Jul
17

Why Bale Will Never Succeed At Real Madrid

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It’s fair to say that Gareth Bale enjoyed some fantastic moments in his first season at Real Madrid. Who can forget his astounding touchline sprint in the Copa del Rey final of 2014 against Barcelona, or that vital headed goal in the Champion’s League final, which eventually secured La Decima for Real Madrid. In the…
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Jun
23

Roc Nation Sports Signs Jerome Boateng

Jerome Boateng brings soccer and international stardom to Roc Nation Sports

Roc Nation Sports has signed World Cup Champion Jerome Boateng to its roster. Boateng and his management company SAM Sports signed an exclusive promotional agreement with Roc Nation Sports earning him the position as premiere professional football athlete for the agency. Boateng is a German soccer player currently playing as a defender for Bayern Munich…
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Jun
05

FIFA World Cup Bribery Scandal: The United States Soccer Federation’s Possible Challenge To FIFA’s Decision

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The following paper is a guest contribution by David Katzman, Esq. David Katzman, Esq. is a licensed attorney in New York and New Jersey with his own law firm based out of New York City, called the Law Offices of David Katzman, PLLC. The emphasis of the Law Offices of David Katzman, PLLC is in Sports…
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Apr
27

CAA Sports Acquires Fermata Partners

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Talent and sports agency powerhouse Creative Artists Agency (CAA) Sports has acquired the consumer licensing agency Fermata Partners, according to SportsBusiness Daily. Both parties seem to be excited about the new venture. CAA Sports strengthens its already premiere client list with more branding and licensing, while Fermata Partners gains access to some of the top…
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Nov
26

James Grant Group Acquired By European Investment Firm

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Earlier this week, SportsBusiness Journal announced that U.K.-based James Grant Group was acquired by Metric Capital Partners, an international investment firm.  James Grant will retain 50 percent ownership of the agency, which represents clients across sports, entertainment, music, television and literary. “I think it’s a unique opportunity for any group to break into the U.S.…
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Oct
03

Financial Fair Play – A Game Within A Game

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Will Turner, PhD, who has been a football journalist and broadcaster in the UK for the past 20 years. He specializes in the corporate, marketing and communication aspects of British football. The imposition of financial fair play (FFP) throughout European football is proving to be a provocative affair. FFP has already seen significant sanctions handed…
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Jun
11

Italian Football Club AS Roma Partners With CAA Sports For Naming Rights Deal

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Creative Artists Agency was named ‘Best in Property Consulting, Sales and Client Services’ at the 2014 Sports Business Awards, presented by Sports Business Journal.  It comes as no surprise then that Italian Serie A Football Club, AS Roma, has formed a partnership with the agency’s sports division to sell its global naming rights and partnerships…
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Apr
24

Six Questions With Chris Megaloudis, FIFA Sports Agent At James Grant Sports

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The following “Six Questions” short interview is with Chris Megaloudis, FIFA sports agent, of James Grant Sports.  Connect with Chris on Linkedin. 1) What initially motivated you to work in the sports agency industry? I was drawn to the industry as a result of being around the sport my entire life.  My father and stepfather…
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Apr
03

Six Questions With Lyle Yorks, Group Director/FIFA Sports Agent At James Grant Sports

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The following “Six Questions” short interview is with Lyle Yorks, Group Director/FIFA sports agent, with James Grant Sports. Connect with Lyle on Twitter. 1) When did you realize you wanted to work in sports, and more specifically, in the sports agency industry? Everything in my life led up to what I do now for a…
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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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