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Browns’ Jackson becomes Roc Nation’s first coaching client

Published in SportsBusiness Journal on 06 / 19 / 17

R oc Nation Sports has signed its first coaching client, Cleveland Browns head coach Hue Jackson . Jackson will be returning to agent John Thornton , who represented him when Thornton worked at Octagon . Thornton, who negotiat...

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IMG, Hollywood’s Endeavor team up for TV

Sports agency IMG and Hollywood talent firm Endeavor have formed a joint-venture company, called Transcend, which will use IMG’s media arm, TWI, to sell entertainment programs around the world. Endeavor’s “relationships and con ...

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Despite loss of Tellem and job cuts, SFX says it will keep sports ...

The CEO of Clear Channel Entertainment held a conference call last week with top executives of SFX Sports to discuss life after Arn Tellem, even as the company was firing 21 employees as part of a cost-cutting effort. Clear Channel Communications officials say they remain committed to the ...

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House panel won’t get all it wants, Jockeys’ Guild attorney says

An attorney for the Jockeys’ Guild said he won’t produce all the documents that were subpoenaed by the U.S. House of Representatives. Some of the documents don’t exist, said Lloyd Ownbey, and others fall under attorney-client priv ...

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Tellem in talks for post-SFX merger

Sports agent Arn Tellem is talking to “a handful” of companies about a potential merger with his yet-to-be launched, future sports agency, and will announce the new partner by Thanksgiving, said Steve Greenberg, Tellem’s investment banker. ...

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NHL players want Saskin's hiring reviewed

A group of NHL players protesting the hiring of Ted Saskin as executive director of the NHL Players’ Association sought help from the government last week after Saskin rejected their request that he step into the lesser position of interim director while players had a chance to evaluate his ...

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Tellem weighs exit from SFX as deadline nears

Arn Tellem, the CEO of SFX Sports, has until the end of this week to decide whether he will stay with the agency or set out on his own. Tellem, who last year signed a new five-year deal to head SFX Sports, has until Friday to exercise an option to buy out his contract. Tellem wouldn’t comm ...

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One-in-three rule’s arrival may decertify about 150 NFL agents

About 150 NFL player agents may lose their certification by the end of this week, under a regulation the NFL Players Association board of player representatives passed three years ago. The regulation requires that NFLPA-certifi ...

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Rosenhaus goes to union seeking fees from ex-client

NFL player agent Drew Rosenhaus has filed a grievance against a former client, Denver Broncos cornerback Lenny Walls, claiming that Walls owes fees from a contract that has not been completed. Rosenhaus has asked the NFL Player ...

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Saskin’s salary figures disputed

Ted Saskin overstated the salaries of his peers at the NFL and NBA players unions when he was negotiating his contract as the new head of the NHL Players’ Association, according to officials from the other two unions. ...

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Rosenhaus targeted by lawsuit

The former agent of Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Anquan Boldin has filed a lawsuit saying that agent Drew Rosenhaus illegally stole the player from him. Last year more than 30 NFL players fired their previous agents and hired Drew Rosenhaus. ...

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