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2nd Annual Women in Baseball Conference: Being a Black Woman is my Superpower Panel Recap

The 2nd annual Women in Baseball conference sponsored by SABR and the International Women’s Baseball Center, and hosted by Rockford University took place this weekend. The theme of this year’s conference was Celebrating African American Women in Baseball. The conference featured keynote addresses from professionals such as Lauren Meyer, the Director of The Other Boys of Summer; […]

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Deshaun Watson and Texans Agree to 4-year, $160M Extension

The Houston Texans and Deshaun Watson have agreed to a 4-year, $160 million contract extension, his agent David Mulugheta of Athlete’s First confirmed to ESPN’s Adam Schefter.  The total deal value is $177.54 million, with $111million in guarantees. Watson will earn $39 million per year in base salary over the next four years and be […]

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Ballengee Group Sends Care Packages With A Message

In the world of increasingly elaborate and expansive care packages sent to players in training camps, The Ballengee Group, a full-service sports agency who started their football division last year, sent more than items to their clients; they sent a message as well. All the goods featured in their 2020 care packages are from black-owned […]

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Athletes First Brings On Eric Schaffer In Executive Role

Athletes First recently announced the hiring of former Washington Football Team Senior VP of Football Operations and General Counsel Eric Schaffer, in a role that focuses on their coaching and front office division. In a press release from the agency, Co-Founder and CEO David Dunn was quoted saying “Athletes First’s certified agents have tremendous respect […]

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Roc Nation Announces Signing of Texas Tech Guard Jahmi’us Ramsey

Roc Nation recently announced the signing of Texas Tech guard Jahmi’us Ramsey via their social media. Ramsey entered the 2020 NBA draft after spending one season with the Red Raiders. In his lone collegiate season, he averaged a team-leading 15.0 points per game and became the first player in program history to earn Big 12 […]

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Rockets’ Forward Jeff Green Has Joined Glushon Sports Management

Glushon Sports Management has announced the signing of Rockets’ Forward Jeff Green.  Green, 33, is currently on a veteran’s minimum salary that expires at the end of this season. For the 2019-20 season, Green is averaging 11 PPG and 3 RPG, shooting 39.1% from the arc. Green has been an integral part for the Rockets […]

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UTA Adds Super-Agent Rich Paul To Board Of Directors

Rich Paul was appointed head of the UTA’s sports division in July 2019, when UTA invested in Klutch Sports Group and now he takes on the role as a member of the agency’s Board of Directors. Paul founded Klutch Sports in 2012 when he and LeBron James left CAA. Klutch Sports represents some of the […]

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Talent Agency CAA Prepares For Layoffs Due To Pandemic

The Los Angeles-based talent agency CAA said it plans to layoff about 90 agents and executives this week and to furlough approximately 275 assistants and other support staff. The cuts will be made across numerous departments and offices in LA, Nashville, New York and London. In a statement made by a CAA spokeswoman the cuts […]

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Willie Cauley-Stein Has Signed With Young Money APAA Sports

Dallas Mavericks center Willie Cauley-Stein has joined the Young Money APAA family after signing with Adie Von Gontard. In the 54 games with the Mavericks, Cauley-Stein averaged 7.2 points and 5.8 rebounds per game. The 7-foot big man who was a 1st round pick for the Sacramento Kings in the 2015 NBA Draft, has the […]

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Jameis Winston Severs Ties With Another Agent

Per Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times, Jameis Winston has parted ways with his agent, Joel Segal of Lagardere Sports. Winston signed a one-year, $1.1 million contract with the Saints this summer, which experts agree was far below the market-value. Segal has been Winston’s agent since 2018, and was brought on during Winston’s three-game […]