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    Shabbat Shalom: Friday Wrap-up (10/24/2014)

    This weekly wrap-up is coming to you from Keswick Hall in Charlottesville, Virginia, where the terrain is beautiful and the golf is a blast.  The food is not bad either.  Between the PGA National in West Palm Beach and Keswick Hall in Charlottesville … [Show Me...]

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    Representing the Professional Athlete Week 6

    This is it! Week 6 of Professor Carfagna’s “Representing the Professional Athlete” MOOC is here. This week students will gain an understanding of guiding professional golfers and tennis players through the longest career trajectories in sports; gain … [Show Me...]

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    On To The Next One: Jen Selter

    Twenty-one-year-old Instagram and fitness sensation, Jen Selter, has changed representation as a new calendar year quickly nears.  The Long Island native was originally represented by The Legacy Agency, but now, Premier Management Group will manage … [Show Me...]

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    World’s Most Valuable Sports Agency, CAA, Sells Majority Stake

    A private equity firm has furthered its commitment to the world's most valuable sports agency, Creative Artists Agency.  According to sources of The Hollywood Reporter, TPG Capital — whose initial investment in CAA came four years ago — has increased … [Show Me...]

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    Junior Hockey Players Launch Class Action Lawsuit Against Canadian Hockey League

    The following is a guest contribution from Andrew Harmes, a JD candidate of the Class of 2016 at Osgoode Hall Law School. The Canadian Hockey League (CHL), the primary developmental league for the National Hockey League, is facing legal scrutiny … [Show Me...]

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    19

    Shabbat Shalom: Friday Wrap-up (9/19/2014)

    Floyd Mayweather may be making some changes with his team of execs.

    Ever remember a crazier week for the NFL?  People are calling for Roger Goodell’s head, players are getting held out of games and practice but still earning paychecks and every day it seems like there’s a new domestic violence announcement.  After a terrible Thursday night game, can’t wait for Sunday to roll along.  And there’s…
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    Sep
    18

    Wasserman Media Group Receives $100 Million Investment

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    Earlier this week, it was reported that Wasserman Media Group received a $100 million investment from a Silicon Valley investment group. The investment from Madrone Capital Partners is the second investment Wasserman has taken since the sports agency’s creation over a decade ago.  According to SportsBusiness Journal, two years ago, Wasserman received $25 million from…
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    Sep
    17

    Representing The Professional Athlete Week 1

    Professor Peter Carfagna.

    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
    16

    ‘I’d Like To Thank The Fans’ – Or Would I? How Sports Franchises Deal With The Modern Fan

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    No country is more synonymous with hockey than Canada. However, Canada hasn’t brought home hockey’s greatest trophy, the Stanley Cup, since Montreal beat the L.A. Kings in 1993. Some have blamed an insufficient number of hockey teams in Canada and the economic structure of the NHL. Others chalk the drought up to plain bad luck.…
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    Sep
    15

    Interview With The Agent: Kim Garner

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    Kim Garner is the Director of Broadcasters at Atlanta-based CSE, a global sports agency that focuses on marketing, public relations, media production, client representation and digital media.  A graduate of the University of Georgia, the 26-year-old Garner represents the likes of Kristen Ledlow (NBA TV/Turner Sports), Coy Wire (Fox Sports), Evan Washburn (new NFL sideline reporter for…
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    Sep
    12

    Shabbat Shalom: Friday Wrap-up (9/12/2014)

    New York Giants outside linebacker Jon Beason (52) during the second half at Soldier Field. The Bears beat the Giants 27-21. Mandatory Credit: Rob Grabowski-USA TODAY Sports

    Ray Rice.  What a mess all around.  But football goes on, and thank G-d for that.  Won both of my Week 1 match-ups in fantasy.  Hoping for similar results in Week 2.  I also would not mind a similar performance out of my Miami Dolphins and new running back Knowshon Moreno.  This week on FORBES:…
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    Sep
    11

    Interview With The Agent: Adisa P. Bakari

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    Adisa Bakari is a 1995 cum laude graduate of Delaware State University and 1998 graduate of University of Wisconsin Law School. Bakari has been admitted to the District of Columbia and Maryland Bar. He is currently a partner in the Washington, D.C. office of Kelley Drye & Warren, LLP and chair of its Sports Entertainment…
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    Sep
    10

    IMG Signs World No.1 Amateur Golfer Minjee Lee

    Minjee Lee watches her putt on the fifth hole during the third round of the U.S. Women's Open at the Pinehurst Resort and Country Club-#2 Course. Mandatory Credit: Rob Kinnan-USA TODAY Sports

    IMG has signed world No.1 amateur golfer Minjee Lee for representation. The 18 year-old Australian has turned professional, and will tee off her career at the Evian Championship. Lee is no stranger to major tournaments, having finished in the Top 25 in the Kraft Nabisco Championship and the US Women’s Open this year. She recently…
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    Sep
    09

    Ray Rice And All Other NFL Players Gave Up Their Due Process Rights

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    By Charles Bennett, J.D. Ray Rice is not guaranteed Due Process of law with respect to the termination of his NFL contract. Earlier this week the Baltimore Ravens terminated Ray Rice’s contract after a video surfaced apparently showing him hitting his then-fiancée. The NFL quickly responded by indefinitely suspending Rice. All of this came shortly…
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    Sep
    09

    Santa Clara Law Hosts Fifth Annual Sports Law And Ethics Symposium

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    Santa Clara University School of Law is hosting the Fifth Annual Sports Law and Ethics Symposium this Thursday (8:30am — 6:00pm) at the Benson Memorial Center.  Symposium panels will include the Brave New World of College Athletics, Bullying and a Culture of Performance, Match-Fixing — the New Danger to U.S. Sports and other trending topics…
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