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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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Mark Steinberg Joining Excel Sports Management

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Danica Patrick To Stay With IMG

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