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Audience Analysis: ESPN Gets Strong Audience For Randy Moss "30 For 30" Documentary

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ESPN drew 2.17 million viewers for “Rand University” on Nov. 11, marking the net’s best documentary audience since the premiere of “The Book Of Manning” on Sept. 24, 2013 and eighth-best documentary audience since the “30 for 30” project began in ’09. ...

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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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01/06/12
Lagardere Acquires Gaylord Sports

Lagardere Unlimited has entered the MLB and golf player representation business, announcing yesterday that it acquired Gaylord Sports Management, whose clients include four-time major champion Phil Mickelson and Braves 2B Dan Uggla. Gaylord President Steve Loy, who founded the Scottsdale-based agenc ...

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12/07/11
Pegula Acquires France AllPro Athlete Management

Sabres Owner Terry Pegula has entered the NFL business by acquiring France AllPro Athlete Management, headed up by prominent player agent Todd France, who represents more than 50 NFL players. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. France will continue to run FAAM as President & CEO and ...

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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

Football agents Ben Dogra and Tom Condon, who have assembled the most powerful player representation business in the NFL, if not the most dominant one-sport athlete practice in all of sports, have both signed multiyear deals to remain at CAA Sports, sources said. Financial details of the deal could ...

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

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