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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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08/27/12
Djokovic Leaves CAA Sports

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08/22/12
IMG Re-Signs Golfer Sean O'Hair

Golfer Sean O’Hair, who temporarily left IMG in May, is back. IMG issued a release today saying that O’Hair, a four-time winner on the PGA Tour, has returned and will be represented by the team of IMG Golf Senior VP & Managing Dir of the Americas Clarke Jones in Cleveland and IMG Gol ...

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08/13/12
Wagner Agrees Not To Sign IMG Clients

Jon Wagner, who abruptly left IMG Golf in May, has agreed not to sign any IMG golfers for two years and not to hire former IMG agents Jeff Stacy and Kevin Lynch for one year. Wagner, who had been jointly responsible for IMG Golf’s North America business with Clarke Jones, was an agent and even ...

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08/02/12
WMG Signs Soccer Agents McDonough, Wadsworth

Wasserman Media Group has hired soccer player agents Paul McDonough and Spencer Wadsworth, who have repped some of the top young MLS stars, away from rival firm Santio Sports & Entertainment. It is not clear how many players may go with McDonough and Wadsworth to WMG, but both agents rep about a ...

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07/17/12
Relativity Media, Ron Burkle Team Up For New Agency

Yucaipa Companies Chair and Penguins co-Owner Ron Burkle, along with Relativity Media, announced yesterday that they will be forming Relativity Sports. The new company is a result of combining SFX Baseball, football agency Maximum Sports Management and Relativity Media’s basketball agency Rog ...

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07/02/12
Federer, Agent Forming New Sports Agency

Tennis player Roger Federer and longtime agent Tony Godsick are "in the process of forming their own sports agency," according to sources cited by Daniel Kaplan of SPORTSBUSINESS JOURNAL. Godsick represented Federer "for more than six years at IMG before Godsick and Federer in May parted ways with t ...

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07/02/12
Lagardere Expands Into Hockey

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06/29/12
WMG, Excel Lead Way In NBA Draft

Wasserman Media Group and Excel Sports Management led all agencies in Thursday night's NBA Draft with four selections each. WMG was led by overall No. 1 pick F Anthony Davis, while C Meyers Leonard was the first client for Excel selected at No. 11. The chart below lists the agents and firm ...

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06/18/12
Wasserman Inks Anthony Davis

Wasserman Media Group is ready to begin talking to prospective sponsors for consensus No. 1 NBA Draft prospect Anthony Davis after signing him late Friday to a comprehensive management agreement. "We are excited to begin talking to all the prospective companies on Monday,” said Wasserman Vice ...

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06/14/12
NFL Agent Applications Under Review

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