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Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 03 / 05 / 15

15 – Number of clubs that have scheduled MLB Ambassador for Inclusion Billy Bean for a visit during ’15 Spring Training ( “OTL Extra, ESPN3, 3/5 ).

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12/19/14
Brooke Henderson Signs With WME-IMG

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11/25/14
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11/21/14
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Tags: Labor and Agents, Creative Artists Agency

11/18/14
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11/17/14
Dogra Hires Attorney To Negotiate CAA Severance

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11/14/14
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11/05/14
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11/03/14
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10/29/14
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