Oct
14

On To The Next One: Carlos Correa

Houston Astros shortstop Carlos Correa (84) tags out Detroit Tigers left fielder Trevor Crowe (63) on a stolen base attempt during the third inning at Osceola County Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports

The Legacy Agency was recently ranked one of the top-five MLB sports agencies in 2014, according to research by Forbes.com.  TLA represents the likes of OF Carl Crawford (Los Angeles Dodgers), P Edwin Jackson (Chicago Cubs) and 2B Rickie Weeks (Milwaukee Brewers). The standout athlete representation and marketing firm also recently inked top Houston Astros…
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Oct
09

Redskins QB Kirk Cousins Signs With LW Sports Management For Marketing

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Washington Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins recently added to his management team this past week.  The former Michigan State standout has signed with California-based LW Sports Management for marketing.  Cousins is currently represented by Priority Sports for his contract. This season, the Barrington, Illinois native — in place of Robert Griffin III who suffered an ankle injury…
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Oct
02

On To The Next One: Onterio McCalebb

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Less than two years in the NFL and Cincinnati Bengals cornerback, Onterio McCalebb, is already with his fourth agency.  This time, the former Auburn University running back signed with Knoxville, Tennessee-based sports agency, Allegiant Athletic Agency (a3). NFLPA Certified Contract Advisor, Tommy Sims, will be McCalebb’s main agent at a3. “He has no character issues,” Sims…
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Sep
24

Global Tennis Connections: The New Force In Tennis Representation

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For years, the representation of tennis players has been dominated by the big firms. IMG Tennis, with a list including Novak Djokovic and Maria Sharapova, represents over 140 tennis clients. French company Lagardere’s long list includes Caroline Wozniacki and John Isner, while Octagon represents Martina Hingis and Dominika Cibulkova. Enter Global Tennis Connections (GTC). Founded…
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Sep
23

Birmingham Attorneys Finds Success In Sports Agency Business

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Within Balch and Bingham LLP — a corporate law firm that houses 250 attorneys across a half dozen cities and concentrates in a number of practice areas — is its niche Sports Group.  Led by Russ Campbell and Patrick Strong, the division has represented both pro and college coaches over the last seven years, with…
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Sep
17

Representing The Professional Athlete Week 1

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Peter Carfagna’s “Representing the Professional Athlete” course begins this week. In Week 1, Professor Carfagna will lead the class on a journey through the current landscape of the NCAA and college athletics. This week the course will delve into the NCAA Bylaws, as they relate to amateurism, the current legal challenges facing the NCAA such…
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Sep
08

Lions Ndamukong Suh Signs With Roc Nation Sports

Detroit Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh (90) sits on the bench before the game against the New York Giants at Ford Field. Giants beat the Lions 23-20. Mandatory Credit: Raj Mehta-USA TODAY Sports

In what may be one of biggest non-surprises in sports news in 2014, Detroit Lions defensive tackle, Ndamukong Suh, has finally joined Roc Nation.  There had been rumblings earlier this year that the former University of Nebraska standout was joining the newer division of Roc Nation.  Earlier today, the agency made it official on its…
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Aug
26

On To The Next One: Bobby Rainey

Tampa Bay Buccaneers running back Bobby Rainey (43) runs with the ball during the second quarter against the Miami Dolphins at Raymond James Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

According to SportsBusiness Journal, Tampa Bay Buccaneers running back, Bobby Rainey, has changed representation prior to the 2014-15 season.  The Griffin, Georgia native will now be represented by Five Star Athlete Management and NFL Certified Contract Advisors, Todd France and Ben Renzin.  NFL Advisor formerly represented the Western Kentucky University graduate. It looks like Rainey…
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Aug
19

Roc Nation Sports Expands Industry Presence With Boxing Division

Recording artists Beyonce and Jay-Z take in the Toronto Raptors at the Brooklyn Nets game six of the first round of the 2014 NBA Playoffs at Barclays Center. Mandatory Credit: Adam Hunger-USA TODAY Sports

It’s not even two years old, but Roc Nation Sports has NBA, MLB and NFL clients.  It even lays claim to representing WNBA superstar and Tulsa Shock guard, Skylar Diggins.  Nine clients to be exact. Now, the division of Roc Nation is strategically aiming to enter the boxing sphere, according to President and Chief of…
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Aug
13

Leigh Steinberg To Host Agent Academy In October

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In two months, veteran sports agent Leigh Steinberg will host his very own ‘Agent Academy’ in Newport Beach, California at his agency’s headquarters.  Steinberg, the model for the 1990s movie Jerry Maguire, has represented 60-plus first round selections in his career along with eight No. 1 overall picks. For an individual who has endured messy industry breakups, bouts…
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