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Sources: Roger Goodell Ordered To Testify In Ray Rice Hearing

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 10 / 23 / 14

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell "has been ordered to testify" in Ray Rice 's appeal hearing, according to sources. Sources said that case arbitrator  Barbara Jones "has decided to have Goodell testify as a witness." NFL lawyers "have been resistant to having Goodell testify in the heari...

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Chubby Chandler Reshaping Golf Landscape

Chubby Chandler is “arguably the most influential individual in golf today, reshaping the game’s frontiers in the age of Rory McIlroy,” according to Kevin Garside of the London TELEGRAPH. Chandler has logged “22 years in the empire-building business, long enough to recog ...

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Mark Steinberg Joining Excel Sports Management

Mark Steinberg, the agent to Tiger Woods, has joined Excel Sports Management, the agency founded by powerful NBA agent Jeff Schwartz, as a full partner in the company. "We are excited to have Mark and to have Tiger join Excel," Schwartz said in a telephone interview this morning. “Mark is goin ...

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WMG Leads NBA Draft With Seven Picks

Wasserman Media Group led all agencies in Thursday night's NBA Draft with seven selections, led by F Jan Vesely taken by the Wizards at the No. 6 spot. CAA Sports was next with six players selected, followed by BDA Sports (5), Octagon (5), Priority Sports & Entertainment (4) and ASM Sports (4). ...

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CAA Sports Extends Contracts With Co-Heads

CAA Sports co-Heads Michael Levine and Howard Nuchow “quietly in the last few months signed new five-year employment contracts to continue to guide and build” CAA’s sports division, according to sources cited by Liz Mullen of the SPORTSBUSINESS JOURNAL. Levine and Nuchow “we ...

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Danica Patrick To Stay With IMG

Driver Danica Patrick is “sticking with IMG in the wake of agent Mark Steinberg's split with the sports management giant,” according to Chris Jenkins of the AP. Patrick still “hasn't made a decision” on whether to continue racing in both NASCAR and the Izod IndyCar Series, bu ...

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Dominique Dawes Signs With PMG Sports

Former Gold Medal-winning gymnast Dominique Dawes, who competed in the '96 Atlanta and '00 Sydney Games, has signed with PMG Sports. She joins a list of former Olympians represented by the agency that includes Mark Spitz, Janet Evans and Bruce Jenner. Dawes has been working in media the last few yea ...

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Sports Agents Redefining Golf Game

The off-the-course area for a pro golfer is "of increasing importance," and that means agents have become “crucial to the life of a top golfer,” according to Will Tidey of CNN.com. Chubby Chandler, who runs International Sports Management, is “arguably the biggest player ...

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Behind Steinberg's Departure From IMG

The decline in Tiger Woods' endorsement income and a "general decline in golf profits" at IMG made Mark Steinberg " too expensive to keep ," according to sources cited by Michael Smith of SPORTSBUSINESS JOURNAL. The sources said that in '07, well before reports of Woods' extramarital affai ...

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Forstmann Discusses His Plans For IMG

IMG Chair & CEO Ted Forstmann "wants to complete one last corporate turnaround as the grand finale of his storied career," and he is "focused on the transformation" of IMG, according to Andrew Ross Sorkin of the N.Y. TIMES. Forstmann, now 71 and battling brain cancer, bought IMG in '04 for ...

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Steinberg Leaving IMG Leaves Questions

Mark Steinberg had been responsible for all of IMG's golf business, but he recently "had become too 'Tiger-centric,' his responsibilities toward the former No. 1-ranked player surpassing his role as head of the division," according to sources cited by Jason Sobel of THEGOLFCHANNEL.com. Steinber ...

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