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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Oct
28

On To The Next One: Yoenis Cespedes

Boston Red Sox left fielder Yoenis Cespedes (52) doubles against the Pittsburgh Pirates during the fourth inning at PNC Park. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

According to the official Roc Nation Sports twitter account, Red Sox outfielder Yoenis Cespedes is now a member of the Roc Nation Sports list of clientele. Cespedes joins Yankees pitcher CC Sabathia, Robinson Cano, and fellow Red Sox outfielder Rusney Castillo on the Jay Z-led Roc Nation Sports’ baseball roster. This move to Roc Nation…
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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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