Dec
17

On To The Next One: Lewis Hamilton

Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton (44) of Great Britain celebrates winning the 2014 U.S. Grand Prix at Circuit of the Americas. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

William Morris Endeavor (WME) landed a massive coup this week with the signing of Formula 1 champion Lewis Hamilton. He was previously managed by Simon Fuller at XIX Management. Lewis’ contract with XIX ended last month and he decided not to renew. Hamilton has one year remaining on his 3 year, £51 million contract with…
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Feb
20

Hendrick Motorsports Auto Racing Engineer Richie Parker Signs With Octagon

Peter Carlisle

At first glance, Richie Parker does not physically look like someone who could be an auto-racing engineer.  Yet, despite being born with bilateral amelia — a birth defect in which limbs are not formed — Parker has surpassed all odds and then some. “Every step of the way in life, there have been people that…
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Sep
18

Formula One Appears To Be Taking A Turn For The Better In The U.S.

Formula One driver Fernando Alonso (ESP) during practice for the 2013 Monaco Grand Prix. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Prevost/Presse Sports via USA TODAY Sports

When you think of Formula One, You think of the great racing countries like Italy, Germany and Great Britain. Each has a rich history, and each is a staple of Formula One and of racing in general. In the United States; however, the rich history just is not present. In fact, the sport has never…
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Dec
21

Motocross Jumps into the 21st Century

motocross

Motocross can trace its roots back to loosely organized off-road motorcycle races called Scrambles held in Great Britain back in the mid 1920’s. The bikes used in those original races were heavy and rigid street machines merely modified slightly for off-road riding, and the events initially drew sparse attention. The sport has obviously evolved dramatically…
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Dec
08

Quarterbacks & Lamborghinis

No vehicle on the road symbolizes fast, sexy and exotic more than the Lamborghini. The Italian roadsters are legendary for their sleek design, powerful motors, pure speed and hefty price tags. It is rumored that, Ferruccio Lamborghini, a former tractor manufacturer, started his auto company in 1963 after he was personally snubbed by Enzo Ferrari…
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Nov
12

Open Wheel Racing Poised to Make a Comeback in the US

Danica Patrick
Apr
18

IMG Is Making Moves (Again)

While agencies like BDA, WMG, and CAA are busy trying to make a splash in the 2008 NBA Draft, IMG wants absolutely none of it. The one-time leader of the pack in terms of team-sports representation has dropped that title in favor of dedicating more effort on other parts of its business. IMG’s two newest…
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Jan
18

Shabbat Shalom: Friday Wrap-Up

I am almost recovered from Las Vegas. I know that what happens in Vegas is supposed to stay there, but I do not like to live by the rules. If we are Facebook friends, make sure to check out some of the pictures. A couple of bachelor parties and business deals later, I am now…
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Jan
02

Sponsorship – A Necessary Evil?

The purpose of this article is to identify some of the positives and negatives that can arise from sponsorship in sport, and invite your own views of this sometimes contentious topic. Sponsors purchase the right to align their product(s) with sport through a variety of mediums such as events, venues, teams and individual sportsmen and…
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Dec
14

Shabbat Shalom: Friday Wrap-Up

Tony LaRussa has signed his first agent. He is now represented by Creative Artists Agency (CAA) for speaking engagements [Business is sweet]. CAA has also taken over representation for professional beach volleyball company, AVP [AVP ANNOUNCES NEW STRATEGIC RELATIONSHIP WITH CREATIVE ARTISTS AGENCY]. Tack on another 10 years for Coca-Cola to say it is the…
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