 NBA draft. Zhou represents the second big-name Chinese player to come out of China since Yao Ming played for the Houston Rockets. At 7 feet 2 inches tall, Zhou Qi (pronounced “Joe Chee”) is an imposing big man with the rare…

Maryland Center, Diamond Stone, Signs With Tandem Sports

According to SBJ, Maryland center, Diamond Stone, has signed with Tandem Sports & Entertainment for his representation in the 2016 NBA Draft. The 6-foot-11, 255 pound Stone did not have to go very far from the Maryland campus in College Park, MD to his new agency – Tandem is located in Arlington, VA a mere…

2016 NFL Draft Players/Agents & Analysis

Highlights CAA dominated the 2016 draft with 30 clients getting selected, the most of any agency. 7 of those drafted went in the first-round and 16 went in the first two rounds. SportStars had 21 players drafted, its second straight draft with 20 or more players getting selected. Athletes First had 12 clients selected including…

On To The Next One: Randal Grichuk

Per MLB Trade Rumors, St. Louis Cardinals outfielder Randal Grichuk has joined Excel Sports Management, where he will be represented by Casey Close. He was previously represented by Priority Sports. The 24-year-old Grichuk is in his second full MLB season after being drafted by the Angels 24th overall in the 2009 draft. Superstar Angels outfielder Mike…

Yogi Ferrell Signs With Keith Kreiter Of Edge Sports International

Per a Tweet by Jeff Goodman, former Indiana standout point guard Yogi Ferrell has signed with Edge Sports International for his representation in this summer’s NBA Draft. He will be represented by Keith Kreiter. The 6-foot, 180-pound Ferrell had a record setting career as a four-year starter for the Hoosiers. By the end of his…

Agents Queueing Up For Manchester United’s Marcus Rashford

It’s fair to say Manchester United have had a disappointing season. The team was touted as title contenders at the start of the season, but currently find themselves in a battle just to make Champions League. However, one shining light has been the emergence of forward Marcus Rashford. The 18 year-old burst onto the scene…