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2021 NBA Draft Recap

By: Jacoby Vault and Samantha Greenberg The NBA welcomed its newest rookies last night as 60 players were drafted in the two rounds of the NBA Draft. The NBA Draft took place at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. Excel Sports Management represented the first pick of the NBA Draft with Cade Cunningham from […]

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2021 NFL Draft Round 1 Recap Of Player-Agent Pairings

Trevor Lawrence – MGC Sports/Excel Sports [marketing] Zack Wilson – Brian Ayrault (WME) Trey Lance – Patrick Collins, Tommy Condon, Jimmy Sexton (CAA) Kyle Pitts – Andre Odom and David Mulugheta (Athletes First)/ESM [marketing] Ja’Marr Chase – Alliance Sports Jaylen Waddle – Joel Segal (SportFive)/GSE Worldwide [marketing] Penei Sewell – Joe Panos, Justin “Scoop” Schulman, […]

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NFL Agent Ben Renzin Joins WME Sports

WME Sports has hired NFL agent Ben Renzin to co-lead its football business alongside Brian Ayrault. WME is no stranger to adding breadth and depth to their organization, after merging with Endeavor and IMG to become an entertainment and media conglomerate in sports, events, media, and fashion. WME is most known for representing football players […]

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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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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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WME Leads The Way In Signing Broadcasting Clients

Over the course of the last year, WME has emerged as the top agency for sports broadcasting clients. Former NFL players Dwight Freeney, Ryan Clark and Marcus Spears are among a few of WME’s most recent talent added to their NFL broadcasting client roster. On the sports broadcasting side of the representation industry, specifically at […]

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Shabbat Shalom: Friday Wrap-up (12/8/2017)

Shalom from Montego Bay, Jamaica, where I’ll be hanging out until Sunday. Then, it’s back to Fort Lauderdale for a week, some holiday parties, followed by real prep mode for the December 23 wedding. And a big Shabbat Shalom to my brothers and sisters in Israel, who finally had a foreign power in the U.S. […]

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Friday Wrap-Up

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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Ray Lewis Signs With CAA For Post-Playing Career

According to SBJ, former Baltimore Ravens linebacker and ESPN personality Ray Lewis has signed with Creative Artists Agency (CAA). CAA will represent Lewis in all aspects of his second career, including television, publishing, philanthropy, speaking, endorsements and media. Lewis played his entire 17-year professional career with the Baltimore Ravens. He was a 13-time Pro Bowler, […]

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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 […]