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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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It’s a buyer’s market in NHL

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Tags: Anaheim Ducks, Colorado Avalanche, Dallas Stars, Hockey, Labor and Agents, Los Angeles Kings, New York Rangers, NHL, Octagon Group, Phoenix Coyotes

07/14/03
Hunter to address client stealing

N BA players union chief Billy Hunter told NBA player agents gathered in New York last month that he plans to crack down on the practice of client stealing. The subject came up when a number of agents, gathered at the National Basketball Players Association's annual agent meeting, ...

Tags: Basketball, Football, Golf, Labor and Agents, Motorsports, NBA, NFL, SFX, Tampa Bay Buccaneers

07/07/03
Woolf Associates closes doors

Woolf Associates, the Boston-based sports management and marketing agency started more than 30 years ago by sports agent pioneer Bob Woolf, has closed its doors. Ed Eskandarian, who in 1996 bought Woolf Associates from Woolf's family after his death, could not immediately be reached for ...

Tags: Baseball, Golf, Labor and Agents, NHL, Octagon Group, Woolf Associates Inc.

07/07/03
SFX Sports signs Devers

S FX Sports has signed three-time Olympic track gold medalist Gail Devers for representation and has begun preliminary discussions with companies about endorsement deals, said Rob Urbach , executive vice president of SFX Sports. "We are very excited to represent Gail," Urbach ...

Tags: Adidas, Basketball, Boxing, Cleveland Cavaliers, Golf, Labor and Agents, NBA, Nestle Purina, Octagon Group, Olympics, Orlando Magic, Reebok, SFX, Track & Field, Washington Wizards

07/07/03
Organizers spar over boxers union

Teamsters officials say they are on their way toward creating a first-ever boxers union, but the way it has been organized has caused a major rift in the boxing community. Members of the Boxers Organizing Committee, a group that has been trying to form a boxers union for years, have accuse ...

Tags: Boxing, Labor and Agents

06/30/03
Orr’s firm puts 5 in NHL draft’s first round

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Tags: Hockey, Labor and Agents, NHL, Octagon Group

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SFX Tennis lands Baker

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Tags: Adidas, Fila, Head USA, IMG, Labor and Agents, Octagon Group, Prince, Reebok, SFX, Tennis, Yonex

06/30/03
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Tags: Athletes First, Basketball, Football, Hockey, Labor and Agents, NBA, NFL, NHL

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