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Baker Mayfield Picks Capital Sports Advisors As Agent For On-Field Contract Work

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 01 / 17 / 18

Oklahoma QB and Heisman Trophy winner Baker Mayfield has signed with Capital Sports Advisors for representation in the upcoming NFL Draft. CSA's Jack and Tom Mills and Kevin Robinson will work with Mayfield. The move comes after his marketing agent , Lindsey Waterhouse of Waterhouse Hayes...

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CSM Inks USA Rugby Sales Deal

London-based agency CSM Sport & Entertainment has deepened its position in the rugby world by striking a deal with USA Rugby to become its exclusive sales agent. CSM has strong ties in the sport, working with World Rugby and the HSBC World Sevens Series, as well as representing international rug ...

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Bazant Joining WME After Leaving Legacy Agency

Marketing, coaches and broadcast agent Jordan Bazant has left The Legacy Agency, where he was a partner, to join WME. Bazant will be based in WME's N.Y. offices. He started his new job yesterday and reports to Rick Rosen, WME partner and head of television. Bazant at WME is expected to wor ...

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Pro Fighters Association Officially Forms

Agent Jeff Borris and labor lawyer Lucas Middlebrook's Professional Fighters Association  will hold a news conference today officially announcing its formation, marking the "most aggressive effort to date to see fighters unionize," according to Brett Okamoto of ESPN.com. Borris said, ...

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New Organization Hopes To Rep UFC Fighters

The Professional Fighters Association launched this week, with the union "specifically targeting UFC athletes for representation," according to Damon Martin of FOXSPORTS.com. The PFA is led by baseball agent Jeff Borris and attorney Lucas Middlebrook, who defended UFC fighter Nick Diaz last yea ...

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Lagardere Sports Hires Tim Mickelson

Tim Mickelson, the former head men’s golf coach at Arizona State and the brother of golfer Phil Mickelson, has joined Lagardère Sports as a player manager. At Lagardère Sports, Tim Mickelson will work directly with new client Jon Rahm, the former world No. 1 ranked amat ...

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Book Excerpt: CAA Sports Is Created

Author James Andrew Miller's latest book, "Powerhouse: The Untold Story of Hollywood's Creative Artists Agency," is set to be released on Aug. 9, and both the N.Y. Times and Hollywood Reporter have excerpts from the book on their websites. The portion available on the Times' site specifically deal ...

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Excel Sports Reps Six First-Round Picks

A year after having two first-round picks in the NBA Draft, Excel Sports Management made a significant jump in '16, as they led all agencies by representing six first-round picks. Their total was helped by the fact that Excel has a partnership with Belgrade-based BeoBasket in which they represent t ...

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Schaefer Founds Ringstar Sports

Former Golden Boy Promotions CEO Richard Schaefer has "founded Ringstar Sports and plans to promote his first event late this summer," according to Dan Rafael of ESPN.com. Schaefer said that he has already been licensed in N.Y., Texas and California and has a license application "working its way thr ...

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Holly Holm Signs With APA For Represenation

UFC fighter Holly Holm "recently signed on with" L.A.-based Agency for the Performing Arts for representation, which means "movie/television opportunities might well be" in her future, according to Rick Wright of the ALBUQUERQUE JOURNAL. Holm reportedly has " turned down a role in a major studi ...

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CSM Creating Consulting Business For U.S. Brands

Global sport and entertainment company CSM is in the process of creating a consulting business for brands in North America, which has been the company’s geographic focus for the past year. CSM, whose home office is in London, does some consulting in the U.S. through its Just Marketing Int'l bu ...

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