Sandy Montag To Leave WME-IMG

Per Ryan Glasspiegel of thebiglead, sports media agent Sandy Montag is leaving WME-IMG according to sources close to the situation. He is leaving the agency to start his own firm, The Montag Group, which has been a two year process and is expected to be officially announced at the end of the week. Montag has…

On To The Next One: Stephen A. Smith

According to Liz Mullen of SBJ, Creative Artists Agency (CAA) has signed ESPN broadcaster and media personality Stephen A. Smith for exclusive representation in all areas, including broadcasting, endorsements, publishing and speaking. He was previously represented by Headline Media for broadcasting, and WME-IMG for marketing opportunities. Smith appears on a variety of ESPN’s programs, including…

Autumn Thrills for Sport Fans

The Euro 2016 in France, Olympic Games in Rio and indeed the summer itself may well be over, but there is plenty for sport fans to look forward to as the Autumn season begins to set in.  A Coral bookmaker review of the sports index will show you a glimpse at all the events in…

Jim Justice Selects Lagardère Sports As Management Consultant For The Greenbrier Classic

Per a press release by the company, The Grienbrier Classic Chairman Jim Justice has selected Lagardère Sports to serve as the management consultant firm for the annual PGA Tour FedExCup event held at The Greenbrier resort. Lagardère Sports will support the event by advising on tournament operations and by assisting in player recruitment, sponsorship sales…

BESLA 36th Annual Conference

What: Black Entertainment & Sports Lawyers Association 36th Annual Conference “The Doctrine of Success- Addressing Global Business Challenges through Excellence and Inclusion” When: October 19-23, 2016 Where: Hyatt Ziva Cabo, San Lucas, Mexico To register for the event, click here. To access the full agenda for the conference, click here. Sport industry panel topics include: Twitter, Social Media, Digital…

US Open Phenom CiCi Bellis Turns Pro, Signs With IMG

On the back of her impressive run through qualifying to the 3rd round, CiCi Bellis has announced that she will turn professional. Coinciding with this, Bellis has signed a representation agreement with IMG. CiCi burst onto the scene as a 15 year old at the US Open, beating 12th ranked Dominika Cibulkova in the first…

On To The Next One: Mario Hezonja

Per Liz Mullen of SBJ, Orlando Magic guard/forward and the 5th overall pick in the 2015 NBA Draft, Mario Hezonja has signed with CAA Sports, where he will be represented by a team of agents led by Michael Tellem. He was previously represented by Wasserman. Tellem is the son of former agent Arn Tellem, who…

ISE Worldwide Hires Chris Grancio As CMO

According to a Tweet by former SAB contributor and current senior writer for Sport Techie Mark Burns, Independent Sports & Entertainment (ISE) has hired Chris Grancio as its Chief Marketing Officer. Grancio joins ISE after serving as the General Manager of Global Basketball at adidas, where he was responsible for everything basketball related including product…

Breeders’ Cup 2016 – what should you expect?

The Breeders’ Cup returns to Santa Anita Park on November 4 and 5, 2016. The prestigious event in the racing calendar has a new logo for this year, having teamed with luxury marketing company Epiphany Inc. The oval logo featuring the single star of California, a single palm tree and golden light beams is said…