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College Bowl Season Set To Begin, Including New Game In Montgomery

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 12 / 19 / 14

The ’14-15 college bowl season kicks off tomorrow with five games. Financial documents filed this summer by New Orleans Bowl Inc. indicated that last year's R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl generated $3.77M in revenue, with 58% of that via ticket sales. Last year's game drew its third straigh...

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Federer, Godsick Form Athlete Representation Firm

Tennis player Roger Federer has "joined with his longtime agent Tony Godsick and two American investors to form an agency called Team8," according to Christopher Clarey of the N.Y. TIMES. The company, based in the Cleveland area and headed by Godsick, will "represent the interests of Federer," but a ...

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12/09/13
Jay Z, Roc Nation Cleared In Geno Case

The NFLPA on Friday "cleared rapper Jay Z's Roc Nation Sports and agent Kim Miale of wrongdoing" in the recruitment of Jets QB Geno Smith, according to a source cited by Tom Pelissero of USA TODAY. The union had been investigating whether Jay Z, "who is not a certified NFL agent, recruited Smith aga ...

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11/20/13
Are Cano's Agents Taking Right Tack?

Yankees 2B Robinson Cano "has not drawn much interest around the league during the opening weeks of free agency" despite being the best player on the market, so if his agents were "hoping to create a market by meeting with the crosstown rival Mets Monday night, they may need to come up with a Plan B ...

Tags: Roc Nation Sports, Labor and Agents, New York Yankees

11/18/13
Jay Z "Intimately Involved" In Cano's Free Agency

CAA Baseball co-Head Brodie Van Wagenen yesterday said Roc Nation Sports Owner Jay Z is "intimately involved in all areas" of Yankees 2B Robinson Cano's free agency, according to Anthony McCarron of the N.Y. DAILY NEWS. Van Wagenen said, "That has been true for the last six months and it's certainl ...

Tags: Labor and Agents, New York Yankees, Roc Nation Sports

11/06/13
Murray Brings On Lagardère For Commercial Deals

British tennis star Andy Murray again shuffled his management team this week, bringing on board Lagardere for commercial deals. Lagardere replaces Mahesh Bhuphati, the highly ranked doubles player who briefly managed Murray’s commercial business. Simon Fuller’s XIX Entertainment, which ...

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10/29/13
Lagardère Finalizes Deal For Crown Sports, Danzi

Lagardère Unlimited has acquired golf player representation firm Crown Sports Management and hired Jay Danzi, agent to rising star Jordan Spieth. Crown Sports Management and Danzi bring with them 24 PGA Tour players and will increase Lagardère Unlimited's PGA Tour client list to 43 pla ...

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10/17/13
DA: More Indictments Coming In Agent Case

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09/27/13
NBPA Hires Search Firm Reilly Partners

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09/23/13
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