Labor and Agents

New players elected to MLBPA exec subcommittee

Morning Buzz / Tuesday, November 29, 2022
Six new MLB players were elected to the MLBPA's eight-member executive subcommittee yesterday -- the Cubs'  Ian Happ , Giants' Austin Slater , White Sox's Lucas Giolito , Rockies' Brent Suter , Astros' Lance McCullers Jr.  and Cardinals' Jack Flaherty . The Rangers' ...

MLB players give Tony Clark five-year extension

Morning Buzz / Tuesday, November 29, 2022
MLBPA membership rewarded Exec Dir Tony Clark with a five-year extension, according to a union official, "putting Clark in line to oversee a third major league collective bargaining negotiation." The current CBA expires after the 2026 season, and "Clark’s deal runs through 2027." The union’s executive board "voted...

Talent agencies make their move

Weekly / Monday, November 28, 2022
The deals keep coming in the sports talent business. A review of the major acquisitions, mergers or partnerships, as well as key hires of agents from 2019 through the present shows that talent agencies made at least 21 deals with companies and hired at least 35...

NRL withheld TV money from players during COVID

Global / Tuesday, November 15, 2022
The National Rugby League did not declare A$60M ($40.6M) in TV money in early revenue-sharing talks with the RLPA, "undermining trust between the players and the game’s bosses" and "precipitating accusations of a lack of financial transparency by NRL clubs." The Rugby League Players Association hired a forensic accountant...

Boras predicts more MLB teams will go over luxury tax threshold

Daily / Monday, November 14, 2022
MLB agent Scott Boras predicted that more teams "may go over the luxury tax threshold to get great players," according to Liz Mullen of SPORTS BUSINESS JOURNAL. Boras said now there are "only three to four teams that are well above" the threshold, but more will go because...

NFL coaches agent Richmond Flowers joins Range Sports as Head of Football

Daily / Thursday, November 10, 2022
Agent Richmond Flowers, who represents almost 60 NFL coaches, including four head coaches, has formed a partnership with Range Media Partners and joined the company as President of Football and Coaches. Under the terms of the deal, Flowers' company Collective Sports Advisors has partnered with Range Media...

GSE Worldwide signs tennis player Jessica Pegula

Daily / Wednesday, November 9, 2022
GSE Worldwide has signed Jessica Pegula, World No. 3 and top-ranked American tennis player and daughter of Bills and Sabres owners Terry and Kim Pegula, for representation. GSE Worldwide tennis agent Chris McCormack, the grandson of the late IMG founder Mark McCormack, is representing Pegula. She previously...