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WNBA: Endorsements and Marketability

The WNBA season officially kicked off on May 15, 2010. I was very excited to see Lindsay Whalen and Monica Wright play at Target Center this past Sunday. A couple of weeks ago, I attended an event the Minnesota Lynx held at the Mall of America to kick off their 2010 season with the fans. […]

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Twitter Isn’t A Fad, But What Exactly Is It?

Can Twitter officially be considered a game changer?  Some of my clients refuse to join the service.  After hearing their reasoning, I personally don’t blame them.  I am not ready to call the social network a game changer just yet.  Until I see it bring a substantial benefit to a professional athlete, I’ll call it […]

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IMG, Octagon tied to Stanford Financial scandal

Did IMG and Octagon have a quid pro quo relationship with Stanford Financial Group, the latest house of financiers-cum-crooks (sadly, the line has become a bit blurred of late) that is under investigation by the FBI and that was charged this week by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) in connection with an alleged $8bn […]

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Dokic strikes it rich

In my previous post, I pointed out that a great showing at a tennis Grand Slam can set you up for the rest of the year. In Jelena Dokic‘s case, her Quarter Final showing at the Australian Open may well lead to her an assortment of riches. In 2002, Jelena was at the top of […]

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Anyone for tennis? Representing clients and a 2009 Preview

One of the best things about summer in Australia is that it is saturated with world class tennis. Not only are we lucky enough to enjoy beautiful beaches and weather but we get to see all the action culminating in the Australian Open. Tennis, in regards to sports business, does not receive much coverage yet […]

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Rogers Wants $50k In Commissions

Perry Rogers of Alliance Sports Management Co. represented Andre Agassi during his years of greatness and claims to have concurrently represented his wife, Steffi Graf.  Rogers says that he is owed more than $50k in commissions from Graf.  The interesting point is that with endorsement deals, agents are notoriously paid directly from the marketers, take […]