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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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05/29/13
NFLPA Looking Into Roc Nation Sports Situation

The NFLPA is looking into whether Jay-Z and his Roc Nation Sports agency "violated any of the union's regulations during its pursuit of players," specifically the recent signing of Jets rookie QB Geno Smith, according to Jason La Canfora of CBSSPORTS.com. Jay-Z is "not an NFLPA certified contract ad ...

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05/24/13
Roc Nation Sports A "Legitimate Threat"

With the launch of Jay-Z's Roc Nation Sports, other agents "suddenly faced the prospect of losing clients to one of the biggest entertainers in the world," according to Chris Strauss of USA TODAY. Maxx Sports & Entertainment Founder Mark Lepselter said, "Agents are going to be terrified of Jay-Z ...

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05/23/13
Roc Nation Sports Inks Geno Smith

NFL Jets draft pick QB Geno Smith yesterday announced that he will hire Jay-Z’s Roc Nation Sports, a few weeks after he “fired his agents after plummeting in the NFL draft,” according to Manish Mehta of the N.Y. DAILY NEWS. Smith interviewed a “few established agents before m ...

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05/17/13
McIlroy Leaving Horizon To Start Own Group

Golfer Rory McIlroy is "planning to leave Horizon Sports and set up his own management company, made up of some friends, family and close confidants," according to Karl MacGinty of the IRISH INDEPENDENT. McIlroy's father, Gerry, is "expected to play a prominent role in the new operation." Rory McIlr ...

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05/10/13
CAA Grows More Active In Sports

The emergence of William Morris Endeavor “as a superpower to challenge the hegemony of CAA has altered the talent representation playing field for everyone,” according to Cynthia Littleton of VARIETY. The biggest change among agencies is the "growing complexity of these companies as busi ...

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05/09/13
Did NFLPA Enact A Jay-Z Rule?

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05/07/13
IMG Hires Action Sports Agent Carl Harris

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05/06/13
California Assembly Passes Workers' Comp Bill

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05/01/13
NFL Jets' Geno Smith Fires Agents

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