Jun
18

Wasserman Media Group Signs Top-Ranked Amateur Golfer Patrick Rodgers

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Wasserman Media Group has signed top-ranked amateur golfer, Patrick Rodgers, according to a tweet earlier Tuesday afternoon from the Wasserman Twitter account.  Rodgers — a Stanford University product — declared his intention to turn pro a few months ago.  Despite his decision, Rodgers plans to return to Stanford at some point to complete his degree.…
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Jun
17

Report: Impact Sports Basketball Suffers Setback

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According to DrafExpress.com, Impact Sports Basketball — a division of Impact Sports — represents fewer than 15 current NBA players. And yet, for the upcoming 2014 NBA Draft, the agency’s draft class is less than stellar. That may be in part because Impact recently lost one of its top recruiters in Carlos Dew, according to…
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Jun
16

Octagon Basketball Grows Presence In Europe

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Global sports and entertainment agency, Octagon, recently announced its expansion in Europe with its Basketball Division. Octagon Basketball’s European headquarters will be based in Athens, Greece. Giorgos Dimitropoulos has been named Senior Director of Octagon Basketball Europe and will be managing player representation across the continent. Before joining Octagon Basketball, Dimitropoulos co-founded FCM Basketball “It…
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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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Jun
09

Roc Nation Grows Sports Division With Questionable Signing

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According to the website Baseball America, Roc Nation Sports will represent free agent Cuban outfielder Rusney Castillo.  Roc Nation represents other MLB players including Seattle Mariners second basemen Robinson Cano and New York Yankees pitcher CC Sabathia. If you look at the agency’s client list, which also includes Oklahoma City Thunder small forward Kevin Durant, New…
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Jun
03

Q&A With Ben Sturner Of Leverage Agency

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The following interview is with Ben Sturner, Founder and CEO of Leverage Agency. Leverage Agency is a full service sports, entertainment, and media marketing agency. What inspired you to create and start Leverage Agency? One of my first internships was working for NBC Sports in 1996 at the Summer Olympics in Atlanta.  It was a huge…
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May
28

You Won’t Get Rich Being An Australian Football League Agent

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There is a general perception among people outside of the representation industry that all sports agents are rich. Examples such as Entourage, Arli$$ and Jerry Maguire have done nothing to dispel this theory. In reality, it is different. The Australian Football League (AFL) is the most popular sports league in Australia. The attendances are the fourth…
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May
28

SMWW Conference Hits The City Of Brotherly Love For 2014 NHL Draft

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The Sports Management Worldwide (SMWW) NHL Draft Hockey Career Conference makes its way to the City of Brotherly Love for the 2014 NHL Draft as Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, home of the Philadelphia Flyers, becomes the center of the hockey universe June 26-28, 2014. The conference will take place at the Sheraton Philadelphia Downtown…
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May
22

NBC Sports Group, NHL Steal The Show At 2014 Sports Business Awards

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For the seventh consecutive year, Street & Smith’s SportsBusiness Journal and SportsBusiness Daily presented the annual Sports Business Awards on Wednesday night. The awards recognized achievements in the sports business industry that spanned from March 1, 2013 through February 28, 2014.  Winners were selected by members of the editorial staff at SBJ/SBD along with a…
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May
20

Which Agency Has The Most Marketable Athletes?

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

On Monday SportsPro Magazine released its annual list of the most marketable athletes on the planet. Athletes are judged on their marketability over the next three years, with criteria that includes age, home country awareness and crossover appeal. Formula 1 driver Lewis Hamilton topped this year’s list. The list raises the question, which company manages the…
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