Nov
20

Interview With The Agent: Rick Thurman

Beverly Hills Sports Council

This year, Beverly Hills Sports Council (BHSC) is celebrating its 30th anniversary of its existence in athlete representation. From 1984 through today, BHSC has represented some of the top players in baseball. Some notable names include: Barry Bonds, George Brett, Trevor Hoffman, Tim Lincecum, and Hunter Pence. Dennis Gilbert founded BHSC and thirty years later…
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Nov
20

On To The Next One: Alberto Callaspo

Oakland Athletics second baseman Alberto Callaspo (7) hits an RBI single against the Kansas City Royals during the twelfth inning of the 2014 American League Wild Card playoff baseball game at Kauffman Stadium. The Royals won 9-8. Mandatory Credit: Peter G. Aiken-USA TODAY Sports

At a time when he is still a free agent, MLB third baseman, Alberto Callaspo, has decided to change representation.  Callaspo — who played for the Oakland Athletics this past season — has joined Praver Shapiro Sports Management, where he will be represented by Barry Praver and Scott Shapiro.  He used to be with Goldschmidt…
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Nov
18

Roc Nation Sports Hires Ari Nissim And Joe Branch

RNS

Roc Nation Sports (RNS) has added former New York Jets director of football operations, Ari Nissim and NBA agent, Joe Branch to its team. Nissim has been hired as the director of strategy and analytics. Nissim was certified by the NFL Players Association this year to represent players in contract negotiations with teams, although this…
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Nov
17

Six Questions With Dennis Blake, Founder And CEO Of Blake Sports Group

Dennis Blake

Dennis Blake is currently the Chief Executive Officer with Blake Sports Group.  He oversees all day-to-day operations of athlete representation, corporate consulting and event management, the three divisions of Blake.  Before the development of the Blake Sports Group in 2006, Dennis was an influential leader in the public relations and marketing departments for the Callaway,…
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Nov
13

Octagon Baseball Adds Ex MLB Player Chad Tracy To Its Staff

Washington Nationals catcher Kurt Suzuki (24) high fives first baseman Chad Tracy (18) after his two-run home run in the 8th inning against the New York Mets at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY Sports

Former MLB player, Chad Tracy, retired this past April after stints with the Chicago Cubs, Arizona Diamondbacks, Florida Marlins and the Washington Nationals.  Tracy finished his career with 86 HR, 358 RBI and a .274 BA over 938 games. However, the 34-year-old Charlotte, North Carolina native is still staying connected to the game he loves.…
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Nov
12

On To The Next One: Tajh Boyd

quarterback Tajh Boyd (3) and New York Jets quarterback Michael Vick (right) walk to the locker room following training camp at SUNY Cortland. Mandatory Credit: Rich Barnes-USA TODAY Sports

Six months removed from being a sixth round selection in the 2014 NFL Draft, former Clemson quarterback, Tajh Boyd, has already changed agencies.  The Hampton, Virginia native switched from Dimensional Sports to Allegiant Athletic Agency, better known as a3.  Boyd will be represented by NFLPA Certified Contract Advisor, Chad Speck, for both his contract and…
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Nov
06

On To The Next One: Casey Janssen

Toronto Blue Jays relief pitcher Casey Janssen (44) throws a pitch during the ninth inning in a game against the Baltimore Orioles at Rogers Centre. The Baltimore Orioles won 1-0. Mandatory Credit: Nick Turchiaro-USA TODAY Sports

According to MLB Trade Rumors’ Tim Dierkes, former Toronto Blue Jays closer, Casey Janssen, will now be represented by ACES.   The world’s fourth most valuable MLB sports agency also counts the likes of Dustin Pedroia (Boston Red Sox), Jonathan Papelbon (Philadelphia Phillies) and David Wright (New York Mets) as its clients, which Forbes recently highlighted…
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Nov
04

Six Questions With Doug Eldridge, Managing Partner At DLE Agency

Doug Eldridge

Doug Eldridge is the Managing Partner of Washington, D.C.-based DLE Agency, a full-service firm that specializes in brand management, public relations, contract negotiations, marketing/sponsorship and strategic communications.  A graduate of the George Mason University School of Law, Eldridge and his firm have worked with athletes across the NFL, NBA, MMA, golf and other sports along with…
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Nov
03

On To The Next One: Dez Bryant

Dez Bryant

Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant has parted ways with agent Eugene Parker, and is now signed to Jay Z’s Roc Nation Sports according to Roc Nation social media outlets. Bryant terminated his agreement with Parker on October 23rd and cannot officially hire a new agent until November 5th due to the NFLPA’s requirement of…
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Oct
30

On To The Next One: Alec Ogletree

St. Louis Rams outside linebacker Alec Ogletree (52) is unable to catch Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson (3) as he runs the ball for a touchdown during the second half of a football game at the Edward Jones Dome. The Rams won 28-26. Mandatory Credit: Scott Kane-USA TODAY Sports

It’s midway through the 2014 NFL season and St. Louis linebacker, Alec Ogletree, has decided to switch representation.  Originally represented by Atlanta-based SportsTrust Advisors, the Newnan, Georgia native is now affiliated with Sports West Football and represented by NFLPA Certified Contract Advisor, Angelo Wright. According to Sports Business Journal, Wright represents about 15 players between…
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