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Boras Loses Grievance Claim Against Beltran, Says Ruling Will Change Industry Landscape

03 / 27 / 14

MLB agent Scott Boras "lost a $1.3 million grievance claim" against Yankees RF Carlos Beltran this month, "establishing a precedent that Boras believes could have serious ramifications in the industry," according to Nightengale & Ortiz of USA TODAY. Boras was "seeking damages against Beltran, wh...

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03/23/12
NFLPA To Vote On New Player President

The NFLPA begins the second day of its annual meetings in Marco Island, Fla., today and players are expected to vote Sunday on a new player president and fill the seats of three exec committee members in elections. About 60 active players were present at the meeting Thursday and others are ...

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03/22/12
NFLPA Re-Elects DeMaurice Smith

NFL player reps gathered at the NFLPA's annual meeting in Marco Island, Fla., today unanimously voted in favor of reaffirming DeMaurice Smith as Exec Dir. Smith's re-election vote had been scheduled for Sunday, but outgoing NFLPA President Kevin Mawae brought a motion to the board of player rep ...

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03/20/12
Durant Signs With Landmark Sports Agency

Thunder F Kevin Durant has signed with prominent NBA player agent Rob Pelinka for representation, sources said. Pelinka's L.A.-based firm, The Landmark Sports Agency, represents 15 NBA players, including Lakers G Kobe Bryant . As previously reported , Durant parted ways with his longtime agent Aar ...

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03/12/12
Agent Roger Montgomery Talks Jeremy Lin's Rise

Texas-based Montgomery Sports Group President & CEO Roger Montgomery was profiled in a Sunday sports section front-page piece by Neil Janowitz of the N.Y. TIMES. Two months ago, Montgomery's agency had only four clients: one had a "steady NBA gig," two others were playing bas ...

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02/20/12
Brewers' Francisco Rodriguez, WMG In Dispute

Wasserman Media Group MLB agents are "embroiled in two separate, confidential arbitrations with former client Francisco Rodriguez over his trade last summer" from the Mets to the Brewers, a club he "had on a no-trade list that was never filed," according to Liz Mullen of SPORTSBUSINESS JOURNAL. ...

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01/30/12
WMG Hires Freeskiing Agent Michael Spencer

Wasserman Media Group is expanding its action sports division into freeskiing by hiring one of the sport's most established agents, Michael Spencer. The hire comes two years before freeskiing joins the Olympics. Spencer, the founder of Ego Sports, will bring a client of athletes headlined by Simon D ...

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01/23/12
Legacy Sports Group Merges With The Agency

Legacy Sports Group, the baseball player representation firm run by MLB player agent Greg Genske, “has merged with athlete marketing company The Agency, run by veteran agent Jordan Bazant,” according to Liz Mullen of SPORTSBUSINESS JOURNAL. The merged company is known as The Legacy Agenc ...

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01/19/12
Steinberg Opens Up About Bankruptcy

NFL agent Leigh Steinberg yesterday gave his first television interview since filing for Chapter 7 protection in U.S. Bankruptcy Court last week in what CNBC's Amanda Drury called a "very candid" discussion. Steinberg repped Pro Football HOFers Troy Aikman, Steve Young, Warren Moon and Bruce Smith, ...

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01/17/12
WMG To Sign Andrew Luck For Representation

Stanford QB Andrew Luck, the likely No. 1 pick in the NFL Draft, will be signing with Wasserman Media Group for exclusive representation on and off the field, sources said. As part of the agreement, Will Wilson, Luck's uncle and an NFLPA-certified agent, will join Wasserman after working as MLS/SUM ...

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01/12/12
Agent Steinberg Files For Bankruptcy Protection

NFL agent Leigh Steinberg filed for Chapter 7 protection in U.S. Bankruptcy Court yesterday, and then in a "revealing e-mail to friends and associates admitted to suffering from alcoholism for 'a number of years,'" according to Scott Reid of the ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER. Steinberg "was ...

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