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TLA hires execs, creates division

Published in SportsBusiness Journal on 02 / 20 / 17

TLA’s event business this year will include a college game in Sydney, Australia. Photo by: GETTY IMAGES TLA Worldwide has hired three new talent marketing executives to replace ...

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Team reps OK Saskin, but questions remain

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Mandatory malpractice insurance may thin NFL agent ranks

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Wie, William Morris near deal

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