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WMG weathers departure of Tellem, talent

Published in SportsBusiness Journal on 11 / 23 / 15

When Arn Tellem left Wasserman Media Group this summer for a job with Detroit Pistons owner Palace Sports & Entertainment, it was something for which the agency had long prepared and expected. Jabari Parker of the Milwaukee Bu...

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IMG lands 5 first-round picks

Padres scouting chief Bill Gayton with Matt Bush, who was No. 1 in the draft. Sports agency IMG scored a coup in last week’s MLB draft by serving as an adviser to more first-round selections — five — than any other agency. More im ...

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Horse racing ad debate continues

Horse racing officials were forced to get directly involved again in the contentious issue of corporate advertising by jockeys on the eve of the Belmont Stakes when they rejected a deal that Ford Motor Co. had with Smarty Jones jockey Stewart Elliott. The debate on whether and how jockey ...

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BMX rider files lawsuit over Games

An action sports athlete has filed a lawsuit in Cleveland against Octagon and Primedia Special Interest Publications Inc. after the former owners of the Gravity Games tried to hold him financially responsible for damages incurred when he was performing a stunt at the 2002 event. ...

Tags: Action Sports, Labor and Agents, NBC, Octagon Group, Primedia Inc.

Jockeys ride HBO documentary

Jockeys are hopeful that a move by the California Horse Racing Board to raise weight limits could be the beginning of the end of riders starving, purging and dehydrating themselves daily in order to perform their jobs. The ...

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‘Signability’ and ‘value’ rule MLB draft

Editor's note: This story is revised from the print edition. Officials from all corners of the baseball world tried in earnest last week to rationalize a system that caused nearly half of all clubs to relinquish their rights to perhaps the two best players in this year’s amateur draft. ...

Tags: Baseball, Basketball, Football, Labor and Agents, MLB, NBA, NFL, San Diego Padres

Palmer files claim against estate

Golf legend Arnold Palmer, the first sports client of IMG and rumored to be a minority owner of the sports marketing and management giant, has filed a claim against the estate of its late founder, Mark McCormack, for an undetermined amount. The information comes from probate court records ...

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De La Hoya signs with dept. store

Boxer Oscar De La Hoya has signed a three-year, seven-figure endorsement deal with Mervyn’s, in which the department store is sponsoring two of his fights, said Richard Schaefer, the fighter’s business manager. “ ...

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A cold summer for NHL talks?

NHL Players’ Association Executive Director Bob Goodenow and NHL Chief Legal Officer Bill Daly painted a rather grim picture of the chances of getting a new collective-bargaining agreement negotiated this summer during speeches ...

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MLB, union discussing drug testing

Major League Baseball and the MLB Players Association are in talks about changing the drug-testing policy in the collective-bargaining agreement, representatives of the union and the league said. “We have been having conversations with the clubs about whether any modifications to the dru ...

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