Jul
15

IMG Plotting To Poach Eugenie Bouchard

Eugenie Bouchard (CAN) holds up the runner-up trophy after her match against Petra Kvitova (CZE) on day 12 of the 2014 Wimbledon Championships at the All England Lawn and Tennis Club. Mandatory Credit: Susan Mullane-USA TODAY Sports

Bloomberg has reported that sports management company IMG has approached tennis player Eugenie Bouchard about representing her. The 20 year-old Wimbledon finalist is currently contracted to Lagardere, but that agreement is due to end this year. For those who have not heard of Bouchard, she is comparable to the No.1 NBA and NFL pick combined.…
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Jul
10

Lagardère Unlimited, ASICS America Launch World’s First Real-Time Commercial

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Global sports agency Lagardère Unlimited has a significant imprint in the sports representation business.  It is arguably what it is most known for, at least to the Sports Agent Blog audience.  The company was labeled a top-10 agency last summer due in large part to its football division. At the same time, though, Lagardère has…
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Jun
23

BDA Sports Forms Partnership With Australian Agency

Kansas Jayhawks guard Andrew Wiggins (22) reacts against the Florida Gators during the second half at Stephen C. O'Connell Center. Florida Gators defeated the Kansas Jayhawks 67-61. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

NBA sports agent, Bill Duffy, is expected to have a good size 2014 NBA Draft Class.  Currently, Duffy is also focusing his efforts on the international scope with his agency BDA Sports. The latter comes on the heels of a joint venture alliance with Australian sports and talent agency One Management Group and Consulting, according…
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Jun
19

On To The Next One: Peyton Hillis

Running back Peyton Hills (33) runs with the ball during training camp at One Buccaneer Place. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

New York Giants running back, Peyton Hillis, is on his fifth agency.  That figure is staggering considering he has played just six NFL seasons. At Rosenhaus Sports, the Conway, Ark. native will be co-represented by NFL Certified Contract Advisor, Jason Katz and Michael Katz, according to Sports Business Journal’s Liz Mullen.  Marc Lillibridge of Pro…
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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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