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IMG Inks Rising Tennis Star Denis Shapovalov For Representation

IMG has signed 21-year old tennis player Denis Shapovalov to a worldwide marketing and management agreement. IMG Senior VP/Tennis Clients Max Eisenbud will represent him. Shapovalov is the No. 16 ranked player in the world. He turned pro in 2017 and did not previously have any representation. The Canadian won the Stockholm Open in 2019 […]

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Did Naomi Osaka Just Become A Sports Marketing Icon?

The short answer: yes. Over the past year, the 22-year-old tennis star collected $37 million in earnings surpassing Serena Williams to become the highest-paid female athlete of all-time.  According to Forbes, Osaka earned $37.4 million in prize money and endorsements, $1.4 million more than Serena, placing her 29th on Forbes’ annual 100 highest-paid athletes list. […]

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Endeavor Global Marketing Rebrands as 160over90

160over90 is now the official name of the former Endeavor Global Marketing. President Ed Horne wished to distinguish his branch from the parent company, Endeavor, to give employees a “rallying cry.” Endeavor paid about $200 million to acquire 160over90, and they are quickly getting bang for their buck. Company officials describe the rebranding process as […]

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Shabbat Shalom: Friday Wrap-up (8/4/2017)

Well it’s been one hell of a week. The El Clasico Miami was an awesome event and my buddy Daniel Sillman did a great job as host. It is clear that Miami is a great host city for international soccer matches. Then, on Monday, I closed on a new house and home office, which is […]

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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 […]

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In The Representation Olympics, Octagon Takes Gold

When it comes to Olympic clients, agencies often live and die by their success every four years when they are in competition. Octagon is definitely taking that success and running with it as the agency’s clients include the most decorated Olympian of all-time Michael Phelps, his relay teammate Nathan Adrian, and gymnastic phenoms Simone Biles and Aly […]

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Sports Agents

Veteran Agent Jordan Bazant Joins WME

Jordan Bazant, a former Managing Partner at The Legacy Agency, has joined William Morris Endeavor. Based out of New York, Bazant will work on talent representation for WME and business development/special projects across WME | IMG. In 2000, Bazant co-founded Goal Marketing which eventually re-branded as The Agency Sports Management. In 2011, Legacy Sport Group merged […]

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Team8 Global, Tommy Paul Agree to Terms

Junior tennis star, Tommy Paul, has signed with Team8 Global, as reported by ESPN’s Darren Rovell on Twitter. Team8 Global is a Cleveland-based, boutique sports management firm, whose 2013 creation was spearheaded by tennis icon, Roger Federer, and his agent, Tony Godsick, shortly after the two left IMG in 2012. As a junior, Paul went […]

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Wimbledon Field Boasts Many Different Representatives

A recent article in the New York Times by Christopher Clarey highlights this year’s Wimbledon draw and the management firms that represent these star players. IMG/WME is a powerful company representing many tennis players, men’s and women’s, and after the 2013 merger boasts an impressive combined client roster. Its competitors, Lagadere Unlimited and Octagon, each boast clients […]

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Olympic Gold Medalist Missy Franklin Turns Pro; Signs With WME/IMG

Fresh off of her three individual titles and a team championship at last week’s NCAA championships, Olympic swimmer Missy Franklin has decided to turn pro and has signed with WME-IMG’s Mark Ervin. At the 2012 London Olympics, Missy brought back a total of five medals, four of which were gold. Despite all the potential for […]