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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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12/07/11
Pegula Acquires France AllPro Athlete Management

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12/01/11
CAA Adds Jimmy Sexton To Roster

CAA has confirmed it has reached an agreement in principle for prominent NFL players and football coaches agent Jimmy Sexton to join CAA Sports, a move that will further strengthen the agency’s foothold on representing the best players in the NFL. Sexton represents a number of top NFL players, ...

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11/18/11
Dogra, Condon Re-Up With CAA Sports

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11/03/11
Rory McIlroy Breaks Silence On Agent Change

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10/24/11
McIlroy's Departure From ISM A "Huge Blow"

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10/24/11
CAA Sports Close To Acquiring MG Sports Marketing

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10/21/11
McIlroy Parts Ways With Chubby Chandler

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10/21/11
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