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Root Sports Southwest Brings On Former Penguins Exec David Peart

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 02 / 26 / 15

Root Sports Southwest named former Penguins Senior VP/Sales & Service David Peart GM, where he will oversee day-to-day management of the Houston-based RSN. He starts March 2 and will report to DirecTV Sports Networks President Patrick Crumb . The RSN holds the rights to the Astros and Rocket...

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IMG Board Member Ovitz Fails In Takeover Bid

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Ernie Els Signs With Pros Inc.

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Pujols Still Confident In Agent Dan Lozano

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Ernie Els Parts Ways With Chubby Chandler

Golfer Ernie Els and Int'l Sports Management agent Chubby Chandler "have split after seven years," according to Golf Channel's Tim Rosaforte. Els, who signed with ISM in '04, wrote on his website that the move "was to consolidate his business in Jupiter, Florida." There is speculation that Els "will ...

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Chubby Chandler Sold 75% Of ISM In '10

Newly discovered documents reveal that golf agent Chubby Chandler "sold most of ISM Group," holding company of Int'l Sports Management, less than a week before ISM client Louis Oosthuizen won the '10 British Open, according to Simon Goodley of the GUARDIAN. Chandler, whose clients have won four ...

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Chubby Chandler, ISM Build Powerful Identity

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Judge Denies Motion In Quinn Case

A Houston federal judge yesterday denied NFL agent Carl Carey's motion for a restraining order preventing certain agents from negotiating a contract for his former client, Rams first-round draft pick Robert Quinn, after Carey indicated the motion was now moot. The Rams signed Quinn to a contract ove ...

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Hearing On Quinn Representation Postponed

A court hearing on a motion to issue a restraining order preventing certain agents from negotiating a deal with Rams first-round draft pick Robert Quinn has been postponed until later this month while the parties work try to settle the matter. NFL agent Carl Carey asked a Houston federal judge to po ...

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Annika Sorenstam Remaining With IMG

IMG yesterday announced that World Golf HOFer Annika Sorenstam has renewed her agreement with IMG for worldwide management and marketing representation. Sorenstam had been represented by Tiger Woods' agent Mark Steinberg, who recently left IMG and became a full partner in Excel Sports Management. "A ...

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NCAA Panel Proposes Broader Agent Definition

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