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The Business Of Serena Williams

On the back of Serena Williams looking to capture the US Open, I look at the business behind one of the greatest players of all time.

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DeAndre Jordan On The Search For His 4th Agent After Leaving Relativity Sports

It is fair to say that DeAndre Jordan had an eventful summer. Having verbally committed to join the Dallas Mavericks, he did a u-turn and ultimately ended up staying with the Clippers, signing a 4 year max deal when the free agency period opened. On that infamous night in Houston, only Clippers’ personnel were allowed […]

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No.1 Junior Tennis Player Goes Pro, Signs With CAA Sports

17 year old Taylor Harry Fritz, the no.1 ranked junior tennis player in the world, has decided to turn pro. The American has a stellar list of results this year, including an appearance in the junior finals at the French Open. Agents had been scrambling for Taylor’s signature for some time, and this week a […]

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On To The Next One: Victoria Azarenka

Two time Grand Slam champion Victoria Azarenka has signed a representation agreement with Carlos Fleming at IMG. She was previously managed by Meilen Tu at Lagardere. Azarenka had been managed by Lagardere since 2005, and when her contract was up in July she switched over to IMG. Currently ranked 21, Victoria has a host of […]

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Leverage Agency Signs Triple Crown Contender American Pharoah

On Saturday, American Pharoah will attempt a feat not accomplished since 1978: The Triple Crown. Having easily disposed of his rivals in both the Kentucky Derby and the Preakness Stakes, the 3 year-old is the talk of not only racing folk, but the general public. With the horse at the height of his popularity, American […]

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Agentless Lewis Hamilton’s Contract Talks Stall With Mercedes

In November last year, F1 Champion Lewis Hamilton split with his agent Simon Fuller. At the time he was coy about what he was going to do next, only saying that it will be something “different”. Time was on his side, with his contract at Mercedes running until the end of 2015. In the end, […]

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WME/IMG Buys Golf Representation Firm Icon Sports

It was announced today at WME/IMG has purchased golf representation firm Icon Sports. Terms of the deal have not been disclosed. The company will be folded into IMG Golf’s existing operations, with Icon Sports’ personnel given new roles in the company. R.J. Nemer, the founder and president of Icon, will become the head of IMG […]

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Caroline Wozniacki Signs Endorsement Deal With Chocolatier Godiva

In an interview with The Wall Street Journal in September of last year, Caroline Wozniacki stated she’d love to sign an endorsement deal for chocolate. This week, that became a reality. Wozniacki has signed an endorsement deal with Belgian Chocolatier Godiva. Financial terms were not disclosed, however it is likely that this is one of […]

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Rory McIlroy Settles With Horizon To The Tune Of $25 Million

Rory McIlroy spent a total of 42 seconds in court on Tuesday. This was to inform the judge that Horizon and himself were “narrowing the issues” surrounding their case over unpaid commissions. The court was adjourned. On Wednesday, the counsel for McIlroy informed the court that both sides had reached an agreement. A case that […]

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Rory McIlroy’s Case Against Former Agency Set For Court

Sports Agent Blog first reported on Rory McIlroy’s lawsuit against his former management company Horizon in October 2013. Since then, the case has largely played out in public, with McIlroy stating a need to take time off from the course to focus on mounting his case. Finally, a court date of February 10th has been […]