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CAA Launching New Event To Bring Artists, Leaders Together Across Various Fields

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 04 / 24 / 17

CAA has launched Amplify, an invitation-only event bringing together artists and leaders from the fields of entertainment, sports, media, corporate brand marketing and tech. The event will kick off June 20 in Laguna Beach, Calif., and invited guests will include Warner Bros. Chair & CEO Kev...

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De La Hoya Aims To Keep Golden Boy Relevant

Golden Boy co-Founder & President Oscar De La Hoya said that the resignation of CEO Richard Schaefer will not “derail plans" to keep the company "functioning as a ‘well-oiled machine,’” according to Lance Pugmire of the L.A. TIMES. Saturday night’s fight card at t ...

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Mayweather Set To Promote His Own Fight

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CAA Has Five Selected In Draft's First Round

CAA Sports led all agencies in the first round of the NFL Draft Thursday with five players selected, all in the first 17 picks. CAA also repped five first-rounders last year to lead all agencies. Relativity Sports and Lagardere Unlimited each had three players selected, while Bus Cook’s BC Sp ...

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Golden Boy's De La Hoya, Schaefer At Odds

The best fight in boxing “might not be anything inside the ring, but rather the fight over the future of the sport's leading promoter, Golden Boy Promotions,” according to Dan Rafael of ESPN.com. For months, there has been an “internal struggle for control over the direction of the ...

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Pacquiao, Top Rank In Negotiations

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WME Signs LeBron For Entertainment Projects

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Boras Loses Grievance Claim

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Weinberg Assailed For Negotiating Tactics

The process leading to WR Emmanuel Sanders' three-year deal with the Broncos yesterday "left the other teams involved fuming and crying foul," according to Ian Rapoport of NFL.com. A team source said Sanders' agent, Steve Weinberg, broke "every rule in negotiations." Another source said that Weinber ...

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Lions' Suh Could Negotiate Own Contract

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Talks Between Wasserman, Athletes First End

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