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NFLers get platform for Twitter deals

04 / 14 / 14

Companies will soon be able to connect with NFL players and pay them to tweet brand endorsements on Twitter.    That’s the result of a new deal between NFL Players Inc. and digital marketing company Opendorse, who have created a platform called Activate where brands can seek positi...

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Donatello to monitor talks

The Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service has appointed Peter Donatello to monitor collective-bargaining negotiations between Major League Baseball and the MLB Players Association and to mediate if necessary. At the same time, MLB has informed t ...

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10/22/01
New WNBA labor structure

T he NBA's proposal to restructure ownership of the WNBA to allow NBA team owners to take equity stakes in women's teams may be good news for players, said Jeffrey Kessler , a prominent sports labor attorney. "It would be a wonderful thing for the ...

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10/22/01
Magnum leaving sports?

Financially troubled Magnum Sports & Entertainment Inc. will soon divest its sports holdings, composed of the practice of NFL agent Joel Segal and the House of Boxing Web site, said Magnum CEO Bob Gutkowski. Magnum Sports & Entertainment ...

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10/22/01
Shaq's new agent seeks deals

Perry Rogers, new agent for Shaquille O'Neal, says he plans to get his new client major sponsorship deals with Fortune 500 companies. "He is interested in quality companies," said Rogers, who was hired by O'Neal last week. "He isn't interested in quick dollars." Rogers, who grew up with ...

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10/08/01
Firms flock to Shaq

Shaquille O'Neal has parted ways with agent Leonard Armato, leaving one of the top talents in all of sports without representation. O'Neal, who generated revenue in the neighborhood of $300 million in salary, endorsements and entertainment ventures during his 10 years with Armato, would be ...

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10/08/01
Juan Gonzalez shifts agents again

I n two major agency signings for Assante Sports Management , baseball chief Jeff Moorad has completed deals with soon-to-be free-agent superstar Juan Gonzalez and Cleveland Indians Rookie of the Year candidate C.C. Sabathia . Moor ...

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10/01/01
Martin fires agent Fegan (again)

N o. 1 2000 NBA draft pick Kenyon Martin , who fired Dan Fegan as his agent earlier this year only to rehire him a week later, has fired him again. Martin has signed with agent Brian Dyke , who formerly worked for Fegan but is now su ...

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09/24/01
Agencies help raise money, spirits

A mong the many sports agencies planning ways to help the victims of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks were IMG and Athletes First . A committee of top executives of Cleveland-based IMG, whose agents represent many of the world's most famous ath ...

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09/17/01
Bonds concentrating on baseball

B arry Bonds has signed one endorsement deal since starting his drive to break the home-run record, but his agent, Scott Boras , is mum on the details. "I just completed one deal that will take effect if he breaks the record," Boras ...

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09/03/01
IMG pursuing hockey practice

IMG officials are in talks to buy the hockey practice of agents Pat Brisson and Tom Reich following the departure of longtime IMG hockey division head Mike Barnett. IMG could announce the deal to buy Reich and Brisson's company, Santa Monica, Calif.-based Horizon Sports Group, in the next ...

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