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Slumdog Part Deux

This is the third time I’ve written up on Rinku Singh and Dinesh Patel, the Indian born pitchers signed by the Pittsburgh Pirates two years ago after they won a reality TV contest in India.  Since then, Singh has moved up from the Pirates Gulf Coast League affiliate to their Class A Short-Season affiliate and […]

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Bloomberg Helps Teams, Agents, Fantasy Players

Bloomberg L.P., the mega-financial services firm owned by New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, expanded its reach into the sports arena forming Bloomberg Sports a little more than a year ago.  This venture utilizes their experience in financial data to provide statistical analysis.  Bloomberg’s “Pro” level services are marketed to teams, broadcast firms, and agents […]

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Choo Staying For Good, Boras Wins Out

Back in March, I wrote about Cleveland Indians’ outfielder Shin-Soo Choo switching from Octagon to Scott Boras, and his impending service in the South Korean Army.  As a South Korean-native, the 28-year old Choo was slated to spend two years in the national Army before reaching 30.  However, after winning the gold medal in last […]

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Want to be a Sports Agent? Start Early…Real Early

There are many different paths and ways to break into the sports agent field.  Whether you decided to become a sports agent when you were a kid, during college, or even during grad school, you will most likely follow a fairly common plan…attend law school or a graduate business program and then try to work […]

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Unemployment Isn’t For Me

There hasn’t been a better than average two-sport athlete since the likes of Deion Sanders and Bo Jackson, but Brandon Marshall may be the next one to join this elite list.  The Miami Dolphins’ Wide Receiver said that if the NFL teams lock out the players for next year’s season, he will try to play […]

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Want to Go Out on Your Own?…Then Start From Scratch

The MLB Player’s Association has traditionally been more lax when it comes to agent regulation. While the NBA and NFL players’ associations require potential agents to have a college degree and a graduate degree, respectively, and have a formal registration process, those wishing to represent baseball players must only contact the league about certification after […]

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Don’t Touch My Recruits…or I’ll Sue

The New York Supreme Court (which for all of our non-law school readers, is actually the lowest court in the New York state court system) recently ruled in one part of Marist University’s lawsuit against Matt Brady, former men’s basketball coach at Marist, and his new employer James Madison University.  Brady left Marist to coach […]

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King James in Hollywood…Not Likely

No I’m not talking about LeBron playing for the Lakers, but that other Los Angeles team, the Clippers, if you forgot they existed.  The New York Post and ESPN recently reported that David Geffen, the billionaire entertainment mogul, wants to buy a controlling share in the Clippers.  More importantly, Geffen told current owner Donald Sterling […]

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Brooklyn Bound

The New Jersey Nets are this year’s victim of the NBA Draft Lottery, holding the NBA’s worst record this season, and yet receiving the third pick in the Draft.  While they may miss out on drafting Kentucky superstar John Wall, new owner and Russian billionaire, Mikhail Prokhorov, expects greatness from his Brooklyn-bound squad. Vinnie Rotondaro […]

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Scott Boras Is All Aboard The Shin-Soo Choo Train

Super-baseball agent Scott Boras has a new client, Cleveland Indians rising start Shin-Soo Choo.  The right fielder, who hit .300 and 20 homeruns last year is part of the Indians grand scheme for the future…maybe.  The recent change in representation to Boras from Octagon Worldwide’s Al Nero, may throw a curveball at the Indians chances […]